Discover Cardiff – Mixing Rich History and Vibrant Culture

Croeso! Visitors will love the city of Cardiff from the very first moment. The Welsh capital, home to over 340,000 is an ideal spot to enjoy the finest attractions, culture and entertainment that Wales has to offer. A renewed waterfront, Wales Millenium Centre and St Fagans National Museum of History highlight only a few of the many ways to spend time in the city.

 

History

In order to truly appreciate everything the area has to offer make sure to visit St Fagans National Museum of History, one of Europe’s finest open air museums and the premier heritage attraction in Wales. St Fagans features the castle from which the museum borrows its name, built in the late 16th century and donated to the people of Wales in 1948 by the Earl of Plymouth. What really brings the past to life are the many workshops where craftsmen demonstrate the traditional skills of the region, allowing visitors to gain insight into the fascinating history of Cardiff and hear the Welsh language spoken constantly among craftsmen and interpreters. Best of all, admission to the museum is free!

For more world class art and natural history be sure to check of the National Museum which features a wide range of exhibits including the national art collection of over 500 paintings drawings and sculptures. If the art alone does not excite you why not take a 4,600 million year journey on the evolution of Wales from the Big Bang to the present day. Again, admission is free!

 

Art

The local museums are far from the only way to enjoy the vibrant culture of the city, why not grab a glass of champagne and take a trip to the Welsh National Opera located in the Wales Millennium Centre and bear witness to an entirely professional cast performing over 120 shows annually. Described as one of the finest operatic ensembles in Europe the Welsh National Opera is an experience not easily replicated anywhere else in Europe.

After you have experienced the Opera why not change pace and visit St David’s Hall, the National Concert Hall and Conference Centre of Wales. Featuring a wide range of musical events from popular jazz, pop and r&b artists to comedians and dance performances there is something to suit every taste at this popular venue. Don’t worry if you haven’t the time to catch a show as their are regular free events in the open foyers.

 

Entertainment

After learning of the deep history of Wales and having experienced the spectacular displays of art throughout the city you will have certainly worked up an appetite. In the mood for some Italian food that won’t break the budget? Casanova’s, located on Quay Street offers a great lunch at an affordable price and was featured in Michelin’s Guide in 2015. If you have the time to venture out of the city centre why not stop by Milgi’s on City Road and peruse vintage markets and sample their 100% vegetarian affair, specializing in foraged food. Since you will no doubt be visiting the beautiful bay area take a trip to South America at Las Iguanas Mermaid Quay. Watch as chefs prepare delicious tacos, sizzling fajitas and margaritas that will have you coming back for more.

Cardiff is the economic and cultural centre of Wales, whether you are planning your next vacation, studying at one of the universities or moving to the city you will certainly find plenty on offer. A visit to any of the locations previously mentioned will lead you on your own journey of discovery in this wonderful city !

This website was created for the purpose of outlining what the City of Cardiff offers and the best services within the City.
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