Europe, considered conventionally as one of the seven continents of the World, is the second smallest of the lot, but don’t get carried away by the tag as it has always been the place for tourists since time immemorial. Europe, the land of royalty, culture, history and divine scenic beauty has a lot to offer in terms of tourist attractions. This land of chocolates, wines, fashion is a continent that has a perfect blend of history and modernity. Therefore before planning your trip to Europe it is always advised to make a little research as this continent has a lot to offer. So just check out the top ten travel destinations in Europe you just can’t afford to miss.
The capital city of U.K, London has the tourist attractions like the Buckingham palace, palace of the royal family. The Madame Tussades museum is worth a visit. London is always brimming with life and has the Westminster abbey, tower of London, Big Ben and hide park as its other major attractions.
Eiffel tower has become the landmark for Paris. This tower is among the ten top wonders of the world. Paris, the capital of France and the city of lights, has spots like the cathedral of Notre dame and beautiful banks of river seine. Do take a boat ride on this river when you are in Paris.
Situated on the edge of Lake Zurich, this place which is surrounded by forests is the largest metropolis in Switzerland- one of the most beautiful places in the world. It’s a paradise for honeymooners, but one cannot even miss out on the famous Swiss chocolates known the world over for their own essence. Like most big cities Zurich has many galleries, museums, clubs, bars and unlimited entertainment to keep tourists busy.
The Schloss Schönbrunn is a prime tourist attraction that draws millions to Vienna every year. Watersports on the Old Danube is gaining popularity worldwide nowadays. If you love opera, Wiener Staatsoper is the place to be. If you have kids, Prater Amusement Park in a sunny afternoon is not something they will forget too soon.
The capital city of Greece, Athens, is an ancient city that has a rich historical past dating back to the battle of Troy. It has many magnificent structures that make the city very charming. Although, it is slightly over populated and a little polluted, it manages to catch the fancy of those who enjoy the beautiful architectural sites.
The capital of Italy is the place of Julius Caesar. This place with its major attractions like Vatican museums and the Collosseums is among the world’s 50 most visited tourist destinations. The Roman architecture, St. Patrick’s basilica gives us the taste of the renaissance culture. Owing to its historical importance it is listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO.
Milan is the site of Haute couture, vibrant nightlife, rich cultural heritage as well as being one of the coveted places for fashion. The place known for pizzas, commerce and sports, Milan has bagged itself the tag of a major alpha city. In recent times it has also been labelled as the world capital for fashion.
This city, cited a number of times in history, has been a tourist destination for long. Famous for the Olympics, this Spanish city has been voted the 15th liveliest in the world. It surely gives you a taste of Spanish culture and Spanish lifestyle.
The capital city of Italian region of Tuscany, a centre of medieval trade and commerce, is believed to be the birthplace of renaissance movement. It is known as the jewel of renaissance. Known for its architecture, music, trade, commerce, arts and fashion, Florence is one of the richest cities in terms of anything you name. If you have an artistic bent of mind this place is a must visit.
Istanbul, the most populous city of Turkey, is the place to be if you are fond of history. It mesmerises tourists with the architectural variety it has. A couple of grand structures make for a pleasurable sightseeing in Istanbul. The Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque , Sunken Palace and Dolmache Palace are among the most popular attractions in the city.