If you are a travel lover and you think about your next destination, read our list of 5 best European cities to visit, and you will definitely find something that suits you best. No matter whether you are a history lover, or you simply like meeting new people and cultures, or maybe you prefer exploring the nightlife in different cities, Europe has a lot to offer in all of those regards, and even much more. If you are traveling on a budget, renting a room in an expensive hotel, or you prefer staying in furnished apartments that are becoming more and more popular and definitely an alternative to hotels, don’t worry; all of the cities from the list are available no matter your traveling abilities. So, let’s go through the list together.
- Madrid, Spain
Spain, in general, is one of the most beautiful European countries, but if you have the option of visiting only one city, go to Madrid. If you are an architecture lover, you will enjoy every single building here, but you will also have many opportunities regarding museums and food as well. If you want to experience the whole city with only one view, visiting the rooftop terrace at the Círculo de Bellas Artes in C/Alcalá is definitely a must!
- Lisbon, Portugal
The narrow streets of Lisbon will definitely amaze you and you will have the feeling that you are in a completely different century while walking through the city. There are so many things to see and experience while in Lisbon, but the main recommendation definitely goes for Santa Justa Elevator, that will offer a panoramic view of the city and the ride with Tram 28, that will provide you with a scenic view of Lisbon, in a very vintage manner!
- Istanbul, Turkey
This city on two continents will definitely leave you speechless, as you will get to experience both; Oriental and European at the same time. Istanbul does not offer anything less than any other European city, but it also has a very traditional side, that makes it so unique and so beautiful. There are so many things to visit in Istanbul, but some of the must-see sites are definitely Hagia Sophia, Bosphorus, Grand Bazaar, Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and Taksim Square.
- Venice, Italy
The fact that this city always has more tourists in a day, than it actually has residents speaks enough about the fact that it is really worth visiting. Venice is made up of approximately 115 islands, and all of these islands are connected with incredible bridges. From each of these bridges, there is a breathtaking view on canals, and seeing people ride in traditional gondolas or having a ride yourself will provide you with an incredible and unique experience. Don’t forget to visit the St. Marc’s square!
- Dubrovnik, Croatia
Dubrovnik is a city of astonishing beauty, and the fact that it has become the setting for King’s Landing on “Game of Thrones” made it even more popular and more attractive to tourists. It is a very old city, usually marked as the “Pearl of the Adriatic”. It is full of stunning architecture and places that definitely resemble a heaven on Earth, so if you have a chance, never skip visiting Dubrovnik!