TOP 10 EUROPEAN DESTINATIONS THAT YOU MUST KEEP IN YOUR BUCKET LIST

European countries have a special place among travelers. Owing to its scenic settings, ancient architecture and aesthetic appeal, Europe till date is an immensely popular tourist destination. Here are top 10 European destinations that are a must in your travel bucket list.

PARIS, FRANCE

When you think about a vacation to Europe, you would obviously think about Paris first. This ancient city has continued to inspire artists and authors to unleash their creative selves since time immemorial. The magic, charisma and charm of Paris is something that would enrich your soul. You’re bound to fall in love with the city!

Must visit : The Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, Palace of Versailles, Notre Dame

P. S. Make the most of the hop-on hop-off buses, look out for student discounts and don’t forget to enjoy some authentic delicacies at one of the picturesque cafés!

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

The capital of Hungary is well-known for its blend of traditional and modern architecture. When you’re in Budapest, do not miss the thermal baths- they are absolutely therapeutic.

Must visit: Széchenyi Thermal Baths, St. Stephen’s Basilica, Hungarian State Opera House, Hungarian Parliament Building, Fisherman’s Bastion.

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

This spectacular city needs no introduction. Its beautiful landscape, rich cultural and historical heritage, scenic architecture and even nightlife- everything about Prague is perfect.

Must visit: Prague Castle, Old Town Square, Charles Bridge, St. Vitus Cathedral, The National Museum, The Astronomical Clock.

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

The capital of Netherlands is famous for its breathtaking architecture, unique canal system and ancient houses that still bear the stamp of the 17th century Golden Age. The happening festivals, amazing food and quirky nightlife would take care that you have the best time when you’re in Amsterdam.

Must visit : Anne Frank House, Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum, Vondelpark, Jordaan, Stedelijk Museum

P. S. If you really wish to have an authentic experience of the city, go cycling!

LISBON, PORTUGAL

Abundant in museums and galleries, the capital of Portugal offers a peaceful charm. It is one of the oldest cities in the world, and a favorite among history-geeks. You can spot its antiquity in every part of the city. And the food is worth mentioning !

Must visit : Castelo de S. Jorge, Oceanário de Lisboa, MNAA National Museum of Ancient Art, Tower of Belém, Monastery of Jerónimos.

ROME, ITALY

Every nook and corner of Rome, the capital of Italy, is reminiscent of the glorious past, reverberating great cultural and religious heritage.

Must visit: The Colosseum, Vatican City, The Pantheon, Roman Forum, Basilica of St. John Lateran, Santa Maria Maggiore, Piazza Navona.

ATHENS, GREECE

We all have learnt in our history classes about the powerful city-state of the Greeks, Athens. The remnants of the classical era are still evident in this gorgeous city.

Must visit: Acropolis of Athens, Plaka, Mount Lycabettus, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Parthenon, National Garden.

SANTORINI, GREECE

When in Europe, you cannot afford to miss this beautiful volcanic island that boasts an incredibly aesthetic locale.
Must visit: Firá, Oia, Caldera, Akrotíri Archaeological Site, Museum of Prehistoric Thira.

LONDON, UK

From its ancient and modern tourist attractions, to being the abode of the world’s longest reigning monarch–London is famous for way too many things.

Must visit: Big Ben, London Eye, British Museum, Buckingham Palace, Tower of London, Hyde Park, Madame Tussauds, Westminster Abbey.

VENICE, ITALY

The city of water is widely known for its aesthetic setting, art and architecture. Some parts of Venice have been declared as UNESCO World Heritage Sight.

Must visit: St. Mark’s Square, St. Mark’s Basilica, Doge’s Palace, Grand Canal, Rialto Bridge, Bridge of Sighs

Happy travelling!

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