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If you thought Sweden and Norway could not get any prettier, you’d be wrong.
Two destinations even exist where snow covers the streets at night.
Here’s a look at 15 of Europe’s most beautiful towns — some with picturesque streets , some with a healthy dose of colorful history.
1. The swirly Stockholm
The original Swedish town square in place of the medieval city walls in central Stockholm, the nearby historical palace of the red brick monarchs, located right on the town’s old waterfront, is one of the country’s most photographed sites. The skyscrapers overlooking the new Ringsharpareen are another.
2. St. Barts on a cloud
Forget the beach, the best time to be on St. Barts is when the clouds are lifting out. So during foggy weekends you’re always guaranteed a stunning view of the island of St. Jean in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. A tag team of sun seekers taking in the sunset makes this romantic little island paradise really something to marvel at.
St. Barts, on the French island of St. Jean, is a tranquil getaway which has beautiful seas and beaches.
3. The southern seaside cities
Europe’s coastlines are getting much prettier too. Check out the small German coastal town of St. Isidore, where, during the summertime, you can see birds and dolphins from your rooftop balcony. Be sure to stop in a dive shop in the nearby harbor to pick up some fresh fish.
And for a more urban perspective on the seaside , take a look at one of the cities in Toulon, France, where lush green parks play host to scuba divers and swimmers.
Toulon, which also boasts a lovely collection of boutique hotels, has a breathtaking location on the seashore.
4. Halletts Bridge
Barcelona is full of beautiful places. These are some of our favorites.
If you’re looking for a peaceful place to do work during your stay, such as a few days of seminars, book a room at the Gothic-style Hotel Saint Georges in Valencia in northern Spain. Just a stone’s throw from the river of Barcelona’s main bay is the beautiful harbor and main railway station, while Halletts Bridge is an attraction in itself, with public and commercial buildings converging at a series of century-old fortifications.
One of Barcelona’s prettiest areas, this is the city’s southeastern neighborhood, filled with Spanish and Mediterranean influences.