Athens (Greece): The Acropolis
Anyone who enjoyed studying Greek history likely came across images of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Of course, it’s nothing like seeing it in person. Fortification walls have framed the Acropolis for more than 3,000 years with the first wall being built during the 13th century BC. The hill on which it resides is also where philosophy, democracy and art took center stage. Overlooking the city of Athens, you’ll discover several ancient buildings of great significance to civilization.
Barcelona (Spain): Works of Antoni Gaudí
If you have a heart for architecture, you’ll love the Works of Antoni Gaudí in Barcelona and surrounding areas. Comprised of seven properties, Gaudí’s designs are known for being brilliant contributions to architecture in the 19th and 20th centuries. You’ll discover designs of sculptures, gardens and decor. The Works of Antoni Gaudí include Casa Batlló, Casa Mila, Casa Vicens, Gaudí’s work on the Nativity façade, Palacio Güell, Parque Güell and the Crypt of La Sagrada Familia and Crypt in Colonia Güell.
Copenhagen (Denmark): Kronborg Castle
Calling all Shakespeare fans! If you’re exploring Copenhagen, you’ll want to check out Kronborg Castle. Serving as the setting for Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Kronborg Castle takes you back to the Renaissance. It’s also where 1.8 million ships passed by and paid a toll when traveling the Sound to the Baltic Sea between 1429 and 1857.