The world is full of beautiful squares. In many cases, these are corners that serve as the stage for intense moments, such as clashes between society and the government, as explained by National Geographic , which has made a selection with some of the most attractive on the planet: some are huge , others beautiful, others concentrate an intense urban movement …
Today at Vuela Viajes we want to show you the five beautiful places that the prestigious magazine considers to be the most attractive in the world. We are aware that this list is missing many places, but any of the ones we show you is worth visiting. Would you like to join us?
Red Square, Moscow
First of all, National Geographic talks about Red Square, the most famous in Moscow and one of the best known in the world. It is located in the commercial district of Kitay-górod and is 330 meters long and 70 meters wide. How could it be otherwise, it is included in the UNESCO World Heritage list, along with the whole of the Kremlin.
The square separates the Kremlin from the neighborhood that we mentioned before. Some of the main streets of the Russian capital start from it and it houses some important monuments, such as the monument to Minin and Pozharsky, and the tomb of Lenin.
Zocalo Square, Mexico City
They also tell us about the Plaza del Zócalo, whose official name is the Plaza de la Constitución. It is the main square in Mexico City and is considered the second largest square in the world.
This square is located in the Historic Center of the Mexican capital, so it is surrounded by important monuments such as, for example, the Metropolitan Cathedral of Mexico City. In addition, here you can find the National Palace, the Old City Hall, the Government Building and the Temple Museum, as well as different commercial buildings.
St. Mark’s Square, Venice
St. Mark’s Square is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful in the world. Located in the heart of Venice, it is usually packed with tourists and photographers. And we are talking about the main tourist destination of the Italian city.
This majestic square is surrounded by beautiful buildings, such as the Basilica of San Marco, the Palazzo Ducale and the Campanille. Napoleon is said to have called it "the most beautiful hall in Europe." Of course, it is important to bear in mind that it floods when the water rises, since it is the lowest place in Venice.
Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul
National Geographic has also wanted to include in its list Sultanahmet Square, an area of Istanbul of great tourist interest due to the historical value of the monuments and streets it houses. And it is that in this area are Topkaki, Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Byzantine hippodrome and the archaeological museums of Istanbul, among other places of interest.
Beyond these historic buildings, the square is home to fountains , food stalls, and an abundance of flowers.
Jemaa el Fna square, Marrakech
Finally, we must talk about the Jemaa el Fna Square, the main square of Marrakech, as well as being one of the most famous places in the Moroccan city. It is located a few meters from the Koutoubia Mosque, so it is dominated by its minaret . Of course, around the square you can also find other more modest mosques.
The large square is surrounded on all sides, except one, by the medina full of souks . In addition, on the edges you can find numerous cafes.