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10 Places to Add to Your Europe Bucket List!

Europe is known for its picturesque landscapes and medieval architecture. If you are planning a trip to this marvelous destination any time soon, here's an essential assortment of places to visit in Europe that will account for an unforgettable experience!

Lisbon, Portugal

As the seaside capital of Portugal, Lisbon is the center of charismatic and vibrant Portuguese culture. The port city has the freshest seafood, and amazing sights to see. It is also known for its old pastel colored buildings, elaborate architecture, castles, and monasteries. The cobblestone walkways and vintage looking tram cars will really make you feel like you’ve been sent to another world!

In recent years, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance with a contemporary culture that is alive and thriving. It’s limestone buildings and intimate alleyways still has a charm that enchants its visitors.

Interlaken, Switzerland

Positioned between two breathtakingly gorgeous lakes - Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, Interlaken holds an exceptional amount of natural beauty in its small town. Since it lies in the heart of the Bernese Oberland, the largest peaks in the region are accessible via the trains of the Alpine railways.

With plenty of hiking options, Interlaken is a great budget friendly European option. For those who have a taste for risky adventure, you can also enjoy a bird’s eye view over the Swiss Alps on a paragliding experience for an unforgettable day.

Rome, Italy

Home to hauntingly beautiful remains and spectacular artistry, Rome is one of the major tourist hotspots in the entire world. The capital city is adorned with ancient icons such as Colosseum, Pantheon, Roman forum, etc.

The St. Peter's Basilica looms over the skyline of the magnificent Vatican city and the ravishing food scene of the city will dazzle your taste buds. The city serves some of the most iconic Italian cuisines.

Santorini, Greece

Situated at a distance of 200 km from mainland Greece, Santorini is a beautiful volcanic island that has garnered quite a lot of attention from globetrotters. Due to a large volcanic eruption, a large caldera was formed, which led to the creation of this aesthetic gem. If you are a lover of the beach do visit the red, white and black pebble beaches in Kamari.

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona is known for its archaic architectural treasures that are almost 2000 years old. The city is adorned with gothic edifices and cathedrals, narrow lanes, quaint plazas, etc. which together give a whimsical touch to the city.

Barcelona is known for its palpitating nightlife. Hit the club at 3 am and shake a leg to indie rock music while sipping a glass of delectable beer! Foodies are in for a tasteful adventure as the city's culinary scene is hailed as unrivaled.

Budapest, Hungary

Also known as 'Mini Paris', Budapest is the largest metropolis in Hungary. The city offers a wide range of avenues to embark on. Be it the neoclassical architecture or the eclectic museums, the city is engraved with historical nuances at every step.

History buffs will certainly have a great time exploring the indents of WWII that can be easily sighted throughout the city. The city's excellent wine has attracted tourists from all around the globe. The city also comprises a wide range Turkish style bathhouses.

Prague, Czech Republic

Regarded as one of the most picturesque cities to exist in the entire world, Prague offers an array of thrilling pursuits. It is the 13th largest city to exist in the European Union. The city is known for its rich heritage and ancient architecture. There's nothing but art around you.

Nicknamed as 'the city of a hundred spires', the streets of Prague are decorated with vibrant baroque buildings and Gothic churches. The city houses a total population of around 1.3 million. Prague offers the finest beer that is also the best in Europe.

Madrid, Spain

The beguiling metropolis is known for its artistry. The city houses unparalleled art galleries that are home to timeless artworks created by renowned artists such as Picasso, Miro and Dali. The local food scene offers a multitude of food options and delicacies to explore. Be it the aesthetic boulevards or well-manicured parks, the beauty of Madrid is unparalleled.

The city's solemn and tranquil environment would certainly ease all your anxieties. The city also comprises various shopping complexes. If you are a night owl and a party freak, the city's palpitating nightlife will surely come to your rescue.

Dublin, Ireland

Dublin is a cultural hub of Ireland. It is also a global center of exchange. The city houses an array of tourist attractions, the Dublin Castle being the most iconic. The city also features numerous expansive and manicured parks.

If you are someone who enjoys drinking, the local Irish beer is to die for. The city also comprises numerous bars and restaurants. Submerged in festivities throughout the year, the beauty of the capital city is truly remarkable in every sense.

Berlin, Germany

Berlin is known for its exuberance and vibrancy. With every step, you'll find yourself entangled in the city's rich heritage and culture. Travelers will certainly have a great time exploring the city's rich musical scene. Home to pioneers such as Karl Marx and Einstein, Berlin is a city known for its tragic history. Regardless of all the obstacles, the beauty of Berlin remains untouched.

These were a few of the many cultural hotspots and travel destinations that Europe is known for. Be it a solo trip or a romantic getaway with your other half, Europe is unquestionably the perfect holiday destination. Do visit these places on your next trip for a memorable experience!

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