Four unusual European spring city breaks

If you're thinking about getting away from it all for a few days and looking to soak up some culture on a city break, why not take a look at our guide to some of Europe's hidden gems.

You might be considering popular destinations such as Rome, Paris or Amsterdam.

However, there are some fabulous less-visited cities that are certainly worth putting on your short list too!

Our travel team have come up with four unusual European destinations which are well worth a visit.

An Adriatic adventure in Dubrovnik

Rich in history and packed with fascinating architecture, Dubrovnik is one of the most exciting cities to explore in Croatia.

Here you can wander down narrow alleyways, walk along the tall city walls or take a boat trip out onto the Adriatic Sea.

The city is easy to navigate and explore and is host to mountains, beaches and plenty of hiking and biking adventures.

We recommend visiting Dubrovnik in spring and summer as it is during the warmer months of the year that the city really thrives.

Don’t forget to take a cable car or visit the Island of Lokrum for beautiful waterside walks.

Immerse yourself In Spanish history in Seville

While many holidaymakers travel to the Costa del Sol for their dose of spring sunshine, an alternative suntrap is just 130 miles north.

Seville, known for its Easter parades and festivals can be easily reached from UK airports.

Here you’ll find a heady mix of traditional Spanish and exotic Northern African cultures which is evident in the architecture. The Royal Palaces, Giralda Tower and Plaza Espana are just some of the places of historical interest.

When it comes to nightlife, Seville does not disappoint and has plenty in the way of traditional cultural experiences to enjoy such as flamenco dancing.

Mix it up in Moldova

Chisinau, like many cities in Europe, is best explored on foot. Here you can spend a good portion of your day simply wandering, letting the many sights and your instincts guide you.

Memorial Park, for example, is lush with green trees and red rose bushes and is also home to Moldova’s World War II memorial - a huge orange pyramid that dominates the landscape and is guarded night and day by two soldiers.

If you’re interested in art, take a walk to Art Market, just a short walk from the central park.

The Easter Parades of Braga

Braga, Portugal’s third-largest city is home to lots of churches, and is the perfect city break destination to visit if you would like to experience a traditional Easter parade and festival.

Fans of Baroque architecture will be in their element here as Braga is home to Portugal’s oldest cathedral and many other traditionally designed buildings and features.

Braga’s real draw however, is that it is relatively peaceful during the day but really comes alive at night. With seafood restaurants, vibrant nightclubs and scores of outside bars you definitely won’t be short of things to do!

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