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5 cities to understand the heterogeneous Europe

 All inclusive holidays in Europe mean an amazing challenge: gathering the most cultural experiences from a really varied continent with different and ancient histories through the centuries.

This is a challenge with a complicated solution because we are in the land of Vikings, Romans, Greeks, cradle of several styles such as Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance. It is also the continent where Da Vinci, Luther or Picasso were born and democracy, republic and the most majestic kingdoms where created. In conclusion, Europe is a living land of contrasts with a splendid past and future that is waiting for us to visit.

Talking about Europe is talking about all these contrasts reflected in its big capitals such as Paris, Berlin, Moscow or London. But besides these “must”, we can find wonderful jewels that define different cultures and life-styles and allow us to complete the puzzle that is the Old Continent. Here we present 5 cities that represent Europe’s essence.

Reikjavik

One of the iciest cities of the continent is also one of the warmest thanks to its friendly people, its culture and, of course, its thermal baths.

Visiting the Icelandic capital means discovering a retreat where modernity and tradition get together in a wonderful environment of impossible landscapes and northern lights, geysers, waterfalls and a surprising night life that will make us fall in love with the coolest side of Europe.

Heidelberg

Germany is the heart of Europe. Its importance and historical and cultural weight in the progress of the Continent is reflected in each one of its cities. But if we have to highlight one of these cities that represents the Germanic tradition, we find it really close to the beautiful Rhine river: Heidelberg

Heidelberg has a precious historical center and it is the entry door of the impressive Black Forest. Heidelberg also has jewels such as the Palace or the oldest university in Germany. That is why it is a destination that surprises thanks to its environment and own culture.

Seville

This beautiful city marked for being the zero point of America’s discovery seems to be still living this medieval past, under the spell of its own traditions and shyly looking to the future.

Visiting Seville means discovering one of the oldest and most impressive historical centers in Europe, full of monumentality and beautiful streets where we can enjoy of its people and emblematic buildings such as LaGiralda (bell tower of the biggest Gothic cathedral in the world), La Torre del Oro, Triana and LaMacarena neighborhoods and its main artery, which is not made of asphalt or stone, but water: Guadalquivirriver.

Timisoara

This Balkan city is a World Heritage Site and it is still one important destinations despite the growth of other “neighbor” cities such as Dubrovnik, Split or Mostar. Not even the capital of the country we are talking about, Bucharest, or legends of Transylvania region are able to beat the “small Wien”.

This Rumanian city gathers one of the most beautiful cultural heritage from Central European capitals, with a pedestrian historical center. Timisoara also counts with buildings with byzantine and modernistic style, with thousands of flowers and Danube river as scenario.

Gdansk

At last but not least, a port city from Poland represents the Russian-Baltic area. The jewel of the Baltic or the capital of amber, depending which side we look at: Gdansk.

In its astonishing streets we can find testimonies of the old and historical city of Danzig, whose memories are still present in the high door. But there is not the only door in the city, we can find many more (special mention to the green door and the golden door) while we walk through its royal avenue. A stroll full of culture, history and life.