Strasbourg, An Impressive City

Strasbourg, an impressive city

There are those who claim that Strasbourg is one of the most beautiful cities in France and even in the entire world. The truth is that this city is absolutely charming and impressive, so we invite you to visit it with us and be the judge who decides if it deserves the honor of being considered the most beautiful in the world, will you join us?

Strasbourg: history and charm in one place

1. Strasbourg Cathedral

Strasbourg Cathedral
Strasbourg Cathedral – Sergey Kelin

If there is something that characterizes most European countries, it is their history, perfectly preserved and told through the castles, cathedrals, streets and monuments of their cities. The Strasbourg Cathedral is one of the most impressive in the country, it is known worldwide as the Notre-Dame de Strasbourg Cathedral and was declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1988.

This impressive cathedral was built over 4 centuries, between 1015 and 1439. The architectural style that characterizes it is Gothic and its only tower was considered for more than two centuries as the tallest architectural work in the world. Knowing this cathedral is practically a must for any tourist visiting Strasbourg.

2. La Petite France in Strasbourg

Petite France in Strasbourg
Petite France – Boris Stroujko

La Petite France in Strasbourg is one of the most beautiful and picturesque neighborhoods in the city. It is an essential stop, in addition, we guarantee that you will be absolutely in love with this wonderful place.

La Petite France was also declared a World Heritage Site in 1988. This neighborhood was the residence of the Strasbourg guilds. It is currently the headquarters of beautiful hotels and restaurants where you can taste the most exquisite cuisine.

3. Museum of Fine Arts of Strasbourg

This wonderful museum dedicated to fine arts is one of the most important in the country. Since 1898 it has been located on the first floor of the Rohan Palace. Here you can also visit other museums, one dedicated to the archeology of Strasbourg and another to the decorative arts.

Strasbourg, a city to remember

4. The Republic Square

Strasbourg Republic Square
Republic Square – Solodovnikova Elena

This gigantic square is another of the most important tourist references in Strasbourg. The Republic Square is located in the famous German neighborhood and more than a square it resembles a beautiful park where you can spend an unforgettable day.

It was designed between 1871 and 1918 and in its surroundings you can find a large number of important buildings such as the University Library, the Rhin Palace or the National Theater.

4. The Rohan Palace

Rohan Palace in Strasbourg
Rohan Palace – Francisco Javier Gil

Home to some museums, as we have pointed out,  the Rohan Palace is one of the most impressive infrastructures in Strasbourg. It was built between 1732 and 1742 by Robert de Cotte, who was considered to be the king’s first architect.

The design of the Palais Rohan is based on the model of older Parisian palaces, becoming one of the most beautiful buildings of the 18th century. Visiting this palace is like moving back in time, because it remains practically the same as when it was built and decorated.

5. The Orangerie park

Orangerie Park in Strasbourg
Park in Strasbourg – pavel dudek

Romantic in nature, this large park is one of the favorites for locals to exercise, see animals or simply spend a quiet and different time. This park is a true haven of peace and tranquility where you can watch the storks nest or see some animals more closely in the small zoo that is on site.

It is ideal for walks as a couple or with the family and for a very special picnic. Best of all, you don’t have to pay to enjoy this wonder, since admission is completely free.

Strasbourg is, without a doubt, one of the most special and beautiful cities in France. If you are a lover of history and culture, this must be one of your next destinations, we can guarantee that you will fall completely in love with this magnificent city. And you, would you like to get to know Strasbourg?

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