Picturesque towns in Europe

Guimarães is not only attracted by its poetic scenery, but also known as the “cradle” of Portugal.

Here are the 10 most beautiful towns and villages in Europe, as voted by CNN.  Giethoorn, NetherlandsMany people have called this village the Venice of the Netherlands.  But Giethoorn lacks one important thing that Italian cities have: tourist overload.  And this shortage, according to many people, is a very fortunate thing for the Netherlands because the people here do not have to face the discomfort brought by tourists, as well as environmental pollution. .  Giethoorn has no road for cars, so the only way to get around in this beautiful place is by boat, or on foot.  If you're hungry, you can stop by the Michelin-starred restaurant Hollands-Venetië for a meal.  Photo: Discovery Holland

Here are the 8 most beautiful towns in Europe, as voted by CNN.
Giethoorn, Netherlands

Many people have called this village the Venice of the Netherlands. But Giethoorn is “missing” one important thing: the tourist overload. And this lack, according to many people, is a very fortunate thing for the Netherlands because the people here do not have to face the discomfort brought by tourists, as well as environmental pollution. .
Giethoorn has no road for cars, so the only way to get around in this beautiful place is by boat, or on foot. If you’re hungry, you can stop by the Michelin-starred restaurant Hollands-Venetië for a meal. Photo: Discovery Holland
The village without a path is as beautiful as a fairy in the Netherlands

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Guimarães, Portugal

If you’re looking for a beautiful and historic place, visit Guimarães. This town is considered the cradle of Portugal, as it is where the country’s first king, Afonso the Great, was born. In 2001, this place was recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site.
Like everywhere in the country, local bakeries sell the famous pastel de nata (egg tart). In addition, this place also has another specialty which is pies filled with meat, squash and almonds. Photo: Iberian Escapes

Reine, Norway This is a small fishing village located in the Lofoten Islands, which is likened to a miniature Norway.  Coming here, visitors will be satisfied with the beautiful scenery, beaches and breathtaking views when admiring the Northern Lights.  Visitors to Reine can also experience activities such as hiking, kayaking, fishing... Photo: Business Insider

Reine, Norway

This is a small fishing village located in the Lofoten archipelago, which is likened to a “miniature Norway”. Coming here, visitors will be satisfied with the beautiful scenery, beaches and breathtaking views when admiring the Northern Lights. Visitors to Reine can also experience activities such as hiking, kayaking, fishing… Photo: Business Insider

Dinkelsbühl, Germany It has a memorable historic center, wooden houses and fortified towers.  Located on the Romantic Road (a famous route leading to the country's scenic towns), Dinkelsbühl is surrounded by unique medieval walls.  Photo: Flickr

Dinkelsbühl, Germany

It has a historic center, wooden houses and fortified towers. Located on the “romantic road” (famous route leading to the country’s scenic towns), Dinkelsbühl is surrounded by unique medieval walls. Photo: Flickr

Clovelly, UKClovelly is a beautiful fishing village located in Devon, in the southwest of the country.  Donkeys used to be the only means of transport in this casual town, when the roads here were very steep.  Today, people and tourists still have difficulty accessing this place by car.  Instead, they transport goods by sled and pushed by people.  Photo: Adobe stock

Clovelly, United Kingdom

Clovelly is a beautiful fishing village located in Devon, in the southwest of the country. Donkeys used to be the only means of transportation in this cute town, when the roads here were very steep. Today, people and tourists still have difficulty when traveling by car to reach this place. Instead, they transport goods by sled and pushed by people. Photo: Adobe stock

Mostar, Bosnia & HerzigovinaMostar was built by the Ottomans in the 16th century, and is considered one of the finest examples of Islamic architecture in the Balkans.  The Stari Most (Old Bridge) over the Neretva River is the most famous example, and it has long been one of the most popular destinations in the country.  Photo: Adobe Stock

Mostar, Bosnia & Herzigovina

Mostar was built by the Ottomans in the 16th century, and is considered one of the finest examples of Balkan Muslim architecture. The Stari Most (Old Bridge) bridge over the Neretva River is the most famous example, and it has long been one of the most popular destinations in the country. Photo: Adobe Stock

Anghiari, Italy One of the activities that tourists love when visiting this place is walking the small alleys, visiting the grand palaces built by mercenaries who used to live here during the Renaissance.  You can learn about the place's past at the Museo della Battaglia di Anghiari, which traces the history of an important medieval battle.  Photo: Adobe Stock

Anghiari, Italy

One of the activities that visitors love when visiting this place is walking the small alleys, visiting the grand palaces built by mercenaries who lived here during the Renaissance. You can learn about the place’s past at the Museo della Battaglia di Anghiari, which traces the history of an important medieval battle. Photo: Adobe Stock

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Roscoff, France

Roscoff is one of the cutest port towns in France. One of the things that visitors love most when coming to this place is watching the sunset and the cobbled streets. Guests sit on the restaurant’s terrace, sipping passionate ciders and scrumptious cakes. Photo: Independent

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