Europe is an immaculate blend of ancient and modern civilization. For most people, Europe is something straight out of a fairy tale. Every year, millions of people travel from across the world to experience the rich history and every other thing that popular Europe cities have to offer. From France and Spain to Germany and Greece, European countries are full of vibrant towns known for their culture, architecture, museums, foods, and restaurants. Whether you’re traveling alone, with friends or as a couple, whether you’re a food lover or adventurer, the list below provides the best cities in Europe that will fill your vacation days with fun, adventures and great memories.
The city of Budapest is one of the safest and most beautiful cities; it also has a remarkable city setting with a rich historical and architectural heritage. Budapest offers an unparalleled combination of blooming gastronomy and culture. Budapest is also renowned for its alluring thermal baths and vibrant nightlife. Among the activities to do while in Budapest include; going to the Gellert Baths, one of the magnificent spas in the city which features a Finnish sauna, open-air pool and a variety of other plunge pools. Visiting Margaret Island, a 2.5km long island located in the middle of the Danube covered in parkland and leisurely activities. Visiting the house of terror, this houses exhibitions about the continuous communist and fascist regimes which ruled Hungary during the 20th century.
Paris, France is considered by many people to be one of the most romantic places in the world and is also one of the most visited cities in the world. Paris is a multi-dimensional city with an unforgettable ambiance, crammed with an incredible amount of activities to do and things to see. The gentle river seine drifts through the city, boarded by majestic museums, blocks of neo-classic design architecture and centuries-old churches, glowing streetlamps and gush trees further amplify this beautiful scene. The picturesque cityscape awakens images of romantic walks along the river. Activities to do while in Paris, France include but are not limited to; having a picnic with your partner in front of Paris' most iconic landmark, the Eiffel tower. Wandering the streets, sampling the outdoor cafes, and enjoying walks on the city's impressive gardens. Visiting the most famous museum in the world, the Musee du Louvre, this houses more than 35,000 works of art. Enjoy the ballet or opera at the masterpiece of architectural splendor, Palais Garnier. Visit and be amazed by the opulence of the massive estate, palace of Versailles, which was home to King Louis and Marie Antoinette. Nuit des Musee, or night of the museums is a definite highlight during spring in Paris because the museums, cultural, and art galleries open their doors for one night for visitors to enjoy the best art in the world differently and uniquely. Whether you visit for the art, high fashion, or fine wine, Paris will surely leave you with great memories and experiences.
Prague, also known as Zlata Praha is the capital city of the Czech Republic, is undeniably one of the most charming towns to visit with a mixed architecture of renaissance, gothic and Romanesque designs. Prague attracts travelers with its unique mixture of modern and ancient sites and unique cultural offerings. This city has a maze of narrow cobblestone streets and historical buildings which sees visitors from all around the world all year round. Hidden treasures like rustic restaurants and pubs can be located a few blocks away from the busy tourist center. Prague is known for having some of the best traditional home-brewed beer in the world. Some of the best activities to do while in Prague include; walking through the old town square, which is a favorite spot because of its beautiful architecture, lively atmosphere, and colorful history. Visiting the Prague castle, this is a favored tourist destination, the office of the Czech president and the largest coherent castle in the world. Taking a walk along the Charles Bridge, this connects the old town and lesser town, is lined with 30 saint statues and visitors can get souvenirs while soaking up the beautiful atmosphere.
With a rich history spanning 28 centuries, the Eternal city of Rome is the supreme European destination, offering visitors a different experience in every season throughout the year. Rome is soaked in history and culture and provides an unparalleled collection of historic treasures. Left behind are stunning structures such as the Coliseum, the Roman Forum, the Pantheon and many churches among other historic gems. This magnificent city is also known for its fresh and heavenly cuisines. People from all walks of life visit Rome for the church, food, art, and ruins that interweave with modern architecture enhancing the city's beauty. Among the best activities to do while in Rome include; visiting st. Peter's Basilica, the epicenter of Roman Catholicism, Centered in the Vatican City and opened daily. Visiting the Pantheon, a former Roman temple and present-day church, known for its perfect proportions, which is astounding seeing the building was raised in A.D. 120. Touring the Vatican museums to enjoy viewing the various sections of the palaces, the Sistine chapel included. Visiting the iconic Coliseum, which was opened in 80 A.D and was the site of many gladiator fights. Visiting the Galleria Borghese, this is half museum half villa and features outrageous rooms spread across two floors filled with famous artworks. Rome is also a modern city with shimmering designer storefronts, state of the art restaurants and lustrous hotels.
Austria's beautiful capital city, Vienna, is defined by its Imperial traditions, cultural events, and remarkable baroque architecture that give the surrounding mountains a run for their money when it comes to views. This city boasts typical architecture of striking domes, carved cherubs, and vibrant figureheads. Get ready for an immersion into the culture, food, music, and art when visiting this soaring gem. Also known as the city of music, Vienna's artistic and musical legacy was molded by renowned composers and scholars such as Beethoven and Mozart, who called the city their home. The slender streets of the inner city snake through ancient structures, oozing an ambiance so authentic that you almost expect a native Vienna composer to come out from around the corner and greet you. Among the activities to do while in Vienna include; taking long walks on the Schonbrunn gardens which extend for over a kilometer from the palace and feature various sections and displays along with a labyrinth and Neptune's fountain. Visiting the Tiergarten Schonbrunn zoo which is the oldest zoo in the world and houses many animals, including the endangered giant panda. Visiting the Schonbrunn Palace, which is a massive 1441 room structure holding a significant role of cultural importance in Austria and the main tourist attraction in Vienna. Vienna is ranked as one of the most livable cities in the world and remains to be a popular tourist destination.