City guide

The latest ranking of Global Cities: the top 10

How is such a ranking established? It’s simple: to determine how powerful a city is, the Mori Memorial Foundation’s Japanese Institute for Urban Strategies has analyzed the strengths and weaknesses of several important cities based on key criteria (economy, research…

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On what criteria are Global Cities ranked

Global cities are linked to the current phenomenon of globalization; their hierarchy is therefore based on economic criteria. The gross urban product (P.U.B) is the same as P.I.B but it applies to cities. The ranking of cities according to this…

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What is a Global City and how is it considered one?

Trying to define what a global city is is a difficult exercise. Indeed, the number of cities of large population is increasing rapidly and the simple criterion of the number of inhabitants is today largely insufficient. It is this complex…

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Seville celebrates the most dramatic and moving Semana Santa

Seville or ‘Sevilla’ is the capital of Andalucía and lies on the banks of the Guadalquivir. It is one of the largest historical centres in Europe. It is also the city to visit if you want to savor the Andalucian…

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Florence : The city was of great importance in the Middle Ages

Florence is the capital of the region of Tuscany in Italy. The mesmerising city is brimming with important architectural sites and monuments, housing some of the greatest artistic treasures of the world. Lying on the River Arno, Florence is the…

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Malaga is Andalucía’s second largest city

Malaga is Andalucía’s second largest city with 600,000 inhabitants and is located on the Costa del Sol in southern Spain. The city dates right back to 800bc and has over the centuries been marked by the Greeks, Romans and Arab…

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Getting around Barcelona is easy

Spain’s second largest and definitely most cosmopolitan city and one of the Mediterranean’s busiest ports. Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia, which is a region of Spain with its own language – Catalan, and it’s own culture and character. Some…

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Lisbon : beside the River Tagus next to the Atlantic Ocean

A city built on seven hills. Lisbon, capital of Portugal, is situated beside the River Tagus next to the Atlantic Ocean and it is said that the city is Europe’s oldest capital. If you compared Lisbon with Rome, then it…

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Berlin : capital of Germany

Berlin is the capital of Germany and also its largest city with a population of just under 3.5 million people; recently designated the first German City of Design by UNESCO, Berlin is a historical city that in the past few…

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On the right side of the Tiber lies the beautiful district of Trastevere

Rome is the capital of Italy and is located 30 km east of the Mediterranean Sea. The City has approx. 5 millions inhabitants and is one of Europe’s absolute main cities both politically and historically. Rome’s centre was in 1980…

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