The most historic cafes around the world

Posted by on March 22, 2014

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The most legendary cafés of Europe have hosted aristocrats, scientists and artists, politicians and people who have set their own way the history of each city. Walls, ceilings, mirrored the evolution of architecture and the towering mirrors shines almost the whole history of art over the centuries. Of course everything will be the space that formerly travelers made a stop to send a card to their loved ones and to drink a sip of coffee. Now they have remained the sips, but the cards have been replaced with a check in online. Even the most atmospheric cafés of Europe, experience this change.

Café New York, Budapest

It is the most beautiful cafe in Europe, if not worldwide. It is housed in the Hotel New York Palace Luxury Iotel for over a century. After a rich past with famous patrons and this turned turbulent years of war. Solely as a café operated again until 2006 and then going through one of the best of seasons. The decor honors the past. Baroque ornaments, gold, red velvets, silky fabrics and the smell of freshly brewed coffee dominate around. You will also find some very good dishes for dinner or lunch both traditional Hungarian, and Italian cuisine. In the environment and add a black piano, classical music and some overly enthusiastic tourists who can not restrain their admiration.

Café New York, Budapest

Café New York, Budapest

La Closerie des Lilas, Paris

It was and remains a favorite of artists, particularly writers, such as Ernest Hemingway and Henry Miller. Even today, every Tuesday evening, scholars, artists, scientists and poets gather to analyze new theories and to share with others their new creations. Here arrive fanatical readers of Hemingway to drink their coffee there that the author spent endless hours writing. Lived also very close from here. His favorite was to corner sits quietly with papers and cigarettes on the mahogany bar. There, now there is a small sign with the name.

La Closerie des Lilas, Paris

La Closerie des Lilas, Paris

Majestic Café, Porto

The Lectures on Art Noveau aesthetic. It is no coincidence one of the photographed café in Europe. Impressive is the facade of the special decoration of gardens and offered for relaxing in the summer months. Aesthetic owes the architect Joao Queiroz. Many have drunk his lunch coffee at the tables, the most inspiring, contemporary patrons is JK Rowling, creator of Harry Potter.

Majestic Café, Porto

Majestic Café, Porto

Cafe Chris, Amsterdam

The Dutch capital is known for the Brown cafes. So called because the interior is characterized by its dark wood paneling and gray paint on the walls and ceilings. The Cafe Chris first opened its doors in 1964 and is certainly the oldest of the city. Located in the Jordaan district and despite the fact that it is famous, the locals continue to prefer not to fear the tourists struggling in the evenings to find available table.

Cafe Chris, Amsterdam

Cafe Chris, Amsterdam

View more here: The Luxury Cafe Royal Hotel reopens in Regent Street in London.

By Nicole P.

Historic cafes photos: David Coggins, Christophe Delas, Tim Sackton, Raymond DEJONG.

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