Philosophical book says that, ‘A road that leads to the success & glory is forever spread over with thorns!’ Very often, the success & glory is cherished by the people but the path that leads to the success is often disregarded. Albeit, the philosophical statement mentioned above shows the fact of the life, there exist some real streets & roads in different parts of the world that have earned the name & fame & have become prime attractions for the tourists coming from all around the world! Most of these streets still carry the proud legacy of the glorious past of that place. Let’s take a quick look at the World’s 10 such straits that have earned a reputation among the locals, as well as among the visitors!
- Via Appia, Rome, Italy
‘Via Appia’ is among the earliest roads in the Italy as it was made in the early ages of the mighty Roman Empire! Although, only a smaller section of the path is used today, the remaining quarter is in ruins that attract the majority of the tourists. Walking on the street that once upon a time was paved & used by the greatest Empire in the world is certainly a thrilling experience!
- La Rambla, Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona based ‘La Rambla’ street is among the Europe’s most iconic streets. The street that is always flooded with the horde of tourists & locals is Spain’s busiest street. Ample number of shops, cafes, restaurants, bars & unique street-performers always manage to attract people in any season. This street connects ‘Placa de Catalunya’ & Port Vell’s ‘Christopher Columbus Monument’ & is reckoned as the Europe’s best-loved street!
- Champs Elysees, Paris, France
Regarded as the most beautiful street in the World, ‘Champs Elysees’ street carries the aroma of the graceful Paris. This 1.91 km long avenue is a major tourist destination that proudly flaunts luxurious shops, cafes, cinemas & unique lush green ‘Horse-Chestnut’ trees. It is also reckoned as the most expensive streets of real estate in the world. This street is the proud witness of ‘Napoleon Bonaparte’s’ victory march & still revives the memories of French heritage in the form of the famous monuments like ‘Arc de Triomphe’ & ‘Place de la Concorde’! It is rightly said that, ‘If you’ve never been at Champs Elysees, you’ve never been in Paris’!
- Nevsky Prospekt, St. Petersburg, Russia
Planned by ‘Peter the Great,’ St. Petersburg was, once upon a time an iconic home city of mighty ‘Tsars.’ Outstanding Cathedrals, majestic palaces & other historic structures have given a regal & a grand look to this city. ‘Nevsky Prospekt’ undoubtedly, Russia’s proud possession that narrates the anecdotes of Russia’s glorious past & the sturdy presence!
- Piccadilly Circus, London, UK
‘Piccadilly Circus’ comes in the elite class of London’s most favored tourist destinations. ‘Piccadilly Circus’ is basically a grand junction, from which various streets going to different parts of the city originates. Every street originating from Piccadilly has its own beauty & unique features due to which, tourists just can’t constrain themselves from boarding into iconic double-decker buses of London to get the majestic view of these fantastic streets! Plenty of nightclubs, cinemas, cafes, grand monuments & restaurants are potent enough to make every single tourist fall in its love!
- Via Doloroso, Jerusalem
‘Via Doloroso,’ unlike all other streets mentioned here, is associated with the religious fact & is considered as the sacred place of ‘Catholic Pilgrimage’! ‘Via Doloroso,’ which means ‘Way of Sorrows’ or ‘Way of Suffering’ in Latin, is the same street traced by ‘Jesus Christ,’ carrying his cross, when he was on the way to the ‘Crucifixion.’ Every year, flocks of pilgrims gather here & walk along the path that begins from the ‘Antonia Fortress’ to pay a tribute to the holy Christ!
- Paseo de la Reforma, Mexico City, Mexico
Mexico’s grand street is hugely inspired by the regal avenues in the Europe. ‘Paseo de la Reforma’ is among the most famous streets in the American continents. The street features the nation’s ‘National Palace’ & landmarks such as ‘El Angel de la Independencia’ along with luxurious hotels, cafes & restaurants. So, if you are planning to visit Mexico City, do remember to reserve your valuable time to take a long stroll down ‘Paeso de la Reforma’!
- Broadway, New York City, USA
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The ‘Land of Opportunity’-USA, proudly flaunts this oldest street in the city that houses the most important theatre district in the entire USA. Spread across north-south, this street runs through the vital sections of the city such as ‘Central Park’ & also holds the important structures like ‘Morgan Stanley’ building, ‘Woolworth’ building, ‘Grand Central Hotel’ & ‘Trinity Church!’ A walk down the Broadway completes the tour of NYC!
- Las Vegas Strip, Nevada, USA
‘Las Vegas Strip’ can be reckoned as the electric spine of ‘Sin city’- Las Vegas, renowned for thrill, gambling, parties, chills, fun & celebrations! This street comes alive at night as it gets illuminated by magnificent lighting & jaw-dropping ‘Bellagio’ fountain. This strip is probably the best illuminated strip in the world & is also known as the ‘Gambling Paradise.’ The use of humongous architectures of the giant casinos, largest hotels, resorts, spas & nightclubs are the most striking features of this strip. Fifteen out of world’s 25 largest hotels by room count, totaling over 62,000 rooms dwell on this strip. So folks, if you are really itching to try out your luck & you have the courage to face the worst, ‘Las Vegas’ is the place for you. But do remember one thing-‘Whatever happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas’! Read More….
- Nanjing Road, Shanghai, China
Nanjing Road is perhaps China’s most famous & the world’s longest shopping street, always flooded with flocks of shopping enthusiasts. The road stretches up to 6 km & is strewn with literally everything- from antiques to boutiques & from hawkers to huge shopping malls. It is also studded with an unending assortment of hotels & restaurants. Every year, roughly more than one million people enjoy the stroll through this staggering Chinese boulevard