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Split is a real blend of ancient and modern

February 13, 2019 in Blog

Gorgeous Dalmatian city of Split is a real blend of ancient and modern times. It is located on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea and it’s Croatia’s second largest city. This buzzing city has a rich culture and marvelous architecture. The tourism of Split is very developed and its visitors can enjoy walking the old streets and having a drink at the famous Riva.

Your splendid accommodation can be located in Split’s old or new part of the city. There are plenty of perfect equipped apartments, villas and hotels that are waiting to be chosen. Split weather is very warm in summer and it is one of the sunniest places in Croatia beside Hvar Island.

There are many things you can do in Split. You can visit Marjan’s Hill, art galleries, museums, famous city square, and swim and rest at many beaches of Split.

If you want to get back to 4th century than you should visit Diocletian’s Palace that is the city’s living heart and it is one of seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Croatia (since 1979). The palace has built Roman emperor Diocletian and it’s made from white stone of the island of Brač. Within the palace, there are 220 buildings which are homes for about 4000 people. Each of four walls of this palace has a gate named after a kind of metal (The Golden Gate, the Silver Gate, the Iron Gate and the Brass Gate). Peristil (Peristyle) is the central square of the palace, located next to the Silver Gate and has a unique beauty which is later used for theater scenery, works of ancient literature and opera classics. Every year you can see tourists enjoying drinking coffee on the steps circling Peristyle. That is not only the Roman experience but also the Egyptian because Diocletian was a lover of Egypt and put many granite sphinxes from Luxor.

Another great place to visit in Split is The Marjan’s hill and the forest. It is a place for escaping from the Split’s hustle and bustle. It is situated on the hill of the peninsula, at an only 10min walking distance from the city center. Its rich pine forest and unreal landscapes will everyone leave breathless.

The city of Split definitely has a lot to offer and can meet everyone’s needs.

The Dazzling City Of Dubrovnik

February 13, 2019 in Blog

Let’s admit! The first thing that everyone of us thinks about when wants to experience a real hedonism is definitely a trip to the Mediterranean Coast. There’s nothing better than enjoying the sunshine while drinking the fist morning coffee. The city of Dubrovnik in Croatia was definitely my right choice in choosing my relaxing station. This pearl of the Adriatic (otherwise called Croatian Athens) with its amazing old town has become a Unesco World Heritage site in 1979.

Dubrovnik is a dazzling town with a rich history and breathtaking sights. When Dubrovnik ‘’got the role’’ of The King’s Landing in a world’s famous series Game of Thrones, its popularity has increased. There weren’t special needs for scenery and special effects because Dubrovnik by itself has a historic and glamorous look. It’s Old Town is surrounded by 1970 meters of walls which were used as a protection from occupiers and were built in the 9thcentury. Later, in the 15th century, these walls were rebuilt when the Turks wanted to invade. Nowadays, you can see people walking and taking pictures on this wall from every angle.

The hill of Srđ in Dubrovnik is known as the oldest “protector” of the town. This hill was used as a shelter in many wars. Nowadays, this hill is known as the place with glorious views from the cable car that runs from the old town of Dubrovnik to the top of this hill. The easiest way is to take a cable car from Petra Krešimira Street. When you climb to the top of this hill, there is a beautiful view (height of 512 m above sea level) waiting for you. When you get tired of walking up the hill of Srđ, there are restaurant and café where you can relax and look at unimaginable sights of Dubrovnik.

Dubrovnik has a very developed tourism. Besides the monuments, this town is famous for top culinary delights, day trips, and other events.  Dubrovnik Summer Festival is one of the most popular festivals in this town. The Festival includes music, dance, opera and theater events at different open-air venues. You shouldn’t miss the port that dates from 14th century and Maritime Museum also.

Without trying beaches of Dubrovnik, your vacation wouldn’t be complete. The beach Banje is perfectly made for families and you can get there quickly from Ploče Gate. It offers many activities (jet sky, boats, and parachute). The Lapad Beach is a favorite beach for many tourists and has a part on the west made for nudistsSt.Jakov Beach has plenty cafes and other facilities. The easiest way to get there is by bus from the city center. From naturists beaches, the most famous are Cava, Sunj and Lokrum Beach.

If you are not sure what else you can do in Dubrovnik, I want to convince you the opposite!  There are plenty activities you can enjoy and relax and other sights that need to be seen and experienced. Let your mantra for the perfect vacation be a fresh air, beautiful landscapes and breathtaking views of Dubrovnik!

 

Experience the unique mix of ancient and modern times in the town of Zadar

February 13, 2019 in Blog

The vibrant town of Zadar is a unique mix of ancient and modern times that attracts thousands of tourists to listen to its wonderful Sea Organ, experience its perfectly turquoise sea and taste Croatian traditional cuisine.

Zadar’s History

Settled in the heart of the Adriatic Coast, the town of Zadar makes the urban center of North Dalmatia an administrative, cultural and political center of the region with 75.000 inhabitants. It’s irresistible for everyone who admires treasury of the archaeological and monumental riches and possesses visible marks of ancient and medieval times. In history, Zadar first appeared in the 4th century BC as a settlement of the Illyrian tribe of Liburnians. The first name of the town was Jadera (Roman roots), and by its ‘walking’ through history, the name was changed into Idassa (Greek roots), Diadora, Zara (region of Venice, later Italy) to today’s name Zadar. What to visit? Sea Organ Carefully situated on the western side of Zadar, this First World’s Sea Organ produce the most lovable music of the Adriatic Sea. The lower steps of the organs allow water to flow in, so each sound you hear never sounds the same twice in a row. Visit Kornati Islands by boatKornati islands are nested on the meeting point of Zadar and Šibenik Islands and make the strangest archipelago on the Mediterranean. Its 140 uninhabited islands will definitely provide you with a unique experience. Visit PuntamikaYour visit to Zadar wouldn’t be complete without a walk through Zadar’s famous Puntamika. It’s an area that dates back to Neolithic settlements but at the same time offers a lot of modern facilities such as bars, restaurants, and cafes. This place buzzes until late night hours so you’d better be prepared! St Donatus ChurchThe Church of St Donatus is definitely one of the most important Zadar symbols. This pre-Romanesque church dates back to the 9th century and was known under the name The Church of the Holy Trinity until the 15th century. Enjoy Zadar’s breathtaking sunset you probably haven’t heard for the saying that Zadar is the proud owner of the World’s most beautiful sunset. Even a world-famous film director Hitchcock shared the same opinion! If you have the opportunity to visit Zadar then you definitely must experience its Monument to the Sun!  Cafes: Beach and Cocktail Bar Bamboo

Obala Kneza Domagoja bbZadar 23000, Croatia

+385 98 756 998

This is definitely the place for enjoying your first morning espresso or Frappe ‘cause it will provide you with everything you need- a gorgeous sea view, great music, and a pleasant atmosphere. It’s simply the right place for spending a day at the beach. Café Danica

Shiroka Ulica 1, Zadar 23000, Croatia

+385 23 337 294

 

Café Danica offers you not only a coffee but also the tastiest cakes, ice creams, and pies you’ll ever try. It’s nested in the main Zadar street and its guests always rush to try their delicious Ferrero cake.

 

Lunch:

Konoba Bonaca

Trg Tri Bunara 4Zadar 23000, Hrvatska

+385 23 779 262

 

This Konoba is the restaurant with a log seafood preparing tradition. If you wanted to try domestic and unique Croatian seafood then you’re in the right place.

 

Restaurant Martinac

Ulica Alesandra Paravije 7Zadar 23000, Hrvatska

+385 98 308 869

 

Restaurant Martinac is our second suggestion because it’s one of the best Dalmatian lunch spots. The courtyard is so cozy that will make you feel like you’re at home. You can expect traditional and delicious food, super friendly staff and calm and quiet oasis.

 

Dinner:

Restaurant Kastel

Bedemi Zadarskih Pobuna 13 | Hotel BastionZadar 23000, Hrvatska

+385 23 494 950

 

This marvelous restaurant is situated in the Hotel Bastion and it’s simply superb! We highly recommend you to try the Ceviche (a famous Peruvian seafood dish) that will wake up all your senses.

 

Bon Appetite Restaurant

Ulica Mihovila Pavlinovica 4 | Zadarska rivaZadar 23000, Hrvatska

+385 23 335 550

 

If you’re the lover of having a dinner with a sea view then this is the place where your day will get a perfect and tasty end. It’s simply indescribable place with kind staff, incredible view, and a pleasant atmosphere.

 

 

The buzzing town of Zadar is the place for those who want to get ‘a little bit’ of everything- the Roman ruins, historical museums, medieval churches, crystal clear sea, and cosmopolitan places for chilling!

Cinque Terre- The ‘country’ of Christopher Columbus and Garibaldi

February 13, 2019 in Blog

Genoa – the city of Christopher Columbus and Garibaldi and the eternal beauty rival of the city of Venice. With dozens of luxurious palaces, breathtaking old port, high couture shops, and great restaurants, it presents an indescribable life on the Italian Mediterranean Coast.

Genoa’s National park Cinque Terre (literally means -five countries) is protected by UNESCO since 1997 and presents a set of five terraced-looking isolated settlements on the steep cliffs of the Ligurian Riviera, which can’t be reached by car. Authenticity and lack of commercialization give Cinque Terre a special charm and its vivid houses of pastel colors, and old narrow streets are something that will not leave anyone indifferent. Cinque Terre is a mix of ancient and modern times so that’s why we encourage you to experience such an Italian fairy tale.

The Cinque Terre’s history

The name ‘’Cinque Terre’’ dates back to the 15th century but the history of the area goes back to the Bronze Age as proven by many bones and tools findings. Due to its great strategic position that strongly rises above the sea, these 5 countries have been attacked hundreds of times by pirates, different North European barbaric tribes, Lombards and Byzantines. However, Cinque Terre succeeded to pass all the troubles and disasters and decided to leave us an insane looking nature and brilliant history.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Experience the spirit of each village

Your visit to Cinque Terre simply wouldn’t be complete without visiting all five fairytale-looking villages (Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore).

Footpaths of Monterosso

The village of Monterosso is spread over two bays and is famous as the place from where the first Cinque Terre railway station was found. We recommend you to experience the walking on the historic footpaths and to experience the small piece of history (put your sneakers on).

Hidden pearls of Vernazza village

Vernazza’s origins date back to the Roman age and its typical tower-shaped buildings and houses hide the internal village appearance from anyone who’s approaching from the sea. So, if you wanted to experience the village Vernazza from the sea- you definitely made a huge mistake!

Visit the oldest of five villages

If you didn’t know, Corniglia is nestled between the hills and is the oldest of five villages. Since it doesn’t have a port, it relied more on wine-producing skills than fishing.  The village’s unreal looking terraced fields like Saint Mary’s Terrace are perfect for making breathtaking photos and there is one more interesting thing about this village. It has only one ‘easy-to-get’ beach called Spiaggione that was accidentally created for the train station purpose. So, if you want to go to this beach, you’ll need only a few steps from the station.

Visit the breathtaking beaches of Riomaggiore

The village of Riomaggiore is definitely tourists’ favorite Cinque Terre’s village because of its wonderful beaches and colorful buildings randomly settled on the high cliffs.

Rent a boat

To get a better impression of Cinque Terre’s beaches and landscape, we recommend you to rent a boat.

Discover all Cinque Terre trails

Since you can’t get to Cinque Terre by car (only by train), then you can discover all its historic trails by your feet and not only that….you’ll also get the opportunity to visit timeless Ligurian monuments like Chiesetta dell’Angelo Custode, Oratorio di San Rocco, Oratorio di Santa Maria, Church of San Francesco…

Café’s in Cinque Terre

Er Posu Café

Via Fieschi 5219018 Corniglia, Italy

+39 329 443 6460

 

This old-school Italian café will definitely provide you with a domestic Italian experience. It’s a great place to take a break after hiking the cliffs or to have a morning espresso.

 

 

Caffe Matteo

Via Fieschi 15719018 Corniglia, Italija

+39 0187 821044

 

Caffe Matteo is the place where you can get not only a coffee but also a croissant and beautiful freshly squeezed orange juice. In fact, you can visit it at any time of the day because it offers you different tasty meals.

Good restaurants for Lunch in Cinque Terre

A Pie de Ma

Via dell’Amore 55, 19017 Riomaggiore, Italy

+39 0187 921037

 

If you want to enjoy both lunch and wonderful sea view then this is the right place for you. We recommend you to try local Ligurian wines, olives, and cheese ‘cause there’re no many life opportunities to taste such a hedonism.

Trattoria dal Billy

Via Aldo Rollandi 12219017 Manarola, Italy

+39 0187 920628

 

This is definitely an unforgettable place where you can enjoy seafood in all shapes. We highly recommend you to try the Mixed Antipasto Di Mare ‘cause it’s great for those who want a little bit of everything (aromas of herbs mixed with the finest seafood).

 

Good restaurants for dinner in Cinque Terre

K&Pris Pizzeria Pinseria

Via Telemaco Signorini 673/B | Via Telemaco signori 643/B19017 Riomaggiore, Italija

+39 324 548 9905

 

Let’s admit! No visit to Italy would be complete without eating an originally prepared Italian Pizza. The staff is friendly and it’s so fun watching a chef while making pizza. It’s simply the best way to finish your day.

 

Nessun Dorma Cinque Terre

Località Punta Bonfiglio19017 Manarola, Italija

+39 340 888 4133

This restaurant is definitely the highlight of Cinque Terre. You’ll get all in one place- kindly people, pleasant atmosphere, wonderful view and the most important- tasty local food with a long tradition. It’s equally good to visit it for lunch or dinner!

Often Mistakes Tourists Make in Bangkok

February 13, 2019 in Blog

Thailand has become a real tourist force in recent years. Its wild spirit, fascinating tourist attractions, and delicious cuisine never left anyone indifferent.

Otherwise called ‘Venice of the East’, the city of Bangkok never sleeps. This fascinating capital city of two sides (rich and poor) offers you to experience both of them. However, these are some of the most common “mistakes” tourists make in Bangkok that should definitely be avoided.

 

Scams

Scams are very common in Phuket and Bangkok. Do not listen to people who want to “inform you” that the attraction you are planning to visit is closed. It often happens that they want to offer you a personalized tour at ‘’a much lower price’’.

Street food

Carefully choosing food and drinks when you’re in a foreign country is always a good idea. However, when it comes to street food in Bangkok, it definitely shouldn’t be missed. We are sure you’ll experience some of the best Thai specialties in street food kiosks. On the other hand, you also need to make sure the kiosk you’ve chosen is clean and proven quality.

Monks’ seats

Many seats in buses, metro, boats and even airports are reserved only for monks. You may often see signs that inform you about this. Always make sure that you did

Bangkok has two airports

This may seem like an initial mistake, but in reality, it happens very often that passengers go to the wrong airport. Not all people know that Bangkok has two international airports – the bigger one- Suvarnabhumi (BKK) and the smaller one- Don Mueang (DMK).

Insulting

Thais are known as a gentle, and very polite nation. You need to be especially careful not to insult their king or the royal family. It is strictly punishable by Thai law. Do not insult the Buddhist religion, dress appropriately when visiting temples, do not turn your feet to statues and images of the Buddha (or to other people, it’s very rude!). Always put your feet hidden below your legs when sitting in Buddhist temples.

Public transport

Bangkok’s public transport is a great experience and can be considered one of the most popular city attractions. Skytrain (BTS) and Metro (MRT) are modern, air-conditioned and clean transport systems. There is also a line from Suvarnabhumi Airport to the city, which is a great option, especially at the time of the traffic jam.
Bangkok’s river transport offers you to visit luxurious hotel complexes along the Great Palace and the famous Khao San Road along the Chao Praya River for less than a dollar. This type of transport is great for sightseeing and getting an authentic life experience in Bangkok.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Petra- The Peaceful Oasis of the Middle East

February 13, 2019 in Blog

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is an Arab state in the Middle East. It borders with Israel, Syria, Iraq and Saudi Arabia, but despite the unstable situation in the region, Jordan is otherwise called the Peaceful Oasis of the Middle East.

The situation was not so bright a few years ago when the Islamic State attacked Syria and Iraq. In that time, tourists nearly stopped visiting Jordan, but then the country managed to get on its feet and recorded approximately 433,000 tourists.

Petra is certainly one the most famous tourist attractions in the country and one of the most amazing archaeological sites in the world. Its popularization has grown with the 1989 Hollywood hit, “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,” that is still being used as an inspiration for making souvenirs.

The cultural status of this ancient city was confirmed after being listed on the New Seven Wonders list in 2007. The entrance to the city of Petra and the Siq Canyon should definitely be visited.

The canyon leads the visitors to the most famous building of this complex – the famous Treasury (Al Khazneh). Despite the name, it served as a tomb, and its facade carved into the wall represents the symbol of Petra. The treasure is, however, only a small part of a rich archaeological site that extends to 264 km2 and testifies the power of famous Arabian Nabatean kingdom.

While group guides usually visit the Treasury and the surrounding area, those who have more time and are ready for a walk can visit the spectacular “El Deir”. It is otherwise known as a place of sacrifice and is ideal for viewing the surrounding panorama.

As a conclusion, I only have to add that Jordan is an ancient country of special charm and incredible history. It is full of legends and traditions, rich in cultural heritage and architectural attractions. Its beautiful beaches on the Red Sea Coast and the healing waters of the Dead Sea will definitely leave anyone speechless.

 

 

 

 

Experience the Turkish influence in the Balkans

February 13, 2019 in Blog

 Welcome to the place where civilizations meet! Welcome to the Balkans! By observing every aspect of people’s lives in the Balkans, Turkey’s cultural influence is hard to miss.

 

Going back through history, you’ll notice that five centuries long Turkish domination left the mark on cuisine, culture, music, language and even gestures in many Balkan countries. If you visited Greece, you couldn’t miss the strong Turkish influence in food and not to try ‘their’ “baklava” and “moussaka”, while sightseeing through many other Balkan countries will make you think twice whether you’re in Turkey or some other country. When we talk about Balkan music, we must admit you that almost all music hits are adaptations of Turkish songs.

Religion

The Turkish influence in the Balkans can be seen not only in these aspects but also in the aspect of religion. For example, Serbian Muslims from the region of Sandžak still keep Turkish tradition and their way of living. Women from this part of Serbia wear ‘hijab’ while men strictly respect all Islamic rules. Going through Bosnia, you’ll also see different ways of living- both Islamic and Christian. The capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo, perfectly reflects the history and Turkish architecture, while Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, attracts tourists to visit marvelous Turkish fortress “Kalemegdan”. Since Kalemegdan is located in the heart of the city, it’s impossible to miss this breathtaking place. And…yes! The word ‘Kalemegdan’ is derivated from the Turkish language also. We guess that you also didn’t know that Belgrade had 114 Mosques while being under their boot. Serbian language and especially Bosnian has more than 3.000 Turkish words. Words like jok- no, sarma-Turkish dish, dzezva-coffee pot, kapija- gate, burek, baklava, fildzan- coffee mug, chorba-soup, can be heard on every corner.

Maybe you wouldn’t believe us, but thanks to the Turks, Europeans today enjoy the World’s most famous morning drink- coffee!  It came to Europe after the Battle of Mohacs (1526) in the Kingdom of Hungary when Suleiman the Magnificent took the win against the Hungarian army guided by Louis II (Hungarian-Lajos II). When the group of Hungarian parliamentarians went to sign a contract of peace, an unpleasant surprise was waiting for them.

How the coffee became popular?

As Turks were famous (and they’re still famous) as great hosts, they decided to serve a traditional black domestic coffee to their guests. Since Hungarians haven’t tried anything like that before, the Turkish coffee wasn’t anything else than an awful ‘black soup’ and a great humiliation. Fortunately, people have become crazy for this drink, so today Europeans can enjoy the scent and taste of this drink every day.

Antalya- The place for spending an active vacation

February 13, 2019 in Blog

Antalya region is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, with dozens of historical and natural sights. It’s famous for exceptional beaches and warm and clean sea that seduce millions of tourists every year. The resorts in Antalya are located close to the ancient cities Termesos, Aspendos, Side, Perge, and Olimpos.

If you’re a lover of an active vacation, Antalya will be your perfect choice. Here is the list of attractions that definitely shouldn’t be missed.

Antalya Aquarium

Antalya aquarium is located in the southern part of the city, close to the famous Konyaalti Beach. It is one of the largest aquarium complexes in the world with 40 thematic aquariums and 131 meters long glass tunnel. There’s also the Snow World with the Ice Museum where the kids can play snow bowling. Another great complex is the house of reptiles with an impressive live collection of some of the most toxic reptiles in the world. The aquarium also offers multimedia walks through the WildPark and the ocean.

Sandland

By going to another part of the city you’ll find a sandy figures museum on the Lara beach. This Sandland is the place where the festival of sand figures was held for years. They are now set up as a permanent exhibition. The figures are located under the open sky and are protected from external conditions. They can be visited throughout the year, all 365 days. There is an exhibition with the theme of legendary characters from cartoons, comics, and famous ancient and historical legends. Some of the exhibited sculptures are the Little Mermaid, the King of the Lions, the Cyclops, the Sphinx.

Manavgat

Those who like to taste the adrenaline can visit the Manavgat where was recently opened the Hip-Notics Cable Park with three lakes and ski lifts. If you’re a lover of an active holiday, then you can enjoy a number of swimming pools, saunas, and Jacuzzis. The visitors can also try water sports, play beach volleyball, table soccer or to afford a relaxing massage.

Dolphinarium

One of the new favorite Antalya’s attractions is the dolphinarium with a large aquapark. Visitors can enjoy all-day aquatic activities, play with dolphins and swim with them.

Antalya has been done a lot on the arrangement of the city itself. Lately, many parks have been built, and one of the most beautiful city attractions’ is a panoramic elevator overlooking an ancient marina in the old town of Kaleici. With all the new attractions, you must not forget about those old ones, due to which the Antalya region is visited by over 20 million tourists every year. It testifies to the enormous historical significance this city has.

 

 

 

 

Zürich-the most livable European city

February 13, 2019 in Blog

Despite having a small population (about 400,000 people), Zürich is one of the most important world financial centers, one of the richest European cities, and for years it is in the top 10 places best for a living.

This largest Switzerland’s town is located in the northwestern end of Lake Zürich and the Limmat River. It is surrounded by hills, while the highest peak Uetliberg (870m) offers breathtaking views to the city. It is also a favorite weekend resort for local people. Uetliberg is connected to the city by rail, and trains depart from the main train station every half hour (driving takes about 20 minutes).

If you’re planning to visit Zürich, you’ll be thrilled with a number of walking and cycling routes. Its famous restaurant at the Uto Kulm Hotel has high prices, so if you travel on a tight budget, a better option would be a picnic in your own direction. Nature lovers will also enjoy the lake, and walking through a beautiful Promenade, which is especially popular in the summer months.

In Zürich, you’ll be able to visit the remains of the Celtic and Roman settlements where was later built the Carolingian palace of Ludwig II of Germany. Today the square represents an oasis of peace where you’ll get a great view of the city.

Old town streets are pleasant for walking and sightseeing, while traditional cottages contain numerous cafes and restaurants.

If you are in a shopping mood, Bahnhofstrasse is one of the most famous and most expensive shopping streets in the world which stretches from the main train station to the lake. Here you can buy everything – from handmade chocolates to expensive diamond jewelry, and the two most popular department stores are Globus and Jelmoli.

Zürich West is a former industrial part of the city, which has been completely renovated in recent years and has become the center of cultural events and nightlife.

What is a Zürich Card?

Zürich Card is a city card that allows tourists to use the city transport (trams, buses, trains, boats, and cable cars) for 24 hours or 72 hours, River Limmat cruise, free entrance or purchase of tickets with a discount for 40 museums, 50% discount on tour through the Old Town, and many other amenities.

The price of the 24 hours card costs 27 francs, while the 72 hours card costs 53 francs. I highly recommend you to visit the National Museum where you’ll find a well documented Switzerland’s cultural history (the entrance is free with Zürich Card).

Free London Attractions- What to visit?

February 13, 2019 in Blog

London is probably the city with the biggest number of free attractions in the world.

Unlike other destinations where you will be struggling to find an attraction with a free entrance, in London you will need to make some difficult choices – because it is almost impossible, especially for a short visit, to visit all the quality free amenities and attractions. Here are some of the most famous free London’s attractions.

National Gallery

With the collection of great artist works such as Van Gogh, Renoir, Da Vinci, and Michelangelo, the National Gallery is one of the most visited institutions in London. It is visited by more than 6 million people every year, so if you’re not a crowd-lover then it’s better to visit it on working days (especially in the morning) or Friday evening.

British Museum

Whatever the reason for a visit to London is, make sure to take the opportunity to see the treasures from all around the world in the British Museum. Many tourists, aware of the amount of the museum’s collection, go on a visit for two days in a row. You need to have plenty of free time for enjoying 80,000 incredible exhibits of the British Museum, completely free of charge. Egyptian mummies, Samurai shields, items from Anglo-Saxon graves are only a small part of the setting that represents 1% of the eight million items owned by the British Museum.

Parliament

The seat of the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is located in the monumental neo-gothic building of the Westminster Palace from the mid-19th century. The part of this complex is one of the most famous city symbols – Big Ben. In the palace are settled two houses – House of Commons and House of Lords. You can also attend the sessions if you book a seat a few days earlier.

Tate Modern

One of London’s favorite attractions is located on the southern shore of the river Thames, in the building of the former power plant. Tate Modern is one of four British Tate Galleries. Here you can enjoy the permanent exhibit of the works of Warhol, Matisse, and Picasso, among others. After a long walk through this marvelous place, you can have a coffee in the gallery café. It provides a breathtaking view of the river Thames.

Borough Market

The Borough Market is one of the oldest city attractions. Its 100th birthday was celebrated in 2014. Today it is located in a complex built from the mid-19th century, with a beautiful entrance decorated in art-deco style. The market is open from Monday to Saturday where you can find specialties from all around the world, various local delicacies, and a low-budget memorable meal.