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Wanderlust Worthy: Best Viewpoints In Europe

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From snow-capped mountains to crystal clear seas, Europe boasts some of the most breathtaking views in the world. Whether you’re an avid hiker or a lover of city skylines, there’s no shortage of stunning vistas to admire throughout. Join us as we share and explore spots for capturing the best views in Europe and discover the beauty that awaits in every corner.

This post has been created with travellers who have experienced these locations and viewpoints themselves. We’re already planning our next vacations with a few of these in mind, and we hope it inspires you to consider visiting too!

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Best Viewpoint In Europe – Travellers Top Suggestions For A Fantastic Vacation View!

In no particular order, we’ve collaborated below with other travellers sharing their favourite and best viewpoints from their explorations around Europe. Have you experienced some of these viewpoints in Europe?

Marina di Corricella in Procida – Italy

The beautiful viewpoint over Marina di Corricella is on the tiny Italian island of Procida. Procida is one of the islands in the Bay of Naples, but it’s much smaller than its more famous neighbours Capri and Ischia.To get to the viewpoint, you’ll need to take a ferry from Naples to Procida’s main harbour, Marina Grande. Once you’ve arrived on Procida, it’s a 15 minute walk across the island to Piazza dei Martiri, with its pretty, lemon-yellow church. Head up Salita Castello, and look to your right for a stunning view of Marina di Corricella.The pastel-coloured houses of Marina di Corricella have a purpose. The fishermen who live here painted their houses in different colours so they could see home while they were out at sea. Marina di Corricella is still a fishing village, and if you go down to the waters’ edge you’ll see the brightly coloured boats bobbing in the harbour.

Contibuted by Helen from Helen On Her Holidays

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Skellig Drive – Ireland

Perched on the edge of Europe, the Skellig Ring is a romantic drive in County Kerry, Ireland that offers one of Europe’s best view points, that of the Skellig Islands.

One of the two islands, Skellig Michael is a UNESCO World Heritage site. This remote, rugged island rises dramatically from the roaring Atlantic Ocean and is famed for its early Christian monastery and otherworldly, jagged landscape.

It was featured as Luke Skywalker’s place of exile in two Star Wars movies (Episodes VII & VIII).“Skellig” derives from the old Irish word sceillec, which translates as “small rock”.

For the best views, take a journey along the Skellig Ring, that links the charming villages of Waterville, Ballinskelligs, Portmagee and Valentia Island. The Skellig Ring is a lesser-known detour off the famous Ring of Kerry.

Large tour buses can’t access but rewards those driving or cycling with panoramic views, not just of Skellig Michael but also of the vast Atlantic, the Kerry Cliffs, and the Puffin Island, where nature unfolds in its most wild, untamed beauty.

The detour is around 18km and it takes approx 1.5 hours to drive and 3.5 hours to cycle.

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Monte Brè, Lugano – Switzerland

Located in the Mediterranean – Italian speaking location of Switzerland, the Ticino canton is one of the sunniest spots in Switzerland. So it’s great for those looking for a getaway to Switzerland with mountains, great hiking and delicious Italian inspired cuisine. It is also home to one of the best viewpoints in Europe – in our opinion!

For enjoying the views, there are many place in Lugano that you should visit. However to highlight one of them, you should head to the top of Monte Brè.

You can take the local public bus to the village of Brè first, and then hike up 20minutes to the viewpoint. Or to take the funicular from below that gets you closer.

The viewpoint is at 925meter elevation, and the views are stunning! From the peak you can see the whole of Lugano city below, as well as surrounding mountains of Monte Tamaro, Monte Lema, Monte San Salvatore and Monte Generoso. You can also see the Swiss Alps in the distance usually covered in snow!

You’ll also be able to spot the local Lugano boats touring around the lake and the Lugano pedalo’s during Summer!

Contributed by Zoe from Together In Switzerland

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Victory Column, Berlin – Germany

If you like views of cities from above, check out the Berlin Victory Column. This is one of the best places for views of Berlin, and it’s located in the middle of Tiergarten park at a big roundabout. The closest bus stop is Großer Stern on bus line 100. Or the closest Ubahn station is U Hansaplatz on the U9, and the closest Sbahn station is S Bellevue on the S3, S5, S7, or S9. You can also walk to the Victory Column from Brandenburg Gate roughly 2km away.

There is no elevator, so you’ll have to climb 285 stairs to reach the viewing platform at 51 meters. But it’s worth it to see the gorgeous views over the park. You can also see Brandenburg Gate, the TV Tower, and several other landmarks around the city. Entrance is 4 euros, cash only. And bring a jacket, it can get chilly up top with all the wind.

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City Tower Views In Innsbruck – Austria

One of the best things to do in Innsbruck (Austria) is climb the City Tower for the best views of the area. Located right in the heart of the Old Town, only a few steps away from the famous Golden Roof, the City Tower offers a stunning 360° of Innsbruck, with all of the city’s attractions right in front of you.

You can see the rooftops of the Old Town, the towers of the Court Church and St. James’ Cathedral, the Bergisel ski jumping hill a bit further away, as well as the breathtaking Alps in the background. There is no better viewpoint in Innsbruck than the City Tower! The entrance to the top costs a small fee (it’s free with the Innsbruck Card); you need to walk up 148 stairs to the top, but the amazing views are definitely worth it. Since the City Tower is a historical monument (it dates back to the 15th century), there is no elevator inside, and the only way to go up is the stairs.

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Pienza, Tuscany – Italy

For one of the best viewpoints in Europe, you’ll want to head over to Tuscany’s Pienza. Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful towns to visit in Tuscany, Pienza is ideally located atop a hill overlooking Val d’Orcia, the beautiful countryside at the foot of Mount Amiata.

The town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the essence of Renaissance architecture and features panoramic views across southern Tuscany. However, there is one particular viewpoint that deserves a mention, and that is the one along Via S. Caterina.

Just outside the historic centre, Via S. Caterina is a pedestrianised walkway along the outskirts of town with breathtaking views over Val d’Orcia. Perfect for sunsets, it’s a site not to be missed!

The easiest way to get to Pienza is to drive, as there is no train station. Alternatively, Pienza is featured on some group excursions from the larger cities of Florence or Siena. There are also bus routes connecting Pienza to the cities.

The best thing about this viewpoint is that it’s absolutely free, and access is very easy so it can be enjoyed by everyone.

Contributed by Abigail from I’m Going On An Adventure

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Schafberg Mountain – Austria

The Schafberg in Austria is definitely one of the most beautiful viewpoints in the whole of Europe. It is located near the charming village of St. Wolfgang am Wolfgangsee, which is easy to reach by bus from Salzburg. The ride up to the summit on the red Schafberg cable car is truly spectacular. It takes around 30 minutes to reach the Schafbergalm station at an altitude of 1,364 meters. Once you reach the summit, you can enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the surrounding Austrian Alps and the shimmering Wolfgangsee.

It is particularly magical to experience the sunrise or sunset from this vantage point. Overnight accommodation is available at the summit. Although there is a charge for the ride on the cog railroad, access to the various viewpoints is free of charge. If you want to save money, you can also hike up for free.

 To make the most of your visit, you should definitely check the weather beforehand. The right clothing is also important, as the temperatures on the mountain are a lot cooler than in the valley.

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Bruges Canals – Belgium

The medieval city of Bruges, Belgium, is one of Europe’s most charming ones. It can easily be reached by train from anywhere in the country or from nearby cities like Paris and Amsterdam.Bruges is famous for its twisting canals that are scattered all over the historical center. You will find plenty of viewpoints offering spectacular views of these waterways throughout the city, but the most famous one can be found at the Rosary Quay. For an unforgettable stay, you can even stay at one of Bruges’ canal view hotels.

The best thing about the canals of Bruges is that they’re completely free to visit. You will find amazing views of the canals all over the city. This being said, one of the best things to do in Bruges is to take a boat tour of the canals. This will let you see the city from another perspective and you will be able to access waterways you wouldn’t see otherwise

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The Ponte Luis I Bridge Porto – Portugal

Porto is the second largest city in Portugal and has many incredible viewpoints. One of the most famous ones is Dom Luís I Bridge, which spans over the River Douro. It’s a hard-to-miss landmark and is easy to reach from either the old town Ribeira or Vila Nova de Gaia. The bridge contains two levels: the lower deck for cars and pedestrians and the higher for the metro and pedestrians.

For the best view over Porto, you can admire the view from the top deck! It’s an incredible location to see the sun go down. And entirely for free! The Dom Luís I Bridge is a whopping 45 meters tall, and from Mosteiro da Serra do Pilar and Vila Nova de Gaia, you have a good view of the bridge itself. Bonus tip: Jardim do Morro in Vila Nova de Gaia is at the end of the bridge. It’s the most popular place to see the Porto sunset in summer. You’ll be spoiled with a panoramic view over Porto!

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Kasprowy Wierch – Poland

Kasprowy Wierch Mountain is located in the Western Tatra Mountains. It reaches 1,987 metres above sea level (6,519 ft). It is easily accessible from the famous mountain resort of Zakopane. You can get to Kasprowy Wierch on foot or by cable car. A few hiking trails lead to the mountain top, and the shortest one is green-marked and starts in Kuźnice District. You may also take a cable car which lower station is also in Kuźnice.

Kasprowy Wierch mountaintop offers stunning 360° views – you get to admire Western Tatra and High Tatra ranges as well as Zakopane town and the surrounding villages. If the weather permits, you will even see other remote mountain ranges including the Beskidy Mountains.

Kasprowy Wierch is part of Tatra National Park and you need to pay the entrance fee. You may buy an entry ticket online or in the ticket booth at the trailhead. If you would rather use a cable car buy the ticket online because the lift is very popular. If you plan to visit at the weekend, arrive in the morning to avoid standing in queues.

Èze-Village – France

Perched on a mountaintop between Nice and Monaco, lies Èze-Village, a former fortified village with its windy cobblestone streets. Take in its historical ambience as you walk past facades with trompe l’oeil shutters, admire the colourful art galleries, and visit the yellow-hued church with its terraced cemetery.

However, the true highlight of medieval Èze-Village is the renowned Jardin Exotique with its cascading botanical gardens gracing the remains of the former fortress. At 429m above sea level, it boasts sensational sights over the French Riviera, from the Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat peninsula and Mont Boron all the way to the Gulf of Saint Tropez. A self-guided tour of this magnificent garden costs €7 per person.

In addition to its cultural richness, Èze-Village also offers luxury accommodations and two Michelin-starred restaurants. This enchanting town is sleepy during the winter months and best visited in spring or summer. You can reach the town by car but parking is limited. Alternatively, you can opt for the scenic route by taking a train to Èze-sur-Mer and embarking on a short but steep hike along the Chemin de Nietzche trail.

If you visit from Nice or Monaco, consider joining one of the organized tours that depart from these cities.

Contributed by Sarah Vanheel from CosmopoliClan

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Oeschinensee, Kandersteg – Switzerland

If you want to see amazing views in Europe, visit the Heuberg lookout near Oeschinensee in Switzerland. Oeschinensee is a beautiful alpine lake near the village of Kandersteg, surrounded by high mountains. There are plenty of outdoor activities to do around the lake, but one of the most popular is the Heuberg viewpoint.

You can reach the lookout from Kandersteg by taking a cable car, followed by a short but steep hike. Because some parts of the trail are difficult, it’s recommended to bring basic hiking gear. After about a 2 km walk from the mountain station of the cable car, you’ll reach the Heuberg viewpoint, which offers breathtaking views of the rocky peaks of the Swiss Alps and the vibrant blue Oeschinensee below.

If you want to see more of Oeschinensee, you can continue hiking along the mountain and explore the entire northern side of the lake on the panorama hike, enjoying similarly stunning views.

The lookout and hiking trail are completely free, but you’ll need to pay for the cable car ride and any optional activities at the lake. At the lake, you can also rent a boat, swim, and try local food at one of the restaurants nearby.

Overall, the Heuberg lookout near Oeschinensee is undoubtedly one of the best in Europe and shouldn’t be missed if you’re visiting Switzerland!

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Ponta da Piedade, Algarve – Portugal

Ponta da Piedade in southern Portugal is set on the rugged cliffs outside Lagos in the western Algarve. Several 100-meter tall rock formations jut out of the ocean creating an incredible scenery. From the viewpoint, you can see the entire coastline from the dramatic rock formations past Lagos and all the way to Carvoeiro and it’s easily one of the most beautiful views in Portugal.

It completely free to visit and you can either hike an hour from Lagos across the cliffs or drive to get there. There is a large car park by the viewpoint and from there, you can enjoy different walks along the cliffs to get views from different angles. To see the rock formations from a different perspective, take a boat tour from Lagos.

Contributed by Linn Haglund of Amused by Algarve

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Dyrhólaey Lighthouse, Vik – Iceland

One of the best viewpoints in Iceland is found on the South Coast. To reach this viewpoint, head to the Dyrhólaey Lighthouse, which is one of the best things to do near Vik, Iceland

The drive is only 20 minutes from Vik and includes climbing a somewhat drastic incline to reach the top, so be sure to check the road conditions if you are visiting Iceland in winter. 

Here, you can get a birds-eye view of the seemingly endless black sand beach, with the ocean waves crashing on the shore and stunning snow-capped mountains and glaciers in the distance. To say it’s breathtaking would be an understatement! 

Like many of the natural wonders in Iceland, this location is free to visit. While you’re here, make sure you also take in the views of Dyrhólaey and snap some pictures with the lighthouse. This is a stunning location in Iceland and shouldn’t be missed! 

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Mala Osojnica, Lake Bled – Slovenia

Mala Osojnica is an incredible viewpoint overlooking Lake Bled, a charming alpine lake in northwest Slovenia. Lake Bled is famous for the small church with a tall steeple that is on a tiny island in the center of the lake, surrounded by stunning turquoise waters.

The Mala Osojnica viewpoint (as well as it’s sister, the Ostrica viewpoint, just 15 minutes away) is in the hills that surround the lake, and coming here is one of the best things to do in Lake Bled. Mala Osojnica is higher up and gives an incredible birds-eye vantage point, while Ostrica is just a little bit closer in and has a famous rocky area for standing and taking pictures.

Lake Bled is just a 30-45 minute drive from Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. When at the lake, you can park along the southwest side of the lake and then walk the lakeside pathway to the trailhead. From there, it’s a 30 minute, steep hike up to the viewpoints. The trail is completely free for visitors to enjoy during their visit to Lake Bled.

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Balcón de Europa, Nerja – Spain

Balcón de Europa, located in the coastal town of Nerja in Malaga, is one of the most beautiful viewpoints in Southern Spain.

If you stay in Malaga, you can travel to Nerja by car. The car journey is 50 minutes. There are several car parks near the old town, and then it’s a short walk to the viewpoint.But, if you don’t want to rent a car, you can take the bus to Nerja from Malaga coach station. From Nerja coach station to Balcon de Europa, it is a 12-minute walk.The views from Balcon de Europa are spectacular. You get a view of Calahonda Beach, the crystal-clear Mediterranean Sea and the mountains in the background, and access to this viewpoint is free.If you have time, it is also a good idea to visit charming towns near Nerja, like Frigiliana, considered one of Spain’s prettiest towns. You will love wandering its narrow cobblestone alleyways.

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Old Man of Storr, Scotland – United Kingdom

The Old Man of Storr offers one of the best views in all of Europe. Located on the Isle of Skye in Scotland, you’ll find this hiker’s hotspot along the Trotternish Peninsula.

The Old Man is an impressive rock formation that’s located on top of a hill. To reach the summit, you’ll need to trek from the car park. The return hike is around 3.8 km (2.3 miles) and takes about 1.5 hours.

From the top, you’ll be treated to epic views of the Sound of Raasay, as well as the surrounding mountains. If you can, visit on a clear day, although be mindful that the weather conditions here can change quickly.

The Old Man of Storr is free to visit but you’ll need to pay for parking. It’s £5 for a 6-hour stay and there are on-site toilets for you to use.

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Gravity Bar, Dublin – Ireland

The view from the Gravity Bar at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, Ireland, is the best viewpoint in the city.

Located at St. James’s Gate in the Liberties neighborhood, the Gravity Bar offers panoramic vistas of the city. To get there, walk 20 minutes from College Green in the city center. Alternatively, take the LUAS Red Line to James’s stop or bus number 123 to James’s Street.

On a sunny day, the view here can’t be beat. Visitors can see all of Dublin, with views stretching out to the Poolbeg smokestacks, Dublin Port, and Dublin Bay. You’ll also see famous Dublin landmarks, such as St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Christchurch Cathedral, and the Millennium Spire, as well as the vibrant green Dublin mountains to the south of the city.

Access to the Gravity Bar is only available to people who purchase a ticket to the Guinness Storehouse. Your ticket includes a free pint in the bar (if you meet the legal drinking age in Ireland) and is a must-visit attraction in Dublin.

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Biarritz – France

For anyone passing through the Southwest region of France, a must-visit destination is Biarritz. This coastal town is filled with breathtaking panoramic viewpoints that are nothing short of spectacular!One of the most iconic viewpoints in the city is Phare de Biarritz, also known as Biarritz Lighthouse. The lighthouse stands prominently on the edge of a little cliff and provides visitors with incredible views of the Bay of Biscay! But, for the best view, you’ll want to make your way to the top of the lighthouse.Every week, the visitors can pay a small fee to climb to the top of the lighthouse. From the top, you can see the city’s beautiful beaches, the signature red roofs dotting the city, and even some of the towns located further south, such as Saint-Jean-de-Luz. So if you’re in the area and keen to admire some pretty marvelous views, be sure to check what days the lighthouse is open!Contributed by Kristin of Global Travel Escapades

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City of Mostar – Bosnia Herzegovina.

Some of the best viewpoints in Europe can be found in the city of Mostar in Bosnia Herzegovina. Walk along the Neretva River and you will be inundated with beautiful mountain and river views from its many scenic bridges.

Whilst not the most famous bridge in Mostar, Carinski Most perhaps has some of the best views in the city.

Where is it: A 3 minute walk from Mostar bus and train stations.

How to get there: Come out the bus or train station (they’re next to each other) and walk in a straight line from the exit for 3 minutes.

What can you see with the view? Spectacular scenery of Mostar’s turquoise river with mountains in the background and modern buildings standing between the two. There’s also a small island in the middle of the river that you can see at low tide.

Cost: Free! You don’t have to pay anything to visit this spot, or any other along the Neretva River

Combining this viewpoint with a walk along the Neretva River is highly recommended. You can see several similar views and stop at many affordable Balkan restaurants along the way.

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Galeries Lafayette Haussmann, Paris – France

Located in the 9th arrondissement of Paris, you’ll find a shopping mall like no other with some of the best views of the city!

To get there, you can take either line 7 or 9 on the Metro to the stop Chaussée d’Antin — La Fayette. Once you exit the station, you’ll be right across the street. Head inside and make your way toward the center of this circular mall, where you’ll spot the iconic stained glass dome. But don’t stop there.

For the best view of Paris at Galeries Lafayette Haussmann, follow signs to the rooftop (level 8) where there is a huge open, multilevel viewing space. From here, you can most notably see the Eiffel Tower and Opera, although the city views of all of Paris are incredible from up here.

Thankfully, this epic view is free, so add it to your Paris itinerary, especially if traveling on a budget!

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Heimaklettur – Iceland

Heimaklettur is a mountain peak in the Westman Islands off the southern coast of Iceland. The most common way to get to the Westman Islands is by ferry from Iceland, but you can also come by airplane or cruise ship. The trailhead is just a short walk or drive from the ferry terminal.

The hike to the top of Heimaklettur is not for the faint of heart with ladders and chains and narrow paths along cliff edges, but the view of the whole island from the top is stunning. You can look out and see a volcano or you can look down and see whales swimming in the world’s first Beluga Whale Sanctuary.

Heimaklettur is a free hike and the parking is also free. If you do not want to brave the hike, you can enjoy the amazing view of Heimaklettur’s cliffs from the ferry as you come into the harbor.

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Mirador de San Nicolas in Granada – Spain

Mirador de San Nicolas in Granada, Spain is the most popular viewpoint for viewing the UNESCO-listed Alhambra Palace. This is where you get the classical view of the Moorish fortress and castle with the Sierra Nevada mountains as a backdrop.

In the winter it is particularly spectacular as the mountains are covered in snow. The viewpoint is located on a square of the same name in Granada’s Albaycín neighborhood which is the old Moorish quarter of the city.

Whether you spend one day in Granada or longer, it is a natural place to walk by. To get there, you will have to walk through the historic center as it is not accessible by car for others than residents.

Besides the spectacular views, the square is home to the 16th-century San Nicolas Church which is worth visiting. But it is also full of life with street vendors, buskers, tourists, and locals hanging out.

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Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence – Italy

Located on a hill south of the Arno River, Piazzale Michelangelo is not only one of the best photo spots in Florence, but is also one of the best viewpoints in all of Europe.

The easiest way to reach this spectacular viewpoint is by walking or taking a short bus ride from the city center. Once there, visitors are treated to breathtaking panoramic views of Florence, including the iconic Duomo, the Ponte Vecchio, and the Arno.

Access to Piazzale Michelangelo is free, so there’s no excuse not to visit at least once during your Florence trip. For the best experience, visit this hotspot during sunset and bring a bottle of wine or a pizza to enjoy while you watch the sun dip down over the Tuscan hills.

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Santorini – Greece

Santorini is an incredible place to see as it has pretty white houses and crystal clear water. The most stunning views in Europe can be seen here. You can fly to the island from Athens and other big towns in Europe or take a ferry.You can see the caldera surrounded by steep volcanic cliffs from the towns of Oia and Fira, which are perched on top of rocks. Due to its stunning colors above the painted buildings, Oia sunsets are popular. Oia sunsets are a must-see for Santorini visitors.

Other things to do in Oia include exploring the churches and blue domes.You may trek up to the top of the Santorini Volcano and see stunning views.

This is an inexpensive way to experience the island’s beauty since most viewpoints are free. Some cafes and private patios charge extra for sunset seating.

For the best experience, arrive early to secure a good spot as these locations can get crowded.

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Tibidabo, Barcelona – Spain

Tibidabo is a hill that overlooks Barcelona in Northern Spain, offering one of the best views in Europe.  The peak of the hill is just over 500m above sea level and has wonderful views of Barcelona and the Mediterranean Sea beyond.

You can hike up the hill through Collserola  Natural Park, drive (or Uber) or take a mix of public transport to the top of the hill, ending with the funicular known as the Cuca de Llum which takes you up to the Amusement Park on the hill.

There are excellent views of the whole of Barcelona from the Amusement Park, with antique rides like the Ferris Wheel adding interest to your photos.  The highest point of Tibidabo is the Temple of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, a beautiful church which is well worth going inside.

For €5 you can buy a ticket to go up to the towers and roof terrace of the temple for an even more impressive view, especially at sunset.

The Funicular ticket costs €12, or get a combined ticket for the Emblematic Rides at the park for €19, or full entry for €35 including all park rides as well as the Funicular.

By Claire Sturzaker, Why Visit Barcelona

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A View of Barcelona at Sunset from Tibidabo

Quiraing Lookout – Scotland

For one of the most amazing viewpoints in Europe, head to the Quiraing Lookout in Scotland. Nestled amidst the rugged terrain of Scotland’s picturesque Isle of Skye is a viewpoint offering rolling green valleys, sheer cliff drop-offs and panoramic ocean vistas.

To reach this natural wonder, adventurers embark on a scenic drive along the A855, winding through picturesque landscapes, tumultuous waterfalls, and ancient geological formations including rocky pinnacles like the Old Man of Storr. There is a small parking fee once you arrive but the lookout itself is free to enjoy.

Take the short path along well-marked trails to unveil the breathtaking vista of the Quiraing cliffs. Head a little further up the trail to see the imposing rock formations towering over the turquoise waters below. As a bonus there are several herds of sheep that will dart about along your path!

From the vantage point of the Quiraing Lookout, visitors are treated to sweeping views of the Isle of Skye’s dramatic coastline. On clear days, the distant peaks of the Scottish Highlands adorn the horizon. Visiting this natural marvel is one of the best things to do if you are visiting the Isle of Skye!

Contributed by Erin, The Simple Salty Life LLC

Scotland views with grass and water in the distance

Summary Of The Best Viewpoints In Europe!

As you can see, here were some of the best viewpoints in Europe. From stunning natural landscapes to charming villages, these destinations will leave you in awe of their beauty. Now we know this is only a small selection of viewpoints that you can visit and enjoy, but felt it was great to highlight a few for inspiration for your next travels. So, make sure to add these best viewpoints in Europe to your travel bucket list and get ready to be amazed!

If you have a viewpoint worth sharing, or have been to one of these, let us know in the comments!

 

 

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    Joanna
    19th February 2024 at 10:40 am

    That is a fantastic list of stunning viewpoints! Thank you for the chance to contribute to this post.

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