Today we continue with the oldest bars in the world. In this second chapter we will see the ones located outside the UK, which stand out for their unbelievable stories and stunning interior designs. Don’t miss these small temples devoted to the enjoyment of good drinks in good company and, if you have the chance, visit them!
Lafitte`s Blacksmith Shop Bar:
Located in New Orleans, this pub has 292 years of history. At the time it was refuge of pirates, passing by to refresh and continue their journeys. It gets its name from the privateers Jean and Pierre Lafitte.
De Sean Bar:
Located in Athlone, Ireland, this pub has 1114 years of history and the Guinness Book of World Records itself has recognized it as the oldest of Ireland bars. It was known about its approximate age in 1970, when during a remodeling, remains of adobe and wicker from the tenth century were found among its walls. Drinking a Guiness there seems a good plan, for sure.
Located in Mittenberg, Germany, this pub is 864 years old and is the oldest in the country. It’s a hotel with bar built in 1150, which has hosted many customers of royalty such as Frederick III. Today is part of the real estate but it hides among its walls, stories of witches and landowners sentenced to death at its doors.
Located in Ferrara, Italy, with 914 years this pub is known as the oldest osteria by the Guinness Book, ie as the oldest Italian restaurant serving food and wine in Italy. It had remarkable customers such as Pope John Paul II and the astronomer Copernicus. A very interesting place, right?
Located in the wonderful city of Petra, Jordan, this bar is over 2000 years old. It is one of the oldest bars in the country and by its peculiar location, inside a cave, has been the scene of the adventures of Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
And, as we said in the first part of this post, we can always imagine that we are in one of these magnificent bars with a glass of wine or a beer in our hand 🙂
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