Despite the fact that Aberdeen has the status of an industrial city, it is annually visited by numerous travelers. A simple walk through the city will bring in a real pleasure, because its territory is simply full of many interesting and old sights. Aberdeen University is situated near the center of the city. The university was founded in 1860. Previously a college was built on the territory of the modern university. Already in the late 15th century the city was known as a large educational center. Robert Gordon's University is even an older educational institution. It was opened back in 1775. Both universities are located in beautiful historic buildings. Marischal College is another place that is worth visiting. The construction of this luxury building made of granite was completed in the middle of the 19th century. Today a part of the college’s halls is converted into museums. There are ethnographic and archaeological museums there.
Union Street is simply the best place for walks as it is full of beautiful old houses. The facades of the houses are decorated with skillful trimming made of polished granite that was mined in Aberdeen yet five centuries ago. In addition to beautiful architectural monuments you will find interesting shops and restaurants in Union Street. This place is crowded even late in the evening as local squares and gardens have become a favorite destination for rest not only among locals, but also among tourists. Winter Gardens is a very popular place of rest, the most interesting exhibit of which is a "talking" cactus. The large garden is divided into several thematic zones. In its territory you will find a large greenhouse, a garden decorated in traditional Japanese style, and even a flower wall.
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