St. Valentine’s Day is slowly approaching and many lovers are having the dilemma where to spend this special day in the most romantic way. Well, we might not know which are the best places in Europe to spend St. Valentine’s Day, but we certainly know which are the worst.
Here are the top 5 places in Europe you should definitely not visit on St. Valentine’s Day.
The Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower indeed is considered to be one of the most romantic places on the Earth, but is far away from that on St.Valentine’s Day. In fact, its huge popularity is the main reason why it is one of the worst places to visit on that day. Estimated 6.9 million people visit this remarkable tower every year so just imagine how crowded it could be especially on St. Valentine’s Day! Chances are you would have to spend hours and hours in the crowd waiting for your turn to get the ticket or get on the elevator – how romantic!
Disneyland might be the “happiest place on the Earth”, but it’s certainly far from being romantic, and not just on St. Valentine’s day, but any day of the year. Kids running around, newborns crying, parents yelling – that’s not really the picture that many people have when one mentions St. Valentine’s Day.
Bridge of Sighs
Venice is another popular destination between the lovers and although no one can deny that this tiny town is breath-taking beautiful, its most popular bridge, “Bridge of Sighs”, should be a “no-go” for St. Valentine’s Day. Ironically, unlike what many people think, Bridge of Sighs is far from being a romantic place. Wondering why? Well, the reality is that when Lord Byron called it “Bridge of Sighs he didn’t really refer to “love sighs”, but totally the opposite. This historic bridge used to connect the New Prison to the interrogation rooms in the Doge’s Palace and therefore it was the place where prisoners would sigh at their final view of the beautiful Venetian landscape before being taken to the cells. Very romantic, isn’t it?
The Museum of Broken Relationships
Located in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, the Museum of Broken Relationships is a place where people can share stories about their heartbreaks and donate the gifts and the belongings of their ex-lovers. The concept of this museum is very interesting and unique, but just imagine visiting it with your partner right on St. Valentine’s Day… Depressing!
Lover’s Bridge might be one of the most romantic spots not only in Prague but in the entire world any day of the year except St. Valentine’s Day. Just imagine going to a bridge with your partner to put your love lock and having to wait to your turn just to put it and then just simply leave so you can make a room for other couples… If you are one of those who is a firm believer that St. Valentine’s Day is supposed to be special and the moments spent are not supposed to be rushed then just simply avoid Lover’s Bridge on this day of the year.