10 cities to visit during winter

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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 just look around the world discovering the ideal to discover places in the coming months, read on and wrap up because Sky scanner you 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 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 plenty of events that are sure you’ll love: shopping during Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving in November), zapper in the best restaurants in town at a great price during Restaurant Week (one week in February) or celebrate in style the Chinese New Year in Chinatown. Have we given you enough reasons to visit this city in winter?

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  1. Prague, Czech Republic

What era could be better than winter to travel the streets of Prague? Approaching the Old Town Square through a lonely snowy and now Charles Bridge is something you just cannot miss in your way around the most beautiful cities in the snow. Once you’ve seen the show offered each day one of the most beautiful watches in the world, the astronomical clock, do not stop climbing the tower of the Old City to hallucinate with magical views across the rooftops of this spectacular city now covered white. And if with all this you have frozen to cold, we have the solution: it is necessary to culturize 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 dumplings and warm cabbage well.

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  1. St. Petersburg, Russia

Imagine walking in one of the most historical squares in the world. Now do it with this totally covered with 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 on the Palace Square, one just amazing building only find in St. Petersburg, a city that radiates beauty in the harsh but beautiful Russian winters.

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  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! Canada’s capital has much to offer lovers of winter 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 delight of skaters, who can now go your city on the natural ice rink. Ah! And do not stop closer to Ottawa in January and February for the Winterlude festival, famous for its ice sculptures, outdoor concerts, and racing sleds. You know this city you have to see in winter.

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  1. Queenstown, New Zealand

There are not a few _snowboarders who do from Queenstown, New Zealand, their base camp. However, besides being an ideal place to get your skills shine in winter sports, the New Zealand city is a wonder to delight the eye with a landscape of mountains covered with a beautiful white robe and Lake Wakatipu with her. 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. As if that were not enough, points on your calendar date Queenstown Winter Festival, a renowned event that as a child enjoy the snow for 10 days.

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  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 in the gassho-zukuriarchitectural style or building with palms together, i.e., with a triangular thatched roof very keen that allows them to bear the weight of a large amount of snow they receive every winter. One tip: hallucinate with the city in its entire splendor from the viewpoint of Shiroyama!

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  1. Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne is situated at the foot of the Swiss Alps and the shores of Lake Lucerne. The city straddles the Reuss River and the amazing medieval bridge Kappellbrucke, bridge Europe ‘s oldest wooden is in charge of linking 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’re in luck because, to make it round, it is when Carnival has celebrated Lucerne, one of the fascinating events in Europe and make it one of the best cities to visit in winter.

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  1. Reykjavik, Iceland

If the Viking navigator Naddodd baptized Iceland Sunland, land of snow and the country was chosen as the natural decoration in Game of Thrones you must already 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. Walk the most interesting points of Reykjavik, as the imposing church Hallgrimskirkja, go to the hunting and capture of auroras and, as a reward, the swimsuit looks at some of the 126 thermal pools. 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.

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  1. Bergen, Norway

The penultimate city on our list of 10 cities to visit in winter, Bergen is the gateway to the magnificent fjords of Norway and although this is already enough to catch the plane and stand in it reason to visit the city is required if you are those who think that the coat is the best garment of all. Besides the colorful houses of central Bergen look even more charming under the thick blanket of snow that covered in winter, the views of the snow and completely surrounded by water from Mount Fløyen city are just 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.

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  1. Malaga, Andalusia

Has the thermometer gone too far for you? We do not forget the frivolers 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 be caressed by mild temperatures at this time of the year. In Malaga you expect, among other things, seaside walks, sardines on the edge of the beach and an enviable cultural offer has been completed with the recent opening of the Centre Pompidou.

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