Traveling is among activities greatly enjoyed by everybody. But in this regard, people can differ in terms of where they enjoy traveling. Some people like visiting some locations with sea, full of sand, sun; and however, some of them like visiting locations taking them to historical journey. People in love with historical journeys take great pleasure for visiting such locations, inhaling its air and feeling its energy. If you think the aforementioned sentence is talking about you, this list is really for you!
Here are 9 countries to be absolutely visited by lovers of historical journeys...
As far as history concerned; the first country that comes to mind is Italy. Because Italy, since immemorial times, have paid great value and importance to historical locations and places and prevented them suffering from damage. Therefore, in this fascinating country hosting great and many significant empires such as the Roman Empire, there are very impressive places to be absolutely visited. Although when talking about historical sites in Italy, Rome appears first, of course it is never limited to one city. If you visit Italy, you may start feeling history by visiting Rome first.
Every street, every corner to be visited in Rome will meet you with another historical touch. In addition, Napoli included with UNESCO World Heritage list for its historical cities; Pompei famous for ruins of antique city; San Gimignano a medieval city surrounded with ramparts; Florance resembling an open-air sculpture museum; Venice, the smell of history and romanticism; Milano with its cathedral which took 500 years to build. And many cities we cannot count which are walking histories.
2. Czech Republic
If you think of the Czech Republic, maybe not much will come to mind, but if we mention Prague, you can immediately imagine the historical texture of this fascinating country. Prague is both the capital and the largest city of the Czech Republic. It is on the UNESCO World Heritage list with its medieval buildings. Thus, when you're in town, you will really feel like you are in medieval times. Also, there are many historical places to visit in Prague such as the Charles Bridge, Astronomical Clock, Old Town Bridge Tower (Stare Mesto) and St. Peter's Cathedral which has reached today from ancient times and Nicholas Church.
Cesky Krumlov, a fairytale town that has never been affected by wars; Brno a famous cosmopolitan city famous for its castles, Karlovy Vary famous with its historical buildings and thermal springs, which had welcomed many important names such as Atatürk and its spas; are among other historical places that must be visited in the Czech Republic.
France is one of the countries famous for its historical beauties. The Eiffel Tower, the Notre Dame Cathedral, one of the most beautiful examples of French gothic architecture, Mona Lisa in the Louvre Museum, the Versailles Palace in Versailles, where formerly the French kings/queens lived are some of the historical places you can visit in this magnificent country.
When we say said historical beauty would we forget Turkey! Of course, it is impossible. Because our beautiful country is one of the places that attract the attention of the whole world with its historical beauties. Istanbul with its many historical structures, Pamukkale which is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage along with Hierapolis Ancient City, Sivas with its Divriği Great Mosque and Hospital built in in 1229, Hattuşaş (Çorum) which is known as the capital of the Hittite State, Fethiye which was home to many ancient civilizations, Ephesus Antique City, Sümela Monastery (Trabzon), Nemrut Mountain with the world's first horoscope and feast altar are some of the historical places that must be seen in our paradise country...
Austria is one of the most magnificent countries with breathtaking cities, art galleries and breathtaking architecture. You can start this heavenly country trip from Vienna, the capital city. Wandering through Vienna, magnificent imperial palaces, museums, impressive architecture, it will take you on a historic journey. In addition, Salzburg, which is home to Mozart's house and attracts attention with its extraordinary museums; Hochosterwitz with its castle from the Middle Ages; Krems an der Donau with its historic center on the UNESCO World Heritage list are some of the historical places you should definitely visit in Austria.
The beautiful country Germany, which is still home to many Turks, is one of the countries that will fascinate you with its historical texture. The Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany's capital city; Cathedrals and many historical sites in Cologne; the Neuschwabstein Castle, reminiscent of a fairy tale, the beautiful Castle of Heidelberg; the dazzling Baroque buildings in Dresden and of course the Berlin Wall are some of the historical places you should visit in Germany.
Spain is a paradise for people who love history and culture. Because with many wonderful cities like Barcelona, Madrid, Sevilla and Granada, it promises you a historic journey. Toledo, where Muslims, Christians, and Jews lived together for many years, and thus was referred to as the city of three cultures; Cordoba with medieval structures; the Royal Palace and the House of Sovereignty, Madrid, and of course Barcelona and the museums are historical sites you should definitely see while you are in Spain.
Ancient Egypt is one of the civilizations that left the most historical monuments in the world with its history dating back to the Old Stone Age. Therefore, for those who like historical trips, Egypt promises many walks of life. The National Museum in Cairo, Egypt's capital city; the Pyramids of Giza, the ancient Cairo region, which is very rich in history, Alexandria, the historical city that hosts the Alexandria Library; Asvan and Luxor; are among the historical places the places that must be seen in Egypt.
Despite being an underdeveloped country, Peru is a frequent destination for those who love historic sightseeing with its incredible historical monuments. White City, known as Arequipa; the museums in Lima, the capital, where many civilizations' works are exhibited; Saint Francis Cathedral; Lima Cathedral; Machu Picchu, houses built by Inca civilization are some of the historical places you have to see in Peru.
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