Among the highlights of a trip to Europe is to learn more about the long, interesting history which you’ll find in cities across the continent. Luckily there are lovely cities in Europe.
Tallinn – Estonia
Nearly every capital town has an”old town” where it is possible to admire buildings dating back several hundred years and eat at restaurants which have been serving meals at exactly the exact identical place for centuries.
Stockholm – Sweden
The old cities should not be missed on a trip to Europe — here are three of our favourite Old Towns to get you started…
Prague — Czech Republic
Tallinn does a superb job at bringing its traffic back . From the Toompea hill you get a fantastic view overlooking the spires and the wonky buildings which are surrounded with the fortification wall and its rooftop-towers that are red.
Walking back to the Old Town on the cobblestone lanes you pass quaint traditional restaurants where the waiters dress in outfits that are gothic , ancient markets and road stalls.
The medieval atmosphere is anywhere about you, it feels as if you are at a medieval festival, however that is really what it is like here every day.
So let’s be brought back to the medieval century at a town with ivory covered-towers, concealed courtyards and castles — and whenever you’re ready to get back to reality — there is free Wi-Fi everywhere…
Gamla Stan in Stockholm is among the largest and best preserved medieval town centres.
Situated on a small island in the city’s heart, it is almost irresistible with its structures in so many unique colors of stone, and on winter days the town reminds you of something shot from a fairy tale.
The town is like a labyrinth, with cobbled roads, unique stores and of course lots and lots .
The Swedish cafe culture is an essential part of individuals’ daily lives here, so joining the locals in one of those tiny cafes and enjoy a standard Swedish treat (like kanelbulle), is only to be able.
The Old town is also where Royal Palace , chief Palace and the parliament are located, the Royal palace is enormous, but the primary attraction would be to watch the changing of the guards to the square around noon.
The narrow cobble stoned streets of the old town in Prague are filled with surprises — few cities have as impressive Gothic architecture as this town with its old town square, and astronomical clock and the impressive Charles Bridge — along with the none could match the intimate roughness of Prague.
There is a lot of history and legends concerning the areas in the town, so taking a tour here is well worth it to listen of the men and women who used to walk these roads and also about the funny facts concerning the buildings surrounding you.
Do not plan where you will eat, becoming dropped in the roads and you will stumble upon a gem .
There are several more lovely old cities in Europe, some others which we recommend are; Budva (Montenegro), Edinburgh (Scotland), Bergamo (Italy) and Dubrovnik (Croatia).
Posted by Nathan and Sofia from As We Travel.
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