Traveling these days is easier than ever before. Better than talking about the most visited places,
Let’s talk about some unusual cities that you need to visit.
There are too many things you can get impressed by unique settings, incredible scenery, and unbelievable architecture.
Let’s check them out!
1. Cappadocia, Turkey
Number one on our list is the underground, semi-arid city of Cappadocia. It is most famous for the underground cities it houses. There are six of these cities, each unique and carved in soft tuff with a distinct style.
The first city was built and used by the Romans. Then the Byzantine Empire came and built another one. After them, in the 7th century, the Christians built their underground city and used it as a hideout. They look very different from each other and will offer you different experiences.
Some people still live in some parts of one city, in particular, called Kaymakli. It is the largest underground city and it has everything you expect to find in a normal city. Everything is carved out of stone and decorated in a traditional Turkish style.
Side note: Cappadocia is also famous for the hot air balloon tours. That’s right! All those amazing pictures with the sky filled with hundreds of hot air balloons, they’re all taken here.
2. Setenil de las Bodegas, Spain
Also known as the City Build in Rock, Setenil de las Bodegas is located in the heart of Andalusia, Spain. The city is an architectural miracle, as it is literally built in the rocks. There are houses that are entirely carved into the hard rock. Some of them use the rock as a ceiling and in some narrow streets, you’ll find giant chunks of rock above you.
The origins of this city remain a mystery until today. Many historians agree that this cavernous area has been inhabited since prehistory. It just so happened that humans never moved away from the protection this place offered them.
The residents of Setenil take great pride in the oddness of their city and they are not even a bit afraid of the rocks. The houses and the rocks are their home. Surprisingly enough there have been no accidents in this city, so visiting it is safe enough.
Oh and the Rio Trejo river offers an amazing view, promising the adventure of a lifetime.
3. Giethoorn, the Netherlands
Last but not least we introduce you to the city of Giethoorn. It is located in the Netherlands, but it feels like it belongs in a Disney movie. Originally a small village in the province of Overijssel, it grew in size and popularity as an effort to promote green living and green tourism.
This city has no roads or cars and its residents live on ecological houses in the islands along the canals. These tiny islands are connected by 180 beautiful wooden bridges, but you can also travel by boat in the canals. It is a faster way, more fun and it doesn’t hurt the environment.
Away from the modern and crowded Amsterdam, Giethoorn is a wonderful and unusual alternative to spend your holidays. An alternative adventure to recharge your batteries! It almost feels like a fairytale!