European cities to declare your love
Love must be celebrated and life must be seasoned with romance. That’s why we suggest you 5 cities to propose your mate. Don’t forget the ring!
The perfect city for being on the spree offers much amusement and endless romantic options. It is a city full of history, traditions, typical dishes, splendid museums and cafes, tapa bars, and many gardens. Following, our recommendation of a couple of very special spots for proposing.
Circulo de Bellas Artes Sunroof
We might say this place has one of the most spectacular sights of Madrid, with a 360° panoramic view. The sunroof is located on Alcala street. You must go to the top floor of the building, and take an elevator from there to access it. For a totally romantic experience, the idea is to have lunch or dinner in its restaurant, yet afternoons with drinks are also very special. The truth is that any time of the day is magic for proposing in this place.
Access to terrace price: 4 Euros
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La Plaza Mayor
This huge place was built by King Philip III in the 17th century and has become a symbol of the city, full of history where bullfights, parades, and even inquisition trials have taken place. Nowadays, typical stores and a large number of bars and restaurants lay under its arches. We could say that this square is the heart of Madrid and, although the environment is informal and relaxed, the beauty of the surroundings takes over so the evening will be perfect to amaze your mate with the big question.
Were you aware that this city is considered the Eastern Paris for its gorgeousness? It is in part due to its 19th century architecture, its full of life streets and hundreds of cafes and restaurants. The destination is ideal for traveling with your mate, as you can pace by its bridges and districts in romantic walks. Following, two special spots to declare your love.
District of Buddha’s Castle
We recommend you a walk towards the hill of the castle. Avoid the cable car as lines are usually long and the ride is rather short. In this neighborhood you will find cobbled alleys, galleries and historic monuments. The cherry on the top is the church of Saint Mathias, a Neo-gothic building, where royal weddings and coronations are celebrated. The crowning of Charles IV, the last of the Habsburg dynasty, was one of the most important, in 1916. If none of the streets convince you for proposing, go to the bridge of Chains while the sun sets. There, next with an unrivalled view, you can declare your love.
Tour on a boat
This is a magical journey, especially in the evening, as you will be able to admire the tranquil waters of the Danube River, Buddha’s Castle in the background, framed by the magnificence of the Parliament Neo-gothic building. While touring this route, the delight of postcard sights is unforgettable. Pick a boat that includes a romantic dinner and, while enjoying a glass of wine, dining deliciously and admiring the scenery, well, you know.
Prague, Czech Republic
This is an enchanting city that tourists overlook frequently, yet it is one of the most beautiful ones in Europe. Prague hast to be discovered on foot, because of its cobbled alleys, including its Astronomic Clock, shops and cafes, cruises over the Vltava River and its neighborhoods. Two spots to declare your romance are:
Petrinske restaurant terrace
It is definitely one of the most romantic sites of the city, with the best views of the Vltava River, outside in the terrace in Summertime, or cuddling surrounded by the wooden interiors and chimneys during Winter. The menu grants a splendid dinner, ideal for a romantic, unforgettable evening.
Trip on a boat over the Vlatava River
This river divides the city in two and enables amazing sights. Visit the Charles Bridge, go about the Kampa Island and its museum, then go to the National Theater Narodni Divadlo, and get to the Vysehrad Castle. This trip also includes live music and drinks. Most importantly, this tour may be enjoyed in any season: in Winter, the snowed sceneries may be seen from the interior of the boat, while traveling on the deck can be done during Summer. This is perfect for a love declaration.
The City of Light is also known as the City of Love which is substantially supported. There are endless special spots to pop the question, from bridges over the Senna River until its countless monuments. Avoid clichés such as the Eiffel Tower, as it is very likely that so many tourists and long lines get to ruin the moment. Instead, choose one of these options:
Le Train Bleu
Nothing more special than a restaurant inside the train station in Lyon, one of the most important in Paris. Besides its alluring façade, with a 67 meters (220 feet) tall tower and a clock, the station is a historic monument that shelters a jewel of refined and stylish gastronomy: Le Train Blue restaurant. This place opened in 1901 brags about opulence through its decoration, with sculptures, posters, wall paintings and crystal chandeliers. Coco Chanel and Salvador Dali were frequent visitors. If you feel like enjoying a romantic dinner and have a question popped as a dessert, this is the perfect place.
Basilica of the Sacred Heart
Situated in the bohemian neighborhood of Montmartre, this splendid basilica enhances the sight not only because of its magnitude, but because of the whiteness of its structure and its location on top of the Montmartre hill. Getting to it takes climbing 197 steep steps from where you can watch formidable views of the city. This is the perfect site for popping the question. Afterwards, you need to walk by the neighborhood, renowned for its free, artistic spirit, full of cafes, bars, bistros and galleries.
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Take advantage of your Royal Holiday for celebrating love in one of these cities. Each of them will offer a hotel for you.