From castles, lakes, museums to beaches, Europe boasts of numerous attractions. Visitors have a wide variety of destinations to choose from. Here are three of the most beautiful places throughout Europe.
1. Lyon, France When strolling in downtown Lyon, one of the first spots you’ll see is the Place Bellecour, Europe’s largest open-air square (has no obstructions in its middle). Another attractive spot is the Fourvière, a beautiful cathedral located at the top on the hill, near the Roman amphitheatre. If you walk a little more, you might see the “flower tree”, a unique plastic tree that’s made of huge colourful flowers. The tree is located at the Antonin Poncet Square and was designed by Jeong-Hwa Choi (a famed Korean artist) for the 7th festival of the Contemporary Art held in Lyon. The “Flower Tree” gained so much popularity over time that Lyon decided to place it permanently near the banks of the Rhône. With contemporary art, this impressive spot is a must stop for visitors to the city.
2. Kreuzenstein Castle, Austria Vienna is one of the most visited cities in Europe, but very few people visit the Kreuzenstein Castle, an Austrian castle built in the 19th century. In fact, many people have never heard of the Castle and so miss out on one of the most beautiful spots in Europe. Overlooking the Danube and Vienna, the Kreuzenstein castle is an impressive building made of a beautifully-laid piles of stones and is located about 30 minutes from Prater station in the capital. The site of the modern castle was originally occupied by a 12th-century medieval castle which was destroyed in 1630s during the 30-Years-War. It was rebuilt by Count Nepomuk Wilczek in the 19th century with a completely new architectural design. Nepomuk used pieces of major medieval buildings in Europe such as Romanian cloisters and German wattle-and-daub building which saw the castle emerge as one-of-a-kind in the world. Kreuzenstein Castle has been featured in BBC series, World Without End and Pillars of Earth.
3. Adriatic Sea, Italy This small body of water is located to the right side of the coast of Italy. As it’s connected to the nearby Mediterranean, Adriatic Sea is gorgeously blue and is one of the most beautiful spots in Italy .It is 800 km long and 200 km wide, with maximum depth of about 1233 meters (average depth is 252.5 meters). The Adriatic has over 1300 islands, which include the stunning Dubrovnik and Dalmatian islands. It’s in this sea that early traders used to sail, making Venice the richest city for a long period of time. Adriatic Sea borders Italy and Greece.
This sea is wonderful in lots of ways. You can choose to swim at the lovely beaches, stroll in the beautiful coastal towns, take great photos of the villages on the water, enjoy a variety of freshly prepared seafood, or just sip wine slowly with a beautiful view of the Adriatic. The best way to enjoy and get a real feel of the unique beauty of the sea is from a descending plane.
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