This is a guest post from Catherine Lavinia. Cardiff was ranked sixth in the National Geographic alternative Tourist destinations attracting over eighteen million visitors a year. As the commercial centre for Wales, it is a city in which there is always something going. No two trips to Cardiff will ever be the same, with so much to see and do in the UK’s 10th largest city you can choose from culture, history, shopping and sport amongst other things. If you have never been before then it’s well worth checking out, why not have a look at Travelodge’s Cardiff hotels for inspiration?
Cardiff is one of the newest capital cities in the world having only been named the capital of Wales in 1955. The city has gone through huge developments since 1990 to bring it up to scratch as a capital city including the development of a new waterfront area at Cardiff bay and the building of the Wales Millennium Arts Centre. The result is the setting for most of Wales’ cultural, sporting and political bases and events as well as being the biggest media hub outside of London.
As a big cultural city, Cardiff attracts musicians, artists and performers from across the world, and is a key date on many tour’s calendars. In May of this year the city will play host to one of the most famous travelling acts in the world, the Moscow State Circus. The infamous performers are currently touring the UK once more with their new show Park Gorkogo. The act is popular every time they visit and this new show is set another hit, having rave reviews already this season.
Dubbed the most famous circus on earth, the Moscow State Circus troop are this time returning with a show set in Gorky Park, the artistic and cultural quarter of Moscow. The show takes British audiences on a guided tour of the park, reminiscing about time spent in their hometown with an array of jugglers, acrobats, roller skaters and trapeze artists dancing and flying through the sky.
The Circus is in the UK until the end of September, stopping in Cardiff between the 1st and the 6th of May. The event is scheduled to be held in the car park of the city stadium, and the big top will stand alongside Cardiff City football stadium – a venue used to applause and spectacle. There are various seating and pricing options to suit all requirements and budgets. It is an event the whole family can enjoy, or take friends for an alternative evening out, as it is truly an incredible show. Full of “but how can they bend like that?” and “oh my goodness they’re going to fall” moments, you will be on the edge of your seat throughout the show.
If ever you needed an excuse to visit Cardiff the Moscow State Circus offers just that. Take in the culture, shopping and features of this modern city before heading to the big top for a show that will take your breath away.
Our guest post today is from Catherine Lavinia, a freelancer in advertising and marketing, who enjoys travel, photography and sharing experiences with friends.