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Best cities for a European weekend

2019-11-19 07:02:57

Sometimes just a few days in a different location, experiencing different sights, smells, and tastes as well as sleeping in a different bed, seeing different people, and even experiencing another culture can revitalise a person and give them a new perspective to come home to.

 

Sometimes just a few days in a different location, experiencing different sights, smells, and tastes as well as sleeping in a different bed, seeing different people, and even experiencing another culture can revitalise a person and give them a new perspective to come home to.

Weekends go by fast and people should not pack so many things into the days that they feel overwhelmed and rushed. One or two activities per day enjoyed at a leisurely pace are more enjoyable. Of the many wonderful destinations in Europe for a weekend break, here are five:


Paris
his romantic location is known as the "City of Love." Travelers also go to Paris, France for the food and the arts. The Eiffel Tower and the River Seine are two points of interest. Trip planners can choose from a variety of tour packages such as guided tours of the Louvre Museum or hop-on and hop-off metro tours of the city. Additionally, the city can be seen by unhurried, self-guided walking tours.

Rome
Known for its history both secular and religious, people visit Rome, Italy for romance, to enjoy historical sites, and to experience the culture including the food, music and art. Visitors to the city might choose to explore the sites around Michelangelo's Piazza del Campidoglio like the two Capitoline Museums that are the oldest public galleries in the world, first opening in 1734 or visit the Colosseum and other archeological attractions throughout the city.

Barcelona
The thriving metropolis of Barcelona, Spain has an electric atmosphere. Known for its famous artist Gaudi, for tapas, beaches, and fiestas, the city with its Mediterranean coastal climate has many attractions and is a center of culture and commerce. The city has a variety of cafes, some featuring the local Catalonia cuisine. Visitors can examine Gaudi's architectural design at the Sagra Familia, a cathedral featuring multiple exterior sculptures. Then, his art at Park Guell is a fantastical miniature city with meandering pathways. The park is set on a hill overlooking Barcelona.

Amsterdam
People love to take a weekend in Holland's capital city for its art, shopping, and fashion, but the city is also a financial center. Visitors can take guided or self-touring bike rides about Amsterdam and see the sites via the most popular form of transportation in the metropolis. They can step into history at the clog-making museum celebrating traditional wooden clogs, buy tulips at Bloemenmarkt, see the De Gooyer windmill and other local windmills, and find wonderful cheese in the shops at Wegewijs.

East Anglia
This region got its name from the ancient East Angles, an Anglo-Saxon kingdom who brought the name from their original home in Angeln, Germany. Today, the area offers a wide variety of attractions to occupy visitors. Those visiting for breaks can take long walks at High Ash Farm, have fun at the boardwalk at Southwold Pier, and tour the Time and Tide Museum. Another site to tour is Blickling Hall , a Jacobean mansion known as the home of Ann Boleyn.

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