Best 250 Travel Destinations in the World (according to Gary) — Installment 12 — # 181-185

                 Another group of mostly European tourist cities which Gary includes in his list of the 250 best travel destinations in the world   

                 185.  Avila, Spain — This charming medieval walled city is famous for its incredibly well-preserved fortifications and for St Theresa who was born and lived here. The impressive walls, erected in the 11th century, are punctuated with 88 cylindrical towers.    (Walking Tour available for purchase on website)                 

Avila’s Walls

          184.  Kilkenny, Ireland — Visitors to this captivating city will find the best-preserved medieval buildings in Ireland. Notable attractions include the Town Hall, once the toll house, and Kilkenny Castle. (Walking Tour available for purchase on website)

          183.  Singapore — The “Lion City” is world-renowned for its adherence to strict laws. Do not even consider gum-chewing, or littering, or spitting here, for hefty fines are levied for these transgressions. The city itself is modern and prosperous. Because the city is a melting pot of diverse cultures, there are a number of interesting neighborhoods which should be explored. (Walking Tour available for purchase on website)

          182.  Sintra, Portugal — This city to the northwest of Lisbon was the summer retreat for Portuguese monarchs. As a result, there are several notable palaces, the Queluz National Palace and the Pena National Palace. The city’s gardens are also worth a visit. (Walking Tour available for purchase on website)

          181.  Bratislava, Slovakia — Here is one of only a few undiscovered gems in Europe. Only 80 km (50 miles) from Vienna, it makes a great day trip from there. The town center is a charming, small, compact area just made for walking.  (Walking Tour available for purchase on website)                  

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