Good things come in small packages.
Oftentimes, travelers are on a mission to cross off popular destinations on their checklist. It’s not an easy feat to see every attraction or restaurant–big and small–which is why the opportunity to explore under-the-radar attractions can get lost in the excitement. Whether it’s a tiny ramen restaurant with a maximum capacity of two or a micro cocktail bar where you’ll have to get cozy, here are the world’s smallest attractions that you should carve out time in your itinerary to see.
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Central Hotel and Café
WHERE: Copenhagen, Denmark
What better way to squeeze in “me time” than staying at a hotel with only one room? Copenhagen’s Central Hotel, situated in the city’s hip district of Vesterbro, may quite possibly be the world’s smallest hotel. It includes all the amenities you’ll need: stocked mini-bar, flat-screen television, bathroom, free Wi-Fi and two bicycles—since it’s the primary mode of transportation. From what it lacks in size and additional rooms, the hotel makes up for in charm. And for just 2500 DKK (around 375 USD), the one-room establishment can be yours for the night.
INSIDER TIPGrab a coffee, sandwich or pastry from the equally cozy Central Café below the hotel. Sit inside the tiny café or a table on the sidewalk.
WHERE: Lisbon, Portugal
It’s easy to stroll past this former tobacco shop turned used bookstore in Lisbon, but the closet-sized Livraria Simão is worth taking a peek. Tucked away in Escadinhas de São Cristóvão, the bookstore holds nearly 4,000 books in less than four square meters. The impressive collection belongs to the owner, Simão Carneiro, who might step outside if you wanted to peruse the books that are lined from floor to ceiling. His collection consists of Portuguese books primarily, but you can find some Spanish, English, Italian and Chinese titles as well.