This post was updated on 8th September, 2016.
The World From Above is a series on The Trusted Traveller, taking you above the world one region at a time. From Europe, Asia, North and South America, Africa, the Middle East and Oceania, nothing will be missed.
With the help of some of the most well travelled people I know, we’re taking you on a journey through Europe from above. From Romania to Greece and Ireland to Germany and so many more places in between, we’re helping you to get that view too on your next trip to Europe.
So lets get right into it with the next 14 Europe from Above photos.
Tampa Mountain, Brasov
Lizzie – Wanderful World
This shot was taken from the top of Tampa Mountain, which has the famous ‘Brasov’ sign in the style of the Hollywood lettering. You can either hike up the mountainside or, alternatively, catch a cable car up to the top.
Adri – City of the Week
The 16th-century Venetian fortress guarding the city of Hvar can be reached in under 30 minutes from the Old Town by climbing the stairs, or via car by driving up the hill behind the fort. By paying a small fee of approximately 4 euros, one can admire the beautiful panoramic view of the city and the spectacular Pakleni Islands.
Parc Guell, Barcelona
Kelly – Where in the World KP
Many people don’t even know it’s there because they head straight to the main tourist area of Parc Guell. It overlooks the entire city from a 360 view. All you have to do is keep hiking up towards the very top of Parc Guell. There will be a little dirt path that goes straight up to the top. It’s kind of steep and no fences or railings. Once you get to the top, it’s a perfect view and great areas to sit down and have a little picnic 🙂
Horta, Faial, Azores
Jessica – Matt & Jessica Sailing
This shot is taken of the town Horta, Faial, Azores; an archipelago in Atlantic Portugal. To see this stunning scenery just take a nice drive or walk up to the top of Monte da Guia which gives you sweeping views of Porto Pim below, Horta and it’s marina in the center, and the 2,351 meter volcanic crest of Pico off to your right.
Maria – Travelling Buzz
Greenwich is a must visit district in South East London not only because its spectacular Riverfront, the Georgian and Victorian architecture in the town center or the Market.The spectacular view of London from the Greenwich park is the one thing that will leave you breathless.
Bieszczady Mountains, Poland
Karolina & Patryk – Karolina&Patryk.com
View from Tarnica, the highest peak of Bieszczady Mountains in Poland. Bieszczady are located in the southeastern Poland, near the Slovak and Ukrainian border. They are known from the unpolluted air, spectacular views and peaceful atmosphere.
Andrea – Rear View Mirror
Berat’s Ottoman era old town is split in two by the Osum River. From the larger Mangalem district you can walk up to UNESCO listed Berat Castle. The castle looks over the valley and the smaller Gorica district on the other side of the river.
Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris
Karisa – Flirting with the Globe
The best city view of Paris is often a hotly debated topic among travelers; however, after experiencing the view from the top of Notre Dame, my mind is made up! You’re going to want to get to Notre Dame as early as possible (ideally, about 30 minutes before the doors open), because the long line to acess the tower wraps around the historic church. Once inside, you’ll climb the narrow, winding 387 steps up the south tower. When you finally reach the top, catch your breath and soak in the amazing panoramic views of the famous gargoyles overlooking the city.
Town Hall Tower, Lviv, Ukraine
Nic – The Roaming Renegades
The town hall of Lviv is the centre point of this weathered and characterful Baroque city. It stands above the many church spires and monuments at 65 meters tall and has, in one form or another, been on this spot since 1357. The tower, with its proud blue and yellow flag flying defiantly in the Ukrainian sky, offers amazing panoramic views of this surprising and beautiful city. Costing only 10 Ukrainian Hryvnia – The equivalent to £0.20 to ascend this Venetian style masterpiece Lviv offers great value for money for the would be adventurer!
Gellert Hill, Budapest
Adelina – Pack Me To
The trek up Gellert Hill is well worth the climb for a great view of the hills of Buda and the grid-like pattern of Pest. Separating the two is the mighty Danube River and all of Budapest’s unique bridges. To get here take tram 47 or 49 to the base of the hill and start climbing. At the top, beyond the beautiful view, there is also a citadel and various statues to explore.
Ben – HugeParty Travel
Check out the gorgeous view from the top of the North Chain of the Austrian Alps, known as Hafelekarspitze. This picture is from a trip to Innsbruck, at the end of a quick ride aboard the cable car. The best part of the trip is the view, such a great panoramic sight of the Alps! The second best part is the bar on top of the mountain! Cheers!
Ben Nevis, Scotland
Neil – Locomotion Travel
Ben Nevis is located near the town of Fort William in the Central Scottish Highlands and its summit is the highest point in the UK. The ascent is relatively gradual and achievable for most ability levels. On a clear day, all of Scotland lies below you.
And a few from me!
Assisi – Italy
Assisi is a small town perched high on a hill in the Italian region of Umbria approximately half way between Rome and Florence. It is a UNESCO World Heritage listed town that is famous for is magnificent medieval architecture and for being the birth place of Saint Francis. You can get this view from in front of the Basilica of Saint Frances.
The second smallest and most densely populated country in the world packs a punch when it comes to picturesque views from above. At a tiny 2.02 km², the whole country is set on a the side of a hill running down to the water. From in front of the Prince’s Palace of Monaco is where you’ll get this view which is especially nice as the sun goes down.
Check out more of the World From Above:
- Europe From Above: Part 1, Part 2, Part 4 and Part 5
- Africa From Above
- Asia From Above: Part 1 and Part 2
- North America From Above: Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3
- Oceania From Above: Part 1 and Part 2
- South America From Above
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