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With the arrival of summer and its good weather also comes the desire for adventure. In case you’re still looking for the perfect destination for summer in Europe, we’ve come up with a list of three of the best.

London, with its long days and unique attractions; Madrid, to enjoy a traditional street party; or Barcelona, where you can discover the most folkloric side of the city. Which one would you visit?

Do something different in London

London offers a wide range of interesting events and activities to experience from June to September. Watching an outdoor film screening in iconic locations like Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey or Hyde Park. Don’t miss this romantic evening out!

Another favourite activity is to explore the inside of Buckingham Palace and its majestic State Rooms. This is the only time of the year when you can visit it, as the Queen is at Windsor Castle on holiday – a mustsee!

London is a very big city. Therefore, it’s important to stay in a hotel located in the perfect place to discover the British capital. The Caesar Hotel is right next to Hyde Park and well connected to landmarks such as Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace.

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Madrid: Experience an authentically traditional summer in Europe

Madrid in August is a constant party as it has the luck of hosting three of the capital’s most popular street parties. They begin on the 6th in El Rastro with San Cayetano and continue with San Lorenzo on the 10th and 11th in the Lavapiés neighbourhood. The festivities finally end on the 15th in the La Latina area. It’s where they hold the street party of La Paloma, the most famous August celebration.

There’s no better way to end a long and hot day in Madrid than at La Terraza del Urban. Enjoy the magnificent views over the rooftop of Madrid while you sip on a refreshing cocktail. All while watching the sunset in a modern, relaxed and welcoming environment.

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Let yourself be surprised in Barcelona

Barcelona is the summer destination par excellence in Europe, but it has more to offer than just sun and beach. One of the most outstanding events is undoubtedly the Gràcia fest. For seven days in August, the neighbourhood enjoys a variety of activities, including concerts, parades and competitions.

During the festivities, the streets are full of decorations inspired by different themes. You’ll find yourself in an enchanted forest one moment, and then suddenly in an incredible scene from Harry Potter or Jurassic Park.

And at the end of the day, what better way to top it off than this: enjoying the summer sunset from the most exclusive rooftop in Barcelona. The Terraza del Claris and the terrace of Hotel Granados 83 4*S boast fabulous cocktail and tapas menus for you to enjoy.

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Which do you think is the best city to experience summer in Europe?