We’re visiting the best places to see in Europe. They’re some of the best known places in Europe, but that’s because they have so much to offer tourists!
- London, England – Visiting a capital city doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Some of the best, free attractions are available here, and there are inexpensive hotels right in the heart of the city. Try the Science Museum; Lady Diana’s park; the Natural History Museum and the British History Museum.Or just have a gander at Buckingham Palace and then enjoy a picnic across the road in the park. It’s rather hard to want to stay in London for more than a few days at a time, because it’s so busy and stressful, but the transport links are good and you can get to see most of what you’d want to in a short time if you plan it right.
- Paris, France – Again, a capital city so potentially expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. A walk along the River Seine, and a look around Notre Dame is free, as are the many gardens that surround the Eiffel TowerIt would be a shame to miss out on the Louvre, though in Summer you may have to queue for quite some time. If you want something a bit different then head off for a tour of the catacombs under the city streets.
- Florence, Italy – This is perhaps the most touristy city in Italy, so avoid the prime months of July and August if you want to see actual Italians rather than streets filled with people like you, holding cameras.
The sculptures in Florence are amazing and worth a visit. In the square that holds the famous statue of David are many other inspirational sculptures that are equally worthy of your attention. Or have awander along the Ponte Vecchio to shop for gold over the famous bridge.
- Malaga, Spain. Most people head to holidays destinations of Marbella or Puerto Banus but don’t overlook Malaga City. Head here if you like art (the Picasso is magnificent) but whilst you’re there you can enjoy the night-life or the daytime café culture too. Dig into tapas or enjoy a fuller meal at any one of several fine restaurants along the Hemingway Trail. Get to know more about Malaga, Spain over at http://benalholidayguide.blogspot.com.es/Remember that here they have a siesta, so very little is open in the early afternoon when you might be ready for your lunch, and the night-time scene gets going rather later than you’d expect at home.