Melbourne - a great city for tourists of all ages that can appeal to all people with very different needs. It is also important to mention about the decision of the Washington Center where Melbourne was given the title of - "the most liveable city in the world" .
Melbourne, the cultural and sportive center of Australia, is also distinguished by its unique original architecture. It is located in the south-east coast of Australia, on the Yarra River. Over the 170 years of its existence it managed to grow from a tiny village to one of the most populated cities on the whole Australian continent. With the time Melbourne grew in a very lively metropolis. There are festivals, carnavals, the town is considered to be the sports capital of Australia. The tennis complex "Melbourne Park" is held annually here, Australian Open, giving the starting Grand Slam tennis season in January. Albert Park in Melbourne opens the world championship on the class "Formula 1". All the careers of many famous drivers such as Jacques Villeneuve, Fernando Alonso, Juan Pablo Montoya, Kimi Raikkonen, Mark Webber began in Melbourne. As noted by the participants of the formula, the first stage of the race is highly attended by spectators, excellent organization and very festive atmosphere.
Melbourne has been associated with the Australian "gold rush" of the 19th century, when thousands of miners came to Australia, that made Melbourne the most populous city in the late nineteenth century on the continent. Even losing in 1927, the capital status, Melbourne has retained its position as the intellectual and sports center.
There are prestigious schools and universities, the best museums and theaters, such as the National Gallery, Art Center of Victoria, Melbourne Concert Hall, Theaters Building and the Perfoming Arts Museum. In addition, there are plenty of festivals, including the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the Melbourne International Film Festival.
Any tourist, visiting Melbourne, should definitely take a look at the "Penguin Parade" passing on the Phillip Island and driving into Force The Rocks, where the largest colony of Australian sea lions. Along the coast to the west of Melbourne is one of the wonderful roads in the world - the Great Ocean Road - one of the symbols of Australia.
Others The Most Admired Cities in the World .
Others from The Most Admired Cities in the World
Analysts from Anholt City Brands Index-GkK did over 5,100 interviews conducted worldwide.
Residents from 50 cities of China, India, South Korea, Australia, United States, Brazil, Russia, France, Germany and the UK have responded to a questionnaire choosing the most admired cities from 50 cities, according to six criteria : international reputation, place (transport, location), culture conditions (housing and public facilities), people (conviviality, safety and cultural diversity), educational and economic potential.
The result, published on 20 January 2016 was that the City of Lights was ranked the first, displacing London.
In previous ranking conducted in 2013, Paris was ranked third, notes agerpres.
The study - which results are published every two years - was conducted in September 2015 shortly before the attacks of 13 November, but a few months after January.
An admired City does not mean necessarily be visited.
"The attacks did not significantly change our lasting perception of the city," said Simon Anholt, creator standings, even though foreign tourists have not thought lately to visit soon Paris because the terms "state of emergency" and "conflict" are still present in their minds.
"The attacks do not change the reasons why tourists admire the beauty, attractions and cultural life of the city", concludes Anholt.
The ranking of the 10 cities most admired in the world admired, conducted by City Brands Index, comprises sequentially the cities: Paris, London, New York, Sydney, Los Angeles, Rome, Berlin, Amsterdam, Melbourne and Washington DC.