MOST VISITED CITIES IN THE WORLD
Many times we have doubts about choosing the next travel destination, the recommendations of friends and acquaintances sheds some light, but if the suggestions come from a series of experts and specialists, such as Lonely Planet, much better.
Best in Travel is a ranking of travel trends for next year, with a selection of countries, regions, cities and destinations with the best value for money that travelers should consult before traveling, as they are really interesting and different proposals.
A top ten list of cities that deserve an immediate visit before they become the target of tourists.
Salzburg boasts of being a world stage, some 4,000 cultural events take place here throughout the year, but the best known and world-famous is the Salzburg Festival, with more than 200 musical performances taking place during the summer, in 2020 will celebrate its first centenary.
But this small city of 150,000 inhabitants also has 20 Baroque churches, 50 art galleries and just over 20 museums. Walking through its streets, especially in winter, is like doing it inside a fairy tale: cobbled streets, Christmas markets, an old town declared a world heritage site, … there is no doubt that it has a lot of charm.
Washington, D.C., USA
The capital of the United States is imposing. Washington DC is defined as elegant and modern, bustling like any capital but strictly orderly and clean, in addition, it exhibits a strong symbolism of which it is difficult to stay out of the way, since the three powers of the State (Executive, Legislative and Judicial) have their headquarters here).
The entire city is dotted with monuments, such as the Obelisk and the Abraham Lincoln memorial, which can be admired while walking through its impeccable streets and parks (it has the highest percentage of green spaces in the entire country), where its buildings and mansions are show impressive, like the famous White House.
Egypt remains full of unsolved enigmas that only perpetuate a halo of mystery. And its capital, Cairo, is a large city with 553 square kilometers and 16 million inhabitants. It can be defined as chaotic, noisy, intense and spectacular.
Here the old buildings located in narrow and labyrinthine streets coexist, with new and expensive constructions, old bazaars that take us back to the Middle Ages with modern shopping centers, creating endless contrasts.
But we must not forget that its ancient wonders, the pyramids of Cheops, Khafre and Menkaure located just under 20 kilometers from the capital, leave those who see them for the first time breathless.
In addition, in the future, those who want to see the treasures of the country will have to visit the Grand Egyptian Museum.
Galway, a small Irish city of less than 80,000 inhabitants also known as the ‘city of 14 tribes’. Next year it will be the European Capital of Culture, because it is a vibrant and colorful city facing the sea, full of pubs where there is always live music, and streets full of street artists who offer their free concerts.
A seaside town that allows you to see beautiful sunrises from its bay, but the best is in the center, where young people spend their hours and where the atmosphere is more fun.
Bonn is a small city located in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, and in 2020 it will celebrate the 250th birthday of Beethoven’s birth. In fact, his birthplace is a museum inside which is the largest collection on the musician and his family.
The former capital of West Germany is modern and cosmopolitan, but it does retain some architectural treasures from different eras and styles.
Worth noting is the Poppelsdorf palace in the 18th century baroque style, you can also see the ruins of the old 13th century walls, among other wonders.
La Paz, Bolivia
At 3,640 meters of altitude, La Paz is the highest capital on the planet. It is located in a canyon created by the Choqueyapu River, and is surrounded by the high mountains of the Altiplano.
At this altitude, Bolivians enjoy a cable car that connects the center with the El Alto neighborhood. They are 30 kilometers of journey that have achieved that this means of transport and tourist claim has earned entry into the Guinness Book of Records.
In addition, being surrounded by hills, it has different viewpoints from which it is possible to obtain privileged views.
Cochin is a city in the Indian state of Kerala and is popularly called ‘The Queen of the Arabian Sea’. A bohemian city that has nothing to do with the rest of India, where it is possible to enjoy slow life surrounded by palm trees, beaches, Ayurvedic therapies, houseboats,
-old rice boats converted into lodgings- along with synagogues and churches, gardens secrets, stately homes, and small cafes that smell of spices. It also has the Kochi International Airport, the first in the world to be supplied 100% with solar energy.
One of the cities with the highest quality of life in the world is Vancouver. Located between the Strait of Georgia and the Coastal Mountains. Its landscapes are impressive, full of long, flat and serene beaches, and majestic mountains.
One of the postcards that remains in the visitor’s memory are tall glass buildings typical of the economic center that contrast with the green and mountainous horizon.
But it is also a lively and lively city, full of cafes, bars, restaurants and shops that offer multiple options for leisure, gastronomy and fun.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai is known for its luxurious commerce, ultra-modern architecture like the Burj Khalifa and its lively nightlife, to which are added tourist attractions such as: the desert, the beaches, the markets and the Arab culture.
The upcoming celebration of Expo 2020 stands out, which will last six months and will feature the participation of 190 countries presenting the latest in sustainability and mobility (including flying cars) in impressive architectural pavilions built for the occasion.
Denver is the capital and the largest city of the state of Colorado. It is also nicknamed the Mile-High City due to its official altitude being exactly one mile (1609 meters) above sea level.
Through its buildings you can go through three important stages of the city. The Victorian era, with the discovery of silver. Later the discovery of gold in the Cripple Creek neighborhood, and finally the contemporary with more than 16 skyscrapers in the Downtown area.
A city known for its restaurants and its breweries where they are made by hand. A great city still with a villa aroma.