This is known to be the oldest and largest city in South Carolina. The city lies by the coastline of South Carolina and is by the Charleston Harbor. Founded in the year 1670, this city was originally called Charles Town, named after King Charles II of England. The present name of the city was taken in 1783 at the time when the Revolutionary War came to an end. The port city has a history of having had the largest number of enslaved people who worked here under white merchants and planters.
The city today has several landmarks of its rich historical past. The architecture of the past is well preserved around the city. There are traditional communities as well as distinguished restaurants which have earned the city the accolade of being the “Most Friendly” city of America in several travel magazines.
When you visit Charleston you must visit Magnolia Gardens. Located in a large plantation site, this area houses historic and lush grounds which also includes a zoo. This lush garden dates back to pre Revolutionary times. There are boat and train tours as well as a petting zoo.
Patriots Point is a military museum, which is a popular place to visit where one can see exhibits of old Navy ships which comprise of models of aircraft carriers, submarine and destroyer that were used during the war times.
Rainbow Row is a historic district in the city that is a pleasure to explore. Not only does it reflect the community and living traditions here, the Georgian row houses here are iconic homes that were constructed way back in the 18th century and have been renovated and maintained even today.
Middleton Place is another place that even has inn rooms in the midst of a former plantation area. Known as the Ashley River based rice plantation which dates back to 1730, there are lodging quarters and garden areas.
Waterfront Park is another scenic park to visit here that has fountains and walkways which offer great views of the water bodies.
Venice, one of the most beautiful city of Europe. The city is famous in all over the world, but here we tell you some more beautiful aspect of this city. But, before that know what the city is all about.
Venice is the capital of the Veneto region of northern Italy and it is built on over 100 small islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. The city does not have roads. It has canals lined with Renaissance and Gothic palaces. The has a red roof, which it has got from the central square, Piazza San Marco, that contains St. Mark’s Basilica and Campanile bell tower. St. Mark’s Basilica and Campanile bell tower are tiled with Byzantine mosaics and this offers red roof look of the city.
The other attractions of the place are
Piazza San Marco
In English, it is known as St Mark’s Square. In Venice, this is the principal public square, and it is generally known just as la Piazza. And the other city’s urban spaces are called as Campi. This also common meeting place for people in the city.
ThePatriarchal Cathedral Basilica of Saint Mark
This place is commonly known as Saint Mark’s Basilica. It has a huge importance for people of Venice as it is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Venice, northern Italy.
The Doge’s Palace
This is a palace which is built in Venetian Gothic style. It is also one of the main landmarks of Venice. It is wonderfully constructed palace and its architecture is mesmerizing.
The Rialto Bridge
Has four bridges spanning the Grand Canal and Rialto it is the oldest among all. It connects the Sestieri of San Marco and San Polo,
The Bridge of Sighs
This is the bridge in Venice, which is enclosed and it is made of white limestone. The bridge has windows created with stone bars, and it passes over the Rio Di Palazzo and connect it to the New Prison.
The Alps are the most extensive and highest mountain range system in Europe. It stretches approximately 1,200 kilometers across eight the Alpine. These beautiful and breathtaking mountain ranges were the results of millions of years of tectonic plates collision of Africa and Eurasia. These glorious mountain ranges offer plenty of outdoor activities to visitors as well as staggering panoramic views. The emerald Alpine lakes, villages and idyllic Alpine valleys also provide Swiss-quality facilities and service. Here are the few spots where you must visit, when you come to the Alps.
It is popular ski site and also known as spa center. The pools and baths use the fresh water coming from the hot springs, and it directly come from the mountains.
The canton is the best ski area in Switzerland. The place has the highest Alpine trails and it also offers the spectacular panoramic views. You can enjoy here a wide range of activities such as skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, winter hiking. And if you want to relax, you can relax in Swiss spas or can take a scenic railway journey.
This is the second largest lake in Italy and it flows between the southern Alps in Lombardy and neighbors Switzerland. During summers, the Spirit of Woodstock Festival, which is an open air music celebration, take place on the shores. You can enjoy lots of outdoor activities all round.
Gran Paradiso National Park
This is a spectacular park and it has got its name from the Gran Paradiso mountain. The national park is one of the hottest tourist destination as it has striking landscape, mountain lakes, valleys, alpine meadows and glaciers. And beside that, the park is the home for many endangered species. You can watch animals here.
This is not just in the Alps, the whole Alps is full of spots, which will rejuvenate you from within, once you come here.
Munich is the capital city of Bavaria, which is German state and it is the third of the largest cities in Germany. Located by River Isar, it lies north of the Bavarian Alps. If you plan to visit German cities like Hamburg or Berlin, you need to include Munich on your list as well. Most people travel to this city for work purposes as it houses several business, innovation, technology and education centers. However, it also has a rich history and culture for which it is an attraction for visitors the world over. Known as an alpha world city, it is known to have a high standard of living as well.
The city’s name which means by the monks in German is because of the Benedictine order that ran a monastery here, which is now known as the old town of Munich; hence, this modern and industrial city has a significant religious and philosophical foundation as well. Also, the culture of the people of Bavaria can be found in many instances of the city. It is known to be home to several theatres, museums and universities. There are several exhibitions and architectural attractions as well as the Oktoberfest that is held here annually which attracts tourists from all over. My friend Bob, who is co-owner at PAW Materials in New Port Richey Florida, LOVES the German festivities centered around Oktoberfest & visited a couple years back – had a great time, stating the people were so warm and friendly and the beer was outstanding !!!
No matter what part of the year you come here, visit the Neuschwanstein Castle, which is a 19th century fairy tale castle located on a hilltop. It was originally built for King Ludwig II, which has several furnished rooms and architectural turrets worth seeing.
Another palace of the same king is the Linderhof Palace that is known for its opulent interiors that have rooms filled with chandeliers and mirrors.
When you are here, visit the Englischer Garten which is an urban park spanning 78 km. This park area was built in the 18th century. There are jogging and cycling trails here as well as a beer garden by a lake that is popular with all visitors.
Nymphenburg Palace is the next stop to see here of historical interest. There are baroque gardens here of symmetrical dimensions as well as a palace estate that has rococo interiors and coach display in a museum form.
Everyone’s familiar with London but not everybody has had the chance to visit this festive city. When you’re out on a Europe tour, you simply cannot miss seeing the largest city of the UK. Along with the busy streets and work in constant motion, London is also home to a number of sightseeing spots and tourists attractions. A trip to London can make a memorable edition in your travel journal for sure.
Sights to See in London
London is huge – let’s get that straight first. If you’re planning on visiting the city, you’ll need a good number of weeks to enjoy the full tourist experience. Divided into a number of subareas and districts, London has several landmarks tourists are absolutely delighted to see.
At the top of our list is the London Eye. It’s a name you’ve probably heard before or even seen in pictures or on TV. The London Eye is the third largest observation wheel that sits on the southern bank of River Thames. The wheel offers spectacular panoramic views of the city.
The Buckingham Palace is another very busy tourists spot. We’ve all seen the Queen’s guards but the Palace is more than just them. The Palace is where the Queen of England lives and it is open for tourists during the summer season.
Other prominent landmarks that you need to add to your bucket lists are the Westminster Abbey, Marble Arch, the Piccadilly Circus, the Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, the Trafalgar Square and St. Paul’s Cathedral.
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Stuff To Do in London
London also offers a variety of activities for tourists. You could choose to marvel art and history at the museums of London. Some of these include the British Museum, the National Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum, National Portrait Museum and more.
The Hyde Park is also a popular spot for both locals and tourists. Picnics are an everyday thing in the spacious, picturesque parks of London.
London also offers live music and skating for the public and are quite a hit with both the locals and the tourists.
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