For those who are tired of popular tourist destinations: Top 5 unusual places to visit in Europe
Five years ago, the flow of tourists to Iceland was more than moderate. However, two spectacular volcanic eruptions, the collapse of national currency and the shooting of five seasons of the cult “Game of Thrones” confidently led Iceland, with its fascinating landscapes and original culture, to the list of places that are compulsory for visiting. Now it is one of top 5 places to visit in Europe.
Few people know about the fjord (the longest in Iceland) with the snow-covered peaks called Akureyri (Akureyri). Meanwhile it is the second largest city settlement in Iceland. Of course, there is no bustle of the big city (the population of the city is only 18 000 people), but it is much more lively here than in most of the country that extends beyond Reykjavik.
Being once in Leipzig, you immediately understand why this ramshackle, but chic city has earned itself a glory of the “new Berlin“. Students, artists and entrepreneurs flock from all sides of the country to settle here for a long time. What is the reason for this popularity? Inexpensive housing and new, hitherto unexplored places. Leipzig is not just a facade; it is really an ideal place for fearless adventurers.
Top most secret places to visit in Europe
The Azores, Portugal
The Azores are literally “in the outskirts”. Getting here is not easy from anywhere. We can say that this place is the main tourist secret of Europe. The picturesque archipelago consists of nine islands that belong to Portugal and is located in the heart of the Atlantic Ocean, 1500 km west of Lisbon. Local nature is amazing. Few lucky people, who have visited the Azores, sing enthusiastic praises of the emerald landscapes of the coast and an impressive underwater world.
The relaxed Malaga (Málaga) boasts a bright sun, clean beaches, delicious seafood and a historic center with atmospheric streets. But that is not all. There is one thing that you do not exactly expect from a city, whose main purpose is to serve as a gateway to the resort region of Costa del Sol. This is a rich cultural life.
Recently, the authorities of this port city, which is more than 3000 years old, began to invest significant funds in the development of art and achieved considerable success. More recently, the Picasso Museum (Museo Picasso) was opened, giving tourists an ability to enjoy about 200 works of the genius, who, incidentally, was born in Malaga. The Museum of Carmen Thyssen (Museo Carmen Thyssen), where the best examples of Andalusian painting are exhibited and kept is also situated in this wonderful city. Malaga now is one of top 5 places to visit in Europe.
Elegant, slightly destroyed facades of Belgrade give the city a noble appearance. The capital of Serbia has recently become the leading European tourist destination ‘for chosen’. The wild nightlife here withstand the competition with the much more famous (and expensive) party centers of Western Europe, Barcelona and Berlin. Among other things, the city is renowned for its hospitality, excellent choice of inexpensive hostels and well-established transport connection with other European countries.