1) Paris, France
The city of love, Paris is enriched with museums and beautiful architecture such as the famous Eiffel Tower and the Notre-Dame Cathedral. The best way to experience Paris is to combine both leisure and liveliness to experience French cuisine and the city’s exhibits. Explore the Louvre Museum, one of the largest museums in the world and one of Paris’s landmarks. An iconic sight for many is the Arc de Triomphe a national monument in tribute of Napoleons victories in war. Tickets are available to climb to the top of the monument where a beautiful view awaits of the 12 avenues that make a star around the arc. Take a relaxing walk through the Luxembourg gardens which were inspired by the Boboli Gardens. Finally a must for any tourist is to take a tour of the Eiffel tower, Paris’s greatest landmark and what many people first think of when told about Paris.
2) London, England, UK
London is a city filled with rich history, cultural diversity and amazing monuments. There is something for everyone in London. Visit Buckingham palace to witness the amazing house of the royals, a number of tours are conducted and one can learn more about the family and the history of the house. Other historical buildings such as Big Ben, and Westminster Abbey are beautiful designs of architecture, they are a must see for any history fanatic. For families the popular London eye is iconic riverside observation Ferris wheel. From the wheel a magnificent view of the river Thames and the surroundings sights. Attracting 3 million people ever year it is not a popular cultural sight. For sports fans the English premier league is held throughout the year, and experiencing soccer game is a must!
3) Barcelona, Spain
One of the most beautiful cities in Europe and has a lot to over for excited visitors. For foodies the city has a total of 20 Michelin stars. With many beaches on the coast and a vast amount of stunning buildings and cultural events, there is so much to see and do in the beautiful town. A must see is the Sagrada Familia one of the many works of Antoni Gauid the very famous architect. The open market of La Boqueria is a great educational experience, and there has always been a Boqueria in Barcelona since medieval times. Finally Camp Nou a fantastic modern stadium which is the home to FC Barcelona which is has the potential capacity of 99,000. No matter what your taste is Barcelona has something for everyone.
4) Rome, Italy
As the famous saying goes “Rome wasn’t built in a day” and you will need more than a day to explore the beautiful city. The city is filled with open markets, pizzerias and mesmerizing historic buildings. Visit the Trevi fountain where at least 3,000 euros are swept from the bottom of the fountain every night! Take a tour of the Colosseum which was the house of many bloody games and events. Rome has multiple museums which house beautiful artifacts from ancient Rome and last but not least enjoy beautiful Italian cuisine all around the city. Vatican city is said to be one of the most beautiful cities on the planet, home to the Vatican museums and St. Peter’s Basilica, the largest basilica in the world. It
5) Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Dutch capital is a beautiful old city with its center formed from canal rings. Known as the “Venice of the North” tourists often take long walks along the canal or rent a cycle and explore the alleys which are filled with waterfront cafes. Anne Frank’s house can be seen where the teenage girl hid from the Nazis during WW2. Tours around the house and the region are available as more can be learnt about WW2 and Anne’s story. Dam Square is a popular tourist destination with wide boulevards lined with shops that bring the square to life. The national monument can be seen here build in 1956 to honor the fallen Dutch soldiers. There are many canal tours where tourists can admire the architecture of the Canal belt which runs through the city. Art lovers can also visit museum filled with all of Van Gogh’s works.
6) Prague, Czech Republic
The capital of the Czech Republic, Prague has multiple world heritage sites around the city. The city is well known for the Charles bridge, a bridge made from cobblestoned which features beautiful arches and statues on each side. The largest castle in the world is also located in Prague which also contains the tomb of St. John of Nepomuk. Exploring Prague will definitely be an enjoyable experience as you take a step back through time witnessing all the sights and sounds of the city. For a fantastic view you can hop on the railway to Pentrin hill for a grand view of this ancient city.
7) Berlin, Germany
A city filled with museums, Berlin has a total of 180 museums with wonderful artifacts and showrooms to educate the public. Visit iconic buildings such as the Reichstag and its famous glass dome. For a taste of history you can head down to the remnants of the Berlin wall such as Checkpoint Charlie or the Berlin Wall memorial. With many historical sites to visit in the beautiful capital don’t forget to enjoy other land marks such as the Charlottenburg Palace or the Alexanderplatz the Large public square filled with culture and from where the famous Berlin TV tower can be seen.
8) Budapest, Hungary
Recently named the best destination in Europe 2019, the Hungarian Capital has magnificent architecture on display. Beside from natural beauty the city has also had a helping had from mankind with beautiful buildings all around the city and along the river. The royal place is a joy to see, and surprising that it still exists as it has been bombed and rebuilt at least six times! First home to kings and queens now the Palace has two museums to educate the public. The city sits on 125 thermal springs, as a result tourists flock enjoy the thermal baths and Spas that are all around the city. Getting around the city is very easy as public transport is made readily available.
9) Vienna, Austria
Vienna is one the most popular destinations in Europe as it has been ranked among the 15 most beautiful European cities to visit. It is soaked in history thus it has been given the name of the cultural capital of Europe. A very romantic city it is perfect for couples as the sightseeing opportunities can be found all over the city. The city is known for enjoying the finer cuisines with many local and international delicacies at the Naschmarkt stalls The Vienna state opera is home to many musical performances it was built in 1869 and the original structure is still preserved today. Belvedere palace is also a must see for tourists, technically two palaces in one it is one of Vienna’s popular tourist destinations. It takes visitors back in time where kings ruled over the beautiful land. A beautiful city filled with imperial history Vienna is a must see.
10) Madrid Spain
Spain’s largest city it is the capital and center for business for the country. An artistic city art lovers continuously flock to the city to enjoy the wonderful displays the city has to offer. Madrid is known to be one of the most vibrant culinary capitals of Europe. Madrid’s night life is vibrant with many music festivals and events. Explore the Museo del Prado filled with many historic art works and artifacts. One can explore El parque de Retiro, once belonging to a Spanish monarch, visitors can hire paddle boats to enjoy the lake around the park and also take a walk and explore the beautiful gardens. One of Madrid’s grand attractions is the Royal Palace of Madrid. The palace has 135,000 square meters of floor space and containing a massive 3,418 rooms it is the largest functioning palace in Europe. Surrounded by gardens it is truly a beautiful place to visit. Tapas In Latina an alley filled with tapas bars, perfect for those wanting to experience Spanish cuisine.