City Update VII: European Cities II



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You must have Microsoft Flight Simulator Version (or a more recent version) currently installed to download and enjoy City Update VII: European Cities II.

City Update VII: European Cities II features Sweden’s Stockholm, France’s Nice, Monaco, Portugal’s Porto, and Spain’s Barcelona and Madrid. This latest update to the vast and growing Microsoft Flight Simulator experience is certain to captivate and inspire.

Microsoft and its partners captured these renowned cities in stunning detail using recent high resolution aerial imagery, digital elevation data, and TIN (triangulated irregular network) surface modeling. Come explore these vibrant locales from your choice of Microsoft Flight Simulator aircraft!

Some of what awaits you with City Update VII:

Stockholm, Sweden: Stockholm is Sweden’s capital and its most populous city. It is a national, regional, and global center of industry, education, finance, and culture. The city is built atop several low islands just inland of the Baltic Sea in the country’s southeast. Rich in heritage, the city boasts a wonderful selection of architecture including Stockholm City Hall, the Scandic Victoria Tower, and Riddarholmen Church and surrounding Gamla stan (old town).

Nice, France: Nice is located in southeastern France in the heart of the Côte d'Azur (Azure Coast) near the Italian border. Also known as the French Riviera, this region is famous for the deep blue color of the sky and the Mediterranean water. Nice lies where the rolling hills and low mountains of the region meet the sea. From above, the architecture of Nice presents a tapestry of color, notably earth tones and terracotta. Pilots can bask in broad vistas of Nice as well as individual facets of the city, including Nice Cathedral, Place Giuseppe Garibaldi, and Cathédrale Saint-Nicolas de Nice.

Monaco: Located seven miles to the northeast of Nice, Monaco is an independent sovereign city-state surrounded on land by France. It comprises less than a square mile of coastline nestled between mountains and the sea. It has one large beach, Plage du Larvotto, and two ports, Port Hercule and Port Fontvieille. Monaco is a showcase of a wide variety of architecture, from Medieval to modern. Notable locations include Fort Antoine Theater, the Prince’s Palace of Monaco, and the Monte Carlo Casino.

Barcelona, Spain: Barcelona, the capital of Spain’s Catalonia, is celebrated as one of the world’s most beautiful cities. It is located on the Mediterranean Sea, just south of the border with France. Numerous architectural masterpieces adorn Barcelona, from the classic to the ultra-modern. The list includes Arc de Triomf, the entryway to the 1888 Barcelona World Fair; La Sagrada Família, a massive cathedral; and Torre Glòries (Torre Agbar), one of the most distinctive works of modern architecture in the world.

Porto, Portugal: Porto is located on the Atlantic coast of northern Portugal and is the second most populous city in the country after Lisbon, the capital. The city originally developed during the Roman Empire as a vital trading port. It has remained important through the centuries, both regionally and globally. The United Nations recognized Porto’s city center as a World Heritage Site. The city is well regarded for its medley of architectural styles, including neoclassical, Baroque, and modernist. Sights abound from the air over Porto, most notably above “Old Town,” where the Douro River meets the Atlantic Ocean.

Madrid, Spain: Madrid is the capital of and most populous city in Spain. It is located near the center of the country in the middle portion of the Iberian Peninsula. The city is a major global center of industry, finance, culture, and international governance. Madrid has some of the most spectacular architecture in the world, both classic and recently built. It is well-known for its myriad neighborhoods with narrow, winding streets as well as massive skyscrapers. The list of sights that can be explored is extensive in Madrid and includes the Royal Palace of Madrid, Cybele Palace, and the Cuatro Torres Business Area, a modern development comprising the four highest skyscrapers in Spain and four of the ten highest in the European Union.

City Update VII: European Cities II is available FREE to all owners of Microsoft Flight Simulator. Ensure that your simulator is running version (or a more recent version), download City Update VII, and enjoy the incredible sights of these storied locations!