10 Best Places to Propose in Europe (2024)

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by Suzanne Sachs  5 min read



Europe is full of perfect places to propose. Whether you and the person you love are enthusiasts for cities, beaches, towers, canals, towns or good food and wine, there’s a beautiful spot to create a lifetime of memories. But where, exactly, should that most important question be asked? This guide describes some of the best places in Europe to ask that special person to marry you.


In this guide we will explain the following:

  • Romantic Locations in Europe for Outdoor Lovers
  • Eiffel Tower - Paris, France
  • Venice - Italy
  • Dubrovnik - Croatia
  • Hallstatt - Austria
  • Edinburgh - Scotland
  • Santorini - Greece
  • Prague - Czech Republic
  • Romantic Destinations in Europe
  • Lisbon - Portugal
  • Budapest - Hungary
  • Barcelona - Spain
  • Best Places to Propose in Europe

Romantic Locations in Europe for Outdoor Lovers


1. Eiffel Tower - Paris, France

The Eiffel Tower is an iconic symbol of love and romance, making it one of the most popular proposal spots in the world. The Eiffel Tower offers stunning panoramic views of the city of Paris. Proposing from its observation decks allows you to have a beautiful backdrop of the Parisian skyline, which adds to the romantic atmosphere.


2. Venice - Italy

Venice is often referred to as the "City of Love" due to its romantic ambiance. The city's winding canals, historic architecture, and charming streets create a magical setting that is perfect for a romantic proposal.


3. Dubrovnik - Croatia

Dubrovnik is famous for its ancient city walls, which offer panoramic views of the Adriatic Sea and the Old Town. You can propose at a scenic spot along the walls while enjoying breathtaking vistas.



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4. Hallstatt - Austria

The crystal-clear waters of Hallstatt Lake provide a serene and romantic setting for a proposal. You can propose by the lakeside, on a boat, or even at the lakeside promenade.


5. Edinburgh - Scotland

Edinburgh is known for its rich history and stunning medieval and Georgian architecture. The city's historic streets, narrow closes, and well-preserved buildings create a romantic ambiance that's perfect for a proposal.


6. Santorini - Greece

Oia, a charming village in Santorini, is renowned for its breathtaking sunsets. The charming, whitewashed villages of Santorini, including Oia, Fira, and Imerovigli, are filled with narrow, winding streets, colorful bougainvillea, and picturesque architecture, creating a romantic and intimate setting. Proposing here while the sun sets over the sea creates a magical and romantic atmosphere.


7. Prague - Czech Republic

Prague is often referred to as the "City of a Hundred Spires" due to its stunning Gothic and Baroque architecture. The historic buildings, narrow cobblestone streets, and ornate bridges create a fairytale-like atmosphere perfect for a romantic proposal.


Romantic Destinations in Europe

Europe is full of romantic cities, beaches, and architecture. These are some especially romantic locations for a proposal over a glass of wine, a spectacular beach, or at a beautiful city.


8. Lisbon - Portugal

Lisbon is famously known for its stunning viewpoints, or "miradouros," that offer breathtaking panoramic views of the city, the Tagus River, and the Atlantic Ocean. Proposing at one of these viewpoints, such as São Jorge Castle or Miradouro da Senhora do Monte, can be incredibly romantic.



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9. Budapest - Hungary

The beautiful Danube River, historic thermal baths, and the romantic Fisherman's Bastion offer a variety of proposal settings in Budapest.


10. Barcelona - Spain

The architecture of Antoni Gaudí, the bustling La Rambla, and the stunning beachfront make Barcelona a romantic and vibrant city for a proposal. Barcelona is famous for its unique and stunning architecture, with Antoni Gaudí's masterpieces such as the Sagrada Família, Park Güell, and Casa Batlló. Proposing at one of these iconic landmarks can add an artistic and romantic touch to your proposal.


Best Places to Propose in Europe

While it can be tempting to get wrapped up in elaborate proposal plans, sometimes the very best way to ask the question is a classic, heartfelt, on-one-knee moment. Whatever you and your soon-to-be fiance or fiancee enjoy, Europe has beautiful and memorable places to propose. Make one of these romantic locations your special place by proposing with the perfect vintage engagement ring.



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Suzanne Sachs

Suzanne has always believed vintage rings can change lives. She's been in the jewelry industry for over 35 years, working with vintage jewelers, diamond dealers, diamond cutters, and gemologists. Suzanne started Artdecodiamonds in 2000 and understood the demand for vintage rings throughout the world. She ultimately started VintageDiamondRing.com in 2014, and understands each vintage ring is a reflection of you – your history, your relationships, your style, your elegance and is honored to have the opportunity to help you showcase your flair in a unique and exquisite way.


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