Scenic Valley Travel Reviews 3 Top European Travel Destinations
Europe is considered one of the hottest areas for travel in the world today.
Iowa (I-Newswire) August 8, 2012 - Europe is considered one of the hottest areas for travel in the world today. Known for its vast history, its incredible architecture and variety of accommodations and activities, the culture and natural beauty and its diversity makes this part of the world home to not only some of the most famous locations for travel today host to millions from around the world each year. In 2012, some of the hottest destinations in the news often include London or even Edinburgh, but the top this year are perhaps a bit less known. Known for their beauty or culture, each is unique and special in its own rite. Take a look at 3 of the top European destinations for travel in 2012.
Second largest city in Portugal, Porto is also one of the major urban areas not only here but in the whole of Southern Europe today. Home to a population of almost 250,000, Porto is well known for its history, culture and its wine. Named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996, settlements in the area can be traced back centuries ago to a time when the Roman Empire ruled. From its narrow medieval streets and wide square to stately boulevards and baroque churches dating back hundreds of years, Porto is a can not miss this year. Popular for history lovers and culinary aficionados as well.
Capital and largest city in Austria, Vienna is a major metropolitan area and is home to over 2.4 million residents today. 9th largest city in Europe, Vienna is host to many major organizations of international importance in addition to being a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to world famous people and festivals. Known as the City of Dreams, it was home to such people as Sigmund Freud and a city of significance for music, history and even architecture today. Ranked as one of the top destinations for culture and innovation, Vienna attracts over 5 million tourists a year.
Prague, Czech Republic
Capital and largest city in the Czech Republic, Prague is situated in the north-west on the Vltava river. Home to over 1.3 million people, Prague is another of Europe's political and cultural centers today. Dating back over 1,100 year, it was the seat of two Roman Emperors and the capital of the Roman Empire and is home to many of Europe's famous cultural attractions. Prague Castle, Charles Bridge and
dozens of structures dating back to Gothic and Romanesque times, Prague has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1992.
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