When you think of travelling to Europe, the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum, the Colosseum, or the remains of Roman Empire will be the images that will most probably come into your mind. These are after all some of the most popular destinations in the region.
However, if you want to go on a European trip through the paths that are less taken by travellers like you, there are other attractions that guarantee to take your vacation to another level. Its time for an adventure in the least known historical places in Europe that you need to know about.
1. Gdańsk, Poland
Warsaw and Kraków are among Poland’s most popular cities. But not to be missed is the port city of Gdańsk which is also known as the “Little Polish Venice”. It doesn’t fall short of the Venetian appeal with its canals that lead out to the Baltic sea. Much better in fact in terms of price as you can enjoy it at a fraction of the cost!
It can take you from Europe’s most interesting cities popular for engineering and its main town that was rebuilt in the post World War II era.
2. Bergamo, Italy
Milan is the most popular city in Italy. But if you are looking for a great place to start to discover the country’s history, art, culture, and music, Bergamo is a city that you shouldn’t miss!
It houses the iconic 14th-century Venetian Walls and the old town Piazza Vecchia. It is also where you’ll find cafes that line cobblestone streets. If you want a combination of the modern and historical times, you can head off to the Lower Bergamo where you can check out shops, galleries and restaurants that fit with the medieval architecture, offering travellers a truly unforgettable atmosphere.
3. Vicenza, Italy
Another city in Italy that will take you on a historical retreat is Vicenza. It is a beautiful town that gets low foot traffic but it can take you on a high with its 16th century architecture. Among the top spots to check out in Vicenza are the Basilica Pallladiana, Palazzo Chiericati, and the Teatro Olimpico. You’d be curious about the city even more because it is a UNESCO World Heritage because of the longstanding value of its architecture.
4. Ghent, Belgium
Brussels and Antwerp are the most popular cities in Belgium. But did you know that Ghent is considered as Belgium’s best-kept secret? As it is small in size, people visiting the city can expect far less chaos in its quaint towns.
In spite of its size, Ghent is big in terms of tourism. It has a canalside architecture that’s never short of awesome. There are also museums and hipster bars in the area that are also worth checking out. Among the attractions that boast of intricate architecture include the Gravensteen which is a 10th-century castle, the St. Baro’s Cathedral, and the Belfry of Ghent.
5. Hebrides, Scotland
The Outer Hebrides gained recognition as one of Europe’s last natural habitats. Apart from that, it will also take travellers on a retreat to learn more about Celtic history, heritage, and unique charm!
It is also a place in Scotland where you can hear locals who speak and even sing in Gaelic. There are also medieval churches and Neolithic standing stones that you can see up close and marvel at!
Europe is not just about the famous spots that made it a popular destination. If you’re planning for a trip to this content, you should also check out the underrated spots that will take you on a retreat to some of the most historical places that are truly worth a visit!
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