CITIES TO VISIT IN 2015

Where to go in 2015? According to the Lonely Planet these are the top 10 cities to go to.

El Chalten, ArgentinaEL CHALTEN, ARGENTINA
This tiny city, built in 1985 to help secure the disputed border with Chile, with only 1.000 inhabitants is almost empty in Wintertime but offers you the most beautiful views at the Parque Nacional Los Glaciares and the walking trails are spectacular. For this reason this village was named Argentina's Trekking Capital or Capital Nacional del Trekking.Salisbury, EnglandSALISBURY, ENGLAND
For too long travellers have considered Salisbury a short stop on the way to Stonehenge. But 2015 is set to be the year visitors linger in this quintessentially English city, as Salisbury uncorks the champagne for the 800th anniversary of its greatest treasure, the Magna Carta. As home to the best-preserved original copy, Salisbury Cathedral is the lightning rod for the celebrations. Expect a brand new exhibition alongside an array of talks, evensongs, a flower festival and plenty more.Plovdiv BulgariaPLOVDIV, BULGARIA
One of Europe’s most beautiful Old Towns, a backdrop of the Rhodope Mountains, historical treasures, smouldering nightlife. There’s a wealth of reasons to explore Plovdiv, but recent decades have polished Bulgaria’s second city. Its remarkable ruins (including a Roman theatre in the centre of the shopping precinct) were slowly excavated throughout the 1970s and ’80s. And throughout the 2000s, heritage buildings left to gather dust have been lovingly restored into museums, restaurants and hotels.Plodiv will be the cultural capital of Europe, so be on time to discover this beautiful city.SONY DSCVIENNA, AUSTRIA
Thanks to Conchita Wurst, the woman with beard who won the Eurovision Songfestival, Vienna will be the city where the next contest will take place. This is a city where you can go clubbing in your dirndl, talk opera at the sausage stand and live out your very own 21st-century fairytale. Don’t forget to visit the palace of Schonbrunn, the St Stephens’s Cathedral and the Danoutore, did we mention the Sachertorte?Toronto, CanadaTORONTO, CANADA
This multicultural megalopolis promises to be extra vibrant in 2015. An estimated 250,000 visitors will arrive for the Pan American Games. 2015 will be another massive year for Toronto’s drool-worthy restaurant scene. And the influences of nearby New York and Montreal keep things cutting-edge, with live music thriving in grassroots bars. When in Toronto you are only 1,5 hour away from the impressive waterfall of Niagara Falls.Washington DCWASHINGTON DC, USA
Due to the many fans of the tv serie House of Cards this city is quite popular. Washington is one of the world’s best museum and monument cities, with the Smithsonian as a top draw. And since 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, many artifacts including the famous top hat of America's 16th president and the pistol that fired the deadly shot will be on display. That’s not all: mixed-use development projects are in the works, the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial has opened, there’s a vibrant gay scene and incredible ethnic eats.Milan, ItalyMILAN, ITALY
Maybe not the most beautiful city of Italy when you can choose between Rome and Venice, but this city is definitely worth visiting. Visit the Leonardo Da Vinci’s Last Supper or go shopping around the Duomo. A good time to visit the city is during the Salone del Mobile, this year it will take place April 14 to 19, the city will be packed with design lovers. This year Milan will be the host of the World Fair Expo 2015.Valletta, Malta
VALLETTA, MALTA
Valletta has had an architectural overhaul, introducing Renzo Piano’s new gateway to the city, his parliament building faced with laser-cut stonework and an open-air auditorium. Valletta’s unspoilt 17th-century buildings line a beautifully laid-out grid of streets. The contrast between old and new is what makes the new additions all the more startling. This year the city will also commemorate 450 years since the Great Siege, with remembrance particularly strong on 8 September, Victory Day.Zermatt, SwitzerlandZERMATT, SWITZERLAND
Intrepid hikers, mountaineers and ski fiends eat your heart out! In 2015 this diva of resorts celebrates the 150th anniversary of the first ascent. Edward Whymper led his party of seven to the summit of the 4478m-high Matterhorn on 14 July 1865 – only for four to crash to their deaths on descent. Anniversary action includes the opening of Hörnli Hut at the base of the Matterhorn and nail-biting theatre recreating Whymper’s journey on Zermatt’s open-air stage.Chennai, IndiaCHENNAI, INDIA
Chennai, or Madras as it was called before, has long been seen as a stepping-stone to other parts of India. This city is often skipped by travelers but with the opening of the Chennai Metro Rail, the capital of India’s south plans to raise its profile. If nothing else, fast and frequent air-conditioned trains will transform the experience of exploring this humid metropolis. And there’s plenty to see: statue-covered Dravidian temples, fascinating museums, British-era fortifications and churches, a 3km-long beach, and India’s second-largest movie industry, ‘Kollywood’.

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