Zurich Airport, also known as Zurich Kloten Airport, is the largest international airport of Switzerland and the principal hub of Swiss International Air Lines. The airport has three airside piers, which are known as terminals A, B and E. A central air-side building, built in 2003, is directly linked to terminals A and B, which take the form of finger piers. The airport is located 13 kilometres (8 mi) north of central Zürich, in the municipalities of Kloten, Rümlang, Oberglatt, Winkel and Opfikon, all of which are within the canton of Zürich. The airport is served by the A51 motorway and other main roads, which provide access to the airport especially for the central and eastern Switzerland. Zurich Airport railway station is located underneath the terminal providing frequent Zürich S-Bahn rail services.
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The Kunsthaus Zürich is an art gallery in the Swiss city of Zürich. It houses one of the most important art collections in Switzerland and Europe, assembled over the years by the local art association called Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft. The collection spans from the Middle Ages to contemporary art, with an emphasis on Swiss art.
Zürich's Grossmünster is a 12th-century Romanesque ex-cathedral with a fascinating history of Catholic saints and Protestant preaching. According to legend, the Grossmünster was founded by Charlemagne after his horse stopped over the graves of three early Christian martyrs.
Bahnhofstrasse is Zurich's main downtown street and one of the world's most expensive and exclusive shopping avenues. In 2011, a study named the Bahnhofstrasse the most expensive street for retail property in Europe, and the third most expensive worldwide. The main shopping zone is concentrated in the city center, which makes it ideal for pedestrians. Elegant fashion stores, department stores, boutiques with top quality products (shoes, furs, accessories, porcelain, jewellery and watches), banks and pastry shops.
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The historical capital of Europe and capital city of the modern Greek state, Athens is the birthplace of Classical Greece. You will find the vestiges of its past glories at the Acropolis, where you can explore ancient buildings of great historic significance, most notably the Parthenon. Visit the National Archaeological Museum, which houses one of the finest collections of Greek antiquities in the world. Immerse yourself in the vibrancy of the local culture by dining in traditional taverns, clubbing on the beach, watching a movie in an open-air cinema and bargain hunting in a slew of colourful bazaars.
The heart of the once mighty Inca Empire, Cusco beckons tourists with its architectural treasures and flamboyant carnival and religious festival celebrations. The Incas designed Cusco’s unique city layout in the shape of a puma, a scared animal. At the “head” of the Puma you will find the Sacsayhuaman, an important ritual centre and citadel; while the present-day Plaza de Armas lies at the “heart” of the puma. Perhaps the biggest draw card of Cusco is the lost Incan city of Machu Picchu. This UNESCO World Heritage Site contains three main structures – Inti Watana, the Temple of the Sun, and the Room of the Three Windows, all built in traditional Incan style. Here, you can take in the grand view of the Andean peaks, cloud forests and high valleys.
Standing astride two continents – Europe and Asia, Istanbul is a fascinating city booming with live and action. With an overabundance of architectural highlights and historic sites such as the Aya Sofya, the Topkapi Palace and the Blue Mosque, you will have much to explore during the day. Dine at the rakı-soaked meyhane (tavern) or tranquil çay bahçesi (tea garden) and experience the exotic local flavours. Marvel at the oriental-fantasy skyline of domes and minarets of the Ottoman mosques and palaces. At nightfall, swing into high velocity as you hit the rooftop bars, raucous indie clubs and basement jazz cafes littered around the city. Whether its food culture, art or nightlife, this “City of World’s Desire” has something installed for everyone.
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