The world is full of beautiful squares. In many cases, these are corners that serve as a stage for intense moments, such as clashes between society and the government, as explained from National Geographic, which has made a selection with some of the most attractive on the planet: some are huge, others beautiful, others concentrate an intense urban movement ...
Today in Hard Hobbit To Break We want to show you the five beautiful squares that the prestigious magazine considers to be the most attractive in the world. We are aware that in this list many places are missing, but any of the ones that we show you are worth visiting. Would you like to join us?
Red Square, Moscow
First of all, National Geographic talks about Red Square, the most famous in Moscow and one of the best known in the world. It is located in the commercial district of Kitay-górod and it is 330 meters long and 70 wide. As it could not be otherwise, it is included in the UNESCO World Heritage list, along with the entire Kremlin.
The square separates the Kremlin from the neighborhood that we mentioned before. It leaves some of the main streets of the Russian capital and houses some important monuments, such as the monument to Minin and Pozharsky, and the tomb of Lenin.
Plaza del Zócalo, Mexico City
They also tell us about the Plaza del Zócalo, whose official name is the Plaza de la Constitución. It is the main plaza in Mexico City and is considered the second largest plaza big of the world.
This square is located in the Historic Center of the Mexican capital, so it is surrounded by important monuments as, for example, the Metropolitan Cathedral of Mexico City. In addition, here you can find the National Palace, the Old City Hall, the Government Building and the Temple Museum, as well as different commercial buildings.
St. Mark's Square, Venice
The Plaza de San Marcos is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful in the world. Located in the heart of Venice, it is usually full of tourists and photographers. And we are talking about the main tourist destination of the Italian city.
This majestic square houses beautiful buildings around it, such as the Basilica of San Marco, the Palazzo Ducale and the Campanille. Napoleon is said to have said of her that it was "the most beautiful hall in Europe." Of course, it is important to keep in mind that flood when the water rises, as it is the lowest place in Venice.
Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul
National Geographic has also wanted to include Sultanahmet Square, an area of Istanbul of great tourist interest due to the historical value of the monuments and streets it houses. And it is that in this area are Topkaki, Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Byzantine racecourse and the archaeological museums of Istanbul, among other places of interest.
Beyond these historic buildings, the plaza houses sources, food stalls and lots of flowers.
Yamaa el Fna Square, Marrakech
Finally, we must speak of the Yamaa el Fna Square, the main square of Marrakech, as well as being one of the most famous places in the Moroccan city. It is located a few meters from the Koutoubía mosque, so it is dominated by its minaret. Of course, around the square you can also find other more modest mosques.
The large square is surrounded on all sides, except one, by the medina full of souks. In addition, on the edges you can find numerous coffees.
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