As much as we love Manchester, it doesn’t hurt to get away once in a while and experience that golden thing in the sky (what’s it called again…oh, that’s right- SUN!). Social Circle asked its members to grade a selection of top European destination.
Social Circle voted 10/10 for…Bordeaux
Bordeaux has long been regarded as a cosmopolitan and vibrant city, always willing to show its exciting side. It is also one of France’s more modern cities and a great place to visit for anyone wishing to experience the best of French lifestyle and culture.
Social Circle voted 10/10 for…Lisbon
Lisbon is a city that really lights up. The sunshine seems to be an ever present and the capital of Portugal shines a thousand colours thanks to the River Tagus. The aesthetic al wonder of the city’s architecture is a sight to behold.
The nightlife goes on well until the early hours. However, if you need to balance that with some quieter moments, you could always visit Lisbon’s cafes, gardens, and parks.
Social Circle voted 10/10 for…Athens
Athens is the city to visit for anyone interested in the history of western civilization. Throughout the years, Athens was conquered by many and some wonderful monuments have been erected in that time.
The modern surroundings of the city still manage to show off its enthralling its history and its multi-cultural persona. No matter which way you look at it, Athens is a city everyone should visit at least once, just to see its modern innovations combined with stunning beauty, culture, and rich history.
Social Circle voted 9/10 for…Malta
Valletta is a city of discovery. Wherever you go, there is something to behold and it ranges over a long history. The impressive architecture and stunning surroundings make for wonderful company along the way. The mix of Mediterranean blue and vibrant colours of the architecture is something to behold.
With the sun all around you, you can enjoy the outdoor life in its most natural wonders.
Social Circle voted 9/10 for…Riga
The first thing that any visitor to the Latvian capital notices is its stunning sky, especially when seen from left bank of the Daugava River.
You can also enjoy the stunning offerings of its architecture, residing on the Riga’s historical centre. As if that wasn’t enough, the Art Nouveau structures are some of the finest in the world. The city is understandably proud of its history whilst maintaining an unmistakeably modern look and feel. And there are no shortage of things to do here, too.
Social Circle voted 8/10 for…Zagreb
Zagreb is genuinely perceived as being a large city that somehow managed to maintain its romantic feel. There are so many things to do here, such as paying visits to sporting events, museums, art exhibitions, theatre events, and music. You could also take in the amazing architecture, enjoy a stroll or two and take in the atmosphere in the city parks.
Social Circle voted 8/10 for…Paris
Paris is often named among Europe’s most dynamic destinations, and deservedly so. You can feast on its glorious monuments and landmarks, enjoy its wines, chocolates, and cheeses, and revel in its culture and beauty. Paris certainly isn’t the largest of Europe’s capitals, which can be a benefit to visitors who have only a short distance to walk to many of the museums and major attractions. Some of those attractions that any tourist must take in include Avenue des Champs Elysees, Louvre Museum, and the Eiffel Tower
Social Circle voted 8/10 for…Madrid
Madrid serves up the perfect blend of entertainment and culture. Its locals are friendly and full of character and the city itself is as modern as you will find in Europe. Its monuments are both large in number (over 2,000) and a large part of what makes Madrid so rich. There are some great cultural experiences to be had and certainly, its a shoppers paradise. But Madrid is much more than that. Its not only vibrant and entertaining in the day but really comes alive at night. Its sociable nightlife offers you the chance to join right in.
Social Circle voted 8/10 for…Milan
Milan has been interesting and vibrant at least since it was the capital of the western half of the Roman Empire. Have a look at the imposing marble Duomo, at our churches, palaces and museums. You will also be delighted by contemporary art and architecture.
Since its role in the Roman Empire, Milan has been one of the most exciting and intriguing cities in the world. You will immediately fall in love with its contemporary art and buildings and you won’t want to miss the striking marble Duomo at the city’s museums, palaces, and churches.
Social Circle voted 7/10 for…Brussels
The capital of Europe has many things to share with its European inhabitants. No matter what time of the year you visit or how long you stay, there is always something to do here.
Its history is diverse as it is rich and its social and artistic experiences are second to none.