Even the world’s non-romantics would be hard-pressed not to feel even the faintest of flutters in some of Europe’s finest cities. As far as city breaks are concerned, mainland Europe is full of potential destinations that are alluring, beautiful and full of enrapture.
Whether you’re travelling for an anniversary weekend or you just fancy getting away with your other half for a spontaneous couple of days, these three cities would make excellent locations to while away the hours hand in hand.
Whether you’re a lover of modernism and have dreamed of walking in Gaudi’s footsteps, casting your eyes skyward at the majestic La Sagrada Familia, or you’re more than content to sit at a table outside an authentic tapas restaurant, tucking into share-size paella, Barcelona is one of the most romantic cities in the world and is an absolute must-see. Plus, with online hotel deals (http://www.hotels4u.com/area/barcelona-hotels.aspx) your trip needn’t cost the Earth either!
From the castles and cathedrals to the cobbled streets and the astronomical clock, Prague’s architecture is second to none and could easily occupy your time here. The Gothic undertones are also present, with gargoyles found alongside pastel houses – there’s not many places you could see that, now is there! Explore the city at night by walking across Charles Bridge and watch as the moonlight highlights the spires and domes that dominate the landscape.
No “romantic city” list would be complete without Paris, even though there’s a whole host of other cities across Europe that could have been added here. Wine, food, fashion, architecture and history – it has it all. From the Eiffel Tower to the Champs-Elysees, you’ll be reimagining the Last Tango in Paris in no time.
In truth, romance can be found anywhere but if you want a helping shove in the right direction, book a city break in one of these amorous destinations.