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Warsaw’s most beloved symbol is the mermaid. According to legend she is the city’s sworn protector, having won the locals’ hearts with her captivating song. She oversees a city of many sides, where history, nature and modernity coexist seamlessly, from parks and gardens to avant-garde festivals, museums and more.
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Built on 14 islands, Stockholm has a natural beauty while being a vibrant centre of culture and commerce. Its waterways provide as much entertainment as its charming streets, trendy cafés and native traditions. Alongside its warm and friendly residents, it has a deserved reputation as an eco-friendly city.
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Founded in 1703 by Peter the Great, Russia’s former capital is built where the river Neva joins the Gulf of Finland. Spread over more than 40 islands, St. Petersburg is often referred to as ‘Venice of the North’ thanks to its network of canals and rivers.
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The ‘Eternal City’ has a history which in fact spans just two and a half thousand years – but the capital of the Roman Empire has left an indelible mark on the world. For seven centuries the Romans were the dominant power in Europe, and influenced the world’s language, literature, legal codes, government, architecture, engineering, medicine, sports and arts.
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Napoleon Bonaparte once said ‘secrets travel fast in Paris’, a truth which ensures there are very few hidden gems which have not been discovered by the 30 million tourists who arrive each year. The reasons for Paris’ continued popularity are evident in its vast array of attractions, history and quintessential charm.
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Few cities in the world contain as many beautiful and historic attractions as Vienna, the capital of Austria. The city’s benign rulers – the Hapsburgs – married their way into empires and amassed great wealth in the process, the results of which can still be seen throughout Vienna.
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Manchester has come a long way since Mark Twain visited in the nineteenth century. His opinion that “the transition between Manchester and Death would be unnoticeable” was based on the terrible conditions its workers faced during the Industrial Revolution.
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From its earliest days, Lyon has been a point of passage. Lying at the junction of two mighty rivers, it was long known as a stopover between Paris and the Riviera and gateway to the Alps. But, scratch the surface and you’ll uncover a rich and diverse destination in its own right.
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“When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford,” said English intellectual Samuel Johnson more than 200 years ago, in possibly the most famous quote about what was, for centuries, the world’s most famous city. What might have been gentle exaggeration then, though, is now almost literally true.
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“Let Glasgow Flourish” declares the motto on Glasgow’s 1866 Coat of Arms – and for a century, it did. Located on the banks of the deep River Clyde, and with an almost-clear path to America, Glasgow was the perfect venue for shipbuilding during the Industrial Revolution. This led Glasgow to be dubbed the "Second City of the British Empire" for much of the Victorian and Edwardian era.
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Your flight from Dubai to Geneva will take you to the heart of a truly global city. As both a financial centre and the headquarters of a number of the United Nations agencies, Geneva is at the forefront of many important legislative movements for countries around the world.
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Starting as a Viking settlement centuries ago, Dublin is an enchanting destination for an urban getaway, blending ancient and modern with natural beauty, and a profound literary tradition. It also makes a popular business hub for many large multinational companies.
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One of the city’s most famous icons is Spanish Catalan architect Anton Gaudi, whose distinctively stylised buildings and public spaces have come to define the bohemian spirit of Barcelona, some becoming landmarks and protected sites, like the iconic Park Güell.