SIGHTSEEING Although the British Isles are difficult to reach from the continent, they have been inhabited since ancient times. Here, since prehistoric times, tin was mined, and the Phoenicians and Greeks called them Tin Islands. The most amazing and famous monument is Stonehenge. Many legends are associated with it – this is a stone age observatory and a religious monument with an altar and almost an alien cosmodrome.
The Romans founded many cities of present-day Britain, including the capital, London, then Londinius. The Romans failed to conquer all the islands (and they did not need the relatively cold northern lands). To isolate themselves from the barbarians from the north, they built a series of fortifications, the most famous of which was preserved – the Adrian Wall, separating England from Scotland (built by Emperor Hadrian in 122-130). The city gates in Lincoln, the gates in Colchester, the baths in Bath, and the numerous ruins of Roman military fortifications have survived to this day. Continue reading
The capital of Hungary – Budapest – is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The mountainous, right-bank part of the capital, Buda, contrasts vividly with the plain Pest. The wooded crown of Buda with its royal palace, the fortress of Mount Gellert, small houses and villas, buried in gardens on the hillsides, fascinates with its beauty.
One of the main local attractions is the Matthias Church (XIII century), which became the wedding place and the tomb of many Hungarian kings. The decoration of Budapest is the Danube with its openwork bridges. In the northwestern region of Hungary is the city of Eger – one of the most beautiful Hungarian cities with Baroque architecture. In the Middle Ages, the Eger fortress, now transformed into a museum, gained fame during the struggle with the Turkish conquerors. Continue reading
Recent years have seen interesting changes in tourism. We will not hide that globally the number of tourists visiting different countries only grows from year to year. As a result, many popular tourist destinations last year became so “popular” that the lines to museums broke all records. It is not surprising that these same cities are becoming tiring for tourists, and for local residents almost unbearable.
What do responsible tourists all over the world do? They are looking for new interesting directions. Plan your vacation in advance and choose new routes. What can you advise experienced Ukrainian tourists? Do not stop at world-famous must-see destinations if you have already seen them. And choose the right time to visit a particular place. And, of course, read the article to the end! We will tell you where the second time it’s not fashionable to go on vacation. And which places are better to choose instead.
The Catalan capital in 2016 was visited by 34 million tourists from around the world. Continue reading