1. Granada, Spain
2. Toulouse, France
In the early morning and late afternoon, the red-brick buildings of Toulouse have a special glow, earning the city the title of “La Ville Rose” (“Pink City”). Toulouse is located in the heart of southwestern France, far from the Spanish border. The warm, sunny climate and local friends give Toulouse a welcoming atmosphere. Although an important industrial city, Toulouse has a relaxed atmosphere. In this part of France, people speak slowly withdrawn vowels as they lie over coffee at open-air cafes and fall in love with the city’s markets. For tourists learning French, this is the perfect place to practice.
A great way to start a tour of Toulouse is to travel back in time to the time of the medieval pilgrimages at the UNESCO-listed Basilique Saint-Sernin. Visitors can then explore a 13th-century monastery, exemplifying the southern Gothic style, or spend time strolling around the Place du Capitole, with its red-brick architectural landmarks. Toulouse is also home to excellent museums of archeology and fine arts. Make sure you can enjoy the sidewalk cafes and regional cuisine. Toulouse is famous for its hearty specialties such as cassoulet (meat and bean beans) and purple crystalline candies.
3. Aarhus, Denmark
In 2017, Aarhus was designated the European Capital of Culture, which is somewhat natural given the many tourist attractions.
Aarhus is a cosmopolitan and charming city, with pubs only good for fun nights and lively nightlife. You don’t have to be content with just that, though. Museums, theaters, amusement parks, beaches, good hiking trails, fjords, and castles are extremely powerful reasons to convince you to put this city on the list of holiday destinations.
Most likely, you will only have a few days to discover the city, which is why you need to choose carefully the things you do and the places you see. Here are some sights you should not miss: Old Town, Aarhus Cathedral, Botanical Garden, Mindenparken, Mindenparken, Tivoli Friheden, Sky Tower, beaches, and more.
Aarhus is a cosmopolitan city where you can’t get bored. It is perfect both for those who want peace and those looking for a high dose of adrenaline and fun, which makes it a perfect holiday destination.
4. Sibenik, Croatia
The Sibenik Archipelago is a necklace of lowlands, pastures, vineyards, and olive groves sleeping near the coast. These small, more deserted islands remain the almost exclusive destination of the city’s inhabitants; long ago, they were famous for coral fishing, now the sponges fished by the few inhabitants sway near the dikes. Vegetable gardens, small farms, old houses: quiet corners with no major attractions, only peace, and transparent water.
An indescribable melancholy embraces the one who visits Sibenik. The Adriatic is a combination of strange destinies, luck, and falls. In a 19th century guide, the city is described as a cult, elegant place with a magical atmosphere. Solitary shore, flat water, elegant buildings that grow vertically on the hill first presents the great cathedral, a combination of Gothic and Renaissance elements. Abandoned corners are discovered between the steep steps and the small streets. Here is a small town of art brought to light by tourists, really not too many. Anyone looking for magic can find it in the decadence of this forgotten corner of Dalmatia.
5. Brno, Czech Republic
Brno is a city with a friendly, cosmopolitan atmosphere, which offers its locals and tourists colorful and lively festivals. The Czechs believe that “Small and beautiful things describe Brno.”
A quick tour of the historic city center only takes a few hours, so you may have plenty of time to explore the interesting attractions and exchange a few words with the people you meet on the way to a trip to the beautiful city of Brno. In short, you will fall in love with it, a city that you will remember forever.
Brno can be a good starting point for tourists who want to explore the natural and cultural attractions of South Moravia. The protected region of Karst Moravia is located in the northern part of the city of Brno, and the famous vineyards with elegant vines stretch in the southern part. The city is surrounded by beautiful mixed forests, which offer plenty of opportunities for hiking and biking.