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Milan

Milan Travel Guide


Milan is recognized as the capital for fashion fanatics. This gives Italy the image of a fashionable country. Milan also plays a role as the major financial centre of Italy. Moreover, Milan is an excellent shopping spot for window shoppers and true shoppers. The people of Milan represent style, vivacious environment and arrays of food.

The impressive Castello Sforzesco intersects the Piazza del Duomo at the northern area of Via Dante. More than a few museums and a number of eye-catching sculptures are the features inside the Castello Sforzesco. For tourists who had enough with culture and history, Parco Sempione is the most recommended green area where environment lovers gather the most.
Piazza Del Duomo is the centre of Milan’s economic activities and the place features a glorious cathedral of the 14th Century. The Piazza del Duomo is considered as one of the largest domes and has a spectacular gilded copper sculpture of the Museo Del Uomo and Madonna. Other major religious places of interest are The Last Supper, which was painted by Leonardo Da Vinci. The Last Supper is restored safely and displayed to restricted numbers in the hall of the Convetto Di Santa Maria Delle Grazie.

Milan has a desirable music and opera scene. Down with a 200 years history museum, Teatro all Scala has become the world’s most notorious centerpiece. Milan’s main attractions are markets, malls, and shopping boulevards that are scattered everywhere. On the other side of Milan, tourists can drive to Lake Maggiore and Pavia area.


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Madrid

Madrid Travel Guide


As the main capital of Spain, Madrid is well known of its impressive buildings, boulevards, amazing museums and monuments. The Madrilenos passion of going out at night to explore the city makes Madrid as a grand place for meals with many types of international and national foods for tourists to choose from.

The Madrid of the Habsburgs is known as the oldest district in Madrid due to the royal families that helped the town to develop in 16th century. The main attractions of this place are Casa de Correos ( the headquarter buildings of the Community of Madrid’s Autonomous Government) and Puerta del Sol.
El Oso y El Madrono (means “The Bear and the Strawberry”) is an official marks of the city. This well known statue is placed straight opposite of Puerta de Sol and Casa de Correos.
Tourists leisurely walk throughout Plaza Mayor which is a royal square that is used to be the places of countless fiestas, inquisition trials, bullfights, crowning ceremonies and public executions during Felipe II eras.

Cuchilerros guides tourists to the Plaza de Puerta Cerrada not far away from Plaza Mayor. On the right side of the area, tourists can see the San Miguel church, a large church that is built in 18th century with styles of Italian Baroque.

There are many buildings in the Plaza de la Villa with various historic interests. For example, the Casa de Cisneros, which was built originally built as a palace in 1537 and it is dedicated for the Cardinal Cisneros. At the present time, the building was fully renovated and renewed for the departments of the town hall.


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Lyon

Lyon Travel Guide


Lyon is the second most popular city in France as well as one of the best spot for vacations. However, Lyon is an important city in France and it has valuable and esteemed history.

Historically, Lyon used to be famous of its economy especially on silk. Because of the silk, there are many beautiful Renaissance buildings around the town. In the present time, Lyon became more industrial than before and shows a good example of a usual working city in French. Other than that, Lyon is also a base for lots of European and French companies, a transport hub and the Headquarters of Interpol.

Moreover, the old town of Lyon is compressed under the hill of Fourviere. It is a maze of small passages (traboule) and streets which is starts at the centre of pedestrian zone of Rue St-Jean and ends at the Cathedral St. Jean, a 12th century built cathedral church. Not far away from the cathedral, in front of Pont Bonaparte and avenue Adolphe-Max, tourists can go the furnicular station and the Viux Lyon metro to discover the Roman remains in Lyon. This includes two remarkable excavated theatres. In addition, the Musée Gallo-Romain et Parc Archéologique de Fourvière is situated here. The 16th century built, Hotel Paterin is one of the most stunning buildings in Lyon. The Basilique de Fourviere also offers excellent sceneries Lyon’s surrounding area from the top.

There are many places of interest in Lyon such as Theatre de Guignol, a place of puppet performances; Musee de la Marionnette, Musee Historique de Lyon, and the Musee d’Art Contemporain.


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