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4 of the Best Cultural Destinations Around the World

If you are tired of ski resorts or beaches, then maybe it is time to set off on a journey to discover destinations that have served as homes to great civilizations, legendary revolutions, hard-fought battles, great leaders and other aspects that have defined and shaped the world as we know it. Here are four of the best cultural destinations around the world:

Rome

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Though it seems almost unfair that a single city is housing the Vatican, the Villa Borghese, the Forum and the Via Appia, they are definitely in Rome—a place where extraordinary moments in civilization occurred. It is just impossible to walk around the city without stumbling upon something heavenly. However you define culture, you will surely find it here.

Istanbul

Istanbul

This popular destination is known as the quintessential meeting point of east and west, with great Ottoman landmarks that draw visitors from around the world.

Venice

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You can see beautiful buildings and works of art throughout this lagoon city, which is itself a work of art. The place hosts an unusually large number of art treasures, which is due its exposed position, the prosperity of the ruling Doge and the disproportionate number of wealthy citizens and noble families. Because of the commitment of the Doge republic, especially in the eastern Mediterranean Region, and its close connection to eastern Rome, you can also find a lot of lot of Byzantine elements in the city. These elements make art in Venice so unique.

Paris

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Speaking of Paris culture, it mostly concerns the arts, museums, music, entertainment events and festivals. Today, the city is one of the leading business and cultural business centers in the world, where all forms of culture contribute to its status as one of the major global cities. Also, it is home to notable cultural attractions, such as the Louvre, Musée Rodin, Musée Picasso, Musée National d’Art Moderne and Musée du Montparnasse, not to mention the cultural icons associated with Paris, such as the Eiffel Tower, Opéra Garnier and Notre Dame de Paris.

Aside from the places listed above, there are still many destinations where you can explore the rich cultures of the world, including Xi’an, Havana, Seville, Tuscany, Egypt and a lot more!

Photos by: Giuseppe MiloMoyan BrennLau Svenssonxlibber

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