What Are the Some of the Best-Reviewed Places to Visit in the World?


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According to "Travel & Leisure" magazine, as of 2015 some of the best reviewed places to visit around the world include Barcelona in Spain, the Italian cities Rome and Florence, as well as Kyoto, Japan. The city of Charleston, South Carolina, which is located in the United States is also a popular travel destination. Each of these cities offers stunning scenery, diverse culture and a variety of activities that will give any traveler a trip to remember.

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Barcelona is known for its architecture, as well as its sandy beaches and Catalan culture. It is the land of Antoni Gaudi, who designed his buildings with a fluidity usually reserved for sculpture, including the still-unfinished La Sagrada Familia.

Rome, also known as the Eternal City, is filled with ancient ruins, such as the Pantheon and the Colosseum. The Vatican, a sovereign district in the center of Rome, is home to St. Peter's Basilica and residence of the Pope. Florence is best-known as being the birthplace of the Renaissance. Visitors exploring this city can find Michelangelo's David statue and Il Duomo, a cathedral/museum from the seventh century with a red tile dome that looks over the entire city.

Charleston, South Carolina is filled with buildings dating back to the early 1800s, such as Charleston City Hall. It is also home to Charles Towne Landing, the site of the first European settlements in the Carolinas. Horse-drawn carriages carry visitors through the historic district and along the waterfront. The southern city is also famous for its seafood. Savor the Flavors of Charleston is a popular tour featuring everything from barbecue to pralines and sweet tea.

Visitors who travel to Kyoto, Japan in the spring during the cherry blossom season and see the countryside dotted with pink blossoms. With a little wind, these blossoms can create what looks like pink snow. Other areas of interest include the Shinto shrines, Buddhist temples, the Kyoto Gosho Palace, and artwork at the Kyoto National Museum that dates back centuries.

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