15 Fairytale Places That Have Resisted the Impact of Time

    15 Fairytale Places That Have Resisted the Impact of Time
    Greg

    5:34 PM EST, December 28, 2022, updated: 6:39 AM EST, December 29, 2022

    There are places where time seems to have stopped long ago. They enchant the visitors with their unique atmosphere and unusual architecture. This is where you can take a deep breath and get away from it all.

    #1 Cinque Terre

    In fact these are five picturesque towns located on the Italian Riviera (the west of Italy).

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    The most beautiful ones are by far Manarola and Vernazza; they both have access to the sea and the buildings there are marvelous.

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    freesurf69/freepik

    #2 Sintra

    This is a Portuguese town located near Lisbon. It lies among some hills and its biggest attraction is the Pena Palace.

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    hosemprevogliadipartire/instagram

    Also, Quinta da Regaleira is also worth at least a moment. It's a mansion full of secret passages and stashes.

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    quinta.da.regaleira/instagram

    #3 Rothenburg ob der Tauber

    Strolling down the streets of this Bavarian town might think that you are not in 21st century but a long time ago.

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    Rothenburg ob der Tauber is famous for its half-timbered structures, paved streets and 14th century town walls.

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    villages/instagram

    #4 Kvívík

    This village has got approximately 600 people living there. It is on the coast of the Streymoy island.

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    deftony83/instagram

    It's one of the oldest settlements on the Faroe Islands. One of the best destinations for anyone looking forward to some solitary vacations far from the crowds.

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    glaesmann/instagram

    #5 Bo-Kaap

    It is a wonderfully colorful district of Capstad (The Republic of South Africa). The houses are really close together, lining the narrow streets.

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    africantravelescapes/instagram

    The district was set up in the middle of 18th century by the slaves.

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    capetown.travel/instagram

    #6 Shirakawa-gō

    This Japanese village lies in the valley surrounded by mountains.

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    It is famous for the building style called gasshō-zukuri, standing for hands placed together for prayer

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    shirakawa_go/instagram

    #7 Sighișoara

    This Romanian town has preserved the climate of a medieval settlement. Its charm is all about the thick town walls and colorful houses.

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    imagini.din.romania/instagram

    This is where the world-famous Vlad the Impaler (Dracula) was born. Although he lived there for four years only, the house where he was born is still there.

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    the_travelette/instagram

    #8 Willemstad

    This is the capital of Curaçao, an island being an autonomous Dutch territory.

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    fototante.de/instagram

    The yellow building with the white details is by far the most characteristic structure in the town. It was built at the beginning of 18th century as a merchant's house. Currently there is a drugstore.

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    repostandoomundo/instagram

    #9 Santorini

    This stunningly picturesque Greek island is located on the Aegean Sea.

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    freesurf69/freepik

    Tourists are amazed with white houses with blue roofs, sitting on the rocky slopes wonderfully matching the blue sky.

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    tirachard/freepik

    #10 Bibury

    Life in this English village goes on so slowly. The rows of stone-made houses well match the green surrounding.

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    Originally, the houses were wool warehouses. In the 17th century they became houses of the weavers and their families.

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    cecilia_rinaldi/instagram

    #11 Reine

    A Norwegian village right beyond the Arctic Circle in the Lofoten archipelago.

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    The houses are scattered on several tiny islands connected with bridges.

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    arttravelgr/instagram

    #12 Colmar

    A French town famous for its half-timber architecture. One of its districts is called 'Small Venice'

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    Colmar is where you can find some traces of the Germanic culture and taste some delicious Alsatian wine.

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    alsace/instagram

    #13 Chefchaouen

    This town attracts thousands of tourists with its white and blue houses.

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    angel.nt.111/freepik

    The blue is to protect the inhabitants against curses and repel mosquitoes and other insects.

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    elizavetalarionova/freepik

    #14 Ronda

    This Spanish town in located on the altitude of 700 meters above the sea level.

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    visitespana/instagram

    The biggest attractions of the town include three bridges spanning a spectacular canyon and a bull fight arena.

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    europe.escape/instagram

    #15 Wengen

    A Swiss mountain village located at an elevation of 1,274 meters above the sea level the Bernese Oberland (part of the Alps)

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    swiss.views/instagram

    It's a traffic-free zone. It's a perfect spot to start your trekking trips or go to the nearby skiing slopes.

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    switzerland.vibe/instagram
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