Nine out of ten persons find their peace in travelling and when the places to travel contain what one wants, it is likely that one visiting the place will settle there. From philosophers to modern day intelligentsia, all have touted the essence of excursion. With the end of day, one is surely not to settle with the chores of day, one surely needs to find pleasure and contentment in a round trip to these places. Below are the places that, if left unvisited, may leave one with regrets.
The Louvre, Paris
When it is said that this is the most admired, visited, venerated, googled and gaped at museum of the world then you must believe. The beauty and grandeur of this museum is such that this museum is the most visited that draws more than 9 million visitors each year. The goal of museum is the preservation of heritage. The collection blows everyone’s mind. Liberty Leading the People, Crown of Louis XV, Oedipus Explaining the Enigma of the Sphinx, the Seated Scribe are to name a few. The most loved and renowned collection is the painting that is world renowned- Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci. The painting occupies everyone in its charm and one is not easily settles unless one clicks a selfie. The museum consists of eight curatorials: Egyptian Antiquities; Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities; Near Eastern Antiquities; Islamic Art; Painting; Sculptures; Decorative Arts; and Prints and Drawings.
Apart from the museum, do not forget to visit beyond its palace walls. The Musée Eugène-Delacroix, the Carrousel and Tuileries gardens, and the Gypsotheque at Versailles are there that await your visit. Plan your trip to visit this wonderful museum having its place in top 10 tourist destinations in the world.
Agrada Família, Barcelona
When any building has Antonio Gaudi’s name associated with it, then it is something worthy to see and when it is church that had landed on the pace of construction in 1885 and expected to be finished in 2026, then it becomes something exceptional in the world that makes it one of the top 10 tourist destinations in the world. The building today with its marvellous architecture is a UNESCO World Heritage Site drawing millions of visitors each year.
There are eight towers that have been completed out of eighteen. What Antonio did is that he applied his engineering style taking in regard Art Nouveau and Gothic architecture. The eighteen towers represent the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ, the Virgin Mary, the four Evangelists, and the tallest, Jesus Christ. There are three grand façades: the Nativity façade, the Passion façade, and the Glory façade. Glory façade is the largest and most striking façade representing the road to God: Final Judgment. You can choose to go up on the Nativity façade or the Passion façade to get the panoramic view of Barcelona.
Some of the attractions of this church:
- Alpha and Omega carving at the entrance of Sagrada Família
- The nave
- Sculpture of the choir of angel children
- The organ
- Decoration words such as ‘Hosanna’, ‘Excelsis’, and ‘Sanctus’
The Nave, Crypt, Museum, Shop, and the Passion and Nativity façades are accessible to visitors while the access to other façades require a reservation.
The word ‘Akshardham’ itself means the abode of God. This divine place doesn’t need an introduction. When you’re in Delhi, a visit to this place is a must. This astounding temple is a result of painstaking effort and tribute to Bhagwan Swaminarayan (1781-1830), the devas, avatars, and great sages of Hinduism. Throughout the temple something serene is echoed and if you are open to that serenity, you can feel it. With over two hundred murtis, the temple is one of the top tourist destinations in the world. The architecture, vibe, scenery, ground, and everything is prodigious.