Continuing from earlier post Top 10 Destinations on the Rise
7. Riga, Latvia
The Latvian capital, the largest city in the Baltics, is a fascinating mixture.
Riga Latvia – Europe
is the capital and the largest city of Latvia. With 641,007 inhabitants (2015), Riga is the largest city of the Baltic states and home to more than one-third of Latvia’s population. The city lies on the Gulf of Riga, at the mouth of the Daugava. Riga’s historical centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, noted for its Art Nouveau/Jugendstil architecture and 19th-century wooden architecture.
8. Rovinj, Croatia
Rovinj is considered one of the most beautiful places in Croatia, featuring rich historical heritage and countless natural, ecological and architectural attractions. There are many activities visitors can enjoy, such as nature walks, recreational sports, exploring nature’s hidden treasures, visiting archaeological sites and local produce tastings. Numerous high-quality hotels and tourist resorts in Rovinj guarantee immaculate service and a memorable stay.
9. Nerja, Spain
Nerja is deservedly called one of the most charming places in Spain. This typical whitewashed Andalusian town is settled less than an hours drive from Malaga airport. The authentic old quarter of the town enchants with its cosy narrow, winding streets. The viewpoint el Balcón de Europa takes your breath away with stunning views across the sea. Nerha boasts 16 kilometres of marvellous beaches with crystal clear water. This place is perfect if you like active recreation – during the high season all major water sports activities are available, including water skiing, scuba diving, sailing, canoeing and paddling.
10. Casablanca, Morocco
Casablanca (“White house”), the largest city of Morocco, is located in the western part of the country on the Atlantic Ocean. It is also the largest city in the Maghreb, as well as one of the largest and most important cities in Africa, both economically and demographically. The 2012 census, adjusted It has a population of about 4 million Casablanca is considered the economic and business centre of Morocco, while the national political capital is Rabat.
The Port of Casablanca is one of the largest artificial ports in the world and the largest port of North Africa.
The Hassan II Mosque or Grande Mosque Hassan II is a mosque in Casablanca, Morocco. It is the largest mosque in Morocco and Africa and the 7th largest in the world. Its minaret is the world’s tallest at 210 meters (689 ft.). Completed in 1993 ($750 Mil), it was designed by Michel Pinseau and built by Bouygues. The minaret is 60 stories high topped by a laser, the light from which is directed towards Mecca. The mosque stands on a promontory looking out to the Atlantic Ocean, the sea bed being visible through the glass floor of the building’s hall. The walls are of hand-crafted marble and the roof is retractable. A maximum of 105,000 (25,0000 inside + 80,000 outside) worshipers can gather together for prayer.