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Best for a promenade. The Most Beautiful Waterfronts and Embankments

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What can be better than a walk along the coast of the river or the sea? Just the walk along one of the most beautiful embankments in the world. Some embankments are the real historical symbols and have a lot of outstanding landmarks. Others can be similized with the ultramodern open-air entertainment centers. While walking along the embankment you will see the luxurious hotels and restaurants, shops, souvenir stores, various entertainment venues and unique leisure zones. All this is a small part of attractive places that you can see. In our list you can choose the walk of your own taste. All embankments differ from each other and have its own unique charm.

Seine Waterfront, France

The most romantic place in Paris is the Siena’s Embankment. There you can meet a lot of couples in love. During the walk you can enjoy the famous landmarks of the French capital. The most outstanding view is on the Eifel Tower. Some people come to the embankment for seeing how the sun sets. Walks on the Siena’s Embankment are very popular among fans of untraditional excursions. Among the river there are a lot of outstanding sightseeing places, which aren't included in the usual guidebooks.

Seine Waterfront, France More than that, at the embankment you can find the legendary bookstalls. They work there for more than a hundred years. In these stalls you can buy creative souvenirs. One more peculiarity of this embankment is the numerous bridges. Among which you can find real historical landmarks. During the whole year you can see a lot of interesting things at the embankment. Every summer you can meet the street artists with whom you can make a photo. These artists are like "live sculptures".

At last time in summer if you’re tired of going on foot you can go by pedicab. With the help of this vehicle, you will enjoy the city view with comfort. Fans of walk excursions have the unique opportunity to visit outstanding historical places, one of them is the Conciergerie which at different times was the king’s palace and the politician prison. At first, in the 13th century, this palace was the royal residence and then became a prison for the political criminals. The Siena’s Embankment isn’t just a marvellous place for walks but also is an interesting tourist route. Next - Riva degli Schiavoni

Riva degli Schiavoni, Italy

Riva degli Schiavoni, Italy Venice embankments also adore people with their picturesque views. The central embankment of the city is Riva degli Schiavoni. It begins from the Ponte della Paglia bridge and sweeps out for 1 500 meters. Riva degli Schiavoni is also known as Slavyanskaya Embankment. This name was received thanks to the huge market, which was there in the 9th century. At this market slaves from the Slavonic world had been selling. Nowadays nothing remains about the rough foretime. At the main embankment of Venice, the most luxurious hotels and restaurants have placed. Complete article

Bosporus Waterfront, Turkey

Bosporus Waterfront, Turkey The most unforgettable walk in Istanbul will be at the embankment of the Bosphorus. Along this embankment you will see the most important religious and historical landmarks. Among them there is a wonderful Dolmabahçe Mosque. It was built by Karabet Balyan in the middle of the 19th century. This mosque is a bright example of the baroque style. It is also known as the most decorated mosque in the world. Complete article

Ljubljanica Waterfront, Slovenia

Ljubljanica Waterfront, Slovenia Slovenia's capital has the charming embankment which went by a long Ljubljanica river. This embankment is very old and cozy. Along with it, you will see a lot of buildings with bricked roofs. Thanks to them the atmosphere of this place resembles the old times. The Triple Bridge, constructed by architect Jože Plečnik, is the main symbol of the embankment. The first pedestrian bridge has appeared there in 1842. Complete article

Oktyabrskaya Embankment, Russia

Oktyabrskaya Embankment, Russia Saint-Petersburg has several adorable embankments. One of the most outstanding is Oktyabrskaya Embankment, the most symbolic city's embankment. It begins from Zolnaua Street in the Nevsky district and larges for 9 kilometers forward. Along the embankment there is the major highway. For pedestrians there was made a specially closed sidewalk. The Oktyabrskaya Embankment is the largest in the city. The first part of it was built in 1932. Complete article

Waterfront of Nafplion, Greece

Waterfront of Nafplion, Greece Greece small Nafplion town has an incredibly beautiful and outstanding embankment. It will steal your heart from the first sight. The atmosphere of this place is very romantic. The main decoration of the embankment are the old houses, built in Venetian style. From the embankment opens the great panorama view on the gulf. Also, you can see the Bourtzi Fortress. It has located on the island. This fortress is very outstanding and has the important place in the history of the town. Complete article

Waterfront in New York, USA

Waterfront in New York, USA Vacation in New York will be not so memorable without the walk along the embankment. The first equipped embankment has appeared in Manhattan district. At the beginning of 2011 was worked out the unified plan of the coastline development. According to the plan, there will be developed more than 500 miles of the coastline. It is planned to provide the beaches with all necessary things, to make entertainment venues and leisure zones. Some part of the project has already been realized. Today you can walk on the New York embankment and relax in cozy and outstanding places. Complete article

Landungsbrucken Embankment, Germany

Landungsbrucken Embankment, Germany Landungsbrucken Embankment is the real symbol of modern Hamburg. It was built at the place of the historic port district HafenCity. Some time ago this port was the biggest in the world. Its area was about 157 hectares. Nowadays Elba's coast is a marvellous place for the relaxation. There you can find a great number of entertainment venues, sightseeing, and monuments of the modern architecture. The atmosphere at the embankment is lively. Along with it a lot of historical buildings were saved. That's why tourists like to walk there. Complete article

Toronto Central Waterfront, Canada

Toronto Central Waterfront, Canada One of the most beautiful and outstanding embankments in the world is the Toronto Central Waterfront. It was made up by the best specialists from DTA and West 8 architectural offices. Over the last several years the waterfront has drastically changed. There were made special roads for pedestrians and cyclists, equipped leisure zones and children's playgrounds. The new embankment has spread for 4 kilometers forward. During the walk you will see lots of breathtaking constructions. Complete article

Waterfront in Barcelona, Spain

Waterfront in Barcelona, Spain 25 years ago, instead of the picturesque embankment in Barcelona, there was a noisy port and tens of warehouses. Thanks to the 1992 Summer Olympic Games this embankment was renovated. At first, it was decided to demolish the loading port. For several months the port district was changed into a luxurious place. There were built a number of 5-star hotels, made landscape gardens, opened restaurants and bars. Complete article

Aker Brygge Waterfront, Norway

Aker Brygge Waterfront, Norway An awesome Aker Brygge Waterfront has placed in Oslo. All fans of walks have to visit it. Earlier there was a large busy seaport where locals didn't have an access. The embankment was built at the end of the 20th century. Nowadays it is a chain of the wonderful squares and promenades. A lot of shops and cafes, the marvelous city beach and popular museum of modern art have also placed there. Complete article

Promenade de la Croisette, France

Promenade de la Croisette, France All fans of the Cannes Festival know about an adorable promenade de la Croisette. Its length is over one thousand meters. This promenade is the landmark of state value. Earlier there was the old route of the Croisette. Many expensive shops, restaurants, and hotels are placed at the promenade de la Croisette now. The promenade begins from the Festival Palace. Complete article
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