Europe is filled with many beautiful and historically significant cities. In this article, we’re going to discuss some of the most noteworthy cities in Europe which are Paris, Venice, Prague, London and Rome. We’ll take a look at some local attractions along with giving you a taste of what makes each city special. Enjoy your 6 minute vacation through Europe!
Paris is the City of Lights and home to some of the world’s most famous structures such as the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre. The night life in Paris is world-class and they take their food and drink very seriously so there’s always delicious fare in store for you. Paris is also one of the most romantic cities on Earth, making it a popular destination for honeymoons and engagements. The artistic legacy of Paris is unmatched, which was home to such legends as Claude Monet and Eugene Delacroix. With stunning scenery, brilliant architecture, and world-class food and culture to explore, Paris sits comfortably amount the most beautiful cities in Europe.
As a tourist, Venice is easily one of the most interesting and unique cities to visit in Europe and the whole world as well. As with Paris, Venice also has a storied history of the arts. The unique canals running through the city make it truly a unique experience when you visit. You can ride via Gondola to get a great view of many of the world’s most interesting and historic buildings before stopping off for a Spritz and to explore the local markets, museums and restaurants – foodie bars and bacaros are a big hit if you like to eat late. The narrow mazes of streets and alleyways make for a great place to get lost for an afternoon, or take a guided tour to learn the more intricate details of this city’s rich history. Before hitting the night life scene, you can enjoy a sweet Gelato as you traverse the Grand Canal.
Prague, Czech Republic
Prague is a city known for being very laid-back. The city’s foundation rests on a unique mix of Slavic, Germanic and Eastern cultures that have united and the result is, once again, one of the most unique cities on Earth. Prague is a very open and friendly place, the people are great, and they will make you feel very welcome just so long as you’re respectful and kind in return. The Metro system begins running at 5am, and if you’re an early bird then this is a great way to experience the city before the crowds show up. Make a point to visit the Astronomical Clock, which reveals an interesting surprise each hour from 8am to 8pm and take a moment to soak in the symbolism.
London has had one of the largest influences on modern music, and when you take those famous steps across Abbey Road you’ll understand why. There’s just something in the air that seems to lead to incredible, influential and timeless music being created in London by groups such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Fleetwood Mac and of course the London Symphony Orchestra. London’s artistic influence stretches far beyond music, having also had a profound impact on author Charles Dickens and countless others. Many museums in London are free of charge and it’s very easy to spend a day or two wandering around and exploring them. The London Eye is a Ferris wheel that’s nearly 500 feet tall, giving you an unmatched view of the city. Buckingham Palace, St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London are just a few more incredibly significant buildings that mustn’t miss.
Roma is the final city that we’re going to be highlighting right now. Rome isn’t unlike many of the cities we’re featured thus far, they all have their own unique flair but at the core it’s the epic histories and cultures that you feel with each step you take down the road that truly set these five cities apart from the rest of the world. In Rome, you’ll absolutely want to spend some time to look through the Vatican Museums, whether or not you’re religious, the history will take your breath away. The Arch of Constantine was built in the year 312, and covered with some of the most interesting art you’ll ever see. There’s just something indescribable about standing so close to a building that’s so old. The Roman Forum is even older, and there’s a reason that nearly 5 million people visit it every single year, it’s simply awe-inspiring. Aside from some of the oldest examples of architecture, Rome is host to an endless array of amazing restaurants and cafes and the food is every bit as delicious as you might expect, not to mention the smell of their unforgettable espresso coffee.
Dubrovnik is one of the oldest cities not just in Dalmatia, but in the entire Balkan region besides Istanbul and Athens. Its position, beauty and historic values are significant and profound and it is proclaimed as Croatia’s major tourist attraction. This amazing city located in the south, surrounded by beautiful Adriatic Sea, was also used as one of the filming locations for the Kings Landing (from the famous television series Game of Thrones). Dubrovnik and its Old Town are absolutely beyond charm, with long history and architecture that attracts thousands of tourists each year to its limestone paved, narrow streets, broad and city walls such as Stradun, St. Dominika street, fort Bokar and the Minceta tower.
Final Thoughts on the Most Beautiful Cities in Europe
These cities share many similar traits such as their preservation of the arts, food & drink, historic building and more but they each have their own unique flavour as well which is what makes this list so special.
HR assistant and a frequent traveler from California. She is always looking for new ways to travel more with less, and considers herself to be a travel minimalist!