Top 10 Cities to visit in Europe

by Julia on March 16, 2020

Does Berlin’s nightlife, Paris’ museums, Rome’s restaurants, or Barcelona’s architecture give you the desire to plan a trip to Europe? A trip to a capital city in Europe does not have to break the bank. In order to help you to plan your journey, Omio—a search and booking platform for trains, buses and flights—compiled a ranking of Europe cities on a budget in which you can find free things to do in every city:

  1. Paris, France

You can consider Paris at the top of your list for her food, art, culture, history, fashion and all she has to offer. Paris is a beautiful city and is the capital city of France.

The city of light, as Paris is popularly regarded to as has so many sites for you to visit which includes:

✔ The Eiffel Tower; this is the world’s most popular land mark and you cannot afford to miss this golden opportunity to go up the tower from where you get a spectacular view of the city.

✔ Disneyland; here you get to see the character a la francaise, the animagique theatre satisfying our view of Disneyland from watching so many animations from Disneyland.

✔ A cruise on the Seine; with this you will access major sights in Paris.

✔ The Louvre museum

The best time to tour Paris is in April to June and October to early November when the weather is mild and less crowded with tourists, making it less expensive than during summer.

  1. London, England

You can’t afford to miss a tour around London while in Europe for her museums, transport system, the Big Ben, among others;

✔ Ride the famous Coca Cola London eye and get a beautiful view of London’s popular landmarks.

✔ Visit the Globe theatre popularly known for Shakespeare’s plays.

✔ Visit the WWII and Churchill war room museum and get a highlight of British history.

✔ Go down to Borough Market where you will get a chance to try out London’s food.

✔ Visit the National Gallery where you will get to see over 2300 pieces of art.

The best time to visit London (on the basis of good weather) is early June to late September.

  1. Barcelona, Spain

This will be the best selection in Spain for her art, architecture, food and the night life. You should:

✔ Visit the Sagrada Familia to see Antoni Gaudi’s church that is the symbol of Barcelona.

✔ Make it to an exhibition of contemporary art at MACBA.

✔ Revisit history of Roman Barcelona at MUHBA.

✔ Visit La Boqueria market for local fruits, vegetables meat among other Spanish foods.

✔ Ride to La Pedrera and Casa Batllo apartment buildings

✔ Visit FC Barcelona’s famous stadiums

  1. Rome, Italy

Rome is more of a historic city and she offers beautiful attractions among them being:

✔ The Colosseum which was Rome’s ancient showpiece stadium.

✔ Capitoline museums which are the world’s oldest museums.

✔ St. Peter’s Basilica the mother for the Catholic Church in the world.

✔ The Trajan’s Markets

  1. Santorini, Greece

Santorini is an island with very beautiful beaches that you cannot miss exploring. Here is a list of some of the places to visit while here:

✔ Make a point of being at Red Beach to experience the red sand beach.

✔ Visit Kamahi beach for the beautiful black sand beaches.

✔ Nea Kameni to see the active volcano.

✔ Visit ancient Akrotiri and Ancient Thira historical sites in Santorini.

✔ The open air cinema at Kamari is also worth your visit.

The best time to visit is April to early November.

  1. Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam is home to awesome museums, restaurants, cafes and sure to explore:

✔ Museums like Rijks museum for best art, Van Gogh museum to see Van Gogh works, stedelijk museum among other museums.

✔ Explore the food markets like IJ Hallen, Albert Cuypmarkt, Foodhallen and many more.

✔ Enjoy canal tours in Amsterdam as well, there very many canals to cruise.

The best time to visit is in June and September.

  1. Florence, Italy

Florence is home to delicious foods, high class museums, hotels and beautiful architecture. Among the attractive sites include:

✔ The Duomo, make sure you climb it to see this attractive site.

✔ Galleria dellÁccademia museum-see the works of Michelangelo David, Botticelli, Ghirlandaio

✔ The Ponte Vecchio bridge that harbors a lot of jewelry shops

✔ Mercato di SantÁmbrogio market for food, fruits, vegetables and even clothes.

The best time to visit is May to October.

  1. Prague, Czech Republic

When you visit Prague which is the capital city for Czech Republic, make a point to visit:

✔ Old Town square which has really incredible architecture.

✔ Charles Bridge which connects Old town to Lesser town.

✔ Prague Castle which houses the office of the president and various other tourist attraction sites.

✔ The Astronomical clock based in the Old Town.

  1. Venice, Italy

Venice gives really beautiful view of the city on the water. She hosts:

✔ St. Mark’s Basilica that was built in honor of St. Mark the evangelist whose remains were brought from Egypt.

✔ The Grand Canal which is the city’s most popular attraction site with romantic gondoliers.

✔ Rialto Bridge which is the oldest and most famous bridge along the Grand Canal.

  1. Budapest, Hungary

Budapest Is the capital city of Hungary and home to numerous museums, monuments and religious sites. Major Tourist attraction sites include:

✔ Fisherman’s Bastion terrace looks like from the fairy tales.

✔ Danube River that divides Buda and Pest.

✔ Castle Hill recognized as a UNESCO world heritage site.

✔ Szechenyi Chain Bridge whose pillars still stand despite being destroyed in World War II

Having taken you through the various cities in Europe, you can now go ahead and pick a City you fancy. Of course there are many more cities and places to visit in Europe; however, the above are some of the most popular. Plus each offers a unique experience from the other, no one city is like the other.


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