Top 4 Tourist attractions In Alexandria

Posted on 21 May 2018 (0)

Alexandria

 

The city that was founded by Alexander the Great should be visited by everyone who loves history. Queen Cleopatra lived there and made it as the capital of her empire. The Great Library of Alexandria, the colossal Pharos Lighthouse and many other landmarks are witnesses that this is one of the greatest cities ever built.

From 1850 to 1950, Alexandria was the home for poets, writers, and many other bohemian artists who converted the city into pure art. If you want to spend a warm, lovely, Egyptian, romantic night, you will not find a place in the whole world like Alexandria. Let’s explore the most significant places you should visit in Alexandria.
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Things You Should Know Before Visiting Venice, Italy

Posted on 14 May 2018 (0)

Venice Italy

 

Venice is one of the most famous tourist attractions in the whole world. The historic buildings, the amazing canals, the small islands and the bridges make it one of the loveliest places on Earth. If you are planning to spend some time there, we will help you with these tips in order to make your trip easier. 

1. The Ferries:
The price of the ferries is good. The trip takes about an hour including the switches time and you can either have a ticket for the ticket machines or from the ferry itself when you are onboard. If you didn’t buy a ticket, once you get onboard try to get one to avoid being charged.

When you buy a ticket from the machine, you will need to validate it at the water taxi stop by running it via the machine there.
If you really love the ferries and enjoy them, buy Venice’s all-inclusive transport pass.

2. The Hotel:

It is better if you booked a hotel near a water taxi stop. It is also better if you stayed more than one day there to be able to enjoy the whole city.
Even if you will spend a day there, it is better to book a room. It is so tiring to walk around with your luggage in Venice.
The prices of the hotels are fair but they increase during summer so take care of this point.

3. The Outer Islands:
If you want to take some of the most amazing pictures you will ever take, just go on the outer islands. Burano and Murano are among the islands that must be visited during your trip. Have an unforgettable lunch there. One of the most amazing meals is the Italian fish Gatto Nero on Burano Island.
If you want to enjoy the beach, go to Lido Island.

4. Restaurants of the Locals:
Before going there, research for the best restaurants in Venice especially the ones that are popular among the Italians; these should be on your top list. There are some apps and websites that can help you like Yelp. You also should ask the native Italians for their favorite restaurants and they will tell you where you should have your meals to enjoy the Italian cuisine.

5. Even Maps May Get You Lost:
Venice is the kind of cities that you will definitely get lost there; it is inevitable. You should be prepared to get lost there by knowing some information about the city, the hotels, the restaurants and the transportation. Always ask Italians about the directions and try to mark the road all the time.

6. The Top Tourist Sites:
The following list includes the places that you must visit in Venice.

• Piazza San Marco.
• Riva Degli Schiavoni.
• Bridge of Sighs.
• Campanile di San Marco.
• Cannaregio, Santa Croce, Dorsoduro, and other places outside Venice are also worth visiting. They are not as famous as the previous places but you will really enjoy your time there.

Top 4 Tourist Attractions in Valencia, Spain

Posted on 07 May 2018 (0)

visiting Valencia Spain

 

One of the greatest cities in Spain and may be in the whole Europe is Valencia. The city offers a lot of things that you can do there with its old center, little streets and splendid medieval buildings. The city is located on the Mediterranean Sea where you can enjoy the beaches and the food as Valencia is the home of the most famous Spanish dish; paella.

The city does not depend only on history, beaches and food but also on modern attractions like the City of the Arts and Sciences.
Let’s explore the best tourist attractions in Valencia.

1. City of the Arts and Sciences:

This place is so amazing that it will make you surprised no matter how many things you have seen through your life.

The place was founded in the mid-90s and it was completed in 2005. The place is always crowded so you need to book before going. You will be surprised by the venues of culture and attractions that belong to the first-class family like L’Hemisfèric, a planetarium and IMAX Cinema. There is also L’Umbracle which is a collection of plant species that only grow in Valencia.

2. Oceanogràfic:

In 2003, this star of the City of the Arts and Sciences was opened. It is the largest attraction in Europe regarding animals as it has about 45,000 individual animals from about 500 different species.

The place is formed of 10 different zones; each zone has a different and distinct environment. The place is using real seawater which is pumped into the aquarium from the waterfront of Valencia. Imagine watching beluga whales swimming in front of you in a spacious and well-designed tank; it is amazing.

You will also see sand tiger sharks, dolphins, sea lions and penguins. It is a place that you will fall in love with.

3. La Lonja de la Seda:

This place belongs to the UNESCO now. It was built in the late 15th century and is considered one of the most iconic gothic architectures in Valencia and in Europe. Valencia was once a main center of trade, culture and art in Europe; La Lonja de la Seda is a witness on that.

In English, la Lonja de la Seda means Silk Exchange as the place was the meeting point between traders.

4. Valencia Cathedral:

The gothic cathedral of the city which was built during the 13th century is like a museum that contains some of the greatest paintings. A lot of renaissance, baroque and neoclassical modifications were made through the years but the place is still as historical as it was.

The most fascinating part of the cathedral is the Chapel of the Holy Chalice where you can find at the altar some chalices that are claimed to be used by Jesus himself to form the Holy Eucharist at the last supper.

Valencia is one of the cities that everyone should plan to visit. It is a great cultural and historical city that offers countless things to do so before going, go through all the details of the city and decide what you will do there. Have a nice journey.

The Best Guide to Lisbon: Visiting Tips & Top Attractions

Posted on 30 April 2018 (0)

Lisbon Portugal

 

One of the most attractive destinations in Europe is Lisbon. The capital of Portugal is a must-visit city. It is located on a series of hills on the River Tagus which makes the city linked to the sea in a wonderful way.

The city of Lisbon is cheerful, colorful and warm. Its weather is beautiful nearly all the year, its museums are world-class and you will find a lot to do there.
Don’t explore the city as if you are a stranger. Go there as if the city is your hometown and you will notice how welcoming and charming this city is.
Now, let’s explore the top 4 attractions that you must visit there.

1. Castelo de São Jorge:
This is an iconic landmark in the whole Europe. The castle overlooks the city of Lisbon as it is located on the crown of a hill. It has great museums and great historical sites which make the whole experience of visiting it outstanding. Kids really enjoy themselves there when they clamber the walls. You will have great photos there too.

The history of the castle is great too. You will know a lot of information about the Moors and the Christian invasion.
From there, you will be able to see the amazing views of River Tagus and the Atlantic Ocean too.

2. Mosteiro dos Jerónimos:
Another must-visit destination in Lisbon is this great landmark. It was built in the 16th century and with its wonderful monuments, it deserved the UNESCO World Heritage Site accolade.

Mosteiro dos Jerónimos gains its importance as a symbol of how the discovery age was great and wealthy. After finishing your visit there, you will find the riverfront in Lisbon’s attractive Belém neighborhood and the monastery which are worth visiting too.

3. Oceanário de Lisboa:
Among all the aquariums in Europe and in the world, Oceanário de Lisboa is considered one of the finest and largest. Peter Chermayeff designed it basically for the Expo 98 World Exposition.

It is not only the home for many kinds of fish and marine animals but also birds. You will find creatures and landscapes that belong to the 4 oceans there. The place is kid-friendly. Actually, kids love watching the different types of fish including sleek sharks and bulbous sunfish. The aquarium is designed in a way that allows close-up look of the sea world.

The popular tourist attraction will be a great fun for you and your family during your visit.

4. Torre de Belém:

The historic tower that is located near the River Tagus is another symbol of the golden age of discovery. The beginning of its constructions started in 1515 and finished in 1521. The decorative Manueline designed it and it is considered his biggest contribution to archaeology.
The iconic monument in Lisbon is considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

While your visit, you will notice how interesting the second floor is. You will find the Chamber of The King there.
The tower features some of the best views you will ever see especially the views of the river.

Top 4 Tourist Attractions in Toronto, Canada

Posted on 21 April 2018 (0)

Toronto Canada

 

Toronto is Canada’s largest city. It is one of the cities that combine our modern world with history. In Toronto, you will find galleries, museums, the famous CN tower and islands. The modern art is represented by concerts of the latest musicals and other arts. The whole city is easy to be navigated either by walking or by using the subway. Let’s explore the most significant places that you should visit in Toronto, brought to you by our traveling carpet cleaner friends at Always Preferred Restoration in Missoula, MT that frequently visit this wonderful city.

1. CN Tower:

It is the Toronto’s must see landmark. The 554-meter tower is almost seen from everywhere in the city. You can enjoy watching the tower itself or you can enjoy the view from the above by visiting one of the observation areas or a restaurant. You will see a fabulous view of the city and the Lake Ontario.

When CN Tower was built between 1972 and 1976, it was the tallest building in the world.
If you visit Toronto on a clear day, perhaps you should look at the city from the Sky Pod which is the highest viewing point in the tower. You may be able to see Niagara Falls and even New York State from there.

The Edge walk is for people who look for an adventure. After taking the safety precautions, you will be able to walk on a 1.5 meter wide ledge with your hands free.

The tower has many other features including some fabulous restaurants and the Look Out floor.
You must visit it; it is located at 301 Front Street West and actually you can see it from anywhere in the city so you can walk to it easily.

2. Royal Ontario Museum:

ROM or the Royal Ontario Museum is one of the best Canadian museums and one of the most reputable museums in the whole world. It has an amazing collection featuring great exhibitions from all over the world.
Great periods of the world’s history are represented in this museum’s collection. It is located at 100 Queen’s Park. 

3. Rogers Centre:

This massive sports arena is located next to the CN Tower and it has a very unique structure. Its design includes a rood that slides back so when the weather is great, the roof is opened.

It was completed in 1989 and it hosts many kinds of sports games including baseball and football in addition to many musical concerts.
After finishing your visit at the CN Tower, visit Rogers Centre; the place offers one hour guided tours for its visitors.
It is a great place to be visited especillay if you like sports. Also, you can attend one of the concerts and enjoy the great atmosphere.     

4. Art Gallery of Ontario:

AGO or the Art Gallery of Ontario is a modern building in the city center. With its unique design, this art gallery has some of the greatest art collections from all over the world. Canadian, African and Oceanic, and European art collections are included in this gallery.

You will also enjoy one of the most impressive collections of the Canadian paintings in this gallery.
It is located at 317 Dundas Street West.