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8 BEAUTIFUL AND UNDERRATED DESTINATIONS IN EUROPE - Bondi to Basic
Everyone has heard, seen or has traveled to amazing cities like Paris, Amsterdam or Barcelona. They have heart-stoppingly beautiful architecture, unparalleled history, amazing culture, mouth water delicious food and so much more. But, Europe is filled with gorgeous (little) towns or cities that are just as amazing. Since I thought they deserved a spot in the spotlight, I have looked up 8 amazing cities that are often missed, skipped or not even considered when planning a city trip within Europe. Sit back and enjoy some exciting travel destinations. BUDAPEST, Hungary Although Budapest is the largest city and capital of Hungary, it’s still often overlooked on the itineraries of many tourists. The neo-Gothic Parliament building is a must-see, as are Castle Hill and the Castle District. No trip to Budapest is complete without a stroll down the banks of the historic River Danube. Popular Attractions: Buda Castle, Chain Bridge and Parliament Buildings and Crown Jewels Tips: If you are going to visit the Szechenyi Baths. Go early, or go late to avoid the crowds. PRAGUE, Czechia Prague, the City of a Hundred Spires, is one of the most beautiful capitals in Europe. It offers a lovely mixture of modern and historic buildings throughout. The whole cities breaths romance. Whether you are walking along the Vltava or over the Old Town Square, it brings you back in time (in the good way, obviously) More than a thousand years of building has left the Golden City strewn with architectural gems, which millions of visitors come to admire every year. Every guide to Prague says the Astronomical Clock is a must. Sure, the clock itself is a masterpiece. But are the fifteen seconds of the hourly “show” worth the wait in the midst of a huge crowd? Yes. If you are in the area. But rushing for it all over the city? Trust us, you will ask: “Is that it?!?” afterwards. Again, if you can’t leave Prague without seeing it, do it in the morning. Popular Attractions: Prague Castle, Charles Bridge and The Old Town Square and the Astronomical Clock Tips: Prague Castle is spectacular, but still a bit of a tourist trap. The most pleasant way to venture to the castle is to start to the far right, where you’ll ascend a long manageable wall with excellent city views back along the river. Almost everything a normal tourist would enjoy is free, so save your money by skipping the paid tours and access. KRAKOW, Poland Kraków, a city in the south of Poland, and is known for its well-preserved medieval core and Jewish quarter. This city is especially appealing to history buffs. The city’s Jewish history is on view at Oskar Schindler’s Factory and the former Jewish quarter, Kazimierz, which is now dotted with hip cafes and bars. Visitors often take day trips to nearby Auschwitz-Birkenau, a Nazi concentration camp memorial and museum, or 327m-deep Wieliczka Salt Mine, with a vast labyrinth of tunnels, chapels and chambers open to the public for exploration. Some 14 kilometers southeast of Kraków lies Wieliczka. It is famous for its…