8 Most Picturesque Walks You Must Take In Europe

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Through my 6 months of travels gallivanting around Europe, tracking cheap deals and stalking pretty little towns, I have uncovered pretty little gems, towns that stole my heart (and breath away). These are places where I dream I could retire in. Every time someone asks me where my favourite country in Europe is, my answer is always fluid, because looking at these pictures splits my heart up all over again.

I’m not lying to you when I say I simply love every single shot I took of these places. The architecture, the placements, the street art, the colours… They have the potential to drop my jaw, and make me want to live alongside these sidewalks if only I can.

1. Barcelona, Spain

This is not foreign to many of us. Park Guell is one of the most popular attractions in Barcelona. I love how the brick pillars converge to form one geometrical pavilion.

Barcelona, Spain | Bel Around The World
Barcelona, Spain | Bel Around The World

2. Seville, Spain

I love Seville and Granada for its age-old street signs, lamps and shophouses. It lends a unique character to itself that cannot be mistaken anywhere else. The tiny street alleys between houses make exploring around these cities that much more fascinating!

Seville, Spain | Bel Around The World
Seville, Spain | Bel Around The World


3. Nerja, Spain

Nerja is a tiny coastal town in Andalucia, the Southern coast of Spain, unknown to most. With quaint little rows of houses dotted on the sidelines, some decorated like the picture below, it’s difficult not to indulge in the streets. Andalucia remains much to be explored because of its massive size, and I would have to take another trip just to explore the rest of the towns in Southern Spain.


Nerja, Spain | Bel Around The World
Nerja, Spain | Bel Around The World

4. Berlin, Germany

The murals on East Side Gallery are countless. If time could stand still, I would try and decipher the thoughts behind each of these artists. The gallery has so many different styles, variety and theme that walking down the gallery pavement leaves you feeling more amused than you originally started.

Berlin, Germany | Bel Around The World
Berlin, Germany | Bel Around The World


Berlin, Germany | Bel Around The World
Berlin, Germany | Bel Around The World

5. Ghent, Belgium

I loved the look and feel of walking along traditional brick houses and on cobblestone paths. It’s in a suburb which distances itself from the modern side of Ghent, where you can find these old charms.

Only through living with a local did I come across these secret hideouts (including the graffiti lane). I detail more about Ghent in Visiting Ghent, Belgium For Free!

Ghent, Belgium
Ghent, Belgium | Bel Around The World


Ghent, Belgium
Ghent, Belgium | Bel Around The World

6. Sintra, Portugal

Not exactly a popular destination in Portugal, which makes it such a pity to be missing Sintra! Venturing around Sintra is like walking in a maze – the more you venture, the more you discover. Because it is nestled on the foothills of Sintra Mountain, you can get sweeping views of Portugal, with its forested terrain crowned with its pastel-colored castle at the top of the hill!

Sintra, Portugal | Bel Around The World
Sintra, Portugal | Bel Around The World


7. Burano, Italy

Burano needs no introduction. It has been on my bucket list forever since I first set my eyes on it. With its bright, contrasting row of houses, how could anyone not walk alongside it without feeling chirpy?

Burano, Italy | Bel Around The World
Burano, Italy | Bel Around The World

8. Venice, Italy

Venice, oh Venice. You classical magical island. How can an island be composed of mere bridges and canals? With over 400 bridges, getting lost in the labyrinth of canals is what makes Venice such an attractive island for tourists to visit year after year.

Venice, Italy | Bel Around The World
Venice, Italy | Bel Around The World


What’s a favourite walk you’ve had?

24 Comment

  1. Oh my gaaaaad I am so jealous. I really want to go to Venice!! We’ve been to Rome and it was so so gorgeous. My favourite walk would probably be along the beach in Mexico 🙂

    1. Hi Francesca,

      Do you have a picture to share? I would love to see it! Venice is great to visit, but it’s really touristy, so watch out for the steeper prices!

  2. Sarah says: Reply

    Love your photos! Ghent is so adorable, and I ALWAYS seem to get lost walking in Venice. Thanks for the travel inspo 🙂

    1. Hi Sarah,

      I really do love Ghent! And don’t worry, I get lost in Venice too 😛

  3. OK, now I want to plan a trip to Europe. All of those locations look beautiful!

  4. Carol says: Reply

    These are absolutely fabulous. I am pinning, since we spend so much time in Europe. I haven’t been to most of these walks, although to several of the cities.

  5. Julie says: Reply

    I love all of your pictures! So many great travel choices. We’re hoping to get back to Europe soon!

  6. Wow!! These are all stunning!!

  7. Riley says: Reply

    Gorgeous! Makes me want to get on a plane like, now. 🙂

  8. Wow these are so pretty! Love the photos!

  9. Willow says: Reply

    I want to see all of these places! I love walking in Milan, but then I haven’t been to that many places outside the U.S.

  10. Im going to spain next years and I am pinning this for inspiration for sure!!

  11. KP says: Reply

    All of these places look so gorgeous. I’ve never been to Europe yet, but it’s near the top of my bucket list!

  12. Oh my goodness! These photos are beautiful. My husband and I hope to go to Europe either 2018 or 2019! Cannot wait! xx, E

  13. Rachel says: Reply

    These all sound like great places! Salzburg and Budapest are my favorites!

  14. How beautiful! Several of these look like you were on a movie set! These make me ready to pack a bag and plan a week’s vacation ASAP! 🙂

  15. Tamara says: Reply

    I dream of getting to go to Europe some day.

  16. I love all of these! So beautiful in their own way. I love walking around Lake Como, especially around the smaller towns, but the steps in Bellagio are beautiful too. And Amsterdam. Walking all over Amsterdam is just the best.

  17. Angela says: Reply

    Cool Place. Nice!

  18. Such a lovely post. You look amazing and cute in your photos!

  19. Naomi says: Reply

    I love all your funny walks in all the places

  20. Yes, those are all incredible. I would add Prague in there too! We found some glorious walks there 🙂

  21. Angie says: Reply

    How gorgeous! I really want to go on all of these! Thank you. 🙂

  22. Mariah says: Reply

    My dad lived in Berlin for 18 years and always talks fondly of it. Unfortunately he lost all of his pictures in a flood :/ I would love to visit myself!

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