Ranking of the 10 most capital cities high in the world

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Martí Micolau

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Among the various peculiarities that some cities may have, me too'altitude it is an element to be taken into account: undoubtedly this influences a number of aspects of city life, including the climate plant species fauna and ... tourism: there are many people who plan their holidays on the basis of very particular records or rankings, such as that of cities located at a higher altitude than the others.
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10 - Nairobi (Kenya), 1.795 masl

City also called "Green City of the Sun" and "World Safari Capital", Nairobi is experiencing a recent rediscovery thanks to the increasing number of honeymoons that the couple choose to go to Kenya to experience the emotions of Safaris.

  • Maximum temperatures (Summer / Winter): 24 ° / 21 °
  • Minimum temperatures (Summer / Winter): 12 ° / 10 °

9 - Mexico City (Mexico), 2.240 masl

The historic center, known as Zòcalo, was built on the ruins of an Aztec capital and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Also very important Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, visited every year by over 20 million pilgrims from all over the world.

  • Maximum temperatures (Summer / Winter): 24 ° / 22 °
  • Minimum temperatures (Summer / Winter): 12 ° / 7 °

8 - Sana'a (Yemen), 2.250 masl

Capital of the reunified Yemen, it is divided by internal walls into three distinct districts: Arab, Turkish and Jewish. According to tradition, Sana'a was founded by Shem, the eldest son of Noah. The city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • Maximum temperatures (Summer / Winter): 27 ° / 22 °
  • Minimum temperatures (Summer / Winter): 19 ° / 11 °

7 - Asmara (Eritrea), 2.325 masl

City historically closely linked to Italy (still today many elderly people know Italian), was the birthplace of important cultural and musical personalities of our country such as Bruno Lauzi and Remo Girone. Several architectures, such as the Empire Cinema, echo the Italian colonization.

  • Maximum temperatures (Summer / Winter): 24 ° / 23 °
  • Minimum temperatures (Summer / Winter): 10 ° / 7 °

6 - Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), 2.355 masl

City full of colors and contracting and which, like many capitals, brings out wealth on the one hand and poverty on the other. It boasts a museum panorama among the most varied and equipped in all of Africa: just mention the Ethiopian National Library, Museum of Natural History and Railway Museum.

  • Maximum temperatures (Summer / Winter): 24 ° / 22 °
  • Minimum temperatures (Summer / Winter): 10 ° / 9 °

5 - Bogotá (Colombia), 2.625 masl

Do not miss Candelaria, historic downtown district that mixes colonial, baroque and art deco style. There are several museums and cultural places such as bookshops and theaters, but also highly characteristic restaurants. Among the museums, one of the most important is the Botero Museum.

  • Maximum temperatures (Summer / Winter): 17 ° / 7 °
  • Minimum temperatures (Summer / Winter): 7 ° / 6 °

4 - Thimphu (Bhutan), 2.648 masl

The only capital in the world where there are no traffic lights, the traffic is regulated only by the police in white gloves: interesting, right? Thimphu's heart develops around the famous Clock Square, but many activities are also grouped in the north, where there are the Dzong (fortress-monastery), the library and the school of painting.

  • Maximum temperatures (Summer / Winter): 24 ° / 11 °
  • Minimum temperatures (Summer / Winter): 15 ° / 0 °

3 - Sucre (Bolivia), 2.750 masl

Capital together with La Paz, Sucre boasts a beautiful historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where there are many well-kept hotels and restaurants. We recommend a visit to the Casa de la Libertad, now a museum and once the seat of the first independent government.

  • Maximum temperatures (Summer / Winter): 23 ° / 22 °
  • Minimum temperatures (Summer / Winter): 6 ° / 10 °

2 - Quito (Ecuador), 2.850 masl

The old city unfolds along a route that sees passages from the Plaza Santo Domingo Casa Del Alabado Big square and Basilica of the Vow Nacional. Outside the old city it is possible to take the Telefèrico, for a race that takes up to 4.000 meters of altitude.

  • Maximum temperatures (Summer / Winter): 20,2 ° / 19,1 °
  • Minimum temperatures (Summer / Winter): 9 ° / 9,7 °

1 - La Paz (Bolivia), 3.640 masl

All projects first position are La Paz, other capital of Bolivia. It is a city full of bridges, which connect the various areas of the town and its narrow streets. The central area is mainly composed of Murillo Square and from the course The Prado: this is the area of ​​skyscrapers and public offices.

  • Maximum temperatures (Summer / Winter): 22 ° / 18 °
  • Minimum temperatures (Summer / Winter): 6 ° / 1 °

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