Rome, Venice or Barcelona?
Geplaatst op 28-12-2021
Are you still looking for a destination for your next city trip? Then read more about the three most touristic destinations in the south of Europe, such as the capital of Italy, Rome and the romantic city of Venice, which is sometimes overrun by tourists. Would you rather go to Spain? then a visit to Barcelona in Catalonia should not be missed. Admire the beautiful buildings of Antoni Gaudi such as the Sagrada Familia, Park Guell and La Pedrera.
The capital of Italy, Rome, is a large open-air museum. Even if you don't visit Rome's top attractions, you'll pass so many historic monuments and churches that you'd stop for a long time in any other city. As for Roman monuments, don't miss the Colosseum Rome with the adjacent Roman Forum. Visit the Vatican City with the Vatican Museums (Sistine Chapel) and St. Peter's Basilica in the square of the same name or the connected Castel Sant'Angelo. In the evening, visit the pleasant neighborhood of Trastevere or the Villa Borghese park with the Galleria Borghese museum. There is so much to see in Rome that it is easy to enjoy a week here.
Venice's over-tourism isn't much fun anymore, but if you get the chance to visit Venice outside the high season, you'll experience what is arguably the most beautiful city in Europe. Many tourists do not get further than St. Mark's Square with the Basilica of San Marco and the Doge's Palace. However, if you make the effort to leave the Markusviertel, you can also get to know other sides of Venice around the famous Grand Canal with the Rialto Bridge. Visit the most cultural district of Dorsoduro with several museums such as the Galleria dell'Accademia and the Guggenheim. The Jewish Ghetto with a historical museum is located in the Cannaregio district. If you arrive by boat, you can visit colorful islands such as Murano, Burano and the small island of Torcello. Venezia only really becomes beautiful if you avoid the tourist crowds.
One visits the atmospheric (and sometimes touristy) city of Barcelona for the beach of Barcelona, the other for shopping, but many tourists come here to see the many modernist buildings, including that of Antoni Gaudi. The absolute highlight is Gaudi's unfinished church, the Sagrada Familia, followed by the colorful Parc Güell park and buildings like La Pedrera and Casa Batllo. Discover the cozy Gothic quarter with the cathedral, the atmospheric squares and the adjacent boulevard of the Ramblas. Soccer fan? Then a visit to Camp Nou should not be missed. Few cities in Europe are as versatile for a city trip as Barcelona! Another nice tip on Montjuic: visit the magic fountain of Barcelona, the Font Magica.