The Best European City Breaks For A Culture Trip 🎨
Everyone needs a holiday. If you’re after a cultural trip away, take a look at our top picks of European cities for a weekend away.
Can you tell I’ve got holidays on my mind? Last week we looked into where to find the cheapest holidays for a cheeky pint, so this week we’ve gotten a little more upmarket for the best cultural European city breaks.
Paris is a wonderful city of culture with old and new buildings blending into one and other. If you’re after an arty old time you’ve got the Louvre, which is where you can see the ‘Mona Lisa’ or perhaps head to L’Orangerie and take in Monet’s Water Lilies. If you’re more of a film buff, check out Montmartre and pretend to be Amelie.
Also just in case you didn’t know, if you book on the Eurostar you can get 2for1 museum entry which is pretty damn sweet if you ask me.
Ok, it might not be the first thing that springs to mind when you think of Amsterdam 👀but the Van Gogh museum is a must. You can also visit Ann Frank House, but make sure you book in advance because this is usually booked up on the day with huge queues.
Leonardo da Vinci, Michaelangelo, no we’re not talking teenage mutant ninja turtles - we’re talking art. Florence was once home to these artists and remains the heart of Italy’s renaissance. If these two don’t take your fancy, visit the Ufizzi gallery to view Botticelli’s magnificent ‘Birth of Venus’.
If you like architecture then Barcelona is the place for you. There are lots of places to visit for fans of Gaudi such as Sagrada Familia, Casa Batlló and La Pedrera, but there are so many lesser known streets to discover with beautiful unexpected art and architecture. If the weather is nice, which we’re betting it will be, chill out amongst the wonderful mosaics of Park Güell.
Wanna pretend to be Harry Potter? Dublin is the place for you. Just look at this library! James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, Bram Stoker, it’s obvious why this city was once home to these famous authors. For the true literature Dublin experience, grab a pint of Guinness in Toner’s, Bram Stoker and other literary greats’ favourite boozer.