Best Things to Do in Europe
With its natural beauty, abundant UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and an amazing variety of cuisines, Europe is undoubtedly Europe’s most culturally diverse continent in the world. A local guide is always a good idea because multiple languages can be found during a day trip. After a visit to the Italy of the Coliseum and the Vatican, you will have a cooking class, you will discover the festive flamenco and architectural masterpieces of Barcelona and Andalusia in Spain, boat trips and beers in Greece, Portugal, and Croatia, and you will explore Istanbul’s cultural melting pot in Turkey.
The Black Forest and Berlin’s undisputed capital are further north, while Paris has a bohemian chic scene, excellent French fare, and the Eiffel Tower. Explore the Swiss Aps, Scottish Highlands, the otherworldly wonders of Iceland, and the picture-perfect lakes of Austria for quaint windmills, tulip-filled fields, and the serpentine canals, head to the Netherlands for the breathtaking scenery. Stonehenge and its iconic monuments are history in Britain or are far removed from the beaten track of Romania’s Gothic towns and bohemian towns, Hungary and the Czech Republic. Finally, head to Norway, Sweden, and Denmark for state-of-the-art cuisine and the cosmopolitan Scandinavian capitals. Regardless of the type of traveler you are, Europe’s multi-faceted attraction is sure to inspire more than one visit to see everything properly.
For the Roman emperors in 1980 AD the world-famous Colosseum had been constructed to witness violent spectacular fighting for the death gladiator battles and hunting and killing wildlife. Admission was free but according to your social rank and wealth. You were seated. Gladiatorial games in 438 AD were banned; wild beasts were hunted until 523 AD.
The Colosseum is incredible because of its complex and advanced building and architecture. It is still largely intact, although it is used as a quarry for building materials at various points in history. You can see tiered seats, corridors and underground rooms that have been waiting for the fate of the animals and gladiators. Today, the Colosseum has set the model for all stadiums today, with today’s teams surviving their games the only difference.
The Louvre can be the biggest museum of art in the world. Do not be intimidated by its size and overwhelming wealth; if you have even the slightest interest in the fruits of human civilization between the ancient and 19th centuries, then you must visit it.
The former fortress began in 1793 with 2,500 paintings as a public museum; now around 30,000 have been on display. The Seated Scribe, the Rameses II jewels and the armless duo – the Winged Victory of Samothrace and the Venus of Milo – were among the most important works of antiquity.
The Slavs of Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and work of Raphael and Botticelli as well as Titian have not missed their Renaissance. Ingres’ La Grande Odalisque, Géricault’s The Raft of the Medusa, and David and Delacroix are some of French masterpieces of the nineteenth century. With many new and renovated galleries open for the public, the Grand Louvre project rejuvenated the Museum. Purchase your ticket in advance to avoid queues at the pyramid.
The Moulin Rouge was founded in 1889 by Joseph Oller and Charles Zidler when creativity flourished and the joys of life filled people. The Cabaret was a big success with an enormous floor in dance, mirrors, gorgeous showcases and an atmosphere of complete euphoria. Then Toulouse-Lautrec was a frequent visitor, with more than 1000 visitors today.
St. Mark’s Square
St Mark’s Place, which is still symbolical in Venice and which is also referred to as Europe’s drawing room, was filled with centuries of history. On one end of the great St. Mark’s Church, in the centre of the bell tower of the Campanile and on three sides of the stylish colonnaded arcade of famous cafes, it’s a wonderous place to be – hundreds of pigeons think so.
Just sit down and have some coffee, you can afford only one, and watch a tuxedoed band play around the world. Then dive north into the narrow streets full of shops to the Rialto Bridge and west into the city pocket of fashion designer shopping at Harry’s Bar, the place that invented the peach and champagne drinks, and finish with a very expensive Bellini. Go east from San Marco and walk the river on the shores of the Riva.