Top 5 Architectural Cities in Europe

Posted on: September 12th, 2014

In my opinion there are many fantastic Architectural cities in Europe! It has been quite tricky to finalise my top five. Here they are in no particular order!

1. Venice

We visited this beautiful city again this summer. Venice is a place I feel you discover more on each visit, it has many Architectural gems. I thoroughly enjoyed our visit and explored many favourite places along with some new, I particularly enjoyed La Fenice a beautifully restored Opera House.

2. Paris

I visited Paris as part of my first year university studies. My particular favourite area is around the Sacre Coeur. I hope to visit again some time soon.

3.Florence

We visited Florence last summer and greatly enjoyed the culture and beautiful Architecture. A particular highlight was the Uffizi Art Gallery, the building and the art works were inspiring.

4. London

We visited London at February half term. It is a fabulous capital in my opinion. We did lots of very touristy things and particular highlights were a tour of The Houses of Parliament. We went through time consuming but necessary security and then followed a guided tour which was very engaging. St Paul’s Cathedral never ceases to amaze me, the size, scale and detail of the building is quite amazing. When you further consider it was constructed in the late 17th century when construction techniques and materials were certainly not the same as today. The British Museum first opened to the public in 1759 in Montague House, on the site of the current museum building. Its expansion over the following two and a half centuries was largely a result of an expanding British colonial footprint. It was recently renovated and the juxtaposition of old and new is spectacular.

5.Prague

We last visited Prague at Christmas a couple of years ago. The city is magical at any time of year, but particularly at Christmas when snow is on the ground and there is a dusting of frost. The city is full of Architectural treats around every corner.