Seeing Athens From Mt Lycabettus – Keep Calm and Wander

Author: , February 9th, 2019

Mt Lycabettus - Keep Calm and Wander

The views of Athens from Mt Lycabettus is one thing that most tourists miss. That’s because when they visit The Parthenon on Acropolis, they’d also see Athens’ skyline from there. And for most of them, that’s enough.

But, if you had time to climb Mt Lycabettus, you should do it without hesitation. The view from up there at sunset is something that you would never forget too soon.

Seeing the Parthenon from the side Mt Lycabettus is another angle of seeing Athens’ panoramic skyline. And guess what, the mountain is even so much higher than Acropolis. You’ll be able to see the white-washed city dwellings creeping all the way to the Aegean Sea.

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La Clerecia View – Keep Calm and Wander

Author: , July 2nd, 2017

La Clerecia view

The Towers of La Clerecia in Salamanca is locally known as Scala Coeli. You can’t, of course, climb the tower without getting into the Clerecia Church. And yes, you’ve got to pay, too. This church used to be known as the Royal College of the Company of Jesus. It was both a school and a home to the Jesuit priests who taught the students.

This Baroque-style building has two towers – and each gives you a different perspective of the city. Climbing the stairs at La Clerecia might be an arduous task for some but you’ll be rewarded with stunning views. When you’re up there, you’re entirely looking at the past from above, sans the glass skyscrapers of the modern world.

The towering spires from all corners of the city compete with the classical Baroque domes. The red-roofed houses you see everywhere are in contrast with the earth-coloured steeples above churches and edifices. It’s truly wonderful up there!

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Barcelona From the Sagrada Familia Keep Calm and Wander

Author: , February 19th, 2017

Sagrada Familia

Yes, you can go to the top of Sagrada Familia by elevator. However, the lift doesn’t really bring you to the topmost floor. You’ll have to climb some steps to go to the uppermost part. The elevator is too small and the steps are too narrow. That’s why, you can’t go up there anytime you want. You have to follow the time you’re scheduled to go.

And by the way, you have to pay a separate fee for this. It’s not included in the general admission. You also have to remember that since the area is too narrow, you won’t be able to take a picture of yourself with the city’s skyline in the background.

Visiting Tips: 
It is so much better to book your visit online so you can choose the time that’s convenient for you.

Out of the 18 towers, only 8 are currently completed. You can’t go to all of these towers. When buying the ticket, you have to choose between the Passion Towers and Nativity Towers. You also can’t use the elevator to descend but the steps only. So, if you have mobility problems, this might be a difficult task for you. Children younger than 6 aren’t allowed to go up.

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Cairo Skyline from The Citadel

Author: , May 19th, 2016

Cairo skyline

The view of Cairo skyline from The Citadel isn’t really the best one you could get but it’s good enough to see the city from this elevated point. From here, sprawling Old Cairo dominates the skyline that’s covered in pollution.

Tall buildings are far and away, except for the skinny, towering minarets from the mosques. Surrounding the Fortress are concrete, brick houses of mostly earth hues and narrow streets with unending traffic dilemma.

There are two open terraces where you can see Cairo skyline from The Citadel. This is the first one I discovered on the northern side.

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