4 European Port Cities You Can’t Miss
Beautiful Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain and is located on the northwestern coast of the Iberian Peninsula. You’ll find several UNESCO World Heritage sites in Barcelona, a romantic Catalonian city with gorgeous Gothic architecture. Some of the sites you will want to see include the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia where construction started in the late 1800s and is expected to be finished in 2026. When completed, the planned 18 spires will reach 560 feet high. For breathtaking views of the city, take a ride on the Barcelona’s Port Cable Car 230 feet above the ground. Enjoy shopping on the beautiful and wide tree-lined street, Las Ramblas where you’ll find wonderful shops, restaurants, and cafes.
Although it is smaller city than Paris, Lyon is a charming city that has gained the reputation of being the food capital of France. It’s rich history dates back to the founding of a Roman military colony in 43 BC. In 1312 Lyon was annexed to the kingdom of France, and in the 1470s the city was one of the most active printing centers in all of Europe. Today you can enjoy the quaint cobbled streets that take you to charming cafes, fragrant and colorful flower shops, restaurants full of gastronomic delights, and many historic buildings. Visit the Basilique Notre Dame and the Roman Amphitheater by way of taking the funicular to the top of Fourviere Hill.
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