These 5 cities have good reasons to be on our list of the hottest destinations for 2017.
La Paz, Bolivia
La Paz is among the hottest emerging destinations for 2017. We are partialy gained over by the recently opened Atix Hotel, resting some 3,650 metres above sea level on the Andes’ Altiplano plateau – the first Design Hotel to open in the city.
The Bolivian capital is the second highest city in the world, its buildings carved into the surrounding mountains. Here you’ll find an eclectic range of architecture; nineteenth century churches and worn Spanish colonial buildings rub shoulders with the 40,000-capacity Estadio Hernando Siles sports arena.
As October through April heralds the southern hemisphere’s spring and summer, with temperatures clinging between a pleasant nine and 21 degrees celsius, it’s the ideal time to discover the country’s rich and unique culture.
The new LGV Sud-Ouest line, due for completion in mid- 2017, connects the city with Europe’s high- speed train network and cuts travel time from Paris to just two hours. Its timing is perfect. The recently opened Cité du Vin continues the impressive redevelopment of the Garonne riverfront with a state-of-the-art wine-lovers’ experience, and the city’s gastronomic revolution keeps building on its own success.
Moscow will host football matches in the 2017 Confederations Cup and the 2018 FIFA World Cup, so the race is on to bring an inkling of the ultra-modern to a metropolis renowned for bombastic architecture.
The new Ramenskoye Airport and a new metro line will mean an all-time high in the city’s connectivity, and Moscow will gain a blockbuster attraction in the Polytechnic Museum and Educational Centre, relocated to a dramatic building in the Vorobyovy Gory hills.
It’s got sights, culture and cuisine, and a bragain in comparisson with other European cities. Should you need more persuasion, though, consider the museums: from Egyptian artefacts at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian to pop art at Museu Colecção Berardo, Lisbon groans with them, but the appetite appears unsated: a museum devoted to the history of Judaism in Portugal is coming to the Alfama district in 2017.