6 European Cities to See Before You Die
While many cities in Europe should make it to the top of your bucket list, here are 6 cities that have captured our hearts and ones we would recommend others should see before they die.
London, United Kingdom
Don’t let the fog and drizzling rain fool you. Sitting along the Thames River, London is a bustling city full of charm and a beacon of theatrical legends. Its lengthy history and diverse ways of modern transportation make it a lively and exquisite city to explore. Enjoy views of the Tower of London, London Eye, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and more. Or, fall back in time by watching a Shakespeare play at the Globe.
The Eiffel Tower isn’t the only reason Paris is exceptionally beautiful. Known as the City of Light, Paris is delightfully romantic and strongly sophisticated. It is the perfect city to get your creative juices flowing and let your hopeless romantic side burst through. Paris is home to many of Picasso’s well-known masterpieces as well as the ever-famous Mona Lisa inside the Louvre. The night life is one of a kind and delicious pastries at every corner are sure to win you over. Plus, don’t forget Disneyland has also made its presence known here!
In the land of sweet gelato and never ending mouthwatering carbs, sits Italy’s magnificent capital Rome. With approximately 3,000 years of history under its belt, Rome exudes a combination of ancient ruins with modern culture. Michelangelo’s enchanting frescoes in the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, and Vatican City are just a sample of the Catholic church’s major influence on the city. One must also not forget the ever-iconic Forum and Colosseum which stands as a reminder of the old-world Roman Empire.
Prague, Czech Republic
As one of the most popular destinations in East Central Europe, Prague has it all. There is so much to see and do and don’t get us started with how many spires there are! The city’s architecture is grandiose as it is thought provoking. To say the least, Prague is a masterpiece. Sitting on either side of the Vltava River, the city exudes of Gothic churches and Baroque structures. The stunning Prague Castle, medieval astronomical clock, and intriguing Old Town Square are just a few things one must see before stepping foot outside of the city.
Think New York City back in the early 1900’s and you’ve got the city of Naples. A city of skinny alleyways filled with laundry lines above cobblestone streets and infused with a wonderful pizza aroma. Naples is authentic in every shape and form. You become immersed in the local life without the distraction of hordes of tourists. Naples is not only the birthplace of pizza, but it contains the oldest working opera house. This city is also perfectly situation close to the ruins of Pompeii and the picturesque islands of Capri.
This is the city that will stop you in your tracks and make you wonder at its beauty. Surrounded by the Bernese Alps and two enchanting lakes, Interlaken has some of the most alluring views in all of Switzerland. It is a resort town full of outdoor adventures for all seasons such as hiking, skiing, kayaking and more. Interlaken is ideal for those who want to immerse themselves in high adventure or indulge in quiet, breathtaking moments.
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