“Will you marry me?” It’s one of the most important questions you’ll ask in your lifetime, so you want to make sure you pick the right spot to pop it. Well in Europe there is no shortage of romantic spots to propose at that your partner will love and here you’ll find five of the best.
No surprise that the City of Canals find its way onto this list, but it’s true that you’d have to do something really stupid to mess up a proposal in Venice.
Starting the evening off with a gondola ride, before a dinner at sunset may sound cliché, but it’s almost guaranteed to work out. After soaking up the sunset, take a walk along the narrow streets of Venice to the Accademia Bridge. This is perhaps Venice’s most impressive bridge and is the perfect spot to see the waters of the Grand Canal passing by and to ask that question.
The Eiffel Tower
There are few cities more suited to a wedding proposal than the City of Love – Paris! The French capital is full of lovely restaurants, breathtaking views and gorgeous walkways, making it another top spot to pop the question.
The Eiffel Tower is, of course, the most obvious place to head to and it may seem unoriginal, but there’s a reason why the tower has been the location for so many proposals in the past and that’s because it’s the perfect spot. From the top of the tower you’ll be able to enjoy the best view of one of the world’s most beautiful cities. If you can find a more original Paris location, with a view to rival that from the tower, then well done to you. If not, then consider the Eiffel Tower your perfect Plan B.
Florence’s Piazzale Michelangelo
Florence is a city full of art and architecture on every corner, but is also not as busy and touristy as Venice or Paris. That makes a break in Florence a great idea for a quiet trip with your partner and just like in Venice and Paris, there is no shortage of great views.
Perhaps the best view of Florence is the one from the Piazzale Michelangelo, a square above the city with stunning panoramic views of the Tuscan city. No matter when you visit the square you’ll see a view worthy of a postcard picture and that is why this should be on your list of places to consider getting down on one knee.
The Catalan city of Barcelona really does have it all. You could quite easily come up with a separate list of romantic places to propose in Barcelona alone! The only difficulty would be cutting it down to just five. From the beach to Tibidabo hill, which overlooks the whole city, there are many great spots to ask that question. The Catalan cuisine is among the finest in Europe so a meal at a top restaurant is bound to get your evening off to a great start before you head off to that perfect little corner of the city where you’ll ask the most important question of your trip.
You may not expect to see Dublin on a list of romantic places to propose, but the city is actually another great place to do so. Dublin is a charming city and although it has few major landmarks, and you can’t be guaranteed the sun necessary for a sunset, if the answer is “yes” then there are few better places to celebrate than in the Irish capital.
No matter where you propose in Dublin, whether in the street or a restaurant, the Irish will be as happy as you will be when the answer is “yes.” They’ll party with you both and any thoughts of a couple of minutes of privacy will go out the window as the Irish share your joy with you as you share a drink with them. A proposal in Dublin would certainly be one to remember.