Nothing in this world is more beautiful than discovering a new city, the pedestrian markets that bring it to life, its monuments and historic buildings and it lesser-known small streets. And there are so many incredible cities worth visiting, that it can be extremely overwhelming to find the next destination to explore.
We created a list of the top winter destinations for European cities in 2020, destinations that include the most wonderful destinations that any traveler to the European continent would like. This list includes everything – from historical centers to medieval walls, to beautiful beaches and colorful markets.
These are the most important European destinations we recommend visiting:
Brussels, Belgium. What better place to spend a weekend than Brussels, the home of quality chocolate, craft beer and French fries? Start on a tour of the Godiva, Leonidas and Galler chocolate shops to buy some chocolate pralines and chocolates, then make your way to the Grand Place to take pictures of the City Hall, the Royal House and the guild houses that surround the lively market. A city break in Brussels must also include a visit to Little Europe, Atomium, Menneken Pis and Notre Dame au Sablon.
Prague, Czech Republic. If you haven’t visited the Czech capital until now, it’s time to do it in 2020! Spring is the best time to visit Prague. Then, the temperatures are around 11 degrees Celsius during the day, only comfortable weather to walk on the cobbled streets of the splendid Historical Center. In addition, during April, most of the medieval houses in the city are decorated with flowers in pastel colors. It is said that Prague is the most beautiful city in Europe. By visiting the Carol Bridge, Prague Castle, the Astronomical Clock and the charming streets of the entire Historical Center, you will understand why.
Faro, Portugal. Faro is the gateway to the incredible beaches of the Algarve, such as Praia de Rocha and Praia de Bordeira – the kite surfers paradise. But the city itself is an amazing destination. Dating from the 16th century and loaded with restaurants with tapas, traditional cafes, museums and Romanesque churches, Faro is only worth visiting in 2-3 days vacation. The most popular place in the city is, of course, the Historical Center with its ancient walls surrounding it, where you will find a Gothic cathedral, the Bishop’s Palace and several interesting pedestrian streets.
Bologna, Italy. If you plan to visit Italy next year, we recommend you leave for another time the inclined tower of Pisa, the canals of Venice or the arcade galleries in Florence and choose the charming city of Bologna. In Bologna you will find neither the specific agglomeration of the more tourist cities in Italy, nor the exaggerated prices. Instead, here you will find the oldest university in Europe (where cultural events are often organized), the famous Neptune Fountain, Romanesque palaces, imposing basilicas, street art in the Zaragoza neighborhood and, last but not least, the ones the best spaghetti Bolognese in the world.
Valencia, Spain. With a fantastic Historic Center with gothic and baroque medieval architecture, an oceanographer that exceeds all expectations, a huge beach and places where flamenco shows still take place, Valencia must be on the list of city break destinations of the year 2020. Venture into this city where the Paella recipe was invented by visiting the Valencian Cathedral, the house of the Holy Grail, then exploring the Turia gardens and discovering how a giant riverbed has been converted to a huge urban park that is currently housing the futuristic City of Arts and Sciences.