From The New York Times to Lonely Planet, one Irish city has been voted the friendliest in the world.
Set on the Wild Atlantic Way, Galway has been praised by a number of publications for its beauty, landscape, and its friendly people.
Galway City has been voted the “friendliest, most charming city” in the world by The New York Times and Lonely Planet.
Furthermore, US travel magazine Travel + Leisure has dubbed Galway the friendliest city in the world.
The friendliest city in the world – Galway City
Travel + Leisure has ranked Galway the friendliest city in the world. According to the New York-based publication, Galway took the top spot thanks to its lively population, festive nature, and “musicality”.
Furthermore, Condé Nast Traveler ranked the top ten friendliest cities in the world, and both Galway and Dublin made the list.
The two Irish cities appeared alongside Charleston, South Carolina, Sydney, Australia, Queenstown, New Zealand, and more internationally loved and visited cities around the globe.
Readers of the magazine were particularly happy about the “live music in the pubs and in the street”, the food, and the general vibe of the city.
The charm and intrigue of Galway – described as “brilliantly bohemian”
According to Lonely Planet’s global travel index, “brilliantly bohemian” Galway is Ireland’s most engaging city. Meanwhile, The New York Times dubbed Galway “Ireland’s most charming city”.
The article states, “Galway might be Ireland’s most charming city: compact, walkable and filled to the brim with independent shops and restaurants that walk the fine line between cool and kitsch.
“Cozy, old-fashioned pubs showcase the city’s ever-growing selection of craft beers, chefs serve up west-of-Ireland ingredients in creative new ways, and almost every building housing a modern cafe or new atelier has a centuries-old story behind it.
“It’s not a city in which to hustle; rather, it’s one in which to enjoy a locally brewed pint, relish the excellent seafood and get your fill of views of the rushing River Corrib as it sweeps out to Galway Bay”.
Galway City – a hub of culture and craic
Galway has long been a favourite among locals and those travelling from around the world alike.
It doesn’t come as a surprise that it was voted the friendliest city in the world. People generally recognise the ‘City of the Tribes’ for its quintessential Irish culture and craic.
Known as the festival capital of Ireland, cultural events and festivals are the norm throughout the year. There is an average of 122 festivals and shows each year.
Thus, this offers people more opportunities to visit the city and experience what Galway has to offer.
One of the best cities for pubs in Ireland, you’ll find live music every night of the week in Galway. Have you visited Galway City? Do you think it’s the friendliest city in the world?
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