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  • Top 5 European Cities You Simply can’t Miss Out On

    Europe has dozens of wonderful, history-rich locations that deserve a traveler’s time, resources and attention, but some of them have a certain something to them that makes them stand out, either due to their cultural advantages, or their incredible entertainment venues.

    1. Rome

    Rome’s strong point is definitely the overwhelming resource of architectural wonders. Most of them let you grasp at the glory of a larger than life empire and browse through the world’s main artistic periods just by walking down the street or driving around, using a cheap car rental, a common service in Rome (although most Romans nowadays will prefer the scooter or motorcycle to walk about town, as Rome is incredibly crowded during tourim periods – which account for most part of the year). Right at the heart of the city you’ll find The Vatican, a state-in-state that will absorb you in a perpetual sense of wonder, making the hours pass by like seconds. The wonderous Roman buildings of ages past, the incredibly beautiful and rich landmarks of the Renaissance era the look and feel of Rome’s streets form a superb combination that no traveller is ever bound to forget.

    2. London

    Recently, London was labeled the most linguistically diverse city of the world. This aspect reflects in the cultural life, cuisine, offering a wide range of solutions for any kind of tourist, from the African sculpture buff to the vegan punk scene adorer. Alongside the boom offered by the density of cultures and styles, London has to offer some of the finest classic museums, cathedrals or theatres. Add to that the stylish cafes, lots of comfy pubs with so many varieties of beer, Hyde Park, where you always can listen to impromptu concerts or poetry readings and you’ll just know what’s expecting you after you land.

    3. Paris

    It’s the highlight of the best romance stories. And you could fall in love…at least with the sites of this sophisticated metropolis, home of some of the musts for a beauty seeker – Notre Dame de Paris, the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe or the Moulin Rouge. It’s a great city to visit in any time of the year, as every season gives a certain nuance to Paris’s great architecture and rich cultural life.

    4. Amsterdam

    Here’s one for the beat hunter in you. If you want to have fun in any way imaginable, this is the place to be. Some of the best clubs in Europe are here, like Café Meander, The Zebra or Escape. Virtually all cultural trends and stages have their own little universe in Amsterdam. The city is vivid 24/7 and you’ll meet people that are living it in bohemian style every day in a surrounding shouting diversity and creativity.

    5. Lisbon

    The capital of Portugal, Lisbon holds some of the greatest achievements in gothic, baroque or manueline architecture. Not quite sure what that means? Imagine a huge empire, that conquered the seas for hundreds of years and think how that is put into architecture serving the royalty. It’s breathtaking, solemn and gives you a taste on how the rulers of the world lived. Afterwards, check out the the Lisbon Oceanarium, the second largest in the world. And if you want to learn more about the town, we have an awesome Lisbon Travel Guide for you to check out.

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    europe travel wrote on May 27, 2009:

    europe travel…

    Granada, Nicaragua is one of the best places on Earth for viewing colonial architecture. I was there for 6 months doing volunteer work and I can recommend it highly….

     

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    mike wrote on December 24, 2010:

    I thinkthere are alot more. German cities for example: Berlin, Hamburg, Munich

     
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