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5 European Ports for Architecture Enthusiasts

Here are a few European ports recommendations that feature most peculiar and intricate architecture.

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Hasty cruisers scurry from one location to the other to cover all the tourist attractions at a single port. They cram adventures and activities due to the fear of missing out. Tourists are so occupied in rigorously following their itineraries religiously that they fail to take in the natural beauty of the countryside and the breathtaking architecture and structures.

Europe has ample art, architecture and nature to offer. You can venture into the artistically fertile piece of land through Mediterranean and Baltic Sea.

5 Architectural Ports of Call When on a European Cruise

1. Venice, Italy

Do not ignore the canal-laden city Venice and its architectural wonders. Although large cruise ships are not allowed to pass through Piazza San Marco and the spectacular Basilica di San Marco. Take public water buses to travel through the canals and explore the astonishing city. Get an up-close view of St. Mark’s Square as your ship sails along the Giudecca Canal. There are loads of amazing things to do for cruisers in Venice.

2. Moscow, Russia

Moscow’s architecture is nothing short of moving. The colorful domes and the mosque will give you the impression to be inside of the Disney movie ‘Aladdin’. Russian sculptures are intricately sculpted by ancient skilled sculptures. Several pre-Stalin monuments still stand intact in the fast-paced city. The industrial look of the city and the architectural buildings and monuments give a striking contrast to the city. Cathedral of Christ the Savior is one of the most famous architectural monuments in Moscow.

3. Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam’s rich historical heritage has the tourists walking all around the city in wonder. Right from the flowy canals to the Anne Frank’s attic and heritage buildings, Amsterdam amazes every traveler who ventures into the city. The traditional fishing villages of Marken and Volendam and the Zaanse Schans neighborhood showcase beautiful wooden houses all over the vicinity.

4. Dubrovnik, Croatia

The winding streets of Dubrovnik and its natural beauty and architecture lure the cruisers into the interiors of the city. The stony mountains and impressive fortresses stretch along the vast coastline of the small city. The city itself is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is known as one of the greatest medieval walled cities in the world due to its architectural marvels like Sponza Palace and Rector’s Palace with its Gothic- Renaissance style. The Palaces even survive the 1667 earthquake.

5. Prague, Czech Republic

The architecture of Prague is truly spellbinding. Architectural gems of gothic and Romanesque remain intact in the city. Prague has witnessed 10 centuries of rulers, empires and dynasties. The architecture in the city includes Romanesque rotundas, Gothic spires, Renaissance Palaces, Jewish synagogues, and Baroque churches and monasteries. The Roman architecture is linked to the olden events in the Roman Empire. The style of the Saint Vitus’ Cathedral at the Prague Castle is a historic relic of the 11th century.

Meticulously carved and sculpted art pieces and monuments are a heritage of the human legacy and are worth all the importance they receive.

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