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Cardiff's city centre might look a bit boring, as it is not in the least historical. Queen Street, its main street, is just lined with chain shops and different shopping centers, and it is all very commercial. Cardiff's main attractions are all elsewhere: the castle and Bute Park are located at the northern end of Queen Street, the beautiful buildings are located in the Civic Centre, and nearly everything else is at Cardiff Bay, not here.
However, I still liked the city centre - despite its being full of chain stores, I think it has a very friendly look. Most of the buildings have light colours, there are trees and a few statues by Robert Thomas, and I just liked the general atmosphere: Fast and fluent, but not really hectic.
If you walk into the direction opposite of the castle, you get to an area of a few smaller streets, where the Millennium Stadium, St John Church, Cardiff Market and the Old Library are located. This is quite a pretty area where you also find some old pubs and individual shops.

It is maybe nothing special - but it is still pleasant enough!

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  • Updated Apr 13, 2012
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