Best Cultural Destinations in Europe
Discover the best cultural destinations in Europe. Visit Plovdiv, the oldest inhabited city in Europe and the most incredible European Capital of Culture. Explore centuries of history in museums ranked among the best museums in Europe such as the Louvre in Paris and The British Museum in London.
This year discover the most important cultural destination in Europe: Plovdiv. This millennial city is the oldest continuously inhabited European destination (more than 8000 years old). Plovdiv is the city in which millennial history, culture and heritage are in harmony. Ancient and eternal, artistic and modern, cosmopolitan and romantic, this city is so captivating and full of life.
As the main cultural centre of Bulgaria, Plovdiv is host to numerous events and festivals of national and international importance and is a meeting point for cultural exchange. In 2019, Plovdiv deservedly won the title of European Capital of Culture. This is the city which will take you back in time to admire the impressive monuments of antiquity – the 1st-century theatre, the Roman Stadium from the 2nd century, the Ancient Forum with Odeon and many others
The city, which is home to valuable landmarks – fine examples of Roman mosaic heritage, exhibited in The Bishop's Basilica of Philippopolis (4-6 th century), in The Small Early Christian Basilica (4-6 th century) and in many other locations throughout the city.
The city, which pulsates with the spirit of the Bulgarian Revival with its magical Old Town, where beautiful and richly decorated houses from that period can be visited. The best way to truly get to know Plovdiv is by walking through its streets. Here you can stroll through the renovated streets of Kapana Creative District, and later immerse yourself in the light and music show of the Singing Fountains in the Tsar Simeon's Garden.
How to get there: Book your flights to Plovdiv.
Where to stay: "Plovdiv City Centre Hotel". Stay in the heart of Plovdiv.
Birthplace of philosophy, democracy and drama, the city of Athens is not only an open-air museum of world-class cultural heritage attractions but also a contemporary metropolis with an urban personality.
Named after the most benevolent Greek Goddess, Athena, the goddess of wisdom and inspiration, Athens has always been at the cultural fore.
With equal measures of grunge and grace, Athens merges the past with the present in the most slender way! A city of paradoxes and great contrasts, in the country that first invented courtesy and generosity towards people who are far from their home, hospitality (xenia).
Where to stay: "Hotel Lozenge". Stay in the heart of Athens
Tuscany - Italy
Florence is one of the most beautiful cities in Italy. Florence is the cradle of the Renaissance and it is also the ancient capital of Italy. In Florence you can admire Botticelli's "Birth of Venus" but also Michelangelo's magnificent "David" and the sublime paintings of the "Duomo".
Florence is a romantic city, a city steeped in history, a fascinating destination.
How to get there: Book your flights to Florence.
Where to stay: If you want to stay near the Duomo in tastefully decorated rooms, book at the "Martelli 6 Suite and apartments".
England - UK
London is a must-see destination in Europe and one of the best cultural destinations in Europe. The "Tate Modern" but also the "British Museum" are ranked among your Best Museums in Europe and the "Tower Bridge" is ranked among your "Seven Wonders of Europe".
Are you travelling as a couple and your lover is not passionate about culture? London is also ranked among the Best Destinations for Sales in Europe, Best Flea Markets in Europe, Best Gay Friendly Destinations, Best City Parks in Europe, Best Places to Propose, Best Shopping Cities in Europe, as well as among the "Tallest Buildings in Europe " and Most beautiful Ferris Wheels in Europe.
How to get there: Book your flights to London.
Where to stay: "Hotel Café Royal" is an iconic luxury 5-star hotel in the heart of central London.
Paris is one of the best cultural destinations in Europe. You ranked the "City of Light" among your best destinations to see the most famous paintings in Europe for Yves Klein's "Monochrome" as well as the painting "Impression of the Rising Sun" by Monet after the name given to the impressionist movement. Do not miss the "Mona Lisa" in the Louvre Museum, ranked among the best Museums in Europe.
Need an additional argument to visit Paris this year? Some of the most famous sculptures in Europe can be admired in Paris such as "The Thinker" by Rodin and "The Venus of Milo" but also "The Victory of Samothrace".
Need more inspiration? Discover the most beautiful beaches in France, the most incredible castles in France, the Best Hidden Gems in France as well as the Best Nature Wonders in France and the Best Christmas Markets in France.
Where to stay: "Hotel Bastille Speria". Located in the trendy Marais district.
Lazio - Italy
What to do during your stay in Rome? Of course you have to see the Colosseum, the Vatican and the must-see sites of Rome. Our two favourite places are: the Spanish Steps, ranked among the best places to propose, but also the gardens of Villa Borghese, an 80 hectare park located in the heart of the city of Rome.
Where to stay: "Mama Shelter Roma". The hotel offers an indoor pool and a spa centre.
Bilbao is one of the best cultural destinations in Europe. Its Museum, "The Guggenheim" is ranked among the best museums in Europe and the sculpture called "Maman" by the Franco-American artist Louise Bourgeois, which faces it, is ranked among the Best Sculptures in Europe.
Come and enjoy unforgettable culinary and cultural experiences in the capital of the Basque Country.
What is most striking about Bilbao is not its huge Guggenheim museum designed by the genius architect Frank Owen Gehry nor the gigantic bronze spider of the artist Louise Bourgeois in homage to her mother who was a weaver, but a rich mixture of all generations that meet in the squares of the old town in the evening and have a good time together.
The big plus of Bilbao is not its museums, its charming hotels, its restaurants, but its soul and that of its inhabitants.
Discover one of the most pleasant cities in Spain by booking your flights to Bilbao, your accommodation in Bilbao as well as your tours and activities in Bilbao such as a "Guided pintxos tour", enjoy the nice typical Basque cuisine and discover the wonders of the city.
How to get there: Book your flights to Bilbao.
Where to stay: "Hotel Tayko Bilbao" This hotel has an excellent location score.
The legendary musical "The Sound of Music" was filmed in Salzburg. Salzburg is also the birthplace of Mozart. Salzburg is a destination for lovers of music and history. Do not miss to visit its incredible fortress overlooking Salzburg: it is ranked among the best castles in Austria.
Stroll through Salzburg and discover its unspoiled historic centre, declared as Word Heritage Site by the UNESCO. Salzburg is a green city, surrounded by forests, lakes, mountains. Salzburg is also more than 4000 events per year, gourmet restaurants but also dozens of breweries that make Salzburg the Austrian capital of beer.
During your stay in Salzburg do not miss a visit to Hallstatt, one of the best hidden gems of Austria.
How to get there: Book your flights to to Salzburg or reach Salzburg by car or train from Munich (2H) or Vienna (3H).
Where to stay: "Imlauer Hotel Pitter Salzburg" is a family run 4 star hotel.
9. The Hague
World famous for its international court The Hague is also famous for its incredible collection of the painter "Piet Mondrian". Precursor of an artistic movement "De Stijl", Mondrian is one of the most important European painters. The largest collection of Mondrian works of art can be seen in the permanent exhibition "Mondrian & De Stijl" at the Kunstmuseum. This exhibition shows how Mondrian evolved from a talented landscape painter into a pioneer in abstract art.
Need more reasons to visit "The Hague"? The Hague is ranked among your Best Beaches in the Netherlands, Best Things to to in the Netherlands, as well as among your Best Places to visit in The Netherlands and "Most Beautiful Ferris Wheels in Europe" and of course among the Best destinations to see the most famous paintings in Europe for Mondrian's masterpiece.
How to get there: Book your flights to Rotterdam-The Hague Airport and travel to the city centre by car (30 min) or by public transport (1h).
Where to stay: "Hotel Indigo The Hague – Palace Noordeinde", a four-star boutique hotel located in a bank building.
Basel is situated in the heart of Europe, bordering Germany and France. A combination of authentic Swiss quality and a multicultural population make this city unmistakably cosmopolitan and innovative.
These characteristics are also born out in Basel’s many spectacular buildings designed by renowned architects. They present a fascinating contrast to the historic and picturesque Old Town and round out the image of this modern city. As you explore, you can view architectural masterpieces by luminaries such as Herzog & de Meuron, Mario Botta and Frank O. Gehry.
Due to its density of museums, Basel is further considered as the cultural capital of Switzerland. The city boasts 40 museums on a relatively small area. With various subjects and world-renowned special exhibitions, there is something for every taste. Furthermore, Basel is the home of Art Basel, the most important contemporary art fair in the world.
How to get there: Book your flights to Basel.
Where to stay: "Hyperion Hotel Basel". Stay in Basel's tallest habitable building.
Did you know that Vienna is also ranked among the best places to propose in Europe? Treat yourself to an evening of princesses and waltz to the sound of the Blue Danube in the palaces of Vienna.
Fall under the spell of Klimt's painting "The Kiss" and admire the beauty of one of the best Art Nouveau destinations in Europe. Vienna is also ranked among your Best Christmas Markets in Austria, Best things to do in Austria, Best Places to visit in Austria, Best Castles in Austria, as well as among your best destinations for a family city break in Europe, Best gay friendly destinations in Europe. It is also ranked among the "Most Beautiful Trams in Europe".
There are only good reasons to visit Vienna, one of the best cultural destinations in Europe.
How to get there: Book your flights to Vienna.
Where to stay: "Superbude Wien Prater" is 700 m away from the Kunst Haus Wien.
Milan is truly one of the most beautiful cities in Italy and one of the best destinations in Europe. Capital of Lombardy, Milan is the second largest city in Italy, after Rome. Milan is a living city, a city mixing history and modernity. Milan is one of the most beautiful and richest cities in Europe and the most cosmopolitan city in Italy.
Milan is a perfect destination for young, old, lovers, singles, friends, history buffs, shopping addicts.
How to get there: Book your flights to Milan and your transfer.
Where to stay: "Victor Boutique Hotel". Set in the centre of Milan.
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