With sophisticated atmosphere and amazing culture, Europe is an amazing place for a holiday. If you’re planning to travel, there are lots of amazing cities to visit, especially for your city break. Tourism officers, travel experts and community managers have gathered 244,696 votes to elect Bordeaux as the 2015 Best European Destination.
Check below, we have listed the top-picks of 2015 Best European Destination:
Situated in the Southwest of France, it is known as the world’s wine producer. If you’re a wine lover, Bordeaux is the perfect place to take a holiday since this neoclassical place produces excellent quality of wine. Apart from its romantic ambiance, Bordeaux has been one of the prestigious regions in France and that’s why this is considered as the Top 1 Best European destination.
As the largest city of Portugal, Lisbon is also a fantastic place to visit if you’re taking a city break. With classical architecture and exotic museums, Lisbon shows its dynamism due to its historical influences. This city also highlights its breathtaking beach resorts, surfing spots, luxurious hotels and villas as you come across the capital’s coastal roads.
The capital of Greece, is filled with multifaceted and fascinating history. This magnificent city is compacted with splendid monuments such as the world-renowned Acropolis that unravel its ancient civilization in the modern times. You must take a trip to Athens if you’re on a holiday since this place has a lot of hidden wonders you have to discover.
Another best European destination, Valletta is known as “The Fortress City” due to its remarkable history in which the city itself was developed by the Knights of St. John. Valletta and it was officially included by UNESCO in the World Heritage site list. This city emphasizes its picturesque sceneries such as the astounding cathedrals, ancient cavaliers and Baroque gardens that uniquely remind its well-defined history. Indeed, Valletta as the capital of Malta, is one of the destinations to look forward to when you are planning an weekend escaped.
As Latvia’s largest city, Riga shows its flamboyance through the Gothic-inspired architectures that show its serene atmosphere. But beyond that lies its powerful landscapes, well-diversified culture, splendid beaches and incredible nightlife which make Riga as one of the greatest Eastern European capitals to visit.
Known as the “Green Capital of Europe”, Ljubljana is and underestimated place to spend your holiday. Aside from being an environmental-friendly city, the capital of Slovenia flaunts its minimalist architectures alongside its medieval structures based upon Gothic and Romanesque concepts that were products of the country’s rare history.
The capital of Tyrol(Western Austria), Innsbruck displays its uniqueness as it offers unforgettable alpine experiences. Identified as the “Home of the Alps”, this city became a two-time venue of Olympic Winter Games. If you’re an adrenaline junkie traveller, Innsbruck is the right place for you where you can do outdoor and winter activities such as mountain biking, skiing and snowboarding.
One of the most populous city in Italy, Milan is an epitome of beauty and luxury. With vivid artistry, bustling industry and awesome nightlife, Milan is indeed a competitive metropolis. The prestige atmosphere of the city uplifts its sense of fashion and aesthetics.
This fabulous capital of Belgium is definitely a must-see due to its grandeur scenery. The enviable lifestyle this city offers makes you keep coming back. The artistry, fashion and elegance prevail all over the city of Brussels which make it as one of the majestic places in Europe. It is also world-renowend for hosting an admirable Christmas market.
The other cities that almost made to the list are: Vienna, Barcelona, Istanbul, Madrid and Rome. Truly, with awe-inspiring sceneries, classical architecture and incredible history, there is no doubt the old continent is a perfect destination for quick getaways.