Looking for a little “where to next” inspiration for your next holiday? Here are 7 destinations on the rise in Europe* which might just fit the bill.
1.Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Commonly known as Las Palmas, this is the largest city in the Canary Islands and offers plenty of things to do. Las Palmas enjoys a sub-tropical climate with mild to warm temperatures all-year-round.
Tbilisi is the capital and largest city in Georgia, located on the banks of the Kura River. Famous for its distinctive architecture, the city is made up from a broad mix of Medieval, Neoclassical, Art Nouveau, Stalinist and Modernist buildings. The layout of the Old Town is largely intact with narrow alleys and big crooked houses build around courtyards.
Birthplace of Spanish artist Pablo Picasso, Malaga is the largest city on the Costa del Sol. It boasts an impressive number of museums and monuments, including the 11th-century Alcazaba fort and Museu Picasso Malaga. A great diversion from the coast’s famed beaches and accompanying bars, the old city bustles with taverns and bistros. And the generous Paseo del Parque offers a delightful stroll past banana trees and fountains.
One of the oldest cities in Eastern Europe, Kiev, capital of Ukraine, lies on the banks of Dnipro River. Filled with theaters, museums, religious sites, modern buildings and ancient ruins, the city of Kiev is the centre of Ukrainian culture. Why not visit the World Heritage Sites of The Monastery of the Caves, founded in 1015, and Saint Sophia Cathedral, founded in 1037? And make time to climb up to the Museum of the Great Patriotic War, topped by the massive Motherland Statue and enjoy superb views of the city below.
The best time to visit Kaliningrad is between June and August when temperatures reach 20-25 °C. Formerly knows as Königsberg, it is known for amber products with most of the world’s harvestable amber still lying off its coast. Its’ C14th cathedral is worth a visit.
Home to the oldest university in the Western world, this historic city is less well known by tourists so in comparatively quieter than Venice, Florence or Rome. Charming, historic and fun to explore with wonderful local cuisine, Bologna offers a wealth of things to do and see.
7.Rotterdam, The Netherlands
The fourth biggest port in the world, Rotterdam is known as a city of architecture. Holland’s most modern city began as a fishing village in the 13th century. It was developing into an industrial and trading power when German bombers destroyed the city centre and harbour in 1940. Today, Rotterdam’s unique architecture now brings many visitors to cycle around this urbane, cosmopolitan city. Old Dutch-style houses can still be found in historic Delfshaven, from where the pilgrims set sail in 1620. Cultural offerings ranging from the summer carnival to classical music can compete with those of Amsterdam.
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•based on Trip Advisor