Europe is a continent of diversity and shared history, unique experiences and battle scenes that redefine everything, from street art to street food.
Here, wherever you go, there is something wonderful to enjoy. From famous cities like Athens and Rome to beautiful French villages and hidden beaches in Wales, here are some of the things you must do in Europe, at least once in your life:
Visit the Museum of Psychedelic Art in Zagreb
Housed on the second floor of the Raffay Palace, which dates back to the 18th century, the Croatian Museum of Naive Art in Zagreb offers works of fantastically bizarre rural scenes and intricately dotted landscapes that border on the psychedelic.
Discover the buzziest quarter in Copenhagen
In the northern part of the industrial port is Refshaleøen, the buzziest quarter in Copenhagen.
In recent years, the former industrial district has become one of the most popular areas in Copenhagen and a center for creativity, alternative urban development, festivals and great food of various kinds. Easily accessible by bike, bus or even the port bus, this area is an integral part of the city that has its own identity.
Check-out an avant-garde play in Berlin
Germany is the world capital of avant-garde theatre, and the most famous of its many generously state-funded theaters is the stunning Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz. A former cinema (built in 1928 in the Bauhaus style), it became the home of the radical Schaübuhne ensemble at the end of the 70s and has been run since 1999 by the influential director Thomas Ostermeier.
Eat on an island near Amsterdam
If you're looking for a once-in-a-lifetime dining experience, nothing compares to Vuurtoreneiland. A special boat takes you to this small and rugged island in the IJmeer, which has only a lighthouse, an old abandoned fort and a large dining room with a conservatory. The menu is fixed, with five courses of food cooked from the freshest regional products, prepared with love and entirely over an open fire. The food is incredible, as is the grand landscape.
Eat, drink and dance in a former army barracks in Prague
Kasárna Karlín is a former Prague army barracks that has been transformed into an eclectic cultural space that combines art, theater, cinema, sports, food and drink. Here, in the summer, the courtyard hosts an open-air cinema and a beach volleyball court; in winter, you can enjoy hot drinks and skating. The buildings around Kasárna Karlín include a cafe in a former swimming pool and garages that now house bars and concert spaces, while local art adorns the walls everywhere.
Discover a thriving historic warehouse district in Liverpool
Start-ups, street food and amazing art venues: you'll find it all in Liverpool's Baltic Triangle. Occupying an industrial area heavily bombed during the Second World War, the historic warehouses in the Baltic Sea are now overflowing with music venues, art spaces and independent boutiques. Once here, don't miss Piata Baltica, a street food paradise inside the amazing Cains Brewery building.
Choose a body scrub session at a hammam in Istanbul
The work of renowned Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan, Kılıç Ali Pasa Hamamı was built between 1578 and 1583 to serve the maritime forces of the Ottoman navy and was reopened to the public in 2012 after a major restoration. The hammam ritual is an unmissable experience for anyone visiting Istanbul and there is no better place to do it than inside this architectural masterpiece that is half a millennium old.
Note that the hammam is open to women in the morning and to men in the afternoon.
Let yourself be carried away in the most picturesque club in Lisbon
With two floors for the dance floor and a roof terrace overlooking the river, there is no more attractive place for a night in Lisbon than Lux Frágil. The decor is on point, and the music is incomparable.
Discover one of the oldest flea markets in Europe and in Barcelona
Mercat dels Encants is one of the oldest flea markets in Europe. A seemingly endless number of sellers populate its alleys. Here you will find everything, from esoteric jewelry to sewing machines and bicycles. And if you get hungry here, don't worry, there are plenty of options to eat.
Drink a beer in a former porn cinema in Madrid
This former cinema of 700 square meters has been transformed into a cocktail bar, in which the old projector for unique projections has been kept. The rich cultural program of the Equis Hall includes film screenings, music and theater performances. The vibe is especially fun on Saturday nights.
Wander a medieval thoroughfare in York (UK)
This narrow, winding and picturesque street in the historic district of York attracts many visitors. The Shambles – an Old English word for slaughterhouse – is the perfect example of how well preserved York is. Many buildings on this street date from the 14th century and still have butcher's hooks in front.
Walk along the oldest ancient road in Rome
When you walk along one of the oldest roads in the Roman Empire, you take a step back in time. It is called Appia Antica and connects Rome to Brindisi. It remains one of the most picturesque areas in Rome. In addition, the surrounding park is full of cultural heritage sites, including catacombs and mausoleums that contain the remains of notable figures from history, such as popes, martyrs and nobles.
Watch movies in the shadow of the Acropolis in Athens
Athenians know it's summer when the open-air cinemas in the city start to open. The legendary Cine Paris, which has been operating since the 1920s, is best known for its stunning views of the Acropolis.