The cities you cannot miss in 2020

Although you have surely packed your bags or are packing them to travel this Christmas, you have to start thinking about the destinations for the year 2020 . In addition to those countries and cities to which you want to travel, it is convenient to know a series of capitals that are going to be very visited because they are going to host very important events . So you see taking the agenda to go writing down and planning your travel plan for next year.


The city of Rijeka , in Croatia, is going to be one of the most popular destinations for trips and that are going to be very visited. The reason lies in its project as the European Capital of Culture 2020 – together with Galway (Ireland) -, under the motto "Port of Diversity".

Her project, which she has been working on since 2016 when she was chosen, aims to create a city of culture and creativity for Europe and for the future, which will surely make this capital one of the main destinations.

The official opening will be on February 1, a date that coincides with the celebration of the popular Rijeka Carnival . It is just one of the proposals that can be known and that are completed with, for example, seven artistic projects called Flagships .

And, as if all this were not enough, an important fact is that this capital is less than two hours by road from Zagreb, so you can take advantage of the trip to get to know it too.


As we have commented previously, the city of Galway , in Ireland, is also the European Capital of Culture 2020. Its streets will thus be filled with cultural proposals , including street shows , live music, dance, music or theater.

Not in vain, the capital has chosen the motto "Let the magic in", programming activities that revolve around the chronological parameters of Celtic culture and its mysticism .

In this way, it is divided into the areas of Imbolc, Bealtaine, Lughnasa and Samhain. In addition, its opening ceremony is not to be missed, which will be organized by Wonder Works, which is the same company that was in charge of the act of the 2018 Pieonchang Winter Olympics.

Of course, the literary encounters that will take place throughout the year and which will be starring Margaret Atwood , author of ‘ The Handmaid’s Tale ‘, among others, cannot be absent either.


And, outside of Europe, there are also going to be very interesting cultural opportunities in 2020. One of the main events is Marrakech , which has been chosen as the Capital of African Culture . Without a doubt, a good opportunity to delve deeper into it.

The objective is that throughout the year its rich heritage is further enhanced. The city has been preparing and its roads have been improved and they even have a high-speed train to travel between Casablanca and Tangier in just two hours.

It is an opportunity to get to know not only these capitals, but also their landscapes and all their culture. Obligatory visits are, for example, the Saint Laurent museums or the first in North Africa that is dedicated to women .

And, of course, it is convenient to walk through its streets and observe its architecture and cultural heritage , without forgetting to taste its gastronomy . And, for the more daring, it is a good option to escape to the Sahara desert and even spend a night there. Different travel agencies and tour operators offer this possibility.

It is just a matter of choosing what you like the most and preparing tickets and trips to set course for a year 2020, which is going to be very cultural.