Things to do in Europe
Watching the horizon melt from a bluebird hue to Creamsicle orange across the sea is breathtaking. And seeing it wash over this Greek island’s white buildings as they shift into a shadowy lavender color only adds to its splendor.
Paris has the Eiffel Tower, London has Big Ben, and Barcelona has the Sagrada Familia. This Catholic Church looks nothing like the gothic cathedrals spotted elsewhere in Europe. Instead, four towers reminiscent of honeycomb front the organic structure. Architect Antoni Gaudí considered the church a “bible in stone,” so the facade is coated with ornate carvings depicting biblical stories.
This country, one of Europe’s smallest, has an oversized glitz factor thanks to all the high-rollers it attracts. Bathed in Mediterranean sunshine, blessed with beaches and world famous designer shopping, Monaco encapsulates many people`s idea of the “good life”.
Riding a gondola in Venice is also undeniably fun. It’s impossible to remain cynical in the face of so much Venetian charm — the boats are even curved in the shape of a smile. Plus, no one can argue it isn’t authentic. The striped shirts, straw hats, and neckerchiefs of the gondolieri all have a deep history.
Every European country has its indulgences, from Italy’s pasta and gelato to France’s croissants and cheeses. But Brussels is really a city made for a foodie. Whether it’s the chocolate and beer or the ultimate Belgian waffles, this town has made an art form out of all our edible vices.
St. Peter`s Basilica, Vatican City
One of the largest churches in the world, St. Peter’s Basilica, was built during the Italian Renaissance and it’s located in the Vatican. The imposing structure was built over a span of more than one hundred years by the most excellent Italian architects of the period.
Born from a basement served as a basis for nine small churches built one after another and connected with galleries and passageways, the St. Basil’s Cathedral on Red Square is a can’t miss attraction in Moscow. This crazy confusion of colors, patterns, and shape is the culmination of a style that is unique to the Russian architecture.
The Eiffel Tower was the principal exhibition of the Paris Exposition of 1889. It was constructed for the commemoration of the centennial of French Revolution and to demonstrate France’s industrial power to the world. Nowadays is the emblem of the city of Paris and it’s considered an architectural wonder of the world.
Northern lights, Scandinavia
Witnessing the northern lights is a transformational bucket-list experience that many people wait years—even a lifetime—to see, since the conditions need to be perfect for this spectacular display to take place. The best places in the world are usually closer to the Arctic Circle, including Alaska, Canada, Iceland, Greenland, Norway, Sweden and Finland.
London, United Kingdom
Enjoy amazing 360-degree views over London from the London Eye, a rotating observation wheel which is 135 metres (443 ft) high. Spot some of the capital's most iconic landmarks, including Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace.