Best Places to Visit in Europe at Easter
Easter is always a good time, whether or not you have religious concerns, to get out of the routine and discover new places. Let’s see which are the best destinations in Europe to visit during these little vacations.
Europe offers us a wide variety of beautiful cities to visit depending on your tastes or activities that you are interested in doing. You will be able to learn different languages, the typical dishes of each place and wonderful people.
There is nothing left for Easter, a date that many people take advantage of to travel and discover new destinations. Cities that perhaps you had not considered before but surely if the visits do not leave you indifferent, since they all have their charm.
In this article, we recommend some European destinations for Easter that we have believed pertinent to highlight, especially pointing out the places, buildings, constructions that you must visit, and activities that you cannot miss.
What places in Europe can you visit at Easter?
There is nothing left for Easter, if you want a change of scene, take advantage of the holidays and get to know other European countries, you cannot miss this article. Here are 10 perfect destinations in Europe to visit during the Easter weekend. Each one offers different possibilities to adapt to the different preferences of the readers.
10 Best Destinations (Cities) for Easter in Europe
- Paris, France
Paris, the capital of France, is a good option to visit at Easter since it is one of the most popular destinations in Europe. Who does not want to climb the Eiffel Tower and walk through Montmartre until they reach the Sacré Coeur Basilica?
Paris also called the city of light or love, offers many places to visit and activities to do: you can see the Arc de Triomphe, visit the Louvre Museum where you can see the famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci, and La Gioconda, go by boat on the seine, where you can even have dinner and contemplate the city illuminated at night or if you like amusement parks you can choose to visit the Disneyland Paris park.
- Florence, Italy
Florence, a city in Italy, may not be as well known as its capital, but it leaves no one indifferent. Located in the region of Tuscany, the Basilica of Santa Maria de Fiore stands out in Florence, for its colors and its dome, the Ponte Vecchio, where you can see the best and oldest jewelers in the city and all the sculptures that you will find throughout the city, including the famous statue of David made by the famous Italian sculptor, painter, and architect Michelangelo. Another place you cannot miss in Florence is the Piazzale Michelangelo, dedicated to the artist, from where you will be able to contemplate an impressive view of the city.
- Berlin, Germany
Another important European capital is Berlin. This German city has beautiful and historical places that you must visit at least once in your life. One of the most emblematic sites is the Brandenburg Bridge, one of the few monuments that resisted the war, at the top of the door we can see the Goddess Victoria.
Also as historical places, you can visit the famous Berlin wall that separated the city in east and west for 28 years, the Jewish quarter where you can still see some characteristic features of this area before the Second World War and the monuments and tributes that have been made in the name of all the Jews or the monument to the Holocaust, the meaning and construction of this monument makes walking through its corridors, between the concrete blocks, make your skin crawl and make you shudder to think about everything that happened.
- Porto, Portugal
Porto, a Portuguese city, is a good destination to visit at Easter. The small houses with tiled roofs and the beautiful bridge of Don Luis I are some of the charms of the city. It also offers you the possibility of carrying out different activities such as visiting the different bridges that cross the Douro River, such as the Maria Pia bridge built by Gustave Effiel, the same one who designed the famous tower of France.
A noteworthy feature of Porto is their use of Nicholas of different designs and colors, especially blue and white. Another place to mention is the Lello and Irmao bookstore whose stairs and design are reminiscent of the famous Hogwarts school from the Harry Potter novels since its author JK Rowling lived in this city for a while and took inspiration from it.
- Brussels, Belgium
In the capital of Belgium, you must visit the Grand Place, considered a World Heritage Site for its great beauty, it will surely leave you speechless, you cannot miss the light show they do from 5 pm. Another place to visit is the Manneken Pis statue, which represents a boy peeing, not so much because it is a pretty statue but because it is a representative symbol of the city.
Brussels is not very big, so if you can organize yourself and you want to know a little more about Belgium, you can visit Bruges and Ghent, two of the best-preserved medieval cities in Europe. If you are a beer lover, this destination is perfect for you, you will find a varied offer of this drink, with different tastes to choose from.
- Athens, Greece
If you want a city with history, a good choice is Athens, the capital of Greece. You can visit the Acropolis, which has been restored on different occasions, currently allowing us to get an idea of what it was like. One of the most recognized buildings in this area is the Parthenon, built for the Goddess Athena Pártenos, protector of the city.
Other essential places that you must visit are Filopappou Hill and Lycabettus Hill, they are two high points of the city that allow you to contemplate the panoramic view of Athens. If you want to visit and learn what the Agora was like, a meeting place for citizens, you cannot miss the Ancient Agora and the Roman Agora in Athens, located next to each other.
- Amsterdam, Netherlands
Something very characteristic of Amsterdam, apart from a large number of bicycles, are the canals, so a good option is to walk along the canals, thus getting to know the different bridges that cross them. Another emblematic place in the city is the floating flower market, where you will find a wide variety of flowers, especially the tulip.
Also, the house museum of Anne Frank, who wrote a well-known diary that narrates her experience living hidden from the Nazis, may be of interest to you, visiting the place where she lived without being able to leave for almost two years moves anyone.
- Roma, Italy
Rome, one of the most historic cities in Europe, offers you a long list of monuments, buildings, and constructions to visit such as the Colosseum, which is the largest Roman amphitheater; the Roman Forum, which was the center of the city, where the life of the citizens took place; the Trevi Fountain, where you can launch a cutie and ask for a wish or the Pantheon of Agrippa, considered the best-preserved Roman construction.
You can also walk through the Trastevere neighborhood, a bohemian neighborhood where you will find craft shops and different pubs to have a drink. Another characteristic feature of Rome is its basilicas, you will feel like an ant next to such large constructions. Aside from the pizza and pasta, you must try the ice cream, as everyone who visits Italy claims that it is the best ice cream they have ever eaten.
- London, United Kingdom
London is also one of the most popular destinations in Europe. In it, you can visit buildings and constructions as characteristic as Big Ben, where you can see the famous clock tower, Tower Bridge, which is the most famous bridge in London, or the London Eye, the famous Ferris wheel of this city. Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square or Buckingham Palace, where you can see the changing of the guard, are also very beautiful and emblematic.
Activities or places that you cannot miss are getting on one of the famous red buses, visiting the beautiful neighborhood of Notting Hill, where you will find colorful houses and the Portobello Market, or exploring the neighborhood of Camden Town, where you will find all kinds of shops with very special facades.
Another point in favor of London is that many of its museums allow you to enter for free, such as the British Museum, the history museum, or the National Gallery, where you can see the works of famous artists such as Caravaggio, Van Gogh, Leonardo da Vinci or Michelangelo.
- Granada, Spain
Another beautiful and historic European city is Granada where you can see the impressive construction of the Alhambra, considered a World Heritage Site, visit the Albaicín neighborhood with its narrow streets and the spectacular views of San Nicolás, from where you can enjoy panoramic view of The Alhambra. Nor can you miss visiting the Sacromonte neighborhood, where you will find some of the caves/houses or you can go to a flamenco show.
Likewise, you will be able to surround yourself with the tradition of Holy Week by observing the different processions that take place on different days in the streets of the city. Finally, we recommend you to eat tapas, for each drink you will receive a free tapa, in this way you can eat economically.