Travelling in Europe is like moving across the set of a fairytale movie. The elaborate castles, the grasslands, beaches and mountains look like they have been carefully designed by an accomplished artist. We love travelling in Europe. It connects us with thousands of years of unmatched heritage and presents the most beautiful natural views we have ever seen.
Here are three destinations that we absolutely love in Europe.
City Walls, Dubrovnik, Croatia
This place is surrounded by spectacular walls that will constantly remind you of an era gone by. The views you get of the old town from the walls are mesmerizing to say the least. Look over the rooftops to find the shelling damage these walls sustained in the 1990s. The oldest of these walls were made in the 9th century.
Later, in the 14th century, 15 square forts were added to the 1.5m thick walls. In the 15th century, the city was under the threat of Turk attacks, because of which new walls were added and a 2km long stone barrier, which was at least 25m high was built. On the sea side, the walls are 1.5m to 3m thick while on the land side, they are as much as 6m thick.
You haven’t experienced real Austrian beauty if you haven’t been to this place. The cultural heritage of the nation stands tall in Hofburg. Habsburgs called this place their home base between 1273 and 1918. The oldest of these sections date back to the 13th century and are called Schweizerhof or Swiss Courtyard in the memory of the Swiss guards who protected them.
Renaissance Swiss gates were built in 1553. As new rules came along, they started adding their own variations to the palace which adds to the architectural diversity of this place. It also speaks of the long and varied history of the Austrians. The palace also has in der Burg, a larger courtyard with a monument of Emperor Franz II. The Austrian president’s offices are located here, along with several museums.
Who can miss the beauty of Prague? The Pražský hrad is clearly one of the most iconic spaces in the country. The left bank of Vltava features this beautiful space that boasts of towers, palaces and spires. The walls of the castle hold some of the most historic buildings, galleries and museums.
If you want to get the best of Prague’s culture and art, this is the place you should go to. It holds the Guinness World Record for being the largest ancient castle in the world. Czech monarchs have always been officially living here and its history dates back to the 9th century.
These places are so beautiful that your heart could skip a beat while indulging in the magnanimity of these structures. If you really want to feel the most authentic vibes of Europe, these places could be a great start. We have travelled to each of these places at least a couple of times and they still inspire us and make us see something new each time.
Do you visit such places too? Let us know your favorite destinations.