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Best Romantic Getaways in Europe

Europe has long been a mecca for couples in love. Splendid architecture, rich history, and mesmerizing atmosphere of European cities attract honeymooners and lovers from different countries of the world. If you can’t decide where to spend your romantic weekend, here is a list of the most atmospheric European cities compiled by

Venice, Italy

Venice is Italy’s most romantic city. It’s a great destination for a day trip. Built on the water, the city is a network of canals, so the best way to plunge into the local atmosphere is to take a gondola ride. This “floating” city is very popular among tourists and romantic couples, so you need to plan your trip and go there not in a high season. But a gondola ride is not the only thing to do in Venice. Contemplate beautiful architecture walking down its streets, get a bird’s eye view of the city from the tallest building in the city, and kiss standing on one of the city bridges.

Venice, Italy
Photo credits: UltraPanavision (Venice Italy)

Neptune onshore.
Photo credits: Simon Matzinger (Vienna Austria) 
La Sagrada Familia Basilica, Barcelona Spain
Photo credits: Gail K E  (Barcelona Spain)

Budapest, Hungary

Prepare your eyes and your camera because you’re going to see a lot of beautiful things in Budapest – a real pearl of Eastern Europe. Gothic architecture, cobblestone streets, medieval buildings, and old bridges will make you feel you traveled back in time or rather lost in a fairy tale. Visit the Castle District to get that fairytale feel among the turrets of Fisherman’s Bastion. Watch the sunset and steal a kiss standing on the Chain Bridge over the Danube.

Vienna, Austria

The capital of Austria can be also called the capital of waltz. Vienna will steal your heart at first sight and make you fall in love with your significant other once again. Grand palaces, elegant gardens, monumental streets, and the smell of coffee create a truly romantic atmosphere of the city. Don’t miss the chance to take a waltz dancing class and sip Viennese coffee.

Copenhagen, Denmark

In 2013, Copenhagen was voted as the happiest city in the world. It’s beautiful and romantic and it will make a great romantic getaway for your couple. The city is green and clean and one of the reasons for that is that most citizens use bicycles as a means of transportation. Visit the most popular Copenhagen’s attraction – the Tivoli amusement park, get a bit childish and believe in miracles. Wander about the city and find the Nyvahn Harbor and the street of the same name famous for its brightly painted houses. Rent Segways and get to the iconic statue of the Little Mermaid – the official symbol of the city.

Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Being nicknamed as the Venice of the North, Amsterdam is often considered to be even a better alternative to the Italian city. Narrow streets lined with elegant houses and neat trees invite you for a romantic stroll. Explore Amsterdam’s best museums and galleries, eat street food, rent a bicycle, and contemplate beautiful architecture reflected in the water.

Barcelona, Spain

If you’re looking for a place where to celebrate your anniversary, Barcelona is what you need. This seaside city will fascinate you with beautiful scenery, splendid architecture, and magical ambiance created by the sounds of Spanish guitar. The magic fountain and a spectacular flamenco show should be included in your must-see list.