Are you a history lover? Maybe you only like to travel to destinations that are a least 1,000 years old. If you need some last minute holiday ideas then these historical destinations will be perfect for you…
The Pyramids at Giza in Egypt
People are still unsure how the Egyptians built these pyramids more than 3,000 years ago, containing hidden chambers, some which still haven’t been opened. Everyone can agree that they are a human marvel.
Machu Picchu in Peru
The Incas built this city on top of a mountain around the year 1450, but abandoned it a century later when the Spanish invaded the region. It was re-discovered in 1911 and today many tourists make the four-day hike (or shorter train ride) to see it for themselves. We know which route we would take!
Lisbon has been ranked top holiday destination of the year. The city was founded back in 1200 BC and just to show how ancient it is, until the 16th century, people thought it was the edge of the world.
Tikal in Guatemala
This ruin is all that remains of an ancient city believed to be called Yax Mutal, built back in 200 to 900 AD. The Tikal Temple is on of the city’s most iconic ruins standing at an impressive 154 feet tall.
Stonehenge in England
If you fancy somewhere a little closer to home then Stonehenge is perfect. Scholars are still not sure how builders got these stones from Wales and why they’re still standing, despite being built 3,000 years ago. People still flock to this field to take in the mystery for themselves.
The Colosseum in Italy
Found in the heart of Rome, the construction of this amphitheater (which was made out of concrete and sand) started in 71 AD. It was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles and today is a tourist favorite.
Taj Mahal in India
This white marble tomb was built in the 1600s for Emperor Shah Jahan’s deceased wife and is considered one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Between two and four million tourists visit the incredible site each year.
Skara Brae, Scotland
More than 5,000 years ago people lived in this Neolithic town, but it wasn’t rediscovered until strong storms led people here in 1850. What travellers found were homes made of intricate stone roofs and with some furniture still inside.
Chichén Itzá in Mexico
This ancient city thrived from around 600 AD to the 1200s. Today, the most famous aspect of this complex of Mayan ruins is a step pyramid known as El Castillo, which is considered one of the most important Mayan historical structures.
Founded in 1104 BC, Cádiz is the oldest continuously inhabited city in Spain. They city is filled with giant trees that Christopher Columbus supposedly brought to the country from the New World.