10 cities to visit in winter

By The Sweet Home / November 27, 2016

“Winter is approaching”, so point out these cities that you cannot miss in the winter season.

No more traveling in summer! There are cities that in summer are resplendent but there are also others that will make the lovers of the cold go crazy when the winter makes its appearance. At this time of the year you can breathe something special, a mystical light illuminates the streets, the snow adorns the rooftops and the snowmen madmen rub their hands. If you want to know how to take a trip around the world discovering the ideal places to discover in the coming months, read on and get ready because in the sweet home, we select the 10 best cities to visit in winter.

  1. New York, United States

New York is magical in any era but if you want to discover the romantic city that you have seen in so many Christmas films you will not have any choice but to fly up to it in winter. It is this time of year when you will be able to skate on the ice rink of the Rockefeller Center or tour a frozen and beautiful Central Park. Also, do not forget that there are a lot of events that we are sure you will love: shopping on Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving in November), zamparing in the best restaurants in town at an incredible price During Restaurant Week (a week in February) or celebrate Chinese New Year in Chinatown. Have we given you enough reasons to visit this city in winter?

  1. Prague, Czech Republic

What era could be better than winter to travel the streets of Prague? Approaching the Old Town Square through a snowy and now lonely Charles Bridge is something you just cannot miss out on your route through the most beautiful cities under the snow. Once you have seen the spectacle that offers each day one of the most beautiful clocks in the world, the astronomical clock, do not stop going up the tower of the Old Town Hall to hallucinate with the magical views of the rooftops of this spectacular city now covered in white. And if with all this you have frozen to cold, we have the solution: it is necessary to culturizarte by trying the national dish of the Czech Republic! Enter any of the restaurants in Prague and be seduced by the vepřo-knedlo-zelo, that is, the roast pork with pasta and cabbage very warm.

  1. St. Petersburg, Russia

Imagine walking in one of the most historical squares in the world. Now do it with this totally covered in snow, a mantle that also adorns the roofs of the Hermitage, the General Staff Building, the imposing Ministry of Marine and a solemn column of more than 47 meters in which an angel observes anyone who loves Marvel at it. You are in the Palace Square, a simply incredible construction that you will only find in St. Petersburg, a city that radiates beauty in the harsh but precious winters of Russia.

  1. Ottawa, Canada

They say that Ottawa is the third colder capital of the world, since the temperatures can reach to -30º of temperature in winter. However, do as a Canadian do, be open, do not be afraid of the cold and get the whole game! The capital of Canada has much to offer winter lovers and in addition to a natural environment that seems even more magical when the thermometer falls, is the moment when the Rideau Canal freezes to the delirium of the skaters, who can now travel Your city on the natural ice rink. Ah! And do not miss Ottawa in the months of January and February to enjoy the Winterlude festival, famous for its ice sculptures, outdoor concerts and sled racing. You know, this city you have to see in winter.

  1. Queenstown, New Zealand

There are not a few _snowboarders who do from Queenstown, New Zealand, their base camp. However, in addition to being an ideal place to brighten your winter sports skills, the New Zealand city is a marvel to delight the view with a landscape of mountains covered with a beautiful white mantle and the lake Wakatipu next to it. Climb up some of the peaks that surround it, like the Bob’s Peak, to contemplate one of the most spectacular icy landscapes in the world. If that were not enough, point your calendar to the dates of the Queenstown Winter Festival, a renowned event to enjoy as a child of snow for 10 days.

  1. Shirakawa-go, Japan

We are sure that you have seen the picture of Shirakawa-go more than once and that you have reproduced it in your dreams because it certainly looks like a fantasy. This Japanese village was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1995 because of its beauty and cultural importance. The village of the white river is literally crossed by Shogawa river and surrounded by mountains that in winter are stained of an intense white color that will leave you frozen by its beauty. The houses of Shirakawa-go are built according to the gassho-zukuri architectural style or construction with the palms of the hands together, that is to say, with a triangular roof of very inclined straw that allows them to support the weight of the great amount of snow that they receive every winter. One tip: hallucinate with the city in all its splendor from the viewpoint of Shiroyama!

  1. Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne is situated at the foot of the Swiss Alps and on the shores of the Lake of the Four Cantons. The city is crossed by the river Reuss and the incredible medieval bridge Kappellbrucke, the oldest wooden bridge in Europe, is responsible for uniting the new city with the old. From the battlements of the Musegg castle you will have the pleasure to contemplate this incredible city in which it seems that it has stopped the time surrounded by snowy mountains. And if you go in February you will be lucky because, to make it round, it is when the Carnival of Lucerne is celebrated, one of the most fascinating events in Europe and that make it one of the best cities to visit in winter.

  1. Reykjavík, Iceland

If the Viking navigator Naddoddr named Iceland as Snæland, “land of snow” and the country was chosen as a natural setting in Game of Thrones you must know what awaits you when you embark to this wonderful place in the world. Do not be afraid, its capital, Reykjavik, is a city prepared for the cold and we assure you that you will enjoy it very much when the snow has made its appearance by each and every one of its corners. Explore Reykjavik’s most interesting sights, such as the imposing Hallgrimskirkja church, go hunting and catching aurora borealis and, as a reward, wear the swimsuit in one of the 126 hot springs. In addition, if you are a party participant, you are in luck: the night of the Icelandic city, which can last more than 20 hours in December, is reputed to be one of the most lively in these latitudes.

  1. Bergen, Norway

The penultimate city on our list of 10 cities to visit in winter, Bergen is the gateway to the magnificent Norwegian fjords and, although this is already reason enough to take the plane and plant in it, visiting the city is mandatory if you are from Those who think that the coat is the best garment of all. In addition to the colorful houses in the center of Bergen look even more charming under the thick blanket of snow covering them in winter, the views of the city completely snowy and surrounded by water from Mount Fløyen are simply spectacular. Attention if you are a sweetheart because until December 31 you will have the opportunity to visit (and eat) the world’s largest bread city in December.

  1. Malaga, Andalusia

Has the thermometer gone too far for you? We do not forget the frioleros in this list and finish the tour in a perfect city to enjoy the mild temperatures of the Spanish winter: Málaga. The capital of the Costa del Sol is an ideal place to set aside the feather coat and let yourself be caressed by its mild temperatures at this time of year. In Malaga you can expect, among other things, walks by the sea, skewers of sardines along the beach and an enviable cultural offer that has been completed with the recent opening of the Center Pompidou.

Do you have your favorite city for this winter season? Share it with us in comments!

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