Dreaming to spend your vacation in one of the most beautiful places full of historical symbols? Here are the most beautiful ancient cities in Europe that you can visit in spring and summer

Park Genoves – Cadiz, Spain | Image Credits: Antonio Garcia Prats from Pixabay

Built with three decades before the founding of Rome, this city began to be inhabited since 782 BC, according to archaeological evidence. Invaded in turn by Assyrians, Romans, Turks of Byzantine Empire, Persians, Arabs, Mongols and more recently Russians, the city is trying to develop through cultural institutions increasingly numerous, like the National Art Gallery of Armenia, Military Museum “Mother Armenia” or History Museum of Armenia.

 

The ticket prices to this destination start from 300 euros and accommodation costs can vary between 30 and 100 euros, according to the standards that you desire.

 

 

Yerevan, Armenia’s capital, is marked by grand Soviet-era architecture. The Matenadaran library, housing thousands of ancient Greek and Armenian manuscripts, dominates its main avenue. Republic Square is the city’s core, with musical water fountains and colonnaded government buildings. The 1920s History Museum of Armenia on the square’s eastern side contains archaeological objects like a circa-3500-B.C. leather shoe.

 

Yerevan Armenia
Armenia Yerevan Republic Square Singing Fountain | Photo by Makalu from Pixabay

Of the notable landmarks of Yerevan, Erebuni Fortress is considered to be the birthplace of the city, the Katoghike Tsiranavor church is the oldest surviving church of Yerevan and Saint Gregory Cathedral is the largest Armenian cathedral in the world, Tsitsernakaberd is the official memorial to the victims of the Armenian Genocide, and several opera houses, theatres, museums, libraries, and other cultural institutions.

 

Yerevan Opera Theatre is the main spectacle hall of the Armenian capital, the National Gallery of Armenia is the largest art museum in Armenia and shares a building with the History Museum of Armenia, and the Matenadaran repository contains one of the largest depositories of ancient books and manuscripts in the world.

Saint Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral. Yerevan, Armenia
Saint Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral - Yerevan, Armenia
Photo: Marcin Konsek / Wikimedia Commons
The origins of this town seem to date back to the ninth century BC, and the influence of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries of Venetians, French and Turkish is visible in regard to the generous architecture that this great place has. Built after Italian cities patterns, the city houses many glorious places of worship, such as churches of St. Donatus and the Virgin Mary. You can get here by plane; the price starts with 15 euros and you will find accommodation starting from 35 euros per night for one person.
St Donatus Church Zadar Monastery Croatia
St Donatus Church Zadar, Croatia | Image by neufal54 from Pixabay
The oldest residents who have stayed in this wonderful town in Spain seem to have lived here in 1100 BC. It is the famous place where Christopher Columbus started his second, respectively his fourth journey to America. This spectacular place is different from other ancient cities through its pastel colors, materialized in architecture done in shades of pink, green and blue. Transport costs start at 150 euros for early booking and the accommodation varies between 40 and 160 euros per person.
Cadiz Cathedral, Spain | Image by Paul Edney from Pixabay
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