We’ve already forgotten about traveling, going to movies, and other activities we enjoyed before the pandemic. Today, we’ve replaced them with watching movies on Netflix, playing online slots for real money, and just visiting popular attractions online. But soon we’ll be traveling again, and these 6 places are the best if you are going to travel to Europe.
From the greenish-blue waters of the Gorges du Verdon gorge to the vast lilac lavender fields, the Var is the most beautiful part of Provence. The stone houses form tiny villages hidden between winding roads. You won’t be bothered by crowds of tourists there. You will be able to stop and have a delicious meal, see the best views of Provence, and get that real taste of life there.
A must-see is the Sagrada Familia cathedral. Its construction began in the late 19th century and is still unfinished, but in the scaffolding, this grandiose structure seems even more spectacular. Antonio Gaudi’s architecture fills the streets and boulevards of the Catalan capital.
Inspired by the fairy tale of Hansel and Gretel, the architect created Park Guell in accordance with the English idea of a “garden city”. It is worth seeing and taking pictures on the famous winding serpentine bench. Tickets cost €8, but if you want to see Gaudi’s creations without spending money, wander through the streets and find the houses of La Pedrera, Casa Vicens, and Casa Batlló, you can admire them from the street for free.
Sistine Chapel, Italy
Michelangelo’s masterpiece of all masterpieces is in the Apostolic Palace in Rome. The “Last Judgment” fresco occupies the entire wall behind the altar and part of the ceiling. It is 40 meters long and 13 meters wide and includes nine biblical stories. Take a closer look at the work of the great master, and imagine that you yourself are painting this wall. By the way, keep in mind that it is often covered by scaffolding. So choose your time to visit the chapel with care.
About three million tourists visit the Acropolis in Athens every year. This is a good reason to join them. These “sacred stones” date back to the 5th century B.C., and the Parthenon, the most famous temple of the Acropolis, with its 46 Doric columns, is the most famous building in classical architecture. Travelers advice to look at the Acropolis in the night light. You will get a magnificent view of the old temples bathed in the golden light of the spotlights.
This petrified cascade of a powerful waterfall sits on the slope of a valley in Turkey’s picturesque southwestern region. Surreal travertine steps on the edge of the Anatolian plateau are next to the ruins of the ancient city of Hierapolis. It’s easy to get here, and that’s why there are so many tourists every day. Pamukkale is the most visited attraction in Turkey and is worth seeing with your own eyes.
Semana Santa, Spain
This is not a place but a time. During Holy Week – 7 days before Easter – costumed processions start moving from church to church all over Spain, depicting the last days of Christ’s life. This is especially impressive in Seville.