Do you want to visit the World Heritage in Portugal? From Angra do Heroísmo to Tomar, get ready to discover unique, beautiful, and jaw-dropping sites! Nowadays, Portugal is the ninth country in Europe and the eighteenth country in the world with the most sites inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. It accounts for a total of seventeen: sixteen sites of cultural interest and one site of natural interest!
Are you looking for the best museums in Paris? Then you’re in the right place because this list brings together the best museums in Paris, which you should visit at least once in your life. Paris has an unparalleled artistic, historical, and cultural past. And these must-see museums in Paris are perfect for art lovers, history buffs, and cultural travelers. From collections of ancient artifacts to painting and sculpture galleries, discover some of the most visited museums in Paris!
Cologne (in German, Köln) is the main city in the German federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia and the fourth most populous city in Germany – right after the cities of Berlin, Hamburg, and Munich. Besides, Cologne is located just a few kilometers from Germany’s borders with other European countries. For example, if you want to visit the cities of Liège (in Belgium) or Maastricht (in the Netherlands), you can do it in less than two hours by car! Ready to visit Cologne?
2020 was an atypical year… But it also proved that it’s possible to be tourists in our own countries or cities. In reality, I have to admit that some of my best travel experiences of 2020 happened precisely in my country! With so many restrictions that have become part of our daily lives, traveling has become a more complicated task, but not impossible. Compared to 2019, I may have not explored that many countries, but I managed to visit more monuments, for example!
The Sanctuary of Bom Jesus is a reference to Neoclassical art in Portugal and the best-known sanctuary in the country, after the Sanctuary of Fátima. Therefore, exploring this “sacred hill” is a highly recommended experience for all travelers and tourists visiting the city of Braga and the northern region of Portugal. The Bom Jesus is just a few kilometers from the historic center but has excellent access to transportation. Besides, it’s the perfect spot to admire the sunset over Braga!
The impressive Cologne Cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996 and one of the best examples of European Gothic architecture. With more than 6 million visitors per year, this religious temple is also one of the most famous churches in Germany and Europe. So, if you decide to visit the city of Cologne, you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to explore this temple. From the imposing towers to the valuable relics displayed at the Treasury, there is much to discover about this cathedral!
The Grévin Museum is a wax museum located in Boulevard Montmartre, one of the Grands Boulevards in the 9th arrondissement of Paris. With about 200 celebrity figures on display, the Grévin Museum is the ideal attraction to visit with friends or family in the French capital. And if you’re looking for more activities in this area of the city, you can complement your day with a visit to the Ópera Garnier, the Galeries Lafayette, the Musée de la Vie Romantique, or the Musée National Gustave Moreau!
Located in Central Europe, Germany is a popular tourist destination because of its natural and cultural diversity. Here, you’ll find historic castles, picturesque villages, areas of dense forest, and large urban centers like Berlin or Hamburg. And even though I only visited Germany once, I couldn’t help but write a bucket list about this beautiful country. After all, my series “10 Best Places to Visit In …” already has articles on France, Italy, Spain, England, Greece, and Portugal!
Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands and one of the most popular European cities among tourists. Easily recognized by its network of canals, it’s often called the “Venice of the North”. The Dutch Golden Age (17th century) was fundamental to the expansion and development of Amsterdam as the main cosmopolitan center in Northern Europe. Nowadays, part of that legacy is present in the architecture of the city’s buildings, as well as in the art collections dispersed by several museums!
The Centre Pompidou opened in 1977 but was conceived in the late 1960s by President Georges Pompidou, who had the goal of creating an arts center in the heart of Paris. And today, the Centre Pompidou is home to the largest collection of modern and contemporary art in Europe! In addition to the several dozen exhibitions, the Centre Pompidou offers a wide cultural program, with music, theater, and dance shows, cinema cycles, conferences, and even activities for the youngest!