In many cities in addition to cultural and historical sights the separate attention deserves the coastal area, which is not to visit miss so many interesting and worthwhile. We offer you to make a promenade through the most picturesque promenades in the world from France to Singapore, and from Greece to India and the United States.
The Boulevard De La Croisette, Cannes, France
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Perhaps the most famous promenade. Here is the Festival Palace, the most important film festival in the world — Cannes. Next to him is the Old port which welcomes cruise ships and yachts of the movie stars, millionaires and oligarchs. The length of quay is 2.8 km. Main sights: the hotel “Carlton” and casino “palm beach”. Oh, and, of course, beaches. Those that belong to the luxury hotels closed, but there are available to the public. On the waterfront set around the blue chairs, where you can sit looking at the sea and the nearby lérins Islands. Until the mid-nineteenth century, there was a side road that was part of the pilgrimage “the Path of small cross” (croisette in French just means “the small cross”).
Promenade des Anglais, nice, France
The English embankment nice (aka Promenade des Anglais) on the part of the glamor — the main competitor of the Boulevard de La Croisette, which is even built according to its design. In the same way as on La Croisette, there are many luxury hotels, restaurants, shops and beaches. However, it is twice as long as the Cannes promenade. Its main decoration is the hotel “Negresco”, “Meridien”, and “as Weltmeister”. The promenade starts at the airport of nice, called “Cote d’azur”, and ends at the foot of Castle hill on top of which are arranged several viewing platforms, offering stunning views of the waterfront and the Bay of Angels. Accessible by a staircase, Lezaj that starts near the building of the hotel “Swiss”.
Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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The most famous promenade of the New world. Although, actually, Copacabana is a Central beachfront Rio de Janeiro and 4 km long promenade running along the largest urban beach in the world, is called Avenida Atlantica. The main decoration of the embankment sand sculptures, which are constantly updated by local artists. Masquerades, fireworks and other festivities — also attributes of Copacabana, the main of which is mass meeting of the New year. Copacabana also becomes the largest concert venue of Brazil. Here, right on the beach, in front of an audience of millions were made by “the rolling stones”, Elton John, Rod Stewart and many others.
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The Malecon, Havana, Cuba
“Malecon” in Spanish simply means “embankment”. But this word has long evolved in Havana in the name of their own. At one end it is the hotel “Habana Riviera”, and the other with the fortress San Salvador de La Punta. 7-km long seaside promenade of the capital of Cuba was created as protection from giant waves during a storm reaches ten meters of height, and eventually became a cult place for the local youth and tourists. The main hangout on the Malecon center — the area where the embankment intersects with 23rd street (La Rampa), next to the luxurious national hotel. The main decoration of the Malecon numerous colonial buildings with the occasional shabby, but they are even more picturesque facades of pastel colours.
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Marine drive, Mumbai, India
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Mumbai marine drive is very similar to the Havana Malecon. She is as popular with local youth and tourists, as long and as well picturesque. However, instead of dilapidated houses along it rise pretty neat by Indian standards building in the art Deco style. Promenade marine drive starts from the so-called “Edge light” — Cape Nariman point, stretches along the Bay Back Bay, passing through the best of Mumbai Chowpatty beach, past the aquarium of India “was Taraporewala” and ends at the foot of Malabar hill built skyscrapers and mansions of the rich Indians. Here, at the top of Malabar hill, is the Botanical Park “Hanging gardens”, which offer beautiful views of marine drive and the sunset over the Arabian sea.
The Waterfront Of Yokohama, Japan
The second largest city in Japan, Yokohama is South of Tokyo and actually merges with it. Waterfront of Yokohama is located on the shore of Tokyo Bay, and it is perhaps the only place where you can go to the beach without the threat of being surrounded by industrial areas and warehouses. Right on the Bay installed a 112-foot Ferris wheel “Cosmo Clock” surrounded by an amusement Park. But the most remarkable thing here is the view of the suspension bridge, Yokohama Bay, city skyline and mount Fuji-San. To enjoy all these magnificence is best at sunset from the roof of the passenger terminal of the port of Yokohama — minute walk away.
The Tayelet, Tel Aviv, Israel
Kilometers-long strip of urban beaches of tel Aviv in Hebrew is called the Tayelet. It is continuous, but topographically divided into several parts. Only in tel Aviv 16 beaches. For all tastes: there are beaches for the Orthodox, bathing dogs, beach, protected by artificial breakwaters, Drummers beach, where on Friday they beat the drums and many others… the Boardwalk usually start at Jaffa port and finish in the Old port of tel Aviv, on the way admiring the hotels — the masterpieces of modern architecture, eating at the many fish restaurants and take a dip from time to time in waves of the Mediterranean sea.
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The Waterfront Of Chania, Crete, Greece
Probably the most tiny but cozy and the promenade in our review. Built by the Venetians in Chania, Chania called them, and she recalls first of all Venice. The same as there is a Palazzo along the emerald waters, only smaller. But unlike Venice, the local architecture is mixed and even the Byzantine, Greek and Turkish features. So in the former Turkish mosque exhibitions and in the Venice docks placed the reconstructed ship of the era of the Minoan civilization. The whole promenade is enclosed inside a tiny Bay, bounded from one end of the medieval fortress, and the other resembling a minaret, a beacon.
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The V & a waterfront, Cape town, South Africa
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The scenic waterfront of Africa is named after Queen Victoria and her son Alfred, who personally participated in its construction in 1867. Red-and-white toy-like clock tower has been preserved since the Victorian era, a miniature drawbridge, a huge Ferris wheel, an aquarium hand-penguins, funny big-four statues of Nobel prize winners from South Africa, in the arms of which are photographed tourists, nightly performances of various black artists… there is a stunning view on one of the main symbols of Cape town — table mountain. And the waterfront can be best admired from the terrace shopping centre, Victoria Wharf.
The Waterfront Of Hong Kong, China
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The most famous waterfront of Hong Kong — Tsim Sha Tsui promenade is located on the southern tip of the Kowloon Peninsula, on the shore of Victoria harbour. Its main attraction — the Chinese Avenue of stars was created the Hollywood walk of fame. In the center is the monument to Bruce Lee, the most popular Hong Kong artist. At eight in the evening the embankment turns to the auditorium: the music of illuminated skyscrapers on the opposite shore, the sky lights up with laser beams of all colors of the rainbow. The best place to observe this spectacular show near Hong Kong Museum of art.
The boardwalk in Atlantic city, USA
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The first thing that catches the eye on Atlantic city Boardwalk — the most famous promenade in North America is its boardwalk, reminiscent of parquet. And then — a bright, fabulous home with the most incredible forms and colors, which are placed in hotels, restaurants and casinos (Atlantic city, second only to Las Vegas American center for gambling). There are also theme Park, Oceanarium, one of the tallest lighthouses in America, turned into a lookout tower, many great (and free!) museums and shows, well, and, as usual, stunning Atlantic ocean beaches.
The Waterfront Of The Bosphorus, Istanbul, Turkey
The Bosphorus Strait between the Black and Marmara sea has a length of 30 kilometers and a width of nearly a kilometer. The entire southern part of the Bosphorus is located in the city, forming one of the most picturesque waterfronts in the world. It is, of course, goes along a Strait solid line and is composed of many small, facing the sea of sites, each with its own character and its own unique flavor. An example is the waterfront Ortakoy mosque, Istanbul where all the gathers are baked according to a special recipe potatoes, or the quay at the fortress Rumeli-Hissar, with many seafood restaurants, promenades palaces of Dolmabahce and Beylerbeyi, parks Cemil Topuzlu or Findikli. But the best way to enjoy the promenades of Istanbul with pleasure boats during the excursion on the Bosphorus.
Author: Dmitry Rzhannikov
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