Compelling architecture, rich history, authentic cuisine and top class hospitality has made culture tourism a driving force in boosting and development of the tourist infrastructure of a particular city.
Of all the cultural places of the world, these seven selected cities of Europe, stand apart from all others both in visual appeal and inherent charm. So what are you waiting for? Book flight tickets now and have a splendid summer in Europe.
With three of the most electrifying museums in the world situated within walking distance of each other, displaying an eclectic range of art spanning over centuries, the city of Madrid can easily boast of being a leading European cultural destination. Beyond the spectacular range of art scenes, lie a range of events like exhibitions, operas and concerts, held in some of the most historic locations that keeps Madrid awake all night long.
Located along the banks of river Seine, the capital of France, enjoys a heavy dose of culture. World renowned museums, iconic landmarks, ancient churches and expansive landscapes gives this City of Lights an unforgettable cultural vibe. Besides the museums, Paris is known for the intricate architecture of the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Arc de Triomphe and scores of other popular attractions that makes this one of the most visited city in Europe.
As the capital of the Bavarian region, Munich has the reputation of being not only the hub of European architecture but also the cultural center of Germany. Situated on the banks of the Isar River, the city showcases the fascinating contrast between it’s many architectural wonders, modern universities, art galleries juxtaposed with the centuries old Bavarian traditions and festivals. The beer dominated Oktoberfest is one such example of being the most revered of all festivals in the world, attracting more than eight million visitors to Munich each time just to be a part of this special occasion.
The romantic lagoon city of Venice has enjoyed a major cultural status since ancient times, mainly because of its intriguing art scene which flourished after the birth of a unique art in the formation of the Venetian School. As a leading hub of culture in Italy, Venice gained further in reputation with the development of music and came to be known as ‘The Republic of Music’. With world famous landmarks as the Grand Canal Bridge, Doges Palace and St Mark’s Basilica to name a few, it is easy to understand the popularity this beautiful Italian city enjoys.
Gracefully nestled along the banks of the River Danube, just a mention of the elegant city of Vienna strikes a chord in the heart of culture lovers. Center of the once sprawling Empire of the Habsburg rulers, the capital of Austria simply oozes with a cultural charm of its own. Majestic Museums, high class restaurants and cafes and in addition being the home of the legendary composer Mozart, a culture visitor to Vienna can really ask for nothing more.
The charismatic and stunning capital of Portugal, offers everything to the culture enthusiasts be it mouthwatering cuisine, beautiful architecture, great music or just the feeling of basking in the glory on the banks of the river Tagus. From museums, monasteries, art galleries and the sensational Festa de Santo Antonio festival, the streets of Lisbon resonate with accolades of their patron saint. Having said that, the city is also home to some of the best beaches in Europe.
Wedged between Germany and France and enjoying a lovely location on the banks of the river Rhine, the small Swiss metropolis of Basel, literally lives and breathes only culture. Within its tiny area of just 15 square miles, there are as many as 40 museums and spectacular buildings designed by some of the best architects of that era. To augment its reputation as a popular cultural hub, the annual festival of art, Art Basel, said to be the most important contemporary art event in the world, is held here
As a continent, Europe is literally bursting at the seams with cities to encapture the heart of any lover of culture. So pack your bags and get ready to explore these imperial cities for a cultural experience par excellence.