Done with Paris and Switzerland? Visit These Beautiful Destinations in Europe on your Romantic Vacay

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Last updated: Dec 4, 2018

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Gone are the days when couples would go to Switzerland and Paris for a romantic holiday. Nowadays, it is about exploring unconventional places and enjoying new cultural experiences. So, we have a list of the best romantic places in Europe that we think would give you a unique and memorable experience with your loved one.


Spain is one of the most happening places in Europe where you would experience the magnificent blend of Medieval and Modernist architecture. Make sure that you visit both Madrid and Barcelona. Before you visit the popular Art Museums in Madrid, both of you could head to the Grand Via District that houses distinguished labels such as Chanel and Dior and is also known for its large variety of multi-cuisine restaurants.   

Built in the Moorish Revival architectural style, Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas is the third largest bullfighting centre in the world. Here you can find out how bullfighting is an important cultural part in Spain. In Madrid, you could also visit the El Retiro Park that has over 15000 trees and many historical statues such as the Galápagos Fountains and the Fallen Angel.

In the historical city of Barcelona, you and your loved one can witness the magnificence of Baroque architecture in the Basílica del Pilar that was built in the late 17th century. For a staggering view of Barcelona city, you could visit the Montserrat Monastery that is a blend of Gothic and Catalan architectural style. Here, you will also find the magnificent Black Madonna.

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Greece, the cradle of Western civilisation, is a must-visit for couples. While Athens has architectures from the ancient times that date back to the 5th century, there are plenty of modern landmarks that are simply breath taking. The Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games were held in the 19th century would a great place to take Instagram-worthy pictures with your loved one. We would recommend that you visit the colossal Temple of Olympian Zeus that is right in the centre of Athens.

The Greek Islands are worth a visit. Head for the mythological Delos Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where you will get an experience of a lifetime when you get to see the beguiling landscape. You could also head to the Santorini for its fabled romantic sunset.

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Bright and sunny Croatia is one of the best romantic destinations in Europe. Dubrovnik is one of the most exciting cities in Croatia where the both of you would enjoy the old world charm and the beautiful beaches on the Adriatic Sea. Dubrovnik being a UNESCO World Heritage Site has old buildings in Baroque architecture that would astound you while you explore the city’s streets. In Dubrovnik, you and your loved one could go to the beautiful Luza Square where you would see the 500-year-old St. Blaise Church with fantastic marble altars. You could visit the Sponza Church with its fine blend of Gothic and Renaissance architectural styles.

The food in Dubrovnik is delectable and the Crni rižot or Black Risotto is a must-try. Also, you could try fresh oysters from the Adriatic Sea along with Pošip, a white wine where the grapes are exclusively grown on the Korčula island.

Do head to the popular and picturesque Banje Beach, where you could enjoy paragliding and take banana rides if the both of you are adventurous.

Eastern Europe

Eastern Europe has several romantic places where the both of you could visit. On your visit to Bratislava in Slovakia, you would be mesmerised by the beauty of the Carpathian Mountains and the breath taking sight of the Danube River. The most important landmark of this city is the Bratislava Castle that was initially built in the 9th century.  You could also visit the fine vineyards of the Little Carpathian wine region.

Budapest is a beautiful destination in Hungary that is close to Bratislava. The stunning landscape and architecture of Budapest is a sight to see. Take the relaxing Danube River Cruise with spectacular views of the city. Later, explore the nightlife of Budapest as you visit the famous clubs and dance your hearts out until the morning.

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Scandinavia comprises of Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway which offer idyllic retreats for couples who want to have a romantic Europe trip. Those young at heart could go to the Tivoli amusement park in Copenhagen, which is over two centuries old. This capital city of Denmark also has several important landmarks such the Nyhaven, where the two of you could take a canal ride and relish the delectable cuisine at the restaurants on the harbour while listening to jazz music.

You could take a memorable ferryboat ride from the seaport of Hirshtals in Denmark to Kristiansand in Norway. This ferryboat ride takes about three hours on the North Sea with stunning seascape views that would linger in your memories forever.

Bergen is another city in Norway that the both of you would enjoy. The funicular trip to Mount Fløyen would be a wonderful experience where you can get picturesque views of the mountains. Norway has a large number of fjords, glaciers, lakes and forests. The Sognefjord is the deepest fjord in Norway where you can experience the beauty of nature at its best. You can explore this fjord by hiking, mountain biking or skiing.

These quintessential places in Europe would certainly be unforgettable with your loved one. From the lakes and glaciers of Scandinavia to the Carpathian Mountains and the mighty Danube River of Eastern Europe, your Europe trip with your loved one would surely be the perfect romantic getaway.

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