A weekend away with your lover. That’s what you prefer to a romantic city. But what exactly is that, a romantic city? In order to answer this question, the definition of romanticism has been used. This shows that romantic cities make you think of sweet, nice things, giving you a dreamy feeling. In addition, they look fairytale with, for example, atmospheric lighting and mirroring water. Here’s an attempt to make a top 10 list of romantic cities of Europe using this definition. Of course, you can differ in this regard. Perhaps your most romantic city is not even in this top 10. Then notice these especially below!
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The Hungarian capital of Budapest is also called ‘Paris of the East’. Budapest is a city full of history, art and architecture. In Budapest, the famous river Danube flows. This one shares Budapest in two, in Boeda and Pest. Eleven bridges are built over the Danube, all of which are beautifully lit in the evening.The Danube banks are particularly beautiful. They are even listed on UNESCO World Heritage List. Also the Buried district of Boeda and the Andrássyboulevard are on this list. On the banks of the Danube, in Pest, the Parliament building, which is particularly fairytale illuminated in the dark and reflected in the Danube. But the most romantic feeling you probably get when you’re on the Burchtheuvel. From here you have a beautiful view of the city, especially when the lights are burning in the evening.
The city of Barcelona , located in northern Spain, offers a wide variety of possibilities. You can walk through the charming Park Güell or by Barri Gòtic, the old town center. You can also go for a romantic beach walk along the Mediterranean Sea, on the Costa del Maresme. You can watch Gaudi’s architecture or admire art at the Picasso Museum. Barcelona is surrounded by mountains and rivers.The city is built on hills, allowing you to admire the city from several places from above. The climate in Barcelona is characterized by long summers and mild winters. For lovers who love sunshine, this is a great place for a romantic weekend getaway.
Since the Middle Ages, Prague , the capital of the Czech Republic, is seen as the most beautiful city in the world. Prague is described as’ the golden city or ‘the crown of the world’. The historic center of Prague is therefore nothing to do on the UNESCO World Heritage list. It not only has a particularly beautiful historical center with various building styles, the center is also very large, the largest historical center in the world. In addition to much history, the old city also offers a wealth of culture.Prague is located on the river Vltava. Over the Vltava, the well-known Charles Bridge is built, a beautiful old bridge, which always has a cozy, romantic atmosphere.
It will not surprise you that Paris is in this list. The French capital
is described as “The City of Love,” as one of the most romantic places on earth. Here you can walk along the Seine with your lover, sail on a boat, dine in elegant restaurants and / or enjoy art in one of the many museums, including the famous Louvre. Especially in the evening, the bells will hit, because together look at the flashing lights of the Eiffel Tower, which can only give a romantic feeling. And what do you think of a day of Euro Disney booking?
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Nestled amidst the hills of Italian Tuscany you will find the beautiful Florence. Centrally located in the city, in the middle of white buildings, is the impressive Uffizi Gallery. Here you will be surrounded by splendor and sculptures, paintings and sculptures by world-renowned artists. But outside your eyes too short. Take a stroll around the colorful Ponte Vecchio (tunnel tunnel) or take a rest in the green, hilly Lush Boboli Gardens while the sun shines.
TOP 10 MOST ROMANTIC CITIES OF EUROPE
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Vienna is the capital of Austria . In Vienna you will find palaces built in baroque style, world-class art, a wide variety of theater, cozy restaurants and cafés. In particular, the center of Vienna is romantic: in the oldest districts of the city, located on the Danube, you will find narrow alleyways paved with ancient childhood heads. On the Danube you will also find the famous St Stephen’s Cathedral. In Vienna we can ride a Viennese Fiater, an old-fashioned carriage or enjoy a beautiful view of the city from Prater, a Ferris wheel from the year 1897. Are you still convinced of the romance of Vienna, look then Once with your lover of this movie: ‘Before Sunrise’ (1995)
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The historic center of the Italian capital of Rome is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. And rightly so, it’s a city that takes you breath, full of splendor and beauty. The Colosseum, the Forum and the Pantheon, all equally beautiful. But for romanticism, you must really be at the Trevi Fountain. In the evenings there is a wonderful stay, while you look at a beautifully lit fountain and come to rest from the sound of the sparkling water. Do not miss a visit to Villa Borghese. Here you can enjoy exquisite panoramic views on a terrace, Terazza del Pincio. If you prefer sunsets, you can walk together together.
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Porto is often called ‘The Venice of Portugal’ by its splendor and beauty. The city, located on the Douro River, has many colorful houses. Porto is one of the oldest tourist cities in the world. It is very rich in monumental and artistic buildings. In addition, you will find a lot of culture and nature in the city, such as the Jardins do Palácio de Cristal Park, which includes the Christal Palace, where many concerts and other events are organized. Sail a boat over the Douro and admire the Maria Pia bridge and the São João bridge. Or eat out at the Casa de Chá da Boa restaurant and enjoy a fairytale view of the ocean.You can also enjoy the famous Port wines here.
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The northeastern Italian town of Venice is a pleasure for the eye. It consists of more than one hundred islands and is therefore only accessible by boat. That is of course a beautiful romantic start to a wonderful love weekend. Venice has been a UNESCO World Heritage List for years. Here you ride a gondola through the many canals and cross the narrow alleyways. In the meantime, you can enjoy beautiful bridges and a wealth of historic buildings, including the Romanesque Basilica of San Marco with the previously located Piazza San Marco. Also for art, culture and events, including an annual carnival festival, you can go to Venice.
The Croatian port city of Dubrovnik is known as ‘The Pearl of the Adriatic Sea’. It is exceptionally beautiful. The center of this city is one of the best preserved historical cities in the world. It is surrounded by an impressive old city wall. If you take a walk on this wall, you’ll be in a different world for a while. Together, embrace enjoying views of the city and sea, which can not help but express a romantic feeling. Dubrovnik is located on a mountain, which allows you to easily admire the city from high altitude. There are also many beaches and islands around Dubrovnik, where you can relax and enjoy the sun, which shows you almost the whole year.
TOP 10 MOST ROMANTIC CITIES OF EUROPE