Sunsets are some of the most beautiful things that we can experience, and they are free. There is something so exhilarating to watch the sky transform in front of you, to see the golden rays of the sun dip below the horizon, leaving behind it streaks of copper, purple, pink and yellow. No matter how hard we try, it seems impossible to appreciate each moment, as every time you cast your eyes on it after looking away, it seems to have changed into something entirely new.
Finding the perfect perch to witness the sunset is a valuable opportunity for travelers to reflect on their journeys. It gives us time to contemplate the day’s busy activities, and soak in those you may not have adequately appreciated as they happened. The expansive beauty of the sunset also allows us to put the world into perspective, realizing its grandeur and vastness. A universal human experience, beholding a sunset is a humbling and exciting experience. Here are some of our favorite places to watch sunsets in Europe.
When the sun has set, no candle can replace it. -George R.R. Martin
Soon it got dusk, a grapy dusk, a purple dusk over tangerine groves and long melon fields; the sun the color of pressed grapes, slashed with burgandy red, the fields the color of love and Spanish mysteries. – Jack Kerouac, On the Road
Near the River Liffey
There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them.” -Jo Walton
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky. -Rabindranath Tagor