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Top 10 cities to visit in 2018

 

Top 10 cities to visit in 2018

The most influential tourist guide publisher Lonely Planet publishes a list of cities to visit every year. This list brings very interesting and unusual recommendations to cities that would not be our first choice.

Seville Known for its celebratory street life, excellent tapas and performances of flamenco. Featured in the popular HBO series “Game of Thrones,” the Spanish city where medieval architecture competes with modernists will host the 31st annual European Film Awards.

That’s why Seville topped Lonely Planet’s list of the best cities to visit in 2018.

“The city’s artistic past and present and a starring role in Game of Thrones has put it on the map, and made it our number one city to visit next year.”

For the 13th year, Lonely Planet editors gathered nominations from hundreds of contributors around the world. They pick 10 cities, regions, countries and destinations to recommend for its bet 10 picks.

Top 10 cities to visit in 2018 . Which cities came out on top?

Seville, Spain

Seville has bloomed into a city of bicycles and trams, keen to reinvigorate its artistic past. The metamorphosis hasn’t gone unnoticed. The capital of Andalucía will host the 31st European Film Awards in 2018.

Detroit, USA

It’s like the whole place is caffeine-buzzed, freewheeling in ideas. Young creative types jump-started the scene when they began transforming the crazy-huge slew of abandoned buildings into distilleries, bike shops and galleries.

Canberra, Australia

National treasures are found around almost every corner and exciting new boutique precincts have emerged, bulging with gastronomic highlights and cultural must-dos.

Hamburg, Germany

Its completion seemed to take longer than sitting through the entire cycle of Wagner’s Ring operas, but the stunning new €790 million Elbphilharmonie concert hall was worth every extra year of delay. The glass top shimmers like crystalline sails while the base reflects the brick aesthetic of the surrounding historic and oh-so-walkable HafenCity port area.

Kaohsiung, Taiwan

A massive arts center and 100,000 sq m cultural and music complex, complete with wave-lapped walkways and a night market, is emerging on Kaohsiung’s balmy harbourfront – Taiwan’s showcase for experimental architecture from around the world.

Antwerp, Belgium

Once northern Europe’s greatest city, today Antwerp is one of its best-kept secrets. Flanders’ unofficial capital is laden with historic riches and home to world-class arts and design, and this year it’s showing its cultural chops with a celebration of its Baroque heyday.

Matera, Italy

A crown of honey-stoned houses perched above a ravine, Matera has knockout looks. But that’s only half the story: snaking beneath the surface is a labyrinth of cave dwellings, churches and monasteries that date back over 9000 years – making it one of the oldest living cities in the world.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan is a place where old meets new, where the city’s colonial past meshes comfortably with an emerging modern urbanity. Old San Juan is a walled enclave with cobblestoned roads, leafy plazas, and historic churches and forts.

Guanajuato, Mexico

The wealth produced by the local seams of silver created a visually stunning cityscape of ornate churches, pretty squares and colorful houses, spread out over the verdant valley in which Guanajuato sits.

Oslo, Norway

For many years, Norway’s capital has been eclipsed by its stylish Scandi neighbors. But Oslo, along with the rest of the nation, is set to toast a landmark event: in 2018, Norway’s beloved king and queen celebrate the 50th year of their marriage.

These are the Top 10 cities to visit in 2018 –  travel experts say you should experience them next year.

The list is brimming with exciting cities with new museums and sports offerings. Cities that are have suffered from human neglect or natural disasters, these cities deserve our attention.

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