Best 250 Travel Destinations in the World (according to Gary) — Installment 17 — #156-160

             This group features mostly European sights with one Asian destination thrown in for good measure.

             160.  Talinn, Estonia — Here is another gem of the Baltic Sea and another World Heritage Site. Visitors should plan to spend most of their walking in the Old Town (All-Linn). (Walking Tour available on website)

             159.  Rhodes, Greece — The island of Rhodes is located very close to the Turkish coast; it has a long and distinguishes history. The main town of the island is an enchanting walled, medieval city; the cobblestones of the street are smooth beach stones. This was once the location of one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Colossus of Rhodes, a statue which straddled the entrance to the harbor. The island was an enclave of the Knights of  St John and vestiges of this time are observable throughout the city. (Walking Tour available on website)                        

Street of the Knights, Rhodes

             158.  Seville, Spain — The capital of Andalusia is a sterling city to visit. From its cathedral, the largest Gothic building in the world, to Maria Luisa Park, a tranquil getaway from the pace of the city, there is much to do here. Most importantly wander through the neighborhoods such as Barrio Santa Cruz for a charming taste of Spanish life. (Walking Tour available for purchase on website)                

Plaza de Espana, Seville

             157.  Jodhpur, Rajastan, India — The second largest city in the province of Rajastan is known as the “blue” city because all the buildings are painted the same shade of blue. Here visitors will find the Mehrangarh Fort and Museum, built in 1459 and one of the finest examples of Indian fortifications in the country. 

             156.  Toledo, Spain — El Greco painted for us a lasting image of the city of Toledo. However, travelers have long known how interesting and significant the city is. This walled, medieval gem is a jumble of cobblestone streets, compact and pleasant to stroll. It has also been recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.    (Walking Tour available for purchase on website)                   

View of Toledo

This entry was posted in Best of ... and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.