Europe is a very stunning and diverse continent. It is comprised of cities that are usually included on every person’s bucket list. But did you know that there is more to it that needs to be seen other than the grand Eiffel Tower or the iconic Colosseum? Widen your horizons and include some of these beautiful historical European hidden gems on your list.
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The Azores, Portugal
The treasured island of Azores is found in the middle of Atlantic. It is the best destination for thrill seekers and for nature lovers because of its untainted beauty. Locals worked together to achieve a sustainable tourism for the island. In fact, only 5% of Azores is actually inhabited by people. The remaining are protected areas and marine reserves.
Apart from Azores being sustainable, it still has several activities that visitors may try. Whale and dolphin watching is what the island is best known for. Other activities include diving in the Atlantic, watersports, hiking, geotourism, canyoneering, paragliding, and more!
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Found in the northwest of Spain, Asturias highlights religious sites and medieval architecture. It may be a small region but it wouldn’t feel like one with its vast beaches, mountains, parks, and caves. A third of the province is actually recognized by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) for their four biosphere reserves.
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Salzkammergut Lake District, Austria
Salzkammergut is a beautiful region found in Austria. It is famous for its contribution to the area’s salt mining history. Surrounded by untouched nature, it is the perfect picture of a peaceful scenic getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city.
While in Salzkammergut, make sure to visit Lake Hallstatt – considered as one of the most beautiful Alpine lakes in Austria. Learn more of Salzkammergut by riding to a historic salt mine via mountain railway all the way from Hallstatt.
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Truly a hidden gem of European destinations, Perast is an old town filled with Venetian structures in Montenegro. It is a quaint village with its most famous landmarks found on water. When in Perast, catching a glimpse of the island of St. George and Our Lady of the Rocks is a must!
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Kutna Hora, Czech Republic
Truly a unique city, Kutna Hora is the city of silver and the national treasury of the Czech Kingdom. In 1995, the city was included in UNESCO’s world heritage list because of its significance in history and grand architecture.
A visit at Kutna Hora would not be complete without seeing the unique Gothic Cathedral of St. Barbara. While at it, visit the Sedlec Ossuary which is also known as the Bone Church as it adorned with over 40,000 human skeletons.
All of these destinations are truly spectacular. Good news is that the number of places to visit doesn’t stop in one continent. The world is yours to explore and conquer. So while you’re on your way to see more, don’t forget to avail a travel insurance at the leading non-life insurance company in the Philippines, Malayan Insurance.
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