Tarragona, among the 52 destinations to visit in 2023, according to The New York Times
"A little-known artsy seaport, rich with well-preserved Roman ruins and delicious tapas". This is the headline that the American newspaper The New York Times dedicated to the city of tarragona which ranks 31st on the list of "52 places to go in 2023".
Defends that Tarragona is a "rich cultural alternative" to Barcelona for which it has been "overshadowed" for a long time.
A culture that goes through the ruins of Tarraco, "impressively preserved", which "turn the city into an open-air museum".
The journalist AnneLise Sorensen recalls that they were declared World Heritage by Unesco.
On the other hand, it highlights "Catalan traditions" that can be enjoyed in Tarragona, such as the castles and the romesco saucewhich he recommends to taste in the maritime neighborhood of Serrallo accompanying grilled fish and vegetables.
It also proposes a walk along the Rambla Nova to the Balcón del Mediterráneo, and go making tapas by the way.
Madrid, a masterpiece of art, nature and light
Thirteen positions below Tarragona, The New York Times proposes visiting Madrid, especially as a result of the celebration of thePicasso Yearthat commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the death of the painter from Malaga.
The commemoration will be global, but the newspaper assures that Madrid leads it, with the exhibitions that during 2023 will be offered by the three great art museums of the capital of Spain, the Thyssen-Bornemisza, the Reina Sofía and the Prado.
Sorensen argues that, outside of the museums, "Madrid's cultural core is an urban masterpiece of art, nature and light."
And remember that in 2021 Unesco declared the so-called World Heritage Site "Landscape of Light"the green corridor that starts at the Paseo del Prado and reaches Recoletos, and that includes the Retiro Park and all its surroundings.
London, first destination
The list of "52 places to go in 2023" of the New York Times leads Londonthe capital of the United Kingdom, a city "in transition", says the newspaper, which "continues to juxtapose old traditions and new possibilities" and "has things to offer to lovers of culture, history, art and nightlife".
The second position is for the Japanese city of morioka"often overlooked or completely ignored."
Journalist Craig Mod says it's "a jewel to walk without crowds" which can be reached with "a short bullet train ride from Tokyo".
After a world metropolis and a quiet city, the third position goes to Monument Valleyin the United States, the great valley within the Navajo Nation reservation, immortalized by the western since John Ford filmed "Stagecoach" in 1939.
Rachael Wright points out that its relatively basic infrastructure and its location off the beaten track "help create a more serene experience" to the visitor.
The list is a compendium of urban, scenic, cultural and gastronomic destinations that in the top ten positions also includes destinations in Scotland (Kilmartin Glen), New Zealand (Auckland), California (Palm Springs), australianin (Kangaroo Island), Albanian (the river Viosa), Ghana (Accra) and Norway (Tromso).
The fence, in position 52, Sarajevothe capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, "a living museum of resilience".
OfEurope sites are also recommendedItaly, Lithuania, Greece, Switzerland, France, Denmark, Georgia and Turkey.
In total, the list features 22 destinations in the Americas, including 12 in the United States, 16 destinations in Europe, 8 in Asia, 3 in Africa and 3 in Oceania.