The top travel destinations in Europe prove to be the best to visit in any season. This continent is not that big when compared with biggies such as Asia and Africa, but the cities here boasts the finest pieces of architecture, music, culture, cuisine and landscapes.
1. Barcelona, Spain
This city attracts everyone –families, couples, adventurers, culture lovers, backpackers and more. From Barri Gotic’s narrow alleys to the busy neighbourhood of Las Ramblas, from the dozens of sacred cathedrals and churches to the beachside nightclubs, this city has everything to meet your needs.
2. Paris, France
This city is flanked by centuries-old churches, stately museums, blocks of Neo-classic and Rococo design architecture, enhanced further by glowing street lamps and charming trees.
3. Rome, Italy
This city will be enchanting you with its popular attractions that include the likes of the Colosseum, the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, St. Peter’s Basilica and the nearby Vatican City.
4. Berlin, Germany
In addition to the urban charms – fine dining, buzzing nightlife, innovative museums and original fashion, Berlin offers a history lesson to its visitors with the Cold War remnants and Holocaust Memorials.
5. Budapest, Hungary
The Vienna of backpackers, Budapest’s unique culture, cheap eats and architectural beauty merits more consideration. Apart from being Hungary’s capital, it is also the country’s cultural and commercial nexus.
6. Lisbon, Portugal
The biggest draw of this city is its affordability. Travellers enjoy lounging on its beaches, exploring interesting museums and spotting gothic cathedrals.
7. London, UK
This city needs no introduction and will take an entire day just to list its offerings. Major sights include Buckingham Palace, Tower of London, Imperial War Museum, Tate Modern and National Gallery.
8. Prague, Czech Republic
An urban fairy tale scene is created by the city’s storied churches, daunting hilltop castle, statue- lined bridges and narrow streets. Major attractions include St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague Castle, Old Town Square, etc.
9. Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Apart from an “unorthodox herb” and red light district, this city has much to offer. Major sites include De Pijp, Anne Frank House, Vondelpark, The Resistance Museum, Van Gogh Museum and Leidseplein.
10. Madrid, Spain
Travellers who are interested in stunning architecture and famous paintings, this is THE place to visit. Major attractions include Prado Museum, Royal Botanic Garden, Casa de Campo, Cybele’s Fountain, Bernabeu Stadium and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum.
11. Florence, Italy
The taste of a more small town and authentic Italy is given by this city to its visitors. Florence boasts stunning architecture, mouth-watering cuisine and renowned museums. Popular sites include Piazzale Michelangiolo, Duomo, Baptistry, Uffizi Gallery, Galleria dell’Accademia and Ponte Vecchio.
12. Istanbul, Turkey
Divided between Europe and Asia, this city showcases a split personality. Notable sites include Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, TaksimSqaure, Grand Bazaar and Ortakoy.
13. Vienna, Austria
This city is famous for its monarchs and music. The atmosphere here is so authentic that you might expect Vienna- native like psychologist Sigmund Freud or composer Wolfgang A. Mozart greeting you at the corner with “Guten Tag”. Major sites include St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Schonbrunn Palace, MuseumsQuartier, State Opera House and Hofburg Palace.
14. St Petersburg, Russia
It is the cultural heart and the second biggest city of Russia. Splendid architectural gems include the Kazan Cathedral, the Winter Palace, St Isaac’s Cathedral, Summer Garden and Russian Museum.
15. Crete, Greece
Only one word can describe this island and that’s “Diverse”. Features include palm tree forests growing in the midst of expansive plains and sandy beaches and hiding amongst soaring mountains and bustling modern cities sharing their coastline with age-old ruins.
16. Copenhagen, Denmark
This city is famous for its castles, museums, gardens, canals and flea markets. Notable sites include The Little Mermaid, Thorvaldsens Museum, Tivoli Gardens, Strøget, Rosenborg Castle and Amalienborg Palace.
17. Tuscany, Italy
This is the renowned foodie region of the country where you can savour the rich flavours at the charming restaurants in Cinque Terre, Siena and Florence.
18. Edinburgh, Scotland
This city is the second-most visited in UK (after London) and boasts such popular sites like Arthur’s Seat, Calton Hill, Museum of Scotland, Royal Botanic Garden, Hogmanay and Holyroodhouse Palace.
19. Central Dalmatia, Croatia
Many consider it to be the “The Next Riviera”, this city has morphed into a fascinating seaside getaway from a war- zone in less than twenty years. Popular attractions include Hvar Town, Diocletian’s Palace, Paklen Islands, Hvar Fortress and Mestrovic Gallery.
20. Normandy, France
The things that rule the place are its delicious cheeses, stunning cathedrals and friendly atmosphere.
21. Athens, Greece
Popular sites here include Parthenon, The Acropolis Museum and National Archaeological Museum.
22. Zermatt, Switzerland
Major attractions include Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, Gornergrat Bahn and the Matterhorn.
23. Moscow Russia
Notable sites include Moscow Kremlin, Red Square and St. Basil’s Cathedral.
24. Krakow, Poland
Popular attractions include Wawel Cathedral, Main Market Square and Krakow’s Historic Centre.
25. Dubrovnik, Croatia
Notable attractions include Dubrovnik Cable Car, Old Town and Ancient City Walls.