You haven’t really been to Europe unless you have visited its must-see tourist destinations. And yes, I understand how difficult it is to actually pick the best spots because there are just so many European countries that offer a one-of-a-kind experience to its traveler. You haven’t really been to Europe unless you have visited its must-see tourist destination. After all, Europe is bigger than big.
Now, if you are going to ask me about the best European country to travel to, I can give you a hundred reasons why each country can brag about being the perfect tourist spot. You see, each city is like a distinct wine; your favorite glass may be far from other travelers’ pick and vice versa. Nonetheless, if you’d ask me the best advice I can give you when it comes to finding the perfect city, I’ll only have one answer for you: Know yourself first and only then will you start to envision what your dream European escape would look like.
To help you filter your options, below are some of the best places in Europe to travel to, and they all have their own unique flavor—a flavor that might fit your travel needs.
First in line is Rome, the city that has always been known for its mythological beginnings. Although skeptics would beg to disagree on the early speculations of Rome being founded by brothers who were taken care of a she-wolf during the earlier periods, they all have one thing to agree upon—Rome is a vision of perfection. Whether you are passionate about arts or history, you can find amazing structures in Rome that can take your breath away. The Vatican, the museums, the century-old churches, the Roman Forum, the Pantheon—each tourist spot is worth all your time and effort. Plus, you will love the food in this beautiful city as the Italians have a great way of sizzling up your plates.
Recently awarded as the best European city in the year 2015, Bordeaux can absolutely be your sweetest escape as it houses some of the best historical places in France. If you have this deep yearning to learn more about the French culture, along with their lifestyle, Bordeaux is the place to be as it is marked as one of France’s most stunning cities. Also, prepare to do a lot of wine-tasting as it is known for being one of the major wine-growing cities in the country.
If there’s one city that should always be a part of Europe’s top city list, it’s Paris. Whether you are a honeymooner or not, you will surely enjoy the city of love as there are just so many things to do and to explore in this city. Not only famous for its neo-classical architecture, some of the most endearing sites in the city include top-of-the-line museums, the Eiffel Tower, the Versailles Palace, the churches and the gorgeous bridges. Yes, love and light is definitely circulating around the Parisian air.
Diversity is definitely not a thing of the past, and that’s what Barcelona can prove its travelers. Other than its jaw-dropping early architecture, the beaches and the street life can make you feel like you are in a place you can call home. Whether you’re after stunning churches or an unforgettable nightlife, Barcelona is perfect for you. In fact, it is the city that has a lot to offer to all travelers from all walks of life. So if you are looking for a unique fusion of ancient, contemporary and cosmopolitan life, backpacking to Barcelona will be the best decision you’ll make in your life.
Its neighboring cities may be stunning, but nothing can beat the resiliency Prague continuously represents. Popular for surviving so many calamities and disasters for the past centuries, Prague’s story is the inspiration every defeated and victorious man needs. Its charms may include the Prague castle, Charles Bridge and century-old infrastructures, but what makes it stand out is its simplicity that could make you feel like you are living in the early centuries. The best part is, the prices of commodities here are lower as compared to other European countries.
No city spells ‘mesmerizing’ as perfectly as Venice does. Known for the grandeur of Venezia, this city can make you feel like you are in a royalty’s city. Other tourist landmarks that are truly striking are Saint Mark’s Basilica, Doge’s Palace and other historical and artistic establishments. Not to mention, the gondola rides in the Grand Canal spell romance, making it the top choice of honeymooners around the world.
The city of the a-list English class, London is one of the most remarkable cities you’d find. No, you won’t find a city like this—not even on your next lifetime. Aside from the sophistication, what makes London a top pick for travelers is its capability to blend the old and the new as if there is always room for the classical and contemporary world to blend well together. The Tower of London, the London Eye and a wide array of shopping centres—you will surely find everything you need in this glamorous city.
If it’s sunshine you’re looking for, it’s sunshine you’re going to get in Lisbon and a lot more. Aside from its cheap commodities and nice weather, the city is also home to picture-perfect architecture. If sipping tea in the morning after walking in the park is your kind of thing, you will surely enjoy this city. And let’s not forget, the nightlife is definitely crazy as it goes from dusk till dawn.
With so many diverse cities that can appeal to any traveler’s taste, Europe can make you want to travel for the rest of your life. So what are you waiting for? Book a flight now to the best places in Europe to travel and experience an adventure of a lifetime