The capital of Wales, Cardiff, is the perfect place to travel and explore Wales. Apart from the tradition in universities and education, Cardiff is a rising alternative European destination. Famous for its rugby and over 600 fairytale castles. It is also famous for its concerts and for its national parks. In the land of King Arthur, you will discover a whole host of myths and legends and many attractions. Still, you’ll enjoy local crafts at Cardiff’s Central Market. So get ready to go together on a historical but also fun trip to Wales.
Cardiff Castle is perhaps the most popular tourist attraction in all of Wales. It is also one of the most romantic and best-preserved castles in the country, with some of the oldest sections dating back to the 10th century. A notable characteristic is the state apartments. Each room offers useful information about the important events in the history of the castle. Also, in the castle, you will see the lovely chapel, the clock tower, and the elegant banquet hall, where you will admire its rich works of art and frescoes.
After visiting Cardiff’s Magnificent Castle, be sure to head to the city’s well-kept and bustling arcades. Cardiff’s arcades were built to provide a shopping experience for the city’s upper class. The first to appear in 1858was the Royal Arcade. In the following decades, others were built. Today there are a total of seven that still remain. The youngest of these is the Archelefsias Lodge which opened in 1921, and the most famous is the Royal Arcade arcade which was built in 1858.
Your next visit is Cardiff Bay, which occupies about 2,700 acres of waterfront. Cardiff Bay covers more or less all of the former shipyards and is one of the largest in Europe. There are many fun attractions to see here, especially if you are traveling with children. Your first stop will be Techniquest which is an interactive science center, and you will be able to entertain your children with educational screens in the planetarium of the facility. The second stop is the Roald Dahl Plass square, dedicated to the memory of the author Roald Dahl of classic stories such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The Big Friendly Giant. Your last stop will be one of Cardiff Bay’s newest structures, the Senedd, which houses the country’s government offices.
Wales Millennium Centre
Here you can attend a show at the very modern Wales Millennium Centre. The sprawling five-acre site has been named one of the top-performing arts centers on the planet. Wales MillenniumCentre is a leader in performances as diverse as classical music and Opera, Ballet, and contemporary dance. Also, you can attend literary events and musical performances.
National Museum of Cardiff
If you are interested in Wales’ rich history, you can visit Cardiff’s National Museum. This large and fascinating museum is housed in the city’s architecturally pleasant Civic Center building that features numerous displays depicting the country’s history up to the time of the dinosaurs. Among the collections related to archeology, the many fascinating displays of Bronze Age weapons stand out. Also, art lovers will be able to visit the large art gallery. The art gallery contains a catalog of important paintings and works by Impressionists such as Monet and Picasso and sculptures by Rodin.
It is worth visiting the most famous of Cardiff’s many beautiful churches Llandaff Cathedral. It was built in 1300 on the ruins of its original structure and is a pleasant visit for any visitor to a landmark that has attracted pilgrims from all over the country since the time of Bishop Urban, who was the founder of the cathedral. Outside attractions include the impressive 15th-century tower, while a tour of the interior will expose you to features such as an exquisite and fully restored 18th-century Italian church, notable for its rare religious sculptures and artifacts.
Cardiff International White Water
For sports lovers and adventure lovers, there are many more fun things to do in Cardiff beyond exploring its rich history. Cardiff International White Water provides a variety of experiences and is ideal for those who want to have fun. This unique facility was built for the 2012 Olympics. You can have fun either by rafting, canoeing, or kayaking. You will also be able to surf, canyoning, and bodyboarding. It will definitely be an experience that will be unforgettable.
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