Many people prefer to take their holidays in September and take short city breaks. Some just want to travel for a long weekend and inquire about new places. Shortly before the advent of autumn, the weather in southern Europe is still pleasantly warm, the days rain-free and the sun lures to long stay outside, in the fresh air. Are you looking for peace and relaxation in your September holiday? Do you want to do long city tours in not particularly crowded places for a change? Surely you want to get to know something new during your vacation and discover and visit very interesting sights? Then you are here with us right, because we show you in two successive articles worth seeing city travel destinations in southern Europe. A lot of culture, beautiful nature and great entertainment are waiting for you! about beautiful travel destinations in Northern Europe we have already reported. Now the warm September sun is luring us and it goes to the southwest! Would you like to join us?
Do not you know the Portuguese capital yet? Then your holiday is just going there in September!
Holiday in september in Lisbon, Portugal
For many years Lisbon has been overshadowed by the most popular travel destinations Barcelona and Madrid. Now begins a new golden age for this Portuguese capital and she is again in the focus of tourist interest. Lisbon is without a doubt a metropolis worth seeing, which brings charisma and lively everyday life under one common denominator.
A rich historical heritage is just waiting to be discovered by the numerous city guests. Here, country traditions are preserved and further developed. In the city center you can see the historic tram lines that lead through narrow, romantic streets. Ponte 25 de Abril (the bridge of April 25) can be seen from afar, as it is the striking landmark of the Portuguese capital. Right next to this bridge, on the banks of the Tagus River, stands an imposing monument – the Christo Rei statue. Built on the model of the famous Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, it is definitely the biggest attraction in Lisbon.
You just have to see the tower of Belem
Many tourists come to Lisbon because they have special interest in the history of the country and the whole ancient continent. At the 11th-century fortress Castelo de São Jorge they will get their money’s worth. There is so much history and culture on a 6000sqm surface that you have to plan enough time to visit the castle ruins, watchtowers and other excavations. The lively atmosphere of Lisbon can be felt first hand in the old quarters and on the waterfront and in cozy sidewalk cafes for hours to enjoy the warm sun and delicious Portuguese desserts. First-class hotels and restaurants are waiting for their guests and have a lot to offer. In Lisbon you can rely on good weather, because about 270 days a year the sun shines here!
Admire the authentic atmosphere of the Portuguese capital with its narrow streets and old trams
September holidays in Seville, Spain
Now we are going to Spain to visit the Andalusian capital Sevilla. Especially in September, you feel in Seville as in midsummer in Germany. Here you will find an idyllic holiday weather, the sun is always shining and the temperatures are also wonderful for a beach holiday. Apart from a lot of sun, warmth, light and joie de vivre, Seville has a lot to offer its tourists. A lot of European history, culture, folklore and colorful festivals await the guests. In the city center, every visitor to Seville is impressed by the majestic architecture of the Gothic cathedral (12th century) with its Giralda tower. The Alcazar Palace, La Tore de Oro (the Gold Tower) and many other medieval monuments were the reason for UNESCO’s decision in 1987 to declare it a World Heritage Site.
The imposing architecture of the cathedral in the city center can impress any guest
In Seville there is a colorful bustle during the day and at night. The city is considered the birthplace of flamenco and offers many opportunities to experience this passionate dance in interesting places. During your holiday in Seville, you can also taste the Spanish cuisine and learn to love it forever!
On the Seville holiday in Seville you can explore the city and enjoy yourself
Treat yourself to a September holiday in Seville and discover the unique taste of Spanish cuisine
September holidays in Bologna, Italy
For your holiday in September, we chose the Italian university city of Bologna as the third destination in southern Europe. Located very romantically at the foot of the Apennines and between the rivers Reno and Savena, the European Capital of Culture of the year 2000 Bologna. The city’s most important historical and cultural attractions include the oldest university in Europe, known as La Grassa (the fats) for short. Its 80,000 students still shape the cityscape today and bring a youthful flair to medieval city architecture.
The University of Bologna and its library are considered the oldest educational institutions in Europe
Piazza del Nettuno (the Neptune Fountain) is now in the center of Bologna, but was created in 1563-66
Other cultural monuments that should be on your list of very special sights in Bologna are the magnificent palaces of Piazza Maggiore, the Basilica of San Petronio, whose construction began in 1390 and is still unfinished today. We strongly suggest you visit the Neptune Fountain at Piazza del Nettuno and the 13th century Palazzo Re Enzo. The list of medieval buildings in Bologna is quite long, so you need to plan your time well so you can see as much of this unique city as possible.
Piazza Maggiore is located in the old part of Bologna
During your holiday in Bologna you must definitely taste the local cuisine and learn to love it
During your September holiday in Italy you must taste the specialties of the local cuisine. In Bologna, tortellini with ricotta and spinach filling are the best. Do not miss the chance to visit a trattoria where you can fully enjoy the informal and informal atmosphere of Bologna. Yes, when it comes to culture and cuisine, you feel in good hands in this city!
Well, have you already decided where to spend your holiday in September best?
Lisbon and its attractions at night
On a September holiday you can treat yourself to something delicious as a dessert
Small restaurants in Lisbon are very cozy and offer the best of Portuguese cuisine
The landmark of Spain is Plaza de Espana in Seville
Plaza de Espana Seville
Panoramic view of the Andalusian capital Sevilla
Welcome to Bologna!