Must-see places in Europe
Europe boasts elegance, sophistication, art, grandeur and definitely the best cafes you can possibly find. Comprising approximately 50 countries, the continent is a spectacular blend of the invigorating past and breathtaking present. Let’s not keep you from its charms anymore but dive headlong into it.
We have listed out a few of the most amazing destinations you must see for yourself.
Nicknamed ‘The City of Love,’ and sometimes, ‘The Floating City’, Venice is situated among 118 islands linked with canals and bridges. Famous for its architecture and culture, Venice is known to be one of the most beautiful cities built by man. The Grand Canal, they say, beckons you from the train station. Water taxi rides will leave you breathless and lost in the magnificence of the city. Ears buzzing with violins, you can soak in the culture and the calm.
If you are an ardent music enthusiast, Zagreb, the capital of Croatia is the place to be. With its boat parties and sunshine, the city is the paradise for every music lover. Other than the traditional Klapa singers, Zagreb welcomes musicians from all over the world to its grand music festivals. Croatian cuisine and landscape are a treat as well. It is one of the most overlooked destinations of Europe but your experience in this city would surely make you wonder why.
The 'City of Light' will leave you reeling with amazement at every corner you turn. Paris, bursting with beauty, fashion, history and petite cafes, is sure to be on your list for its sheer magnificence. A lot of attractions in Paris speak for themselves:
* The Eiffel Tower
* The Louvre
* Notre Dame
From the most prominent of patisseries to the overwhelming varieties of cheese and entertainment on offer, it will all keep you up on your toes to explore more.
Milan, the city of fashion and Italy’s business hub, is a luxury and chic destination. It is not just a shopper’s paradise but with its valued museums and architecture is a perfect place for art lovers too. The Cotoletta alla Milanese (breaded veal cutlet) will please your taste buds, along with an array of mouth-watering cuisines that the city has to offer. Home to two famous football teams, Milan is the epicentre of all things happening in Italy.
The English writer Samuel Johnson famously said, "You find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford." A few of the multiple attractions in the city include:
* The British Museum
* The National Gallery
* The Tower of London
* Madame Tussauds
Whether you are at tea or lost in the rain, London should be on your itinerary before you leave Europe.
Budapest should definitely feature on your travel wish-list, including the world famous Budapest Opera House when you get there. Immerse yourself in the beautiful panoramic views from the top of Gellert Hill or try the Hungarian cuisine. Walk through the historic Castle Hill or take a bike tour through the streets of Budapest to discover the Paris of the East, as it is quite famously known as.
Rome is where you will find the astounding but easy fusion of the past and the present. Amidst the old ruins you will even find wi-fi access. The Colosseum, St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City and numerous chapels dotted around the city, make it a regal place with its luscious decadence. Palaces, piazzas, churches, theatres and so much more, this city boasts a quiet elegance.