Canals are man-made artificial waterways, or channels, built with utility purposes in mind, like water supply or the transport of goods and people. The canals always brought growth, through commerce and development of a nation, so they were of very high importance.
Today, a lot of canals are left into oblivion, with no other use than to age and degrade, as most of them were built in the times of rising industry and urbanization. But there are some, a fraction of all that were built in the past, that are still used today. They preserve their initial role but they serve a different type of purpose as well, as a touristic attraction.
Those ones are so aesthetic that a lot of people appreciate them as true artworks. They tell stories of beautiful romantic times so they have become travel destinations, with some of them being well known all around the world.
Here we’ll take a look at the finest of them, The 10 Most Famous Canals in the World: