We all look forward to those much needed trips away with friends and family, to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. What’s more is we head back home with a wealth of happy memories, that we’ll treasure forever.
We’re all guilty of snapping hundreds of photos on our holidays, to look back at our adventures and remember what we did, what we saw and how we felt. There are a few locations that grab the attention of hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers every year, be it for the beauty, legend, meaning or even the feeling it gives you.
If you’re looking forward to an upcoming European holiday, you absolutely must carry on reading. The European car rental experts, Autoclick, offer up some advice on their top picks that set the scene for the perfect photo opportunity.
The Font Mágica Fountain Show, Barcelona
A trip to Barcelona isn’t complete without heading to the music and light show at the Font Mágica Fountain. The show is held from Thursday to Sunday during the summer and Fridays and Saturdays during winter. Moving water, an array of colours and magical music are all brought together in this evening show. If you get there early enough, you’ll grab the perfect spot for a gorgeous photo.
Of course, there are plenty of other spots in Barcelona to snap a picture, including Las Ramblas (the famous walking street of Barcelona), Gaudi’s Modernist Park Guell for incredible art and architecture and the unfinished church, La Sagrada Familia.
The many outdoor spaces of Madrid
The Spanish capital is known for its lively, welcoming culture and vibrant energy, but it’s also home to many gorgeous gardens that are well worth a visit.
The Jardin de Aranjuez is a great place to spend a morning wandering. Considered as one of the most stunning places in Madrid, you’ll find yourself strolling through woodland, passing by architectural fountains and relaxing on grassy spots, whilst admiring beautiful gardens. It’s one of the world’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites and the perfect spot to take a picture with loved ones.
Don’t stop your travels here though. Make sure you visit the other wonderful gardens of Madrid, including the Jardines de las Vistillas, La Quinta de Los Molinos, the Parque del Oueste’s rose garden and the Parque del Capricho.
The Atomium, Brussels
This spot is quite unique compared to the others we’ve listed here, and it’s particularly mind blowing for those interested in science. A popular attraction for tourists from all corners of the globe, the Atomium is designed to mimic the structure of an iron cell, only 165 billion times bigger!
Even if you’re not a science buff, you’ll appreciate the spectacular panoramic views of Brussels from the Atomium. Not only that, but the photos from outside and within are sure to spark some intrigue from your friends and family back home.
Cape Sounion, Athens
While you’ll definitely want to visit the Acropolis and the Parthenon during your visit to Athens, make sure you take a sunset trip to Cape Sounion too. A 69 km drive away from the city, this world famous site is home to the ancient ruins of Poseidon’s Greek temple.
If you’re a fan of mythology, you’ll surely thrive off the breathtaking views of the old-age architecture. Then when the sun begins to rise, you’ll be mesmerised by the sights you’ll see. Take a picture with your fellow travel companion, with the ruins and the sunset behind you both.
Castel Sant’Angelo, Rome
This beautifully designed museum is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Rome, especially since being the setting for the film, Angels and Demons. While the museum itself is well worth a visit, the setting is perfect for a nighttime picture.
When the sky is clear and brightly lit with stars, stand on the bridge heading towards the museum. You’re sure to remember the happy memories from your visit to Rome with this beautifully set photo.
These are just a few of our favourites from some of the most gorgeous places in Europe. If you’ve got a photo you’re particularly proud of, why not share it with us?