From its sea of granite grey buildings to a spectacular, curved coastline, Aberdeen boasts an enchanting blend of landscapes within its monumental scope. Inhabited for nearly 8000 years, Aberdeen is nicknamed the 'Oil Capital of Europe' or 'Silver City', due to the presence of glittering mica deposits and North Sea oil. Flanked by two rivers, Dee and Don, this coastal city is also blessed with a rich maritime and fishing heritage. It is also a cultural powerhouse, depicted in its warren of landmarks that include gems such as the Aberdeen Art Gallery, The Belmont Picturehouse, and the King's Museum. Underneath its occasional grey skies and amid its towering buildings also thrives a remarkable zeal toward major festivals, with events like the Aberdeen Jazz Festival attesting to the city's cultural tenacity.