The Old Town of a city is the place where you can understand its identity, see its history and discover its uniqueness. Fortunately, Europe has a great deal of beautiful old towns and here you have a selection of them.
The Old Town of Prague or Stare Mesto – how the Czechs are calling it – is one of the most well preserved old towns in Europe and the most valuable part of Prague. With it’s rich history, Old Town Square is located in the middle of the city, connecting museums, churches and other attractions by it’s cobblestone streets full of street artists. The Town Hall, the Astronomical Clock and the Gothic Church of Our Lady of Tyn are some of the attractions you must see in Prague.
Whatever your reason for visiting is, in cosmopolitan and unconventional Amsterdam you will find find beautiful achitecture, culture, history, nice bars and restaurants, coffee shops and good places to do your shopping. The main attractions of Amsterdam Old Town are: the Royal Palace, the Amsterdam Historical Museum, Madame Tussauds’s, De Wallen (Red Light District) and Oude Kerk, which is the oldest building in the city, dating back in 1300.
You can start your discovery from the Innere Stadt, which is the main district of this cultural and sophisticated city. St. Stephens Cathedral, the Hofburg Palace, the State Opera House and Albertina Museum are the main attractions you will see in Vienna’s Old Town. And don’t miss Kartnerstrasse, which is Vienna’s main shopping street. For achitecture you can visit Hundertwasserhaus, Vienna’s Gaudi style building and for adenaline and fun, there is always Prater, a big amusement park.
In one of the most beautiful and notorious place on Earth you will experience a cosmopolitan vibrant life, sprinkled by Roman ruins, fountains, basilicas. Rome’s Old Town is te testimonial of one of the greatest cultures which ever existed.
Warsaw Old Town or Stare Miastro, was greatly destroyed during the World War II, when half of it’s population was killed. The buildings were reconstructed with exactly the same architecture when the war was over. Some of Warsaw’s Old Town attractions include: The Old Town Market Square, St John’s Cathedral and The Barbican – which is the fortification remnant of what it was the gate between The Old Town and The New Town, surrounding the old part of town.
Tallinn’s Old Town is a mosaic of Gothic spires, colored houses, warm cafes and restaurants, cobblestone alleys, museums and churches, traditional markets and guard towers. One of the things you should see in Tallinn is King’s Garden.
In the Old Town of Bruges you have the chance to try tasty local cuisine, choose fom a wide range of beer types and delight yourself with high quality chocolate. Do not miss a walk to the beautiful channels and enjoy the gothic architecure.
The Old Town of Sibiu, Romania is composed of three medieval squares: the Big Square, the Little Square and the Huet Square. The city has seven towers, one for each traditional profession and a famous museum: Brukental Museum.