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Best destinations to visit in Europe

Visiting the best destinations in Europe in the summer has long been a grand procession. Outdoor enthusiasts will rave about Europe’s magnificent natural scenery and memorable wild places. Culture vultures are flocking on the best European city breaks to its grand cultural history, with its magnificent museums, opulent palaces, brooding castles, and glorious artistic legacy. Then it’s time to plunge into Europe’s vibrant nightlife, colorful festivals and heaving live entertainment. Once you've ticked off the must-see on your bucket list, it’s time to revive and indulge your culinary desires with Europe’s fine dining, street food, chic cafés and cheeky bars.

Malaga, Spain

Malaga is deservedly popular as a chic and unabashedly cosmopolitan destination in Spain. This is the city that gifted Picasso to the world. Malaga has recently spectacularly transformed itself with a flood of brilliant art galleries, a radically re-imagined port district and Soho, an emerging art district. Malaga’s flourishing nightlife is complemented by a foodie culture spanning Michelin starred restaurants through to tastefully distressed fish shacks.

Berlin, Germany

It’s little wonder that Berlin is one of the best destinations in Europe. This city has serious historical street cred. From Bismarck to Bowie, Einstein to Hitler and JFK ‘s speech, Berlin is endlessly fascinating, despite its chilled-out lifestyle vibe. Here gritty street life collides with glitzy glamour and is long on vibrant culture, brilliant architecture, flourishing arts scene, divine food and frenetic nightlife.

Porto, Portugal

Languidly reclining on the banks of the Rio Douro, Porto is a city in Portugal that is compact enough to enjoy in 48 hours. Yet the city is rewarding to visitors willing to take their time to explore its labyrinthine medieval heart with its cathedrals and gold-leaf-bejeweled churches. Take in its brash in-your-face contemporary architecture and linger over many a fine meal and seductive tipple or two.

Cinque Terre, Italy

A picture-postcard set of five UNESCO World Heritage site villages; Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso fit to rival the Amalfi Coast, Cinque Terre is one of the best European vacation destinations.

Accessible only by train or boat, Cinque Terre or Five Lands offers extraordinary coastal scenery and exhilarating hiking along serpentine paths cut through imposing cliffs.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

It’s hard not to fall in love with this jewel located in Croatia on the Adriatic Sea. Home to one of the world’s best-preserved medieval cities, Dubrovnik’s ancient walls, baroque buildings and labyrinthine streets are endlessly enchanting.

Here delightful seaside charm merges seamlessly with civilized retreat. Whether you’re lazing on a beach, sightseeing or strolling through its botanical gardens or just people watching, Dubrovnik will weave its own special spell on you.

- Book Mundi


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