There are so many places in the world where history has been preserved. You can visit ancient religious sites, homes, and natural wonders that have existed for thousands of years. Visiting historical sites is a great way to take stock of your life and learn about the actions of those who came before us. Learning about a place from a book is one thing, but if you are fortunate enough to actually be able to visit a site where history was made, then you should.
Here are some holiday destinations with a truly fascinating history that you can explore.
There are many historical and , one of the most popular is Jerusalem. People of different faiths have been making pilgrimages to this fascinating city throughout history. Some of the areas of great importance are the Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa Mosque for Muslims, Church of the Holy Sepulchre for Christians, and Temple Mount and Western Wall for those of Jewish faith. Go for a day trip to the Dead Sea where you can float in this heavily salted water.
Rome is probably one of the first places that come to mind when you think of historical destinations, and there certainly is plenty to do on a holiday here . It has an amazing history that is more than two thousand years old, the Colosseum is one of the buildings that remain from that time period.
The Roman Forum was constructed in 29 AD and it is also a fascinating place to visit. Explore the history of the Roman Catholic Church by visiting Vatican City where you can see St. Peter’s Basilica and visit the Apostolic Palace to explore the Sistine Chapel where you can see Michelangelo’s stunning murals.
Northern Ireland is part of the UK and is known for its spectacular scenery and has both Celtic and Christian history. There are plenty of locations to visit on a historic tour of this nation. Visit the Giant’s Causeway which has around 40 thousand interlocking basalt columns which were the result of a volcanic eruption.
The Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge is a popular rope bridge which spans up to 20 metres and is 30 metres above ground. The Belfast City hall has stunning architecture. You can visit the Botanic gardens, Lough Neagh which is a large freshwater lake and the maritime museum to see the SS Nomadic.
Cuba Cuba has a fascinating history for adventurers to explore, and even some of the hotels in Cuba are historic; the stunning Mercure Sevilla opened in 1908 and is one of the oldest hotels in Havana’s Old Town. Other than beautiful hotels, Havana is also filled with classic cars, beautiful Spanish colonial architecture, and fascinating places to visit like Cuba has Castillo de la Real Fuerza.
Visit Trinidad where you can see historic colonial architecture and walk along cobblestone streets. Take the time to head to Viñales National Park where you can see the history of cigar making and enjoy trying some different types of cigars.
Tikal National Park, Guatemala
Tikal National Park is located deep in the jungles of Guatemala and it covers an area of more than 500 square kilometres. There are plenty of accommodations in the park and there is also a transit service to explore the area. You can explore the ruins of a historic Mayan Village that was active from the 6th century B.C. to the 10th century A.D. There are preserved homes, ceremonial areas, buildings, temples, and palaces. You can hire personal guides, explore by yourself or join expertly guided tours.
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