The best known of the Canary Islands offers an enviable range of landscapes, climate and tourist attractions in the desert mountains alternating with tropical vegetation, steep cliffs and sandy beaches.
Gran Canaria has a configuration volcanic circular and conical: the center is the highest point, a symmetrical cone called Pozo de las Nievas.
Buenos Aires is the capital and largest city of Argentina, with three million inhabitants in the urban core and a metropolitan area, Greater Buenos Aires, which surpasses ten million.
The city of Buenos Aires was founded twice: in 1536, the Spanish colonizer Pedro Mendoza and then in 1580, after being destroyed by the Indian populations.
Today, the people of Buenos Aires are almost all of European origin, and the city has become cosmopolitan and modern, with 48 different neighborhoods. Be infected by the passion of Argentina, including its historic sites such as the Plaza de Mayo with the balcony from which Evita Perón appeared, the charm of tango most authentic and cultural life of this city with more than 200 theaters and cinemas.
The capital of Spain (since 1561) is the ideal destination for those seeking nightlife that never seems to end (opened daily by the rite of "tapas" with reference to the tradition of serving snack-appetizer, vegetarian and non, to taste with beer or wine after dinner is 22, and you do not go to the disco before 3), and for those who love culture (take for example the Prado museum that houses, among others, works by Goya, Velazquez, Bosch as well as a section dedicated to Italian painting of the late Renaissance and Baroque Italian). A monumental city, but with 33 percent of the green surface, the intense traffic, but with an extensive network of underground transport.
What to visit
At the center, physical and vital, Madrid is the Puerta del Sol, in which is placed the plate of the zero kilometer, which is used to calculate distances in the Spanish state.
Near Puerta del Sol is the oldest part of the city, Los Austrias, the Palacio Real (Royal Palace) and Plaza Mayor, the historic square of Madrid, surrounded by important buildings of the era.
But around Puerta del Sol, in the east and south, between Plaza de Cibeles, Atocha Station and Sol, is also the most vibrant city, with plenty of cafes and restaurants, three large museums and the Parque del Buen Retiro, the largest park in Madrid.
North of Puerta del Sol are the Gran Vía, the main shopping street, the Malasaña area, old residential area progressive district, and Chueca, the gay district of Madrid and liberal.
Madrid is the "home" of three major art museums, which are, among other things, a few steps from each other, and that can be visited with a single ticket, the Paseo del Arte :
The Prado is the most famous of the three, here are masterpieces by Goya, Velázquez, Titian, Rubens and Bosch.
The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum with Dutch painting of 1600, impressionism, Russian constructivism and pop art.
Queen Sofía Art Centre, with a collection that collects the majority of Spanish in 1900, including Picasso's Guernica. www.museoreinasofia.es
The Palacio Real, the Royal Palace of Madrid, is a building of 1764, built to replace the Alcázar castle burned down thirty years before. Admission is free on Wednesdays to EU citizens, and you can visit almost in its entirety, including the armory (the Armería), considered one of the most important rooms in the real world. In the inner rooms you can admire works by Spanish artists such as Goya.
The Parque del Buen Retiro Park is a beautiful park of 140 acres of land, inevitable stop for tourists, and one of the favorite places of Madrid for moments of relaxation. A walk in the park door near the Crystal Palace, a greenhouse made of iron and glass in 1800, and the Palace Velazquez, in the middle of the artificial lake, Estanque.
Lyon is the capital of the department of the Rhone.
E 'divided into zones by the river Rhone and the Saone River and two hills, La Croix-Rousse and Fourvière.
Has an old town - Vieux Lyon, Fourvière, Saint Jean - and a more commercial center, the Place des terreaux, Place Bellecour and Rue de la République on the peninsula between the Rhone and Saone.
Lyon is famous for being the gastronomic capital of France.
Madrid, capital of Spain, is located in the center of the Iberian Peninsula, at 667 meters above sea level. Built on the ruins of a Moorish fortress called "Mayrit" land of water, hence the name Madrid became the capital in 1561. During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, known as the "Golden Age", Madrid was the city of writers such as Cervantes, Quevedo and Calderon and painters such as Velázquez. Lively city in terms of culture and art, is visited each year by millions of tourists, attracted certainly historic sites such as Plaza Mayor and the Prado Museum extraordinary, but also by its great nightlife, the unforgettable "nightlife madrileña."
London is the capital of Great Britain, as well as the most populous city in Europe, with over seven million inhabitants. Business, cultural and economic importance worldwide, has a long history: it was, in fact, founded in the year 43 AD by the Romans with the name Londinium. In 1666 a terrible fire destroyed much of the city, which was later rebuilt. The cultural offerings, including museums, galleries and theaters, where to watch one of the famous musical, is rich, just as many opportunities for fun. Crossed by the River Thames, is the official residence of the royal family
Cosmopolitan, colorful and efficiently. A weekend fashion and shopping city, rich in tradition that blends perfectly with the new trends. Enjoy the food that English will be the backdrop to your weekend.
The megalopolis of California (the third in the United States by number of inhabitants, after New York and Chicago) extends over an area of 1187 square kilometers and encompasses 80 small towns, including Beverly Hills, Culver City, Hollywood, Santa Monica, Venice and Inglewood). All are connected by highways and freeways (freeways and highwys) up to ten lanes, a maze of junctions, fittings and elevations. In reality, there is (or could be) a real center.
Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic, the heart of Europe, and is crossed by 31 km from the river Vltava. More than one million people live in this city, founded in the ninth century. Traces its history can be found in every corner of Prague, from mansions to streets of cobblestone, through the numerous monuments. Its historic center (in the district Prague 1), with Europe's largest medieval castle and its winding streets, was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Prague, surrounded by nine hills, is called "the city of 100 towers" for the large number of them.
The city looks like a mirage, built in the middle of the empty desert of Nevada.
E 'was founded by Mormons, who in 1885 had discovered here some artesian wells. Would never have imagined what would become: capital of gambling, Luna Park for every fun place to get married and divorced in a few hours without any problems. Spectacular The Strip, Las Vegas Boulevard where there are the largest casino-hotels.
Cosmopolitan and multicultural Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands. Its origins date back to the thirteenth century when it was a fishing village built on the banks of the river Amstel (Amsterdam, hence the name, which means "dam in"). Also known as the "Venice of the North" for the abundance of channels and the beauty of luxurious buildings along them, Amsterdam invites you to stroll through its streets or turn them over by bicycle, Dutch style. But the city is also famous for shopping and nightlife, with its coffee shops and red light district.
Salzburg, situated in a wide valley with a mild climate, crossed by the Salzach River, at the northern edge of the eastern Alps at the Bavarian border, is the capital of the province of Salzburg.
From the three hills that surround it (the Moenchsberg, the Kapuzinerberg, the Rainberg) enjoy panoramic sea views.
Known throughout the world as the birthplace of the great Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) is famous also for the musical and cultural events that take place each year.
The city has a beautiful old town in the Gothic and Baroque (Italian-inspired) was added to UNESCO's list of Historic Heritage of Humanity. The city's cathedral (Salzburger Dom) is the most shining example of this style.
The cultural and artistic splendor of Salzburg is due in large part to the interests of the prince-bishops who ruled the fate of the city between the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
What to visit
the Festung Hohensalzburg (Hohensalzburg Fortress): fort commissioned in 1077 by a bishop, now the largest intact fortress in Europe. E 'connected to the city by a funicular extremely characteristic.
Getreidegasse (Alley of Grains) with the birthplace of Mozart;
the Benedictine Convent of St. Peter;
And again, the Residence and the Residence (Bishop's Palace), the Mozartmuseum, the Kapuzinerkloster, the Mirabell Palace.
Outside Innsbruck is a suburban palace, the Hellbrunn (Fontechiara), surrounded by formal gardens, fountains, water features and a zoo, active and much visited today.
Bangkok is the capital of Thailand, formerly called Siam. Located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, near the Gulf of Thailand, and economic center of the country, Bangkok is undergoing an intense process of growth. At the dawn of its history, Bangkok was a small town portuario, called Bang Makok. Today it is the capital of a country among the most visited by tourists from all over the world, especially popular during the winter and the Christmas holidays.
Along with the traffic and pollution of a city overpopulated, here you will find fabulous Buddhist temples such as Wat Pho and Wat Arun, many historic buildings and palaces of ancient dynasties you detect a world of wonders. Discover the exotic charm of Bangkok!
Starting point for the trip to Thailand, Bangkok knows be a beautiful and rich oasis of calm (despite the first impact with traffic and smog). The hotels are hundreds, of every category and in every neighborhood (remember that the word "Soi" means off the main road, marked with a serial number). The district Ratanakosin, with the most ancient temples and the Grand Palace, is located east of the river (it is the oldest and the most full of things to see), while most of the hotels are concentrated in the nearby Banglamphu and in the neighborhood Khao San Road. Thon Buri was once the capital of Thailand, before the foundation of Bangkok, which is now part of, is located on 'the other side of the Chao Phraya River and is accessible by boat. Despite being one of the less touristy areas, is worth a visit for many khlong (channels) in the open, to go by boat, and the Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn), with its famous tower of 82 meters , in Khmer style. The exciting entertainment at night, in every sense, is finally assured by many clubs around the city.
What to visit
Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaeo, Vimanmek Palace, National Museum, National Gallery, Sanam Luang, Suan Pakkad Palace, Lumphini Park (the largest public park in the city), Wat Po, Wat Mahathat, Wat Suthat, Wat Sa Ket (from the terrace eighty meters you can enjoy a beautiful view of Bangkok), Wat Traimit (with one of the most precious statues of Buddha), Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn), Chinatown, the Chatuchak Market, the home of Jim Thompson, the Thieves Market (market of thieves), the bridge Rama IX. For those who love Thai massage the advice is to go to Patpong (not all massage centers are brothels)
They called it the "Paris of the East" in 1920 was a city of adventurers, gamblers, opium smokers, prostitutes, some dandies' debauched, gangsters, millionaires, child slaves forced to work for a handful of rice, missionaries.
Then here was founded the Chinese Communist Party, Mao put the basics of the Cultural Revolution, here were the bloody repression of Chiang Kai Shek, the Japanese occupation and the development of the dominance of the "Gang of Four".
Shanghai, for better or for worse, has always been a city laboratory, the hinge between China and the West, and remains so to this day, joining the Communist Party and the market economy, consumerism and political orthodoxy.
Shanghai is huge, with an intense traffic of cars and millions of bicycles, and has remained a unique cosmopolitan city, where you can feel the echoes of the past and you can see that China will be among the palaces of glass and signs lucicanti.
The Bund is the river (it is crossed by the Shanghai Huangpu), flanked by original buildings of foreigners, including the Peace Hotel, remained the same from the thirties, with an orchestra of elderly musicians playing (good) jazz of yesteryear.
Departs from the Bund Nanjing Lu, the most famous shopping street in China (you can find anything, also call it the Golden Mile. American way).
What to visit
The Shanghai Museum (bronzes, ceramics, paintings of incomparable beauty), the Garden of the Mandarin, the famous tea room Huxingting and the Temple of the Jade Buddha, the former French Concession with Huaihai Lu, the best place to shop; the tomb of the writer Lu Xun.
Mexico City is the oldest city in America and is located on a plateau in the center of the country. The capital of Mexico will attract you for its museums and traditions, the buildings of the colonial era and the modern ones, but also for its vibrant cultural life.
The history of Mexico City, whose first name was Tenochtitlan, the city of palaces, is a long and rich legacy of great nations, from the Aztecs to the Maya. Third largest city in the world after Tokyo and New York, the Mexican capital invites you to discover its historical center, its parks and archaeological finds of pre-Columbian peoples.
With the Spanish conquest of 1521 and the end of the Aztec, begins the modern history of Mexico City. Today the city is home to over eight million people, while another twenty populate the huge metropolitan area.