The 15 most beautiful villages in EuropePictolic
There are many villages in Europe that are not inferior to the capital's attractions in terms of the originality of their architecture, and the incredibly picturesque nature around them can cause genuine delight even among experienced travelers. Here are just some of the most picturesque villages and small towns located in different parts of Europe.
Fjellbaka is an amazingly beautiful fishing village. Today, the tourist flow here is not too intense yet, but every year it is becoming more powerful. The shooting of the detective series "Murders in Fjellbaka", which is taking place here, also contributes to the popularity.
The population of this picturesque village is only 4000 people. Quite a large part of the local population is made up of Jews, so the town even got the nickname of Little Jerusalem. There are many Etruscan crypts preserved near the city, which the locals use as wine cellars. There are a lot of architectural monuments of the Middle Ages in the city and its surroundings.
The incredibly picturesque fishing village, located near Plymouth, attracts so many tourists in the summer that recently the tourist business has become the main branch of the local economy.
This Austrian municipality is located in a remote mountainous area and is considered one of the most beautiful places in Europe. Here are the oldest European salt mines and the oldest pipeline in the world, through which the salt solution is delivered to Ebensee.
Wengen is an incredibly beautiful village located in the Bernese Alps. The number of tourists here is always 5, or even 10 times the number of the local population. Skiing is well developed here, and the famous Lauberhorn races are held every year in winter.
In addition to skiing and the magnificent surrounding landscapes, tourists are offered a rich cultural program: organ music evenings are held in the local church, and folk and wind music concerts are organized at the train station. There is also a famous puppet theater in Wengen.
This picturesque ancient city has long been part of the dowry of the Portuguese queens. There are many architectural attractions in the city, the largest of which is the Obidush Castle, built in the XII century. Obidush is also famous for its delicious chocolate (it is even called the "chocolate capital") and the traditional cherry liqueur jinzhinya.
The glory of this small village is not only the picturesque surroundings, but also many famous people who lived here at different times. The English poet Robert Graves, the American writer Anais Nin, the poet Claribel Alegria – this is not a complete list of celebrities.
Today, the popularity of Deya among tourists is so high that there are constantly as many as 20 restaurants in the village to feed all the guests.
The picturesque surroundings of Ravello have always attracted many tourists, among whom there were many celebrities. At one time, the composer Edvard Grieg, Greta Garbo, Sophia Loren, Gore Vidal and many others rested here.
One of the main attractions of the village is the cathedral, built in 1086. A priceless relic is kept here – a vessel with the blood of the Great Martyr and healer Panteleimon.
Pucisce is an amazingly beautiful small town located on the island of Brac. The width of the island itself is only 12 km, and the length is 40 km. Not far from the city there are quarries where the famous snow-white limestone is extracted.
This" Bracha stone " was lined with the Diocletian's palace in ancient times, and in our time it is decorated with the Washington White House. But the main activity of the inhabitants of the island is, of course, the service of numerous tourists arriving in these picturesque places from all over the world.
Kazimierz Dolny is considered one of the most beautiful Polish cities. It has been attracting crowds of tourists and artists for more than two hundred years, especially in the summer. Improvised art galleries are located here on almost every street, and any of the exhibits can not only be viewed, but also bought.
There are also many historical buildings in the city, and outside the city, tourists are waiting for magnificent rural views and picturesque ruins.
Many people believe that Hautoir is the most beautiful village in all of France. The village has existed for more than 800 years, but most of all it has preserved buildings dating back to the XVI and XVII centuries, which look very picturesque against the background of massive cliffs surrounding Otuar from all sides.
A little more than five hundred people live in this small village. 800 years ago, a Norman knight built a castle in these places, and the village has already grown around it. This castle is still one of the main attractions of Carlingford today.
The village of Mittenwald stands against the backdrop of stunning Bavarian landscapes. The village houses themselves also look like they came from a fairy-tale illustration. Here you can walk for hours, admiring the surroundings and going into cozy shops selling cute souvenirs, and small restaurants offering original German cuisine.
The village of Krupe is located in the Wallonia Valley. As many centuries ago, it is surrounded by a moat with water, and not far away stands an impregnable castle and several picturesque grottos. Tourists are not allowed to enter the castle – it is privately owned, but no one bothers to admire it from a distance. And the landscapes there are really such that they are worth seeing.
This is an incredibly picturesque place in the resort area of the French Riviera. The settlement is very ancient – it was founded by the Phoenicians, and got its name in honor of the ancient Egyptian goddess Isis. Today, the oldest building in Eze is the Church of the Penitents of the White Brotherhood, which was built in 1306.
Many celebrities rested and worked in this place. For example, it was in these picturesque places that Nietzsche wrote his philosophical novel "Thus spoke Zarathustra".