The world is meant to be experienced and traveling is one of the requirements for a person to truly say that he is living his life to the fullest. Different groups of people have different takes on traveling. Some wants to maximize the travel spots within their own country especially if they are already living in paradise while some saves up to go abroad and experience the different cultures of the world. Some people wants to travel alone and do some soul searching while others plan big excursions with families and friends. Finally, there are travelers and backpackers that prefer to hunt the best beaches while others target the cityscapes and what the city can offer.

As for the city hunters, the world has a lot of amazing cities that could make every travel absolutely unforgettable. There are cities that offers the best food and the most hospitable locals which satisfies both the heart and the tummies. Some awesome cities can give you a glimpse of the future while others allow you to relive the past. What a particular city or series of cities can showcase all depends on the prevailing culture and traditions of the continent where they belong.

If you are planning to experience the world and you are craving for the different colors of life, then this article suggests you visit Europe. The European continent is a hodge-podge of culture, history, and the arts. If you have the means to travel multiple cities in one vacation and you are aiming to see the best features of the past, the present, and the future, then without any hesitation, visit the interconnecting countries and cities of this continent.

In this article, we believe that color adds life to the world. The list below are some of the most colorful European cities which will truly captivate all your senses and of course, your heart.

BERLIN

Berlin is the capital and the largest city of Germany. The city ranked second as the most populous city proper and listed on the second spot as the most populous urban area in the European Union.

Berlin is home to urban art and street art. Art installations can be found in all parts of the place – building’s facades, walls, doorways and on other places where no one might expect to find art works. Bridge piers, corners of abodes and various roadsides become huge canvases for art. Often times, street installation in Berlin convey great political message.

The public art heartens locals of Berlin and visitors alike. These series of masterpieces make the Berlin’s cityscape more vibrant and lively. Tourists always come and visit Berlin for numerous time because of its iconic sights, sheathes of green, laid back lifestyle and especially its majestic art installations.

ALESUND

Alesund is regarded as the most beautiful town in Norway and commonly called as the “Little London.” It lies on a series of three islands on Norway’s north-west coastline, enclosed by the snow roofed Sunnmore Alps. The city of Alesund is renowned for its distinctive application of Art Nouveau architecture.

On the same note, the Alesund has one of the most striking water fronts and most gorgeous small canals in all of Norway. These water areas perfectly mirror the astonishing gorgeous buildings of the town.

With the town’s multihued 18th century wooden buildings, museums, historic churches, and breathtaking scenery that definitely overwhelms the eyes, it is easy to perceive why the place is one of the famous tourist attraction and destination in Europe.

LISBON

Walking on its narrow yet colorful streets is one of the many reasons why tourists should include Lisbon in their travel itineraries. Situated in the western Iberian Peninsula, Lisbon is the largest city of Portugal with a total population of 552,700.

The city of Lisbon is well famous for its seven hills that are capped by a collection of terraces locally known as miradouros which means “viewpoint”. These viewpoints are situated in different locations within the cityscape, allowing them to showcase different takes on the most amazing horizon while sipping the delicious local bicas (espresso) or sharing fun with a pitcher of sangria.

From the vast selections of museums down to the striking street art and tiles patterned buildings, Lisbon is certainly one of the most vivacious places in Europe.

BURANO

Italy’s Burano is one of the must visit places in Europe. Burano is an island situated in the Venetian Lagoon of the northern part of Italy. The place is regarded as an archipelago of four islands connected by bridges. The culture of the place is as colorful as the houses of the locals.

The cheeriest tropical Burano is renowned for its small yet vividly painted houses which are highly regarded by non-local artists. The color pattern of the houses originated way back from the golden ages. Locals need to send a request to the government if they wish to paint their homes, and the government will decide the color.

PRAGUE

Prague may not be on top of every wanderer’s list however everybody must know how beautiful and downright impressive this city for romantics is. Prague is the capital and prevalent city of the Czech Republic as well as it ranked 14th in the European Union’s list of largest cities.

One of the most noticeable and distinctive characters in Prague is their red painted roofs with highly detailed facades painted in shades of pink, blue, yellow and green.

One thing that lures in tourists to Prague are their cobbled walking lanes and not-so hidden courtyards. The trails and surprises makes it look like the city itself is designed for thrill seekers looking for amazing adventure within the city. The city has also art galleries that may not be as impressive as The Louvre but still offers decent art collection that tourists and locals may not forget. Some of the most noticeable works of art are bohemian-inspired, gothic sculptures, and art nouveau done by Alfons Mucha. Most of the works of the famous 20th century cubist and surrealist, Veletržní Palác, can also be found in the art houses within Prague. The architecture that is prevailing within Prague is also something worth noticing. The combination of gothic, baroque, and art nouveau makes the cityscapes a picturesque setting for an amazing vacation.

The world and its nations developed and were created to entice all its people to travel. Tourist attractions are strategically distributed around the world for people to choose and plan ahead for vacations.

However, there is but one continent in the world that defines the word “tour”. This continent, though the smallest of the seven, offers a lot of sites for people around the world to dream to visit. The continent that I’m introducing here is no other than Europe.

Europe has it all. It is the seat of human history, art, natural wonders, and architecture. When one gets an opportunity to tour the continent, literally, that person can already die after. The tourist attractions that ca be found all over Europe satisfies not just the eyes but also the heart and tummies. No wonder that for all the years, Euro trips remain to be the most well-planned and most desired vacation for most people because you can do things listed below and it fulfills most of everyone’s bucket list.

1. Make use of the ‘Hop-On and Hop-Off’ tours.

Definitely there is no other fastest way to get an overview of certain city other than riding a guided bus tour. This leisure bus trip will bring you to magnificent metropolis attractions without wasting your valuable time.

Moreover, aside from letting you enjoy the beautiful places, the good thing about this ride is the piece of background and information that you’ll get from the tour guides themselves.

2. Explore the history of Rome.

In glorious places like Rome, history sits all around you. With the superb sites that Rome can offer, delving deeper to the sites’ momentous impact to human civilization itself is a good way of appreciating and understanding them.

3. Rank the museums on the later part of your travel list.

Europe is truly packed up with world-class museums and galleries that are undoubtedly the best must visit places. However, behind the classic, nostalgic feel and unexplainable goose bumps that museums can offer is actually an endless and exhausting jam-packed lines of tourists.

Instead of spending your precious time waiting for your turn to get in, why don’t you use it on checking out other attractions perhaps? Unless if you are a creative type and takes pleasure in appreciating art, then you should endure the infernal lines.

4. Watch the all-time cabaret show.

Surely, most of us have watched the movie “Moulin Rouge” and grooved at the same time wit it. However, do you know that “Moulin Rouge” is actually an existing club somewhere in Paris? Yes folks, it is one of the first cabarets that emerged in the 1880’s.

Take part of the exciting and heel-kicking cabaret show. Make your Paris experience a romantic and a jazzy one!

5. Have a cup of coffee by the Eiffel Tower.

Give a twist to your coffee routine with the mesmerizing view of the remarkable Eiffel Tower.

6. Have a taste of the Italian’s wine.

Take a sip on Italy’s very own celebrated product- the wine. Guaranteed, there’s nothing like savoring a wine right where it’s created.

7. Take a canal tour in Amsterdam.

When in Amsterdam, you can do almost anything a relaxing tourist do while riding a gondola or open boats along their world famous canals. You can eat and drink while peeking through inside the houses which may have surprises for you. The whole of Amsterdam does not really care too much about personal privacy and they’re too open even to tourists.

8. Meander through the beautiful garden of Kensington.

When traveling over Europe, make sure to visit one of London’s striking green landscapes – the Kensington Gardens. The landscape comprises of stunning foliage as well as historic statues. Aside from the scenic view, Kensington Gardens is situated near the Kensington Palace, the late Princess Diana’s when she was still alive.

9. Pay a visit to the famous Trinity College.

The Trinity College is the home for the renowned 9th-century manuscript of the monks – the Book of Kells. Aside from offering pleasure to bookworms, the college campus has incredible architecture and dramatic interiors which makes it a good must-visit structure in Europe.

10. Indulge on the flavorful oyster in Croatia.

Croatia’s very own oysters have gained popularity in the region over the years for its delicate burst of flavor.

11. Watch a flamenco show in Andalusia.

Take part of the flamenco show in Andalusia. Grab some wine, sit back and enjoy the graceful performances.

12. Have a date with someone special at the Vienna Opera House.

Spend a night on the busiest, classiest, most romantic and celebrated opera house in Vienna. Definitely, you and your date will be fulfilled by the amazing show. Likewise, you’ll be amazed by the grand interior design of the theater.

13. Shop for authentic treasures in the Grand Bazaar.

If you’re opting to buy genuine materials and rare finds from traders, drop by at the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul. The place is not just a tourist spot but also a very vivacious setting where locals gather all the time.

14. Have some thermal spa bathe in Budapest.

One of the delights that you can find in Budapest is their outdoor thermal Bath and Spa. Budapest is actually situated on a mélange of numerous thermal springs and taking a plunge on one of these thermal waters has been a part of their everyday routine.

Final Thoughts…

Vacations are not always planned and should be that way if I were to suggest. In that way, you’ll get more of your trip and most of time, you can visit more places and enjoy most of your time compared to a rigid itinerary.

Take time to put away your handy list of destinations even for just a day, be spontaneous and just simply enjoy the outdoors. Take a stroll or ride a bike around the Amsterdam, go swimming in the clear waters of Amalfi Coast, adore the beauty of Norway’s magical fjords, brave to skydive over the Swiss Alps, cross the river of Bosphorus and any other activities that you can possibly do under the sun.