10 Most Amazing European Cities

Fascinating Places
There simply is no way to tour Europe and not be awestruck by its natural beauty, epic history and dazzling artistic and culinary diversity.

Italy, Rome

Sometimes called The Eternal City, is the capital of Italy. It is one of the oldest European city founded more than 2700 years ago. For centuries Rome was the capital of Roman Empire. In the area of Rome lies an independent state, the residence of the Pope, Vatican.

The most visited places are Colosseum, Pantheon, St. Peter’s Basilica, Roman Forum, and many fountains such as Fountain di Trevi. However Rome isn't only a historic city. It has a modern part as well with luxury boutiques, cafés and pizzerias.

Rome wasn't built in a day -- and you'll need much more than a day to take in this timeless city. The city is a real-life collage of piazzas, open-air markets, and astonishing historic sites. Toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain, contemplate the Colosseum and the Pantheon, and sample a perfect espresso or gelato before spending an afternoon shopping at the Campo de’Fiori or Via Veneto.

Netherlands, Amsterdam

Amsterdam is the capital of Netherlands with two UNESCO world heritage sites. The first one is the Seventeenth-Century Canal Ring Area comprising a network of canals and a medieval port. The Defense Line of Amsterdam is the second one extending 135 km around the city.

How can anyone not like Amsterdam? There are pretty canals, narrow houses, cute bridges, plenty of bicycles, flowers everywhere and an extremely liberal culture.

Summers are the time when one should visit Amsterdam. During the season, the grey skies are lifted many festivals and events are held that attract the people from all over the world. Passing through the thousands of waterways and bridges by boat and bike to look for a perfect café is a typical urban adventure that you can do too.

Spain, Barcelona

Barcelona is the metropolis of Catalonia and the second biggest city in Spain lying on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. The most famous buildings are works of Antoni Gaudí.

Besides many churches it’s worth to visit some museums as well, for example Museu Picasso which contains more than 3500 works of this world-known painter. For a sport fans it’s a must to visit the football temple Nou Camp, the home of FC Barcelona. Barcelona’s beaches are a great place to relax after a day spent exploring the city.

A part of North-East Spain, Barcelona is on the list of nation’s top travel locations. It offers a complete package to all those visiting. Excellent shopping, a rich culture and a vibrant nightlife; this city has it all. This city also boasts about some of the most marvelous architectures designed by Anotnoni Gaudi; One of the finest modelers of Spain.

Italy, Venice

Venice is located in northern Italy. The historic core is built in a shallow lagoon while newer parts of the city are placed on islands and coast. Venice lives mainly out of tourism. Every year more than 12 million people from all around the world travel there which makes Venice one of the most visited place in Italy.

There is a rich cultural life with International film festival founded in 1932 as its highlight. Approximately 100 canals with over 400 bridges are the pride of Venice so it’s no surprise that the transport around the city is mainly by boats. Saint Mark’s Basilica and Doge’s Palace are definitely worth the visit as well as San Marco Campanile or Rialto Bridge.

Venice is basically a city of islands, and it is connected by water canals for over a hundred years. These canal routes add a romantic charm to the city. The most famous is the Grand Canal, and is among the most photographed sites in Italy.

Hungary, Budapest

Budapest is the Hungarian capital city. It is visited mainly for its pleasing atmosphere. Besides its landmarks the city is also a great place to relax thanks to its famous baths, cozy cafés and great bars.

Many tourists travel to Budapest to enjoy an amazing wine and racy meals. The Buda Castle, Hungarian Parliament Building, Matthias Church, Fisherman’s Bastion and the Chain Bridge are a must see for everyone visiting this beautiful city.

The city of spas offers an astounding array of baths, from the sparkling Gellert Baths to the vast 1913 neo-baroque Szechenyi Spa to Rudas Spa, a dramatic 16th-century Turkish pool with original Ottoman architecture. The "Queen of the Danube" is also steeped in history, culture and natural beauty. Get your camera ready for the Roman ruins of the Aquincum Museum, Heroes' Square and Statue Park, and the 300-foot dome of St. Stephen's Basilica.

Croatia, Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is a unique historic city in the South of Croatia with its historic core as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The whole city is surrounded by rampart, 6 meters wide, 23 meters high and almost 2 kilometers long.

Thanks to its propitious climate the city is popular as a bath in both summer and winter. Narrow streets with no cars are typical for Dubrovnik. The city is considered as the Croatian cultural metropolis and the Pearl of Adriatic.

If there is one thing you must do in Dubrovnik, it’s walking the ancient city walls. You’ll get the best views of Old Town, along with an intimate look at local life as you pass by tiny backyards that are dotted with clothes lines and vegetable gardens.

England, London

London is the capital of England, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom. London has a lot to offer. Well known landmarks, such as Big Ben, Trafalgar square, London Eye, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, but many museums as well, for example Natural History Museum or Madame Tussauds. London is the city of parks and gardens which cover 11% of London’s area. The most famous ones are Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens.

London is also a university city and the city of sports. The biggest tennis tournament Wimbledon takes place in London every summer. The city is a home of some big-time football clubs (Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham).

Paris, France

Paris the capital of France is important cultural, political and business world center. The symbols of Paris are Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame de Paris, Arc de Triomphe, and The Louvre. The bank of Sienna is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

In the modern part of Paris, called La Défense can be found many skyscrapers and shopping centers. Paris is also known for its restaurants and cafés. Not far from Paris is Versailles surrounded by beautiful gardens. In Paris ends the most famous bicycle race Tour de France.

Paris is one of the most beautiful cities on earth, a truth easily appreciated on a stroll that could yield one stunning vista after another, from the epic Eiffel Tower to the regal Jardin des Tuileries to the petite cafés bursting onto the sidewalks.

Beyond the city’s visual appeal, the cultural riches of the French capital are unsurpassed. Whether you opt to explore the historic, fashion-conscious, bourgeois, or bohemian and arty sides of Paris, one thing is certain: the City of Light will always enthrall.

Czech Republic, Prague

Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic. The historic centre, the old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Prague Castle is the largest castle complex in the world and the biggest dominant of Prague. Many museums, galleries, and theaters make Prague the cultural centre of the Czech Republic.

The most famous landmarks are National Theater, Charles Bridge, Old-town hall with astronomical clock, and St. Vitus Cathedral. When the weather is good you can see the whole Prague from the Petřín Lookout Tower.

The bohemian allure and fairytale features of Prague make it a perfect destination for beach-weary vacationers who want to immerse themselves in culture. You could devote an entire day to exploring Prazsky hrad (Prague Castle), then refueling over a hearty dinner at a classic Czech tavern.

Latvia, Riga

Riga is the capital of Latvia situated on the coast of the Baltic sea. Its historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Riga is typical for its secession architecture equally as beautiful as Vienna’s or Saint Petersburg’s.

The most famous landmarks are Riga Dome Cathedral, Riga Castle and St. Peters Church. In the park surrounding the old town is the Freedom Monument which symbolizes the freedom and independence of Latvia.

The biggest metropolis in the Baltic, Riga perfectly blends timeless tradition and cutting edge cool. Drop in and get energized by a city with surprises on every road and rooftop.

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