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Seven best tourist destinations in Europe


Lonely Planet, specializes in guidebooks, published a rating of the best tourist destinations in Europe in 2017.

1. Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb was named the best tourist destination in Europe this year. The city has many historical and cultural attractions. The upper city is the historical center of the former settlement of Hradec. It’s located on top of a high hill, and connected to the Lower town by cable car. The most noteworthy are the church of St. Mark with a mosaic roof of multi-colored tiles, the tower of Lotrscak, the church of St. Catherine, the stone gate, the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, the square of the Ban Jelačić Square, the square of Marshal Tito, the square of King Tomislav.

In the capital of Croatia, travelers are invited to admire the street art, visit the bomb shelter of the Second World War, as well as try local cuisine and craft beer.

2. The Island of Gotland, Sweden

Gotland is a Swedish-owned island in the Baltic Sea. The main city of Gotland - Visby - is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. He is in the lead among other settlements in Sweden by the number of restaurants. In addition, Lonely Planet especially note the beauty of the island's landscapes.

3. Galicia, Spain

Galicia is a historical region in the north-west of the Iberian Peninsula, and the autonomous community of Spain. The cuisine of Galicia is considered outstanding thanks to its variety and quality of products, with control over their place of origin.

Fish and shellfish are common things in the Galician cuisine. Galician Empanada is a typical dish of Galicia, with a filling of meat or fish. There are a number of high-quality wines produced locally, such as albariño, ribeiro, ribeira sacra and valdeorras.

4. Montenegro

West and East, Orthodoxy and Islam, Romanesque and Gothic, Baroque and Abstractionism shaped the external and internal image of Montenegrin culture. Tourism in Montenegro is one of the leading branches of the economy and is rapidly developing. The old town of Kotor and Durmitor National Park are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

5. Leeds, United Kingdom

The name Leeds applies both to the historic city center and to a broader education that includes the small towns of Otley and Wetherby. The Leeds City Museum is a great place to explore the history of these places. And without visiting the collection of the Royal Armory Chamber, the impression of the city will be incomplete. There are also wonderful parks and many fine restaurants, many of which specialize in international cuisine.

6. Alentejo, Portugal

Alentejo is a region in Central and Southern Portugal. The province is located south of Lisbon and borders with the popular resort of Algarve.
It’s not widely popular among tourists as the place is primarily positioned as an agricultural region. Alentejo is the best option for travelers who dream of seclusion, silence, familiarity with original cuisine. During the trip you can enjoy quiet sunsets, long walks, while the cost of the trip will be quite low.

7. Germany

Germany is rated as one of the safest tourist destinations in the world. Germany is well known as a health tourism destination, with many of the resorts sprung up on hot springs, offering treatment or prophylaxis with the help of mineral water and/or other types of sanatorium treatment. The most visited tourist regions in Germany are the East Frisian and North Frisian Islands, in the Baltic Sea of Holstein and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, the Rhine Valley, the Bavarian Forest, the Black Forest and the Bavarian Alps.

source: lonelyplanet.com