When we think of traveling through Europe , we usually come to mind names of such important cities as London, Barcelona, Madrid, Paris, Rome … However, in the old continent there is much more to explore, since there are towns that seem taken out of a story.
In case you want to plan an alternative route through some of these towns, I recommend you take note of what I tell you below. I have selected 10 amazing towns , each from a different country.
1- Hallstatt (Austria)
It is spectacular. Normal that Unesco classified it as the most beautiful town on the shores of a lake. Its houses are beautiful and the nature that surrounds it quickly envelops you. In addition, there is the possibility of taking a boat trip on the lake, something that I highly recommend after having been fortunate enough to do so.
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2- Bled (Slovenia)
Slovenia is not a very touristy country, but it should be considering that there are towns like Bled on its territory. Its waters surround an island that stands out thanks to the beauty of the church of Santa María de la Asunción , where a beautiful bell tower stands that attracts tourists who mingle with the little more than 10,000 inhabitants who live in this town.
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3- Oia (Greece)
This Santorini town is a delight. I would dare to say that it is one of the most beautiful in the Mediterranean , since its architecture is unmistakable and we can enjoy sunsets that are not seen everywhere.
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4- San Gimignano (Italy)
It is a walled town of medieval origin that is at the top of Tuscany, about 35 minutes by car from an Italian city as important as Siena. In the past, families strove to raise towers as tall as possible, as it was a symbol of power and wealth. Currently, only 8,000 people live.
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5- Peratallada (Spain)
You don’t have to go far to contemplate the beauty of a fairytale town. Peratallada, in the province of Girona, is one of the most beautiful towns in Spain by far. It is because it allows you to travel to the Middle Ages enjoying its stone streets and its castle , in addition to the creepers, which run through many of its houses so that the picture is worthy of praise.
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6- Fredrikstad (Norway)
It is the largest on this list, and more than a town, it could be said that it is a city. That does not prevent him from having a good dose of charm for the fact of preserving a moat that they defended tooth and nail. Today that history is mixed with houses that convey joy and cafes full of life .
7- Rothenburg ob der Tauber (Germany)
Surely you have seen it in photos more than once and you have said that you want to go there. It is the typical Bavarian town with an architecture that falls in love quickly. In addition, it preserves its medieval center in perfect condition, which you can reach by walking on cobbled streets that you will not get tired of walking.
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8- Dinant (Belgium)
In the province of Namur, rather in the south of Belgium, Dinant stands as one of the jewels of the country for its old citadel , which you can access by taking a funicular or climbing more than 400 steps. You choose.
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9- Lauterbrunnen (Switzerland)
If you like nature and enjoy being in contact with the environment, it is already taking time to schedule an excursion through this town in the Jungfrau region. You will not get tired of seeing mountains, waterfalls and a lot of vegetation.
10- Ribe (Denmark)
Close this list Ribe, which is the oldest town in Denmark . It is in the southwest of Jutland and attracts tourists for its Viking museum, the Ribe Cathedral and its many old buildings, of which there are 110 protected houses. If you go up to the Torre de los Plebeyos you will be delighted with privileged views of the area.
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