Puerta del Sol is one of the most emblematic places in Madrid. Because it is the historical center of the city and of the country, since it is indeed the "kilometer 0" of all national roads in Spain, and because it is a place with
Times Square is the most emblematic square in New York. Surely if you have ever been, you know what it is like. Its triangular shape, the giant, bright advertisments on the buildings, the New Yorkers screen announcing the end of the
The Plaza Mayor of Madrid might be the most emblematic place in the capital, justifiably. Most of the old Spanish cities have a Plaza Mayor, but the one in Madrid is especially beautiful. Dominated by an equestrian statue and the
It's no coincidence that the Plaza de España has been the set for many movies (Lawrence of Arabia, Star Wars, etc.) thanks to its masterful architecture. Anibal Gonzélez designed multiple buildings from the Ibero-American Expo of 1929
I was fortunate enough to live in Brussels when they had famous Brussels Flower Carpet. Every two years, almost all of the Grand Place of flowers is covered, so that it makes a colorful and spectacular sight. The Belgians and tourists
This is the perfect starting point for first-timers in London. You take the underground until Charing’s Cross (the brown or black lines), step out, and you’re right in the center of London! You’ve got the National Gallery (which has a
Venice is not a city that you can walk around in at night by the light of the street lamps. The city sleeps when the sun disappears, except near the Grand Canal and St. Marco's Square. In my opinion, there is nothing more romantic
Despite the hundreds of times you've seen in on TV or in photos, you have to see it first-hand to truly appreciate the magnitude and grandeur of this quiet refuge from the chaos of Rome. The colonnades open up like huge arms welcoming
In your visit to Marrakech, you simply can't miss a nighttime visit to Jamaa el-Fnaa. I'd suggest heading around 11pm, more or less, and having a tea in one of the terraces (rooftop, preferably) of the bars that circle the square and
This square, in the center of London, was built in 1819 to connect Regent Street with the busier Piccadilly Street. Today it is more than that as it is a tourist attraction, meeting point and a party and shopping area. It links to
After a long night out in Salamanca (amongst a majority of students), there is no greater gift you can give the beleaguered body (which also deserves a break from time to time, "poor thing"), than a breakfast in the Plaza Mayor of
The Piazza Navona is one of the most famous squares in Rome. It's located east of the river not far from the Vatican. This is where the Stadium of Domitian was located in ancient times and if you view the area from above, you can
The spectacular character of the fountain is better observed at night, without a doubt, but at full daylight, with a clear sky, completely blue, we can enjoy the fountain from another perspective, and I think it is at least as
The Place de la Concorde was designed in 1753 by Jacques Ange Gabriel in honor of King Louis XV. It houses the very guillotine which ended the life of Marie Antoinette.
The Luxor Obelisk donated to Louis-Philippe by Muhammad Ali
Piazza di Spagna is one of the most famous squares in Rome. You can reach it by following the Via Due Maccelli. If you’re coming from the Trevi Fountain, go past the Column of the Immaculate Conception and you’ll find Bernini’s famous
One of Berlin's cosmopolitan hearts, a true hive of activity. Make Alexanderplatz your launching point to sample the overwhelming variety of shops (Berliners have transformed window displays into gallery-worthy affairs), bars, and
Once in Rome you will pass by the Piazza Venezia a thousand times, situated in the Neuralgia center of the Eternal City. Many main roads start here, such as Via del Corso, Via dei Fori Imperiali, Via del Plebiscito, etc. Piazza
This place is regarded by many as the most beautiful place in the world. Unfortunately our visit coincided with sewage flowing into the Tagus, but nevertheless we could fail to appreciate the magnitude of this enclave The beauty of
It is not the most beautiful square in the city but, with this size, it unites the old and the modern sections of the city. Plaza de Catalunya is a symbol of the city, one of the most famous and the place where half of the city meets
My experience was amazing. I took a trip through Italy starting in Florence and I'm still amazed at how beautiful it was. I didn't expect it. I recommend that if you go to Italy, pass through Florence and to the Piazzale Michelangelo
This square was the center of Florentine power in their time of greatest splendor. Its non-symmetrical shape makes it a very unique place, while the small (or large) artworks that it contains form a unique and irreplaceable mosaic.
In one of Barcelona’s emblematic plazas lies one of Gaudi’s first works, which goes highly unnoticed: the streetlights or streetlamps! After completing these, Gaudí found more work, like the renovation of the Consell de Cent (Council
Free traffic and surrounded by historic buildings, the Old Town Square is one of the most beautiful public spaces in Europe. Some of the streets like Celetná and Ovocný trh, are pedestrian. You will see part of Prague's turbulent past
It is without a doubt one of the places with the most opportunities you can find in Madrid. It is full of terraces, and good pubs for those who like beer. You can find it in the Huertas area, very close to Puerta del Sol, very
Beijing's legendary Tiananmen Square is the largest square in the world. It is one of the places where you can really "feel" the history. With 440,000 square meters and 880 meters long by 500 wide, this square was conceived by China's
The Piazza del Popolo is one of the most famous squares in Rome and its name means "the People's Square." It’s located at the north gate of the Aurelian walls where the Porta Flaminia once marked the beginning of the Via Flaminia, the
Plaza de Callao or Callao Square is one of the most central and busiest squares in the entire city of Madrid since it is crossed by Gran Vía. Personally, it is one of my favorite squares in the capital, since the buildings have a
Plaza de España in Madrid is one of the entrance gates to the historical center. From there, one can quickly access one of the main arteries of the city: Gran Vía, Princesa street, Ferraz street...
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This square is a beautiful place. It was my favorite part of Munich. I was living in a village to the south, and whenever I could, I went to the big city, only to go on these streets, which are full of history and culture. It is worth
Beyond the debate of being pro or against bullfighting, no one can deny going to Las Ventas is an unforgettable experience.
The building of this amazing bullring started in 1922 and it was inaugurated in 1931 in the outskirts of