The wealth of the picturesque European cities is mostly concentrated in the south, although Paris is home to Europe’s most beautiful town, according to Travel Editor at Lonely Planet. Paris, with its history and contemporary architecture, can also be the coolest place to go in Europe because it is in flux. The state of the nation’s debt, traffic and security troubles mean this city is a complex place that’s simultaneously impenetrable and accessible and cosmopolitan but not capitalist. Make sure you do it right by calling ahead before arriving at the Louvre to make sure the special Carousel for Discoveries and Buses offer you a good price. Check the guide page of check the guide page of Lonely Planet at mac.com for more photos and information on some of these cities.
London, England – London is one of the world’s greatest cities, a shopping Mecca, a cultural gem, and a landscape that rivals most cities on earth. The streets are Victorian, they are floral, they are bright, and the grassy knolls of Hyde Park speak volumes about the rich history of the British, not to mention the nation’s willingness to use its wits to make the most of its place on earth. Take London Underground to cross some of the most important attractions on earth: St. Paul’s Cathedral, The Mall, The Royal Albert Hall, London Eye, Big Ben and Tower Bridge.
Vienna, Austria – The visitor to Vienna is left completely speechless by the quality of the architecture. Its gentle hills, winding streets, carefully preserved shrines, and elaborate pedestrian bridges make it a fairy tale adventure story wrapped up in a medieval city. Huge remnants of China abound here including a Bonghi Manhasset tourist attraction (left hand side of the 1st Avenue), HeiligerStrohplatz and the spectacular Opesta. For those looking for a little religious history, the Duomo is a must see. For just a little more dining, the Red Lion in the Frauenkirche is a must see.
Budapest, Hungary – Budapest is an artistic metropolis whose old town is a fitting petri dish for avant-garde art.
Vienna, Austria – Viennese musicians, artists, travelers, writers, and intellectuals put their legacies in museums, arts galleries, inns, and art boutiques. Paintings, sculptures, rare book collections, wine cellars, and storefronts or parking lots that have a flourish of gold, copper, or crystal are somehow all in one place. Go there for a walking tour or for a hotel room view to take note of the history, culture, and diversity of the city.
Vienna, Austria – Vienna is an artistic metropolis whose old town is a fitting petri dish for avant-garde art.
Barcelona, Spain – The temperature, smells, tastes, and sights of a city are priceless and Barcelona is an example of those wonderful, rich and colorful city experiences that make the place tick. Chiringuito remains a walking paradise but the fun crafty classes for little ones can be a daily treat as well. For more information, visit hla.es/iparshichm_en/1065.html
La Tour du Poitou, France – For a getaway adventure in a simple yet upscale village, La Tour du Poitou is a delicious outpost on the Galician coast where Frette sheets are a must at every meal. For an adventure for the whole family, get gaga over the collection of caves and fauna in the Del Lago de Gascony.
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