When we think of Europe, beautiful cities like Paris, Rome and London come to mind. These capitals are synonymous with a trip to Europe for many. In fact, the journey should not end there — there are many beautiful cities that are less known, but no less attractive. Here you can always explore something new — East, West, Center of Europe, the Baltics, the Balkans … The list is endless. Here is a list of the most beautiful cities in Europe according to tourists’ ratings.
It may sound like a cliché, but Paris will always be the most beautiful city in Europe. No matter how many other cities we visit, we still return to the City of Lights and look at it with surprise and fear. Walking through the city streets at night is like no other European capital.
A lot of people don’t like Venice, but that’s because they never stayed long enough. Cruise ships and buses arrive and depart much faster than their passengers have a chance to really explore Venice. Try to spend at least a week here, get lost in its back alleys, take a gondola ride through the canals and enjoy a glass of wine in peace on the bistro terrace.
Budapest is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, as well as the most beautiful city by the water. Walk along the Chain Bridge to experience the beauty of Buda and Pest as they look at each other across the Danube.
If you decide to take a trip to this beautiful city, you will not be disappointed. It is always crowded with tourists, but if you get off the main tourist trails, you can always find a quiet and cozy place. Just wake up early in the morning and walk around the city and see the real Prague. Tourists rarely start their tours before 9:00 am, which gives them plenty of time to explore the stunning architecture in seclusion.
Florence is truly a city of art. Literally on every corner you will come across sculptures and masterpiece architecture. This is a city where you can walk slowly and enjoy every building you look at. The Duomo Cathedral rises proudly in the center of the city, and the endless cobbled streets intertwine with each other, making it easy to get lost. Florence is without a doubt the most beautiful city in Europe.
San Marino is a city and an independent republic in the middle of Italy. It sits high on a hill offering the most beautiful view you can ever see. It overlooks the Italian Apennines, revealing the beauty of Tuscany. San Marino is the oldest surviving sovereign state in the world, known as the Serene Republic.
Bern in Switzerland is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the political center of Switzerland. In fact, this beautiful European city does not look like a political center at all, but rather created for a serene life, walking and shopping. Even looking at his photo, it becomes clear why he was on this list.
The more you visit Barcelona, the more you fall in love with it. Many are not fans of Gaudí’s work at first, but when they get to know him a little more, they fall in love with this innovative, colorful and playful architecture. With a beautiful coastline, quiet parks and a bustling city centre, Barcelona is definitely one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.
Bologna should definitely be included in your European travel itinerary. The city is as beautiful as Rome and Florence, but much more calm and comfortable. Here you can feel the local energy and atmosphere, which is easy to feel and appreciate. Bologna even has the tallest leaning tower in all of Italy, surpassing even that of Pisa.
Istanbul is a city with two faces, one part of it is in the east and the other in the west. It is this exotic combination that makes it so special. Mosque spiers dot Istanbul’s skyline as far as the eye can see. This huge city is easy to explore on foot and the best views are from the Galata Tower. Here you will understand why Istanbul is called one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.
Brussels Square is one of the most beautiful in all of Europe, and the city itself is filled with history and charm. Having been here once, it is impossible to forget all this beauty, and you want to come back again and again.
It will hardly surprise anyone that London is included in the list of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Its history, culture, traditions and sights are unique in their essence, which attracts millions of tourists from all over the world.
Rome is a city whose sights contain great Roman history. Ancient ruins are intertwined with modern architecture, adding some special aura to the city. This is one of the most beautiful cities not only in Europe, but throughout the world.
This is one of the most beautiful cities you can visit in Europe. Located a few hours drive from Prague, Krumlov is famous for its historical center, as if descended from the pages of a colorful fairy tale book.
Of course, it is difficult to choose the most beautiful of hundreds of European cities, as they are all beautiful in their own way. This time we limited ourselves to 14 cities, but soon we will continue this list separately for each of the European countries. In the meantime, you can admire the most beautiful cities in the world in a separate article.