5 exciting destinations to visit in Europe
Cities have such a buzz about them. There’s always a lot going on and so many destinations in Europe to see. Life is fast-paced. So when you’re just visiting, how do you fit in? How do you make the most of your time? With so much going on, you’ll want to plan any trip in Europe. To get you started, here are 5 amazing destinations in Europe.
As one of Scandinavia’s most beautiful cities, Stockholm is home to beautiful architecture and grand Venetian charms, with its many canals and islands. A lot of boat tours go around the city’s island archipelago, where you can take a peek at where the rich call home.
For something a bit different, why not try the Grona Lund amusement park? It’s great for any adrenaline junkies. Based on Djurgarden Island, you could also take a trip to see the world’s only museum dedicated to Abba. With Viking history and hipster charm among the city’s other draws, a trip to Stockholm is sure to be unique.
First things first, if you get to head to Paris, make sure you head to the right restaurants. You’re bound to want to see all the usual sights – the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, Notre-Dame, Arc de Triomphe and so on – but if you eat too nearby, you’re at risk of paying more at places which hike their prices up for tourists. With 70 Michelin-starred restaurants, you’ll have a lot to pick from. To embrace true Parisian lifestyle, at least temporarily, make sure you enjoy the café culture too.
If you’re going to Barcelona, you’ll probably head down Las Ramblas – one of the longest and most famous main streets in Europe. Make sure you head off the main street to find La Boquería, the most famous traditional market in the city. It’s full of authentic local food.
But for sports lovers, one of the most exciting things you can do is to Nou Camp, home of FC Barcelona. If there’s not a game on, you can take a tour of the stadium.
One of the many reasons you’ll fall in love with Rome is how its filled to the brim with records of diverse time periods. Rome is an ancient city and its heritage is so integrated into the present city – there’s a bit of history at every turn. Highlights include the Pantheon, the Colosseum and the Via Appia Antica (slightly outside the historic centre).
Steep and cobbled streets make up a lot of Lisbon, so save your feet and see decades of history through the windows of Tram 28. Starting in Graça, the iconic journey weaves through Escolas Gerais’s alleys and towards the Estrela Basilica. You pass palaces and castles along the route.
But if you really want to use up some energy, head to Caxias. Here, you can also go surfing off Lisbon’s coast, which is usually covered by travel insurers, but be sure to check. Loads of the locals head here on the weekends.
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