10 Places in Europe to Visit Free of Charge
Fan of not only money-saving but also enjoying a wonderful sight-seeing free of charge will be a European offer for this summer. USA Today offers ten best of them.
The first stop can be made in Liria Palace in Madrid, which belonged to the Duchess of Alba. The palace has gathered a nice collection of works of art of Spain, Holland, Italy, Germany, France and Britain. Free tours are offered on Fridays from 10 am to 11 am.
In the picturesque Trastevere area of Rome on the West bank of the Tiber River festival Festa de Noantri will be held for eight days. The tourists who join this fancy festival will be served tasty local cuisine free of charge, listen to outdoor concerts and watch the colorful religious processions.
In Germany, Leipzig, famous car company “Porsche” offers people free trips to its plant. Guides explain and show the tourists how the birth of world-known cars as the Cayenne and Panamera is being done . The free tour also includes visits to the Museum of History of Porsche. For an extra fee you can have lunch in the canteen or order a test drive.
Fever of Friday’s evening in Paris is an entertainment for skaters. Fans of movies are going to the square Place Raoul Dautry – between the Montparnasse Tower and the metro station Paris-Montparnasse every Friday at 10 pm. Routes are different every week. But they always make up about 30 kilometers. By one o’clock all participants must return to the point of departure.
In Oslo, you can visit Sculpture Park, which exposes over 200 works of the renowned Norwegian sculptor Gustav Vigeland. The sculpture themes are various life circumstances and emotions of the people.
In Lisbon, the Gulbenkian Museum offers to admire the objects of Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Islamic, Asian and European art. The exhibition includes Japanese prints, Persian tapestries and European paintings from Rubens paintings to works by Renoir.
Company Sandeman’s New Europe offers a free walking tours to nine European cities – among them Paris, Madrid, London and Berlin. Recently, Prague has been included in the list of cities, where free tours are organized.
Zurich is known as an expensive city. However Fraumunster church can be visited for free. In the building of XIII century one can admire the stained-glass window, created by Alberto Giacometti, and five stained-glass windows of Marc Chagall.
The monument, dedicated to Frank Zappa is one of the cults of musicians of 60 years of the last century, you can visit in Vilnius. It is located in the area Uzupis, known for its artistic cafes, art galleries and open shops.
Finally, you can visit the factory which manufactures wooden shoes in Amsterdam. Visitors to the factory will be able to observe the way in which workers manually hew, and then paint this traditional Dutch footwear. Characteristically, the process of making shoes has not been changed since the XIV century.