Our Top Ten Sunset Spots in Europe

By Tom Skoff

When it comes to the best sunset spot in Europe, the debate is endless. Travelers are consistently posed with this decision of where to go to enjoy an unforgettable sunset, so we’re taking you on a tour of our top 10 sunset spots in Europe. Hopefully, you’ll get a chance to visit some of these places and form your own opinion! If anything we say here inspires you to travel with Bus2alps, then please check out our Escape 2 Europe Trips and our Study Abroad European Trips.

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1) Dublin, Ireland

Visiting DUBLIN, IRELAND, is always a great time. The city is great with so much art, history, and culture to explore, but it’s also good to head out into the legendary Irish countryside and coast. Our journey begins north near the city of Dublin. A visit to the Cliffs of Moher is a must if you are a sunset seeker. Watch ocean tides cut through the lush rays of the orange sun and break against the picturesque cliffs. There’s no better way to end a day than here.

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2) Prague, Czech Republic

Visiting PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC is an absolute must! Staying north, we enter Prague – a city covered with golden castles, it also makes a prime spot for sunset photographers. Watch the city illuminate before your eyes as evening turns to night. This is a must visit for all urban sunset watchers.

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3) Florence, Italy

Visiting FLORENCE, ITALY will never disappoint. Travel to the beating heart of Italy, Florence, grabbing a bottle of wine and heading up to the Piazzale Michelangelo for an elevated view of the entire city. This is a sunset that surely will not disappoint.

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4) Venice, Italy

The sunset in Venice, Italy is simply incredible. Time to make our way north to Venice, the sinking city that’s home to some of the most beautiful sunsets in Europe. Take a boat out or watch from one of the canal bridges as the bright orange sun sets over this magnificent city.

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5) Rome, Italy

The sunsets in ROME, ITALY are simply exquisite. Yet another Italian city makes the list — and for good reason! If you’re fortunate enough to spend some time in this fantastic city, head up to the Pincio Terrace. Here you can watch the sunset over the historical structures of this baroque city.

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6) Lisbon, Portugal

Visit LISBON, PORTUGAL for some of the best sunsets in Europe.  Continuing on our journey south, we now enter Lisbon. This waterfront city is the perfect place to catch a southern European sunset. Head up to the Sao Jorge Castle which will provide stunning 360 views of the entire city of Lisbon.

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7) Barcelona, Spain

Visit BARCELONA, SPAIN. Heading to the east side of Spain we enter Barcelona. This colorful city by the Mediterranean is arguably our favorite sunset spot in all of Europe. Head up to Park Guell, where all the colors will illuminate with the setting sun. This is the perfect backdrop to up your Instagram game!

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8) Santorini, Greece

Visiting SANTORINI, GREECE will offer up some of the best sunsets you’ve ever seen. Let’s head further east to Santorini, Greece. What is a sunset list without this place? Search for a secluded spot on top of the hill in the village of Oia. The peaceful vibes of Santorini mixed with lush pink skies are all you really need in life.

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9) Paris, France

Of course PARIS, FRANCE was going to be on this list! How could we forget the city of love? Grab a bottle of wine and search for a view of the Eiffel Tower just as the sun sets. This scene is guaranteed to impress even the harshest of dates.

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10) Amalfi Coast, Italy

Visiting the Amalfi Coast, Italy will guarantee some truly epic sunsets. And this is where we finally we will wrap up our list… in beautiful Southern Italy. The Amalfi Coast is a vibrant oceanside town that comes to life in the summer months. The colors of this stunning cliffside community provide the perfect landscape for all sunset seekers. But rather than looking for reasons to visit this stunning coast, perhaps you’d like to read 14 reasons why you should not visit the Amalfi Coast? If you have any follow-up questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Your beautiful European sunsets could be just a few clicks away.