Cultural Hotspots to Add to Your Bucket List

Sure, there are times when you want to get away on a beach vacation and let your hair down with nothing to do other than splash about in the pool and maybe take a trip or two to the local beach. But if you are looking for a more cultural trip with plenty to see, learn, and do, then you are going to have to put a lot more effort into your planning process. All-inclusive package breaks just aren’t going to cut it! So, here are a couple of different places that you might like to consider!

Machu Picchu

If ancient cultural history is your thing, then you should definitely plan a trip to Machu Picchu. This is fifteenth century Inca citadel lies on a mountain ridge above the Sacred Valley in Peru. By visiting the area with a knowledgeable guide, you can learn all sorts about the ancient Inca empires!

Paris

Paris is one of the most visited cities in the world – it’s one of the tourism capitals! Now, there’s a good reason for this. Many of us have long romanticized this city and for good reason. Not only is it portrayed as a hotspot for romance and fashion, but it has a whole lot of cultural attractions too. Start out a trip by visiting its most iconic piece of architecture – the Eiffel Tower. Designed by Gustave Eiffel, this stunning piece of architecture draws in hundreds of thousands of visitors year-round. It’s not hard to see why. Its sheer grandeur is astounding! Now, this attraction is open most days of the year from morning until night. So choose your time wisely. Ideally, you should visit while weather conditions are preferable. Why? Well, you don’t want your view from the top to be obscured by fog or mist. If you visit in the day, you will be able to take in a sprawling view of wider Paris. If you visit by night, you get to see the city all lit up. You will also be treated to a pretty light show on the hour every hour. We’d recommend paying the small extra fee to use the lift if you want to avoid exhaustion and the extra to visit the top tier is well worth the investment! Paris also has a rich history of art. Some of the world’s greatest artists have flocked here to learn their craft and expand their style. So it’s not all too surprising that you can find two of the world’s most impressive museums lying on the same road here! The Louvre is iconic and expansive. Home to more than 380,000 exhibits, most tourists flocks to see the Mona Lisa. The Musee d’Orsay is built in an old rail station and home to more Impressionist works, by artists such as such as Van Gogh and Degas!

These are just two different cultural hotspots that you might like to consider. Whether you’re into ancient culture or more modern culture, one of the two will meet your needs and preferences!

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