Romance comes naturally in Europe. With so many things to see and do, it’s no coincidence that Europe is one of the top destinations in the world for romantic getaways. From popular attractions like the Eiffel Tower to lesser-known spots like waterfalls in Iceland, browse this gallery to prep for the best romantic sightseeing in Europe.
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Design Sunday, Hungary
Sundays in Budapest are a design-lovers paradise. Original and trendy clothes, toys, furniture, ornaments, ceramics or recyclable objects can be found in abundance at the Hungarian design market ‘WAMP’. Held once a month in the Milenaris Park, in Budapest, the Sunday fair is an opportunity for a wealth of young designers to showcase their work for the first time.
The city that breathes fashion – Antwerp, Belgium
The Nationale straat, or National Street, in historic Antwerp, is the epicentre of the Flemish fashion scene, and one of Europe’s most prominent fashion districts. With a Fashion Museum (MOMU) and the renowned fashion department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, located on National Street, Antwerp is a city displaying a unique and trendy fashion vibe at every turn.
Bye, bye cars – hello fruit , Denmark
Contemplating what could be done with a boring grey parking lot, architect Hans Peter Hagens had a creative idea: to turn it into an organic food market. Little did he know that this was going to become the new hype on Copenhagen’s food market scene. He proposed the concept to the Municipality of Copenhagen back in 1997 and travelled all around the world to study other examples. The market finally opened its doors in September 2011.
A medieval guild, Estonia
The artists hosted in St Catherine’s passage in the medieval part of Tallinn’s old town are united by a guild. But they have not sworn eternal loyalty to each other, but to you: the so-called ‘Katariina Guild’ is the idea that visitors should be able to witness the processes behind each artisan’s creations. Wandering along cobbled streets, visitors can observe work first-hand in the artists’ studios, showcasing an array of textiles, ceramics, millenary, fine leatherwork, patchwork, jewelry and hot glass.
Explore the contrasts and lose track of time, Portugal
Lisbon is a city of contrasts. It can be elegant and fashionable, glamorous and alternative. You can encounter tradition, but also find the latest modern trends. In Lisbon, the so-called city of the seven hills, you’ll inevitably stumble across the Chiado district, the city’s most well-known shopping area.
A glimpse into a creative past, Bulgaria
In the narrow streets in the old town of Veliko Tarnovo, craftsmen still practice their trades. Artisans such as blacksmiths, potters and jewelers are still using techniques from times gone by. But inspiration is also found in the modern world, creating objects in perfect harmony between past and present. Situated in North-Central Bulgaria, relatively few foreign tourists find their way here, but those who do certainly meet face-to-face with history.
European Heritage Sites include archives, monuments, archeological sites, and places of seminal cultural or political value, from the classic age to the present. Since the label’s inception in 2013, thirty-eight sites have been designated, bringing passages in Europe’s history to the foreground to honor, celebrate, and remember who built Europe, how, and why. They are lessons from the past to guide the future of Europe.
No trip to Europe is complete without dining on the best local flavors. And some of Europe’s best dishes can be found in coastal countries. From classic pasta recipes in Italy to fresh seafood in Norway, you’re sure to find something to satisfy your palate. Browse this gallery of some of Europe’s best seaside dining before you decide where to go for dinner during your trip.
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