The greatest cities to travel in Europe

by Dean on February 7, 2016

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Europe has dozens of breathtaking cities, but there are some which are especially beautiful. Looking for your next travel destination? Here’s our pick of Europe’s greatest destinations.

Barcelona, Spain

Second only to Madrid in terms of population, the capital of Catalonia is more than two thousand years old. Attracting millions of tourists each year, the city brims with shops, outdoor markets, museums, and stunning architecture. Your first stop should be the Ciutat Vella (the Old Town), the historical core of the city, and the La Sagrada Familia cathedral, internationally acclaimed architectural masterpiece by the famed Antoni Gaudi. Interestingly, the Cathedral was never actually finished, but its size is impressive nonetheless. It is said that the cathedral was deliberately built not to be taller than the hills surrounding the city, as its creator felt that no man-made objects should be larger than God’s creation.

Barcelona, Spain

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Lisbon, Portugal

The Portuguese capital sits at the Atlantic Ocean, nicknamed “the white city” for its limestone buildings. Its symbol is the Cristo Rei, a huge statue of Jesus Christ, standing on the bank of the Tejo River. But there are countless other attractions as well: explore the small alleys and ancient streets of Ifama, Lisbon’s oldest district, featuring many historical landmarks from all periods of the city’s history, and numerous restaurants, art galleries and coffee shop. That’s where the Castle of St. George is located as well, providing its visitors with a great view over the entire city.

Lisbon, Portugal

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

Coastal Croatia has plenty of great destinations, but Dubrovnik is outshines them all: it’s a favorite summer destination for many Hollywood superstars, but it’s affordable to regular people as well. The main landmarks the historic city walls and the promenade of Stradun. The islands near the city are attractive as well, prompting many to rent a boat and explore the area themselves. For those who prefer to stay on land, Dubrovnik offers great beaches, restaurants, cafes, and plenty of events (concerts, art exhibits, and plays) going on every day.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

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Paris, France

One of the greatest cities in the world would take months to explore properly, but start by having a picnic in the Luxembourg garden. You could perhaps take a boat trip on the Seine, watch a show at the Moulin Rouge, and, of course, see what the view like from the top of the Eiffel Tower. A visit to the Notre Dame Cathedral and to the Arc de Triomphe is also a must. Also, it would be a shame to come to Paris and not to try out its cuisine and wines in the city’s restaurants.

Paris, France

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Prague, the Czech Republic

The “city of a hundred bridges” is famous for its towers, castles, and, you’ve guessed it, bridges. There are dozens of them, connecting the two parts of town set apart by the Vltava River. Start your visit by exploring the historical core, its lanes and courtyards, and the 9th century Prague Castle, named the largest ancient castle in the world by the Guinness Book of Records. Of course, you can’t visit Prague and not try its famous ales and beers in the local pubs (the “hospoda” in Czech).

Prague, Czech Republic

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