There’s so much more to Europe than London, Paris and Rome-and sometimes it’s the less popular locales that prove the most spectacular vacation spots of them all. Take the road less travelled and visit these hidden gems, which we’re celebrating as the 5 most beautiful cities in Europe.
Prague, Czech Republic
Though Prague is a well-known city in the Czech Republic, it’s not often considered a popular vacation destination. On the contrary, Prague is an extraordinary place to visit, rich in culture, history and magnificent architecture. Churches and cathedrals that date back to the 10th century can be seen while strolling through the city, and you’ll find the locals are friendly and welcoming.They serve it with breakfast here.
The city has been rebuilt and has come to be known as an elegant and chic Baroque town. Home to some of Germany’s largest universities and most renowned museums, the picture-perfect town, located right near the Czech border, flies under the radar but soars above the expectations of any traveller. Make sure to enjoy the beer gardens while you’re in town.
This city may not be Europe’s most popular, but it deserves a spot on your travel bucket list. Remarkably, Bruges still has most of its medieval architecture intact, preserved better than other ancient city in the world. Between its historical appeal, breathtaking landscapes, Flemish art treasures and, of course, world-renowned chocolate, a trip to Bruges is one you won’t regret.
The second largest city in Sweden, Gothenburg is known as a university town but it’s much more than that. With a handful of extraordinary festivals, it’s a vibrant and fun place to visit all year round. Gothenburg is also an exemplar of Scandinavian architectural style, rich in history and culture. Known for its football and hockey teams, it’s also the perfect destination for a sports aficionado.
If the name of this city reminds your head is in the right place. Built during Roman times, this beautiful port city’s architecture, landscapes and history will certainly impress.