Ne možete pričati o Lionu bez pominjanja hrane, jer se gurmani slažu da je ovaj grad svetska kulinarska prestonica You can’t talk about Lyon without mentioning the food, with gourmets in agreement that Lyon is the world’s culinary capital Air Serbia » Er Srbija | 17 Lyon is one large World Heritage Site, with a large renaissance old town, Roman ruins, historical industrial districts and the regal 19th-century Presqu‘île quarter. This city at the confluence of the rivers Rhône and Saône was founded 2,000 years ago and built its fortune on the silk trade. Vieux Lyon Lyon’s silk industry thrived in the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries, and it was then that rich merchant families settled in the city. They built homes in the gothic, Italian and French renaissance styles, some 300 of which remain standing in the neighbourhoods of Saint-Jean, Saint-Georges and Saint-Paules. Fourvière Basilica The Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière is a magnificent church that’s always visible on Fourvière hill, which rises to west of the city, and represents one of a series of iconic hilltop churches that were constructed in major French cities during the late 19th century. This basilica is located in the oldest part of the city, where several Roman sites have also been discovered. Parc de la Tête d’Or Just to the north of the city centre is one of France’s largest urban parks, complete with a zoo and France’s foremost botanical garden. If you’re around during springtime, one of your first ports of call in Lyon should be the international rose garden here. Lyon Cathedral The city’s fabulous cathedral was built between the 12th and 15th centuries. The majority of the original stained-glass windows, dating back to the 1300s, are still intact. The astronomical clock inside the cathedral is nine metres tall and beneath it is an astrolabe, which displays the positions of the earth, sun and moon. Institut Lumière All fans of the cinema should be excited to pay homage to the Lumière brothers. This museum was established by an actual descendant of Louis Lumière, who, working with his brother Auguste, helped invent the Cinématographe motion picture system, which was the first motion French spice and the Lumière brothers picture camera and projector. This attraction is housed in the Villa Lumière, a beautiful art nouveau mansion that was built by the brothers’ father back in 1899. Here you can view many of their films and check out their ingenious creations in elegant surroundings. Lyon’s Murals Another reason why Lyon demands exploration is its murals. There are around 100 large paintings on walls around the city, often located in working-class neighbourhoods, which ensures that they can entice you to tour places you might otherwise overlook. Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse This food market is named after one of France’s culinary giants and located in France’s culinary capital, so you can be sure of the quality of produce to be found inside. It’s a food-lover’s dream; a hand-picked assembly of the region’s best food merchants, selling charcuterie, cheeses, meats, fruits and vegetables. FOTO: Depositphotos / Martin Molcan FOTO: Depositphotos