The TIME magazine released its list of the World’s Great Places in 2018. This list includes 100 places from 48 countries, classified into 3 categories: places to visit, places to stay, places to eat and drink. This is the first time that the magazine has published such a list.
Out of 34 places to visit in the world in 2018, 9 places are located in Europe. These places are unique and different from one to another. From Zaryadye Park in Moscow to the Temple of Mithras in London, discover our European selection from the TIME list.
Greatest Places to visit in 2018
Cycling Through Water
Genk, Belgium ??
Located in De Wijers nature reserve, Cycling Through Water is a 212 meters long and three meters wide concrete path with water at eye level on both sides.
Hamburg, Germany ??
Opened in 2017, the Elbphilharmonie also called Elphi is a concert hall located on the Grasbrook peninsula of the Elbe River. This is one of the largest and acoustically most advanced concert halls in the world.
Moscow, Russia ??
Zaryadye Park is located in the city center of Moscow near the Red Square and the Kremlin. Inaugurated in 2017, by Vladimir Poutine himself, the park represents various natural ecosystems in Russia and reflects the need for a natural oasis in the city. Another feature of the park is a 1,500-seat concert hall as long as several Orthodox churches.
Barcelona, Spain ??
Casa Vicens is the first house designed by the famous Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí. Located in Barcelona, Casa Vicens was a private residence until 2014 when MoraBanc bought the house. Following major restorations, it is now a museum dedicated to Antoni Gaudí.
Helsinki, Finland ??
Löyly (meaning “steam”) is a sauna located slightly out of Helsinki downtown. With its wooden construction, this sauna combines everything you can expect in a sauna place but also offers a possibility to swim in the Baltic Sea!
Copenhagen, Denmark ??
Opened in 1843, Tivoli Gardens is an amusement park with many attractions located in front of the main train station in Copenhagen. In the park you can also find restaurants, exhibitions, concerts, etc.. It is often considered as one of the first theme parks in the world.
Lascaux International Center for Cave Art
Vézère Valley, France ??
Open in 2016, the Lascaux International Center for cave art displays the last complete replica of the Lascaux cave as well as digital devices for learning about rock art and its link with contemporary art.
Hellerup, Denmark ??
Located in the North of Copenhagen, the Experimentarium is a science center where you can take part in interactive experiences but also various exhibitions and demonstrations. In the center, everything is designed to be touched or used. The Experimentarium’s goal is to increase the awareness of methods and results within science and technology.
Temple of Mithras
London, United Kingdom ??
If you’re interested in how they decided to choose these particulars places, this is the statement from the website:
“TIME solicited nominations across a variety of categories—such as museums, parks, bars, restaurants, theme parks, cruises, and hotels—from our editors and correspondents around the world as well as dozens of industry experts. Then we evaluated each one based on key factors, including quality, originality, innovation, sustainability, and influence.” (time.com)