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Umeå on top at New York Times

oktober 21st, 2014

Umeå is ranked as one of the 52 places (number 31) in the world that should be visited as the American newspaper The New York Times presents its list of the world’s most interesting places in 2014.

”A hotbed of hardcore and heavy metal music through the 1990s, this northern city has welcomed all genres during its tenure as a European Capital of Culture this year. Music has taken center stage at outdoor opera performances, a crowdsourced music festival and an orchestral tribute to the local hardcore band Refused. Visual arts focused on the culture of indigenous Sami people are on exhibit at Bildmuseet, the city’s contemporary arts museum that reopened in 2012 in a glass-and-wood building designed by Henning Larsen Architects. And it’s all easier to reach thanks to a new higher-speed rail connection from Stockholm.”

In first place comes Cape Town in South Africa, followed by the runner-up New Zealand, Christchurch. See the full list by New York Times here.

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