Worldly Relations: Exploring Phoenix’s Sister Cities
From Eastern Europe to Northern Mexico, our city’s reach is far and wide.
By Carly Scholl
In 1972, Phoenix joined the national Sister City movement in an effort to connect culturally and diplomatically with other municipalities around the world. Forty-six years later, we have flourishing relationships with 10 “sisters”: Hermosillo, Mexico; Himeji, Japan; Taipei, Taiwan; Chengdu, China; Ennis, Ireland; Grenoble, France; Calgary, Canada; Catania, Italy; Ramat Gan, Israel; and Prague, Czech Republic. Join us on a journey outside our own city limits, as we explore these far-flung locales two at a time in search of home design inspiration with global flair.
PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
Sister City since 1991
Against a historical background of Gothic spires and the enchanting medieval Old Town, progressive Modernist and Cubist design forms blossom in this spectacular Bohemian capital city.
Sister City since 1975
Just south of our border, Hermosillo dazzles as the capital of the Sonora state. Discover Moresque, Native American and Spanish influences in the architecture, art and design, and a city full of life.