Set the scene for a little romance with a trip to Europe. Find out what the most romantic destinations on the continent are!
Love is in the air – in Europe! Cobblestoned streets and historic architecture set the mood for romantic getaways at any time of the year. With so many destinations to choose from on this storied continent, we’ve narrowed the list to the top five places to go to really get your pulse going!
Whether you’re thinking about celebrating an upcoming wedding anniversary, honeymoon, or birthday abroad, or just want some quality time with your special someone, here are the most romantic destinations to visit in Europe.
It’s only natural that the City of Love should rank as number one on our list. The French capital is known far and wide as the destination par excellence for lovers of culture – be it art and history or fashion and gastronomy. Stroll arm-in-arm along the Seine, watch the sunset on the Pont des Arts, and enjoy the vistas from the Eiffel Tower… Paris will surely seduce you into coming back for more.
Located at the southern end of Greece’s Cycladic islands, Santorini is one of the most popular destinations for couples and newlyweds – not to mention photographers, thanks to its iconic white buildings and blue-domed churches clinging cliff-side. Endless water-views and stunning sunsets make it the destination of choice for travellers looking to indulge themselves – and their loved ones!
What could be more romantic than a moonlit gondola cruise down Venetian waterways? Crisscrossed with canals and bridges, Venice is one of the most enchanting cities and its scenic palazzi (town squares) and fairytale canals have been charming couples for centuries. Pastel-coloured buildings and intimate alleyways make the perfect backdrop for falling in love with La Serenissima (the most serene, as the city is otherwise known in Italian).
Make your way to the foot of the Andalusian Mountains in Spain for a glimpse of this romantic city, steeped in history. Be sure to book your tickets in advance to see the architectural wonder that is the Alhambra. Lauded as one of the most beautiful buildings in the country, if not the world, it was once home to sultans and, later on, to Catholic monarchs. Winding paths, beautifully manicured gardens, and secluded terraces make it the perfect experience to share with your significant other.
It’s one of the most visited castles in the world, and with good reason: few places on Earth are as magical as Neuschwanstein Castle. Situated on a rugged hill above the idyllic Bavarian village of Hohenschwangau, this 19th-century Romanesque Revival palace is a vision of romance, conjuring up stories of gallant knights rescuing damsels in distress. In fact, Walt Disney was so enchanted by it that it served as the inspiration behind his Magic Kingdom.
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