The 2020 European Cup will finally be held in June 2021. There are 11 stadiums in 11 cities that will host the football match.
So uniquely, these 11 selected cities are also favorite tourist destinations for travelers. Want to know what tourist attractions are there? Here is the list.
1. Trevi Fountain, Rome, Italy
Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italy. Photo: Ardhi Suryadhi/Bali Tourism
The first tourist destination is the Trevi Fountain, which is known as a matchmaking fountain. The myth is that whoever throws 2 coins there will find his soul mate. Wow, the singles are interested in not coming here?
But behind this myth about matchmaking, the Trevi Fountain has a building design that is no less beautiful. This fountain building was designed by an Italian architect named Nicola Salvi which was later completed by Pietro Bracci.
Trevi Fountain which has a height of 26.3 meters is the tallest Baroque fountain in Rome. It was so slick, this fountain had served as the backdrop for several films, one of which was Federico Fellini’s La Dolce Vita.
2. Heydar Aliyev Center, Baku, Azerbaijan
Heydar Aliyev Centre. Photo: Getty Images
The Euro 2020 match will also take place in Baku, Azerbaijan. Maybe some of the travelers are still unfamiliar with this country dubbed the Fire Nation.
Azerbaijan is a Muslim country located at the crossroads between Turkey, Russia and Iran. This country is visited by many tourists from Europe.
Well, for Baku City itself is known to have historical sites. For example, Heydar Alivey Center is a building that has an architecture with a curved and futuristic style. The building was designed by Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid.
The name Heydar Alivey Center itself is taken from the name Heydar Alivey, the first Soviet secretary who also served as President of Azerbaijan for the 1993-2003 term. This building has a meaning as a reminder of the construction of Baku City.
3. Copenhagen Island, Copenhagen, Denmark
Floating park in Copenhagen, Denmark. Photo: (Fokstrot Studio)
From Azerbaijan, we fly to Denmark. The country that is called the happiest has a myriad of beautiful tourist destinations that are a shame to miss.
One of them is Copenhagen Island which is located on the south side of the pier of Copenhagen City. This tourist attraction is a floating park on an artificial island.
Copenhagen Island has 9 artificial islands that have their respective functions. There is a place for saunas, stages, cafes, gardens, and others. Interestingly, the islands are also a new habitat for various types of plants.
4. Peterhorf Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia
Peterhof Palace Russia. Photo: (titry frilyani/d’Traveler)
The spectators of the Euro 2020 match in St Petersburg, are obliged to stop at the magnificent palace of Peterhorf Palace. The 500-hectare palace is famous for its magnificent and beautiful gardens.
Uniquely, in the Peterhorf Palace complex there is a moat whose water goes directly to the sea. It makes sense because of the palace’s location close to the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland.
5. Madame Tussauds, London, England
Traveler pretends to be a wax figure at Madame Tussauds Museum in London, England Photo: (Shamsan93/Snapchat)
After watching the Euro 2020 match, a traveler can visit the Madame Tussauds Museum which is located in northwest London. Travelers who have not had the opportunity to meet face to face with world figures, can see the statue there.
Madame Tussauds has a collection of 250 wax statues ranging from Hollywood artists, football players, to the royal family. Travelers can take pictures with these statues as a memento of visiting London.
Next up: Palace of Parliament, Bucharest, Romania