The year is about to end, so it is about time that we start planning the getaways and vacations that we will do during 2017. Of course, if what you want for next year is to escape the more traditional tourist circuits, You better not miss anything that we tell you below. And today we are going to talk to you about five emerging destinations in Europe.
These are the five places that have managed to be at the top of the ranking that TripAdvisor prepares each year, taking into account the opinion and comments of its own users. As you can see for yourself below, this year two Spanish destinations have crept into the top 5. Do you want to discover what destinations it is about? Well, all you have to do is join us!
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
According to TripAdvisor, the best emerging destination in Europe in 2016 was Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, capital of the island of Gran Canaria. It is a city that offers sun, beaches and, of course, an exceptional historical legacy. Without a doubt, the best thing about this place is that the temperatures remain mild throughout the year. On the other hand, you should know that here the aboriginal Guanche culture is combined with the colonial past. In addition, the city preserves beautiful modernist buildings. It is also important that you bear in mind that here you can enjoy numerous beaches as a family and a lot of fun activities: visiting museums, sailing to see whales, having fun in water parks …
The second best emerging destination in Europe is Tbilisi, the capital of Goergia. It is located on the ancient Silk Road, resting on the bank of the Kura River. Due to its location, it has always been important on the trade routes between east and west. For this reason, its history is varied and multicultural , as well as eventful. Of course, this is reflected in its architecture. Thus, you can find both Georgian and oriental style buildings, neoclassical, Byzantine, art nouveau, Soviet … Among its main tourist attractions are the Sameba Cathedral, Freedom Square, Sioni Cathedral, the Opera House and the Ballet or the Anchiskhati basilica.
In third position we find another Spanish destination. It is about Malaga, the birthplace of Pablo Picasso and, therefore, of Cubism. Considered one of the oldest cities in Spain (it was founded by the Phoenicians in the 8th century), this Andalusian corner is full of art. In fact, you will be able to enjoy a lot of museums and exhibitions. Of course, it must be borne in mind that it is a lively and bustling city that is visited by many tourists every year, who are attracted by its climate and its beaches. Among its main points of interest are the Alcazaba, the Gibralfaro Castle and the La Farola promenade.
In fourth position we find Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, which is considered one of the oldest cities in Eastern Europe. Thus, it is not surprising that it is home to a rich cultural heritage . The problem is that during World War II many of its monuments were destroyed. Even so, you can still enjoy theaters, operas, museums, historical buildings, large gardens …
Finally, we want to talk about Kaliningrad, an Eastern European port city that belongs to Russia, although it is nestled between Lithuania and Poland. This place is famous for its amber products, since along its coasts are the largest usable deposits in the world of this precious stone. Of course, if you have the opportunity to visit this city, you cannot miss the 15th century Königsberg Cathedral.
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