Cardiff is one of the important cities of UK. It is the capital of the Wales and has a reputation of being an industrial town. The city is situated on the southern coast of Wales and has been selected as one of the major sporting venues of 2012 London Olympics.The city has recently undergone a major changeover and there have been significant improvements in its basic infrastructure. The city is fast becoming as a popular tourist destination mainly because of its art and culture.Some of the attractions in Cardiff are:1. Cardiff Castle: This is one of the impressive architectural marvels of Cardiff. This castle was built about 2000 years ago. There are a number of guided tours that are organized by the local castle agencies. The castle has a chapel, banquet hall that has beautiful fireplace, Clock tower and the glass windows that are stained beautifully.2. Millennium Stadium: This is rugby stadium that was built during the World Cup of 1999. The stadium has also organized many music and rock concerts also. The FA cup final used to be hosted here before the Wembley stadium was redeveloped in London. This is amongst the largest stadiums in the world that has a retractable roof. This place is a must visit for any sports lover. There are a number of guided tours also.3. Civic Centre: This centre has been rated as one of the best civic centers in the world. The centre has been made up of expensive marbles and cement that has been manufactured in different parts of the world. The centre has been surrounded by a number of parks and gardens that has beautiful fountains and other facilities. Amongst them is the Alexandra Park that has a War Memorial.4. Bute Park: This is not a single park but it is a collection of many parks that stretch along the centre of the city. The Bute Park has been owned and managed by the Royal Family of Cardiff and you have to pay certain amount of fees to visit it.5. Wales Millennium Centre: This is another excellent example of Modern day architecture. This is mainly a theatre that is known to host several performances of local artists. This place was inaugurated by the queen in 2004 and since then more than 1000 music shows and other performances have been hosted here. You can also enjoy the live performances for free but there is an entry fee for watching performances in the theatre.6. Cardiff Bay: This place is called as Shoppers’ Paradise. The place has a number of shops, restaurants, bars and pubs. There is a small amusement park for the kids also.