Cities of the past that still exist

There are cities in the world with a lot of history, important cities in ancient times turned into a metropolisthat retain, despite everything, the initial charm of its ancient era. Let's meet some of them.

What were settlements of great activity centuries ago are currently urban centers of enormous tourist demand, thanks to the fact that They perfectly combine tradition and innovation, past and future. All these cities of the past undeniably show us the splendor that resided in them yesterday and today.

Cities of the past in Europe: cradle of civilizations

Rome, city of cities

It is not said of her that she is the Eternal City for no reason, because Rome hides many legends in each of its corners. The seat of the ancient Roman Empire was influence in successive times in almost all fields.

Colosseum in Rome - Viacheslav Lopatin

Three millennia have passed on their roads and still today we can enjoy, thanks to a hard work of restoration and conservation, of architectural works and valuable artistic pieces and incalculable quality. Therefore it is one of the favorite destinations of tourists.

You have to walk its streets and squares discovering hidden sources in which to throw a coin with the promise to return while we taste a creamy ice cream or visit the Colosseum and imagine bloodthirsty gladiatorial fights amazed at the powerful acoustics of the place.

St. Peter's Basilica, the Vatican - Matteo Gabrieli

You also have to drop by the Plaza de San Pedro, in the nearby enclave of the Vatican City, marveling at the purest classicism. They are just a few examples of everything Rome can bring to the enthusiastic traveler.

And everything in it smells like romance, that sweet secret kiss between two lovers in a slightly lit alley. If we add to all this that it is the home of pizza and pasta, we will understand why This beautiful metropolis is one of the most requested destinations.

Athens, civic model

Along the centuries, there has been no more conscientiously admired model of civilization than the Hellenic. The Greek Empire had a huge impact on politics and education.

Acropolis, Athens - S. Borisov

Athens was the epicenter of the earthquake that shook the pillars of thought of its time, as well as the successive ones. The first settlers of this nerve center date back more than 3000 years ago. Today it continues to be the capital of Greece and is a frequent choice for lovers of classic history and art.

The old town of such a distinguished town has numerous archaeological complexes such as the Acropolis or the Agora, as well as lots of temples dedicated to deities like Zeus or Athena. We will have the opportunity to enjoy the balance and serenity embodied in the architecture of these constructions.

Piraeus Port - Milan Gonda

As well we can enjoy the gentle breeze of the Atlantic coast in the port of Piraeus while we take a boat to the islands. The region has a wide commercial and cultural activity, with a great leisure offer. To participate in it you just have to have good taste and good humor.

Ribe, the unknown Viking

To the southwest of Jutland is the oldest city in Denmark, Ribe. It is a small town that was born thanks to a settlement from the early Viking era, about 1300 years ago. At that time, this population was one of the main Nordic trading points, largely due to its river port.

Ribe, Denmark - Frank Bach

Its conservation program makes it one of our cities of the past. It is perfect to take a walk to the times when piracy was the order of the day, where runic writings and magic rites were almost a religion and where braids and kilometer keel boats were all the rage.

His Viking museum has recreations of this period. It is, without a doubt, the best way to introduce ourselves fully to the knowledge of this curious civilization, famous for both its misdeeds and its conquests. Let the spell of its streets make us feel like authentic northern privateers who are back at home and toast for the success of our last exploration.

«One of the most necessary and most forgotten extremes in relation to that novel called History, is the fact that it is not finished.»

-Gilbert Keith Chesterton-

A civilization that pointed to the Sun

Cairo, at the top of the pyramid

On the banks of Nile is the largest urban center in the Middle East and Africa, a fundamental pillar on which centuries of cultural and technical advances, Cairo, settled. The capital of Egypt, another of our cities of the past, was founded more than 2000 years ago and It contains a colossal display of Egyptian art and life of the Pharaonic era in its many museums.

Alabaster Mosque, Cairo - R Gombarik

The tourist can dive inside the souks in search of handkerchiefs, glass pipes, jewelry, coffees, spices and slippers, perfect memories to take us home from this old land.

Already on the outskirts of, more specifically in the necropolis of Giza, the pyramid of Cheops stands, impassive witness of the passage of centuries and the only wonder of the ancient world that still stands. It is a more than necessary escape to glimpse the splendor of a mystical era. We cannot miss the sun's fall before such a solemn monument.

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