I can bet my last dollar that you would want to visit Europe at once in your lifetime since it is a land of beauty, breathtaking landscapes, amazing people, unique cultures and wonderful climate. However, the challenge arises in identifying the best place to visit, during that one time or twice you will get that golden opportunity. Since there are hundreds, if not thousands of amazing places to visit, and it is practically impossible to visit each of these sites, then you need to identify a place that will offer you a lifetime experience. After receiving a lot of questions on where we would recommend as the best places to visit in Europe, we compiled the top 10 amazing places to visit in Europe. For now, go through this list and see what Europe has for its visitors and explorers, you can thank us later!
1. Acropolis of Athens – Greece
Greece is one country in Europe that is home to many popular high cities; no trip is complete if you don’t spend some time visiting the Acropolis of Athens. The first settlement in this ancient city took place in 600 BCE; it was then inhabited for centuries later. Acropolis are famous for the temples that were built more than 2000 years ago, and they still stand strong to date. Luckily, there has been conservative works to restore the statuary, monuments and buildings in the Acropolis to keep it intact.
2. Canals of Venice- Italy
Venice can fairly be described as one of the magical places you can visit in Italy. Venice is an exemplary symbol of culture, art, which strikes your imagination powers. When getting to Venice especially from the mainland by a boat, you can think that the city is floating on water. However, there is no magic that was involved; the beautiful structures bring out the power of human imagination, creativity and innovations. From the great buildings sitting on the waters to the big boats traversing the canals, to the people’s way of life that including cultures and foods, it is just an amazing experience and view. If you want to understand Venice, understand the canal’s history, their construction and their impact.
3. Eiffel Tower, Paris – France
You probably have seen the Eiffel Tower photo in the background of many movies, television, and photos across the world. But is would be breathtaking to visit and see this monumental structure. You will also notice that this tower is the symbol of Paris, this is an indication of how significant this monument is to the people of Paris. The structure is beautiful and is rich in history and brings out the beauty of engineering that has survived all those years. The tower was completed in 1889, costing $1.5 million dollars. The tower, which took almost two years to complete, stands at a height of 1986. Luckily, after you are done visiting the Tower, Paris has got you covered.
4. London – England
There are many reasons why you will fall in love with London. Whether you are out to relax, an admirer of art or theater, London has something for you. When in London, there are many places you can visit and many things to do. Some areas you must visit once in London are, the British Museum, Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, Portobello Road Market, Westminister Abbey, Piccadill Circus, National Gallery, Tower Bridge, Tate Modern, St Paul’s Cathedral, Houses of Parliament, Camden Market, London Eye among others. That’s not all; London has perfect places where you can eat, shop and relax.
5. Alhambra, Granada – Spain
The palace of Alhambra is one of Spain’s national treasures. It explains why Granada receives a lot of international and local tourists all year round. The palace is rich in history and beauty. The site is today classified by UNESCO as a treasured world heritage. It is estimated that the palace and the palace gardens are seen by almost 8,000 people every day. When visiting Spain and you want to visit Alhambra, book an entry ticket in advance as they are always in high demand.
6. The Azores – Portugal
If you love landscapes, then there are the Azore landscapes that are tagged as the most beautiful landscapes in Europe. The Azores have their genesis from 1766 volcanoes, where 9 nine of these volcanoes are still active. Here you will find, craters lakes, fumaroles, calderas and thermal water springs. All these landscapes are breathtaking to watch.
7. Amsterdam – Netherland
Amsterdam is more than a city; it is another perfect spot for you to enjoy and relax at the same time. Although sometimes we only hear some secluded vices, there are other hidden treasures that you can only feel and taste when in Amsterdam. When in Amsterdam, do not forget to visit the coffee houses and to taste their pancakes. Some places to visit include, De Pijp, Vondelpark, Van Gogh Museum, Leidseplein, among others. There are also famous gay bars and nightclubs where you will get the best entertainment.
8. Rome – Italy
Rome is another destination that you cannot miss, when on your Europe tour. While the culture, foods and historic sites are some of the most known attractions; there is more than that. When in Rome there is a lot you can do, they include, visiting the St Peters Basilica, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, and Roman Forum among others. If you love shopping, remember the Sunday morning shopping, at the Porta Portese market, where you can buy unique items as a reminder of your Europe tour.
9. Climb Mount Elbrus – UK
If you are a mountain lover, then plan to visit, Mount Elbrus, the tallest mountain in Europe. This mountain has an elevation of 5,642 meters. If you want to climb the mountain, plan to visit during the month of July or August. There is also a unique cable car system that reaches to the height of 12,500 feet.
10. Bordeaux – France
Bordeaux is a cosmopolitan city that has always been dynamic in revealing its exciting hidden treasures. Bordeaux city is classified by UNESCO as one of its world heritage sites putting it on the map. If you are interested in French culture, lifestyle and wines, this is a good place for you. River Garonne, which passes through this city, has made it even more popular, making it one of the busiest ports for centuries.