6. Nyhavn, Copenhagen, Denmark
If you decide to visit an European Capital City with a rich tradition and culture during times, you must see one day Copenhagen. Give yourself at least two days to spend in the Nyhavn neighborhood. It was built in the 17th century in order to host the sailors and travelers who stopped in the same called seaport. The true colors of the buildings, although they seem not practical at all, were chose in the past to attract people and also to be visible from far in the sea. The oldest house is Number 9, built in 1681 and kept by the authorities in the same shape it had from its beginnings.
Although in the past Nyhavn was the place of sailors, whores and small sellers, it is a respectable place nowadays, a great place to spend a family holiday: you can order great local food and listen to jazz while you admire the architecture of the place. The beauty of this place also used to attract Hans Christian Anderson who decided to move in for a few years. Here is where he wrote Princess and the Pea. Well, it seems like a place of inspiration!
5. La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina
La Boca is one of the most popular neighborhoods in the Argentine Capital City and it is a clear example of European influence in architecture in the South of America. La Boca is also the place where Boca Junior football team started and their home field is called La Bombonera (the candy box). If football is not one of your favorites, you can always take a walk on the streets here (avoiding high heels, because the streets are cobbled) and even stop for a few moments on Caminito, the street where everyone dances Argentine tango and where you can find almost everything you can imagine about souvenirs.
If you ever thought it is rude to ask a stranger too many questions, here things are different. You can always meet a local who is really happy to tell you the entire story of his life if! It’s just the way they are used to so don’t imagine you met a crazy person! And one more funny detail: if you wonder how can those ladies dance tango wearing high heels on cobble, you should know that here, while dancing tango, your heels mustn’t touch the floor!
4. Willemstad, Curacao, Caribbean Islands
Willemstad is the Capital City of small state Curacao, an island in the Sea of the Caribbean, which belongs to Netherlands. The history of this colorful city starts in 1634 when the Dutch took the island from the Spanish and created the region of Punda (coming from the Dutch word punt). Otrobanda, the other part of the city was founded in 1707 and it shows up as the historical center today. It is full of colored buildings and curious visitors. The biggest city revenue comes from tourism and gambling, which is pretty famous because of the low taxes.
Although in the beginnings it was only a seaport here, now Willemstad extended and hosts, among famous clear banking services, a lot of luxury shops. You can reach this island by boat or by plane (there’s only one airport on this island – Hato International). If you want to pass from Otrobanda to Punda and back you will have to use Queen Emma Bridge which is only allowed for people, because during the time, its structure became more and more fragile so it can’t be used by cars or other vehicles now. Why makes this city so special? First, because it’s a very nice mixture of Dutch rigor and Spanish pathos and the result is entirely spectacular! Then, the food is great, you get quality services and the architecture is amazing!