20 of the World’s Most Romantic Cities – Part I

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Couples often want to find a romantic destination, whether it is for a honeymoon, an anniversary, or just a getaway. While everyone has their own preference, there are a number of cities around the world that are known for providing a romantic setting. In this two-part series we’ll look at 20 of the top cities for couples interested in a romantic destination.

The first part of the series covers 11 romantic European cities.

Paris, France

The Eiffel Tower, food, fashion, shopping, and art all contribute to Paris being a popular destination for couples. The atmosphere and ambiance throughout the city has led it to be considered one of the most romantic cities in the world.

Paris

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Rome, Italy

Romes fountains and piazzas provide a romantic setting in one of the most historically significant cities in the world. In Rome you can visit popular destinations like The Coliseum, The Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, The Vatican, The Roman Forum, or just stroll through the cities beautiful streets.

Rome

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Venice, Italy

The canals of Venice are popular for their beauty and for the romantic gondola rides that many visitors take. Visitors of Venice also love the architecture, art, and walks through the narrow streets.

Venice

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Florence, Italy

Works by artists like Michelangelo and Botticelli and amazing views from spots like the top of the Duomo Cathedral make Florence another great Italian city for Romance.

Florence

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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague makes the list with it’s beautiful castles, architecture, and the Charles Bridge.

Prague

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Bruges, Belgium

Like Venice, Bruges also has canals that provide beautiful scenery and opportunities for boat rides. Horse-drawn carriage rides and walks through the streets and historic villages are popular activities for couples.

Bruges

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Vienna, Austria

The ring-shaped streets of Vienna provide the perfect location for a romantic walk. Palaces, museums, street cafes, horse-drawn carriage rides… there is plenty to do in Vienna. As the home of Mozart, it’s no surprise that musical performances are a major attraction as well.

Vienna

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Libon, Portugal

Cobblestone streets and amazing art make Lisbon a popular destination for couples. The city is overlooked by a castle with amazing views available at several high points throughout the city.

Lisbon

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Seville, Spain

Seville is often considered to be Spain’s most beautiful city, and with good reason. Stunning architecture fills the city. Visitors can take in Flamenco dances and bullfights, ride in a carriage or just walk through the streets.

Seville

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London, England

London has plenty to offer, including history, royalty, theaters, clubs, restaurants and pubs, and shopping. Popular sights for couples include Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, The Tower of London, Saint Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abby, Windsor Castle, and Tower Bridge.

London

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona’s romantic appeal includes amazing urban beaches, great food, art, architecture, and music. Take a walk down Las Ramblas, visit the stunning Sagrada Familia, and wander through the Gothic Quarter.

Barcelona

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