Main historical places in the world

We cannot travel through time to past or future times, that is clear. However, we can travel in space, not to outer space, so current with the discovery of exoplanets announced by the NAS, but to places that, in one way or another, have been the scene of important historical events.

Logically, there are many and there is not room for everyone but, by way of representation, these are some of the main historical places in the world:

1. The Colosseum in Rome

Rome is a history book in itself. A book of many pages with a large collection of images to remember. And one of those books that you cannot stop reading because each page -in this case, each place- leads you to another one that is as interesting or more interesting than the previous one. It is very difficult to stay with a single place in Rome, but if we talk about places that make us imagine what life was like many centuries ago, the ideal place may be the impressive Roman Colosseum, one of the seven wonders of the modern world.

Night view of the Colosseum in Rome

The Colosseum in Rome (wikimedia.org)

2. Acropolis of Athens

The Acropolis of Athens is also another historical place that allows us to imagine what life was like many centuries ago. In it is the Parthenon, the famous Doric temple built in the 5th century BC in honor of the goddess Athena.

Picture of the Parthenon in Athens

The Parthenon in Athens (Flickr, Antonio Campoy)

3. Chichén Itzá (Mexico)

Chichén Itzá, recognized as one of the new 7 wonders of the modern world and as a World Heritage Site, is another of the historical places that is worth knowing. And even more so if on our trip to the Riviera Maya we combine cultural visits with its spectacular beaches …

Image of one of the Mayan pyramids of Chichén Itzá

Chichén Itzá, in Mexico (wikimedia.org)

4. Pyramids of Egypt

Ancient Egypt was another of the great civilizations in history. The Great Pyramid of Giza is the only one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world that are conserved although, of course, before visiting the pyramids of Egypt we must bear in mind that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against, for security reasons, the trips that they are not strictly necessary to Egypt (except Luxor, Aswan and the tourist centers of the African continental coast of the Red Sea that are accessed by air).

View of the Giza pyramids

The pyramids of Egypt (wikimedia.org)

5. Nativity scene

One of the most special trips that can be made in life, especially for believers, is a tour of the Holy Land in which transcendental places – in the broad sense of the word – for Christians, such as the Basilica of the Nativity in Bethlehem, raised on the portal in which Jesus Christ was born, or Jerusalem, holy city for Christianity, Judaism and Islamism. Of course, before traveling to the Holy Land, you should consult the recommendations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to travel to each country and avoid the most unsafe areas.

Interior of the Basilica of the Nativity in Bethlehem

Interior of the Basilica of the Nativity in Bethlehem (wikimedia.org)

6. Auschwitz

There are places that are forever marked by horror. This is the case of Auschwitz, in Poland, about 70 kilometers from the beautiful city of Krakow. The visit to the Auschwitz concentration camps makes your hair stand on end as you imagine the horror suffered by the victims of Nazi extermination there – and elsewhere.

Entrance to the Auschwitz II concentration camp (Birkenau)

Entrance to the Auschwitz II-Birkenau concentration camp (wikimedia.org)

7. Berlin

The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 was a historic event – the most important in the latter part of the 20th century – with a positive connotation. Berlin is a city that strives to focus on the present and direct its gaze towards the future to get away from the past as fast as possible.

Berlin view

Overview of Berlin (wikimedia.org)

8. Tiananmen Square (Beijing)

In the same year of the fall of the Berlin Wall, 1989, but a few months earlier, there was another moment that would go down in history, this time in a negative sense. Tiananmen Square in Beijing was the center of the harsh repression that killed hundreds of protesters.

Image of Tiananmen Square

Tiananmen Square (wikimedia.org)

9. World Trade Center (New York)

History, unfortunately, also changed for the worse with the attacks of September 11, 2001 in the United States, with the Twin Towers in New York as the epicenter of terrorist attacks that have later suffered cities such as Madrid, London, Paris or Brussels. In New York, the One World Trade Center building and the 9/11 Museum remember the victims.

Photograph of the One World Trade Center in New York

View of New York with the One World Trade Center (wikimedia.org)

10. The White House (Washington DC)

Unlike other historical places, we can’t take a leisurely stroll through a place like the White House, the new home of the controversial United States President Donald Trump. But we can visit other historical places in Washington DC, such as the Lincoln Memorial, on the steps of which Martin Luther King gave his famous speech “I have a dream”.

White House Image

The White House (wikimedia.org)

They say that in order not to repeat the mistakes made throughout the existence of man, we must know our history well. If you want to visit these emblematic places that have marked the human being, remember that with your Travel Club Points, you can travel much cheaper . What are you waiting for?

 

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