You can learn a lot about a country and its culture by exploring its capital city. Here are six of the most beautiful capital cities around the world.
London is the capital of England and there are so many exciting things to do and see. Take a bus tour of the city and see the iconic landmarks of Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge, The Tower of London, and Piccadilly Circus. Take a ride on The London Eye, a giant wheel that revolves through the air and allows you to see the sights from a bird’s eye view. Enjoying a cruise on the River Thames is another great way to see the sites of this stunning city. Here are the best places to wine and dine in London.
Prague, Czech Republic
Prague is a stunning city that is filled with cobblestone streets, hidden alleyways, and a fascinating history. The city is easy to walk around but be sure to take a ride on the subway and go for a ride on a tram. Old Town is a beautiful area where you can visit St. Wenceslas Square and watch the fascinating medieval Astronomical Clock. The clock does a free show every hour and a large crowd gathers to watch it. Be sure to walk across the statue lined St. Charles Bridge and then head up the hill to see the imposing structure of St. Vitus Cathedral. Here are some of the best things to do if you are visiting Prague for the first time.
Moscow, Russia is a stunning city that has amazing architecture, great food, and an extremely interesting history. The Kremlin is a complex that is open to the public and you can explore the buildings like Grand Kremlin Palace, Assumption Cathedral, Ivan the Great Bell Tower, Armoury Museum, Diamond Fund and State Kremlin Palace that area located inside. Be sure to also visit the Red Square and the stunning St. Basil’s Cathedral that was built in the 16th century. Take in a night of ballet at the opulent Bolshoi Theatre.
Zagreb is the capital city of Croatia and this beautiful city is filled with stunning examples of and 18th and 19th Austrian Hungarian architecture. St. Mark’s Square and Ban Jelačić Square are great places to hang out and you can see fabulous architecture, do some shopping, and eat at fabulous cafes. Be sure to go to the Museum of Broken Relationships where you can see examples of devoted relationships that failed. Dolac Market is a great place to go to purchase and learn more about Croatian food. Be sure to head to Mount Medvednica that is filled with fabulous trails and caves that you can explore.
If you’re planning on visiting Cuba, make sure you include Havana to your itinerary. It is a bustling city and you can explore the sites of the town by going for a ride in a vintage car. It is also a great city to explore on foot so that you can stop and explore without having to worry about parking. There are plenty of fabulous public squares, museums, cafes and bars that are a great place to rest after a day of sightseeing. Be sure to visit Habana Vieja, the old town, and see the military fortress of Castillo de la Real Fuerza and Catedral de San Cristobal, an excellent example of Baroque Architecture.
Budapest is the capital city of Hungary and it is known as the City of Baths. The city rests upon natural hot springs and there are bath houses throughout the city that you can soak your weary body in after a day of exploring. There are hundreds of museums and art galleries to explore so do a bit of research before you arrive in this fascinating city. Budapest is filled with great cafes and hookah bars so be sure to indulge before you leave. Make sure to go for a stroll or a bike ride along the Danube River.