Europe, which is culturally rich continent, has countless destinations for explore this winter. In Europe, vacation destinations can be divided into warm and cold owing to fact that the continent spans from the waters of the Mediterranean to the ice of the Arctic.
It has been inscribed 37 times inscribed in the UNESCO Worls Heritage,
being one of themost interesting countries with a rich historical heritage. In
this country you can find gorgeous cities such as Toulouse, Strasbourg, famous
for its musical past, Lyon ... many other cities are also oped to you but never
Tourism brings round the 6% of the country's income, so come and find out
some interesting facts about the different cities of France
Paris is the capital of France. It is the most visited city in the world
and it's where you can find some of the top museums of the world... the Louvre,
which is the most visited art museum in the world, but also the Musée d'Orsay, mostly devoted to impressionism, and Beaubourg, dedicated to Contemporary art.
There you'd also find some of the world top monuments such as the Arc of
the Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, the cathedral of Notre- Dame, the
It is also of the cultural and science centres in the
world leading many investigations.
Also known as the Côte d'azur it has about 10 million visitors a year.
According to the Côte d'azur devolopment agency there are about 300 days of
sunshine a tear and about 115 km of coastlinae. It is the city were one
very important film festivals take place includinf the Canne festival which is
now going on.
Europe is one of the most beautiful continents in the world. Many of the European countries are rich in tradition and culture. Ten Must-Visit European Cities 1.- Rome: Rome, the capital city of Italy is a city which has a rich culture and tradition. The city boasts of festivals such as White Night Festival that is worth seeing. Rome was the capital of the ancient Romans. There are many historical places of interest that would be a great experience to the visitors. Roman Coliseum, Palatine Hill, Pantheon and so on are a few historical places worth visiting. There are many museums and art galleries that would interest any art lover. Vatican city is another most sought after destination in Rome. One can enjoy the marvelous and mind-blowing artworks of Michelangelo at St. Peter's Basilica and Sistine Chapel.
2.- Athens: Athens is one of the ancient cities of Europe. It is the capital of Greece. Acropolis of Athens is one of the places of tourist attraction. Athens is the longest city in Europe and it has been inhabited for over 3000 years. Tower of the Winds, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Arch of Hadrian and Prynx are the main centers of tourist attraction.
3.- Paris: Paris is the capital of France and is known as the "fashion" capital of the world. It is one of the most romantic cities of world. A trip to Paris would not be complete without a visit to the Eiffel Tower. Scaling this wonderful tower would give a breathtaking view of the entire City of Paris. Paris has the largest art museum in the world, Louvre, that houses over 35,000 pieces of art. This museum is situated on the banks of River Seine. This city has a colorful nightlife. Disney Land, Arc de Triomphe, Opera Garnier, Jardin des Tuileries and Champs-Elysees are a few places that are worthy of a visit. 4.- Vienna: Vienna is the capital of Austria and also one of the nine Austrian states. This city houses more than hundred theaters and museums that are famous for their music, opera, ballet and artifacts. Vienna is one of the European cities, which is rich in cultural history. This city was founded in 500 BC and was a part of the Roman Empire. Vienna is a blend of traditional and modern European culture. Anchor Clock, Belvedere Palace, Burgtheater, Danube Tower and Danube Island are some of the places that attracts tourists every year. 5.- Salzburg: Salzburg is the fourth largest city of Austria. This city is situated on the banks of the river Salzach. Renowned for its beauty, the "Old Town" of Salzburg is listed as the World Heritage by UNESCO because of its world-famous baroque architecture. One of the notable landmarks of Salzburg is the setting of the musical film "The Sound of Music". Hohensalzburg Fortress, Residence of Mozart, St. Petersfriedhof, Helbrunn, Festival Hall and Rupertinum are some of the interesting and must-visit places.
6.- Barcelona: Barcelona is quite a lively city of Spain. This Spanish city has a unique blend of traditional and modern art, traditional and culture. Summer music festivals and flamenco shows are the major attractions in Barcelona. There are many restaurants and cafeterias that cater traditional Catalan cuisine, which is relished by the tourists. There are museums and galleries that house the works of Picasso. Some of the main tourist attraction points are La Rambla, Port Vell, La Barceloneta and Port Olympic and Barri Gotic.
7.- Berlin: Berlin is the capital of Germany. Berlin is the treasure trove of culture and ancient tradition, of art and architecture. It has many things to offer to travelers. Nightlife in Berlin is mind-blowing. Berlin has many malls and shops that cater to the needs of the shopaholics. One of the oldest and internationally reputed zoological gardens, Zoologischer Garten, is located in Berlin. The places of interest include Pergamon Museum, Reichstag, the Berlin Wall, and Tiergarten. Berlin city is an intriguing combination of ancient historical monuments and modern steel and glass buildings.
8.- Helsinki: Helsinki, the capital of Finland was founded in 1550 by the King Gustav Vasa. Today, Helsinki is considered one of the fastest growing cities in Northern Europe. Recently, Helsinki was named as one of the nine European Cities of Culture. In the recent years, Helsinki has become one of the favorite tourist destinations. This city houses some of the popular international restaurants and caters various kinds of delicacies including Russian dishes. Helsinki Card, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma and churches are a few place of interest. If you happen to be in Helsinki during the last week of August, make sure you don't miss any of the events of the famous Helsinki Festival.
9.- Reykjavik: Reykjavik, the capital and the largest city of Iceland. Reykjavik means "steamy bay". This is one of the upcoming tourist destinations and the main attraction is the geothermal pools. Places of tourist attraction include Mt. Keilir, Glymur, Hengill and so on. Reykjavik is one of the most expensive European cities to visit. There are parks, cafes and museums here which attract the tourists. National Museum has many artifacts of the Icelandic and the Norse culture. Austurstraeti and Hafnarstraeti are the two shopping destinations to buy souvenirs and handicrafts.
10.- Edinburgh: Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and is also its second-largest city. Nightlife is lively in Edinburgh because it has number of trendy pubs, restaurants and bars. Edinburgh castle is one of the major tourist attractions. Other places of visit include Royal Botanical Garden, Museum of Scotland, National Gallery of Scotland and Royal Yacht Britannia. If you are a first-time visitor or are short of time, then it is advisable to catch a bus that goes around the city.
Close your eyes and imagine...silver sand beneath your feet, silver moon above your head and sparkling silver water in front of you. This seems so blissful and serene; there is no one in the whole world except you and your partner. This is the magic that beaches create in our minds and today we will discuss some of these enticing beaches of Europe. Amazing Beaches of Europe: Porto Kasiki Beach of Greece Some people consider it the most beatiful beach in Europe. Wonderful thin sand and gorgeoud blue sky. You may find it difficult to get as its is located in a re octe island Lefkada. However when you get there you can't leave. Nice Beach of France It is commonly known as the Corte d' Azur in France. This beach offers great pleasure from the travelers who come to watch the combination of nature and people because this beach remains crowded most of the time. It's known for its gorgeous cliffs. But be careful and wear confortable slippers. Laesoe Beach of Denmark It is an island, which is located in Kattegat Bay. It's not the perfect place for adventure butit's perfect for having fun and relaxing. his beach is considered to be a gift of God that has come up from the sea. There isn't current overpowering so you can have nice baths.
Parnu Beach of Estonia It's known as one of the Estonian beauties and it's also acknowledged as a healing resource so that it attracs lots of visitors.This beach has a unique feature; it is divided into two sections, one especially for women and the other for men.
A part from travelling, there are many interesting things that you won't probably know about Europe.
♦ Geographically speaking, Europe extends to about 10,180,000 square kilometers on the Earth's surface.
♦ The Arctic Ocean lies to the North of Europe, whereas the Atlantic Ocean lies on the western side. Europe is divided from Asia on the east by the Ural Mountains and the Ural River, as well as the Caspian Sea. The Mediterranean Sea lies to the South and the Caucasus Mountains and the Black Sea lie on the Southeastern side of Europe. The continent is truly a water baby and a mountaineer's dream.
♦ European countries experience a varied climate. However, the weather here is quite unpredictable. Most countries are subjected to a harsh winter while summers are hot; though not unbearable. It rains very frequently in the United Kingdom. ♦ Global culture would be the apt title for European culture. The contribution of this continent to the fields of music, literature, fashion, science and philosophy is remarkable. ♦ Russia is the continent's largest country while Vatican city is the smallest. ♦ A Phoenician princess, Europa of Greek mythology is said to have been the origin for the continent's name.
♦ No deserts are found in Europe. ♦ The largest city in this continent is France's capital - Paris. ♦ Europe is also a culinary delight. One finds here a great diversity in food. Did you know that ice cream was invented in Italy? Pizza in Naples? Or that mayonnaise came from France?
♦ Another fun fact revolves around the Statue of Liberty. It was originally constructed in France and later presented to the United States as a gift.
♦ The well-known London Eye is Europe's tallest Ferris wheel. ♦ Europe is home to a population of 857 million people (2011).
♦ The continent is known to have one of the lowest fertility rates. ♦ Standing tall at 320 meters (1,050 ft) the Eiffel Tower in Paris has become immensely popular. In fact, this monument is the most-visited paid one in the world. ♦ Europe has carved a niche for itself even in the celebration of festivals. The Oktoberfest which is held in Germany; the Cannes Film Festival which is held in France; the Tomatina festival in Spain are some that need no introduction.
Sweden is a real European beauty and here we show you some of its best facts. Are you anxious to find out more about it...
Tourism in Sweden is in continuous growth. Not just because of its stunning natural attractions but also because of its ultra-cool fashion shows and its five-star culinary experience.
Nature is still the top attraction as Sweden mantaines its untouched wilderness summerged in its incredible mustic silence.
Thanks to its proximity to the Artic Pole, Swden lies in a zone called "Aurora oval",so solar particles collide with other gases and create colourful ribbons known as the Northern lights.
Contrasting with the incredible experiences of northern Scandinavia, its capital, Stockholm settled on 14 islands is also one of the top attractions thanks to innovative cuisine, arts, music and in accout of beinf a fashion center and an innovative design city.
And what is even more interesting and may hock you to visit this unic country is the celebration of 2013 Eurovision.
Broadly speaking, you can choose to travel to warm and
cold locations in Europe. The warm locations include the nations near the
Mediterranean sea, southern nations of the peninsula. The cold regions include
the alpine regions and the nations to the north.
- - Warm Places
Southern Portugal is one
of the warmest winter destinations in Europe, and has a heavenly cool cum warm
climate in most of the seasons. The Algarve, which can be translated as 'the
west' is a haven for people who love food, beaches, bars, casinos and a warm
climate. The Algarve region has several coastal towns and cities, with Faro and
the other prominent towns and cities.
The coastlines are dotted
with limestone caves and scenic locations on sea-side cliffs. Rich food, sea
food, local drinks and cuisine are some other attractions.
Southern Portugal and
Spain provide some very good cheap winter destinations in Europe.
Although the climate in
Italy is not exactly suitable, the rich culture and history of Italy tends to
attract phenomenal visitors from across the world.
Rome, Venice, Vatican, Milan and Florence are some of the many cities that
remind us of the great architecture of the Renaissance and the Middle
Other warm climate locations include, Sicily,
Spain and parts of the Aegean regions, are always amongst the best winter
destinations in Europe. Temperate climate is also found in several central
European nations such as Germany, France and Austria, which make them the
perfect winter vacation destinations.
- - Cold Places
Switzerland has some of the finest
winter vacation spots in Europe, as of course, it is considered to be the most
beautiful region on earth. Within Switzerland, there are countless ski resorts
as well as mountain lodges to visit. In winter, Switzerland mountains are also
an attractive spot for ice climbers and mountaineers. If you love snow sports
then this is the place for you. Further up Germany and its culture is also a
fascinating locations in Bavaria and the Rhine region. In fact some people
visit these regions only to have a look at some of the best castles that were
built this region.
For even colder climates, Ireland and Scotland are
probably the best vacation spots in Europe. The Scottish land is especially
very beautiful in the winters and there several locations where you can go,
including, Edinburgh, Glasgow and the best monument of the region, the Wallace
A part from this, there are also conventional
locations in Europe such as Paris, London, Barcelona Stockholm (Sweden),
Berlin, etc, not to mention the top ten European cities. Overall, may it be a
warm climate or a cold climate, European vacations offer a lot of fascinating
locations and destinations, which are culturally and historically significant
and have cuisines which will trouble us in our dreams after the vacation.
When talking about Europe you all may be thinking about the typical cities you hear about... London, Paris,Rome... Moreover there are lots of other unknown places we would like to show you and there are lots to show as we have 48 countries to choose from.
First of all you should decide what you want out of your vacations, then you can choose the coutry you'll visit as every coutry has a unique beauty itself.
- - Barcelona
This is the perfect mixture of European beauty together with a Mediteranean flavour. A city that is summerged under a party atmosphere that would never let you disconnect.
When I visited this city in Catalonia I've tasted a magnificent mixture of Gaudi architecture together with the glamour of amazing boutiques...
When queuing to enter the Sagrada Familia you can immediatelly appreciate the peculiar beauty of this city. Perfectly coordinated measures are present all over this chef d'oeuvre. Take a look...
- - London
This city is really fantastic. You have lots of different places to visit and lot of gastronomy to discover.
It's streets are really amazing and whatever you wished to do, that's the place.
- - Paris
Is the city everybody loves to love. Known as the city of love, Paris is the largest city in France and gets the highest number of tourists each year. The most visied monuments here are: the Eiffel Tower, the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Musée du Louvre, and the Arc de Triomphe.
A part from this all known places,you can also satisfy yourself while strolling through Saint-Germain-des-Pres. This district is full of trendy restaurants and boutiques where everyone in the family can find something to do.
- - Venice
Although there are many beautiful cities in Italy, Venice takes the cake with its stunning bridges and canals all around. This Italian oasis can be explored by foot or through an authentic and romantic gondola ride. Understanding the local life in Venice and enjoying brilliant, savory meals in the company of your family and/or friends is what Italy is all about. So indulge yourself in relaxing gondola rides, walking through narrow walkways laid with breathtaking palazzos, visiting St. Mark's Square and Rialto Bridge, and a boat trip to Maruna Island (it has the world's finest glassblowers).
- - Berlin
The last stop is Berlin. This city is a wonderful example of getting over a turbulent past after the historic wall was torn down. This capital city of Germany put the wall back together, performing a wonderful job at it too. It is the most sought after tourist location for its rich political and cultural heritage, as it plays a major role in European politics and culture. The Fernsehturm, built in 1969, is the second tallest building in Europe.
I suppose y'all know about the sausages and the beer. If you are keen on this visit October fest in Germany.