3 of the Best Stargazing Spots in Europe

3 of the Best Stargazing Spots in Europe


When was the last time you looked up to see the stars and marveled at the glorious beauty of the night sky? If you spend most of your time in cities, you may be missing out on one of the greatest wonders above you. In many places, light pollution gets in the way of what could be a majestic sight. Luckily, there are excellent spots from around the world that you can visit for a spectacular stargazing experience. A group or solo travel in Europe is a perfect excuse to go on a starry adventure. And if you are looking for places to go the best nightscape views, here are some of the best stargazing spots in Europe for your bucket list.

Alqueva Dark Sky Reserve, Portugal
Located in Portuguese Alentejo, Alqueva is a starlight tourism destination that boasts a glorious view of the night sky. At night, a blanket of stars covers this beautiful Dark Sky Reserve which stretches to about 3000 square kilometers.

Connemara, Ireland
Nature’s sublime beauty, with its dramatic landscape and gorgeous lakes, is not the only thing that shines brightly in Connemara. At night the sky dazzles as bright leaving those who are lucky enough to see it in awe. Far from the bright lights of the city, this is one of the places where you can spend hours just watching the stars.

Pic du Midi International Dark Sky Reserve (Réserve Internationale de Ciel Étoilé du Pic du Midi), France
Pic du Midi is designated as an International Dark Sky Reserve that spans more than 3,000 kilometers. The vast area reaches across two other famous attractions in France — the UNESCO World Heritage Site Pyrénées-Mont Perdu and the Pyrénées National Park. Visitors flock to the place to see the starry sky, the constellations, and more. It also boasts an observatory which serves as a venue for an annual event known as the “Night at the Summit” where stargazers can stay for a night and enjoy the magnificent vista of the sky.

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