Europe is a peaceful, beautiful continent with countless beautiful cities to visit! The green continent is full of amazing places. If you’re looking for the best European cities to add to your bucket list, keep reading as in this post, we’ll talk about the top 10 best European cities to visit this year. More than 600,000 people voted on europeanbestdestinations and the list below is the top 10 cities that were chosen.
Whether you’re looking for your European honeymoon destination, a family holiday, a foodie trip with your friends, or even somewhere to relax and travel alone, this list has something to offer to you!
10- Bydgoszcz, Poland
Are you ready to think outside of the box? At least that’s what a lot of voters did on this list. If you’re interested to see the real Europe with all of its ups and downs, Bydgoszcz is the right place to visit. This city is transforming into a trending touristic city very fast.
You can enjoy its non-traditional museums such as the Museum of Soap and History of Dirt, The world’s only Museum of Soap and History of Dirt, or Bydgoszcz Cathedral which is probably the most beautiful Gothic church in Europe as it has an explosion of the colors inside, or simply get blown away by Bydgoszcz’s nightlife that’s quite fun!
Perfect for: Instagram addicts, Lovers, City Break, Leisure, Outdoor Sport, Gastronomy.
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9- Paris, France
Would the “best in anything list” get completed without Paris making its way to the top?
Visit Paris in spring to see with your own eyes what the rest of the world has been talking about all these years! But it doesn’t mean that France’s capital isn’t beautiful during other seasons. You cannot find a more magical Christmas city than in Paris. If Rome and Berlin were to mingle, Paris would be their child as it has treasures of both. History, museums, and art on one side, modernity, fashion, and innovation on the other side.
Perfect for: Lovers, City break, Shopping, Instagrammers, Families, Modern Art, Foodies, Friends.
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8- Rijeka, Croatia
Have you seen all the major cities in Europe and looking for something different now? Are you stuck between choosing a beach destination or a historic city for your next trip? Rijeka has it all! This city is certainly becoming a tourist hotspot as more international visitors are showing up each year.
Perfect for: Outdoor activities, Culture, Sea, Sun, History, Gastronomy, Instagram, Families, Carnival.
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7- Namur, Belgium
Namur is Belgium’s most charming city. It is home to a lot of trendy bars and restaurants, accompanied by a diverse warm community that makes you feel like a home away from home! Plus, Namur is not all about indoor pleasures. You can enjoy a lot of outdoor activities such as paddling and hiking.
Before leaving Namur, make sure to take a romantic cruise on the Meuse river.
Perfect for: Foodies, Instagrammers, Nature, Romantic city Breaks, Families, Cocooning, Culture.
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6- Sibiu, Romania
Are you looking for a romantic city where you can eat good food, take some jaw-dropping pictures, and learn something about history? Look no further as Sibiu is waving at ya! I mean, this city doesn’t have 3 Michelin star restaurants for nothing! Sibiu is also proud of its 800 years of history and its modernity at the same time! There you go, the whole package at affordable prices compared to most other European cities.
Perfect for: Culture, Sustainable tourism, Instagram Addicts, Lovers, Gastronomy, History.
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5- Cascais, Portugal
Being one of the most beautiful coastal destinations in Europe, Cascais is a must-see if you’re seeking a prestigious sunny destination.
Cascais is easily accessible from anywhere in the world since it’s only 30 minutes away from the capital and its main international airport, Lisbon Portela Airport.
With pleasant sunny weather all year-round, you can do a wide range of activities such as golf, water sports, beach, and…
Perfect for: Wellness, Outdoor sport, Culture, Shopping, Lovers, Beach, Sea, City break, Instagram.
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4- Vienna, Austria
Having the title of the world’s best city to live in in 2020, Vienna got it all! Whether you’re visiting with your family or friends, exploring European history, trying amazing strudels, or even shopping, Vienna is the place to go!
Perfect for: Lovers, Shopping, Christmas, City break, Culture, Architecture, Children.
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3- Tbilisi, Georgia
Tbilisi (and Georgia as a whole) is routed towards becoming a tourism hotspot fast with good reasons behind it. First things first, visiting Tbilisi is not going to make a big hole in your pocket as the Georgian lari is a relatively weak currency against Euro and dollar. Plus this city has all you’d expect from a European city, such as stunning architecture, beautiful cafes, friendly people, and history.
If you’re visiting Georgia, don’t forget to read about the top 10 things to do in Georgia. You don’t want to miss magical places like the Kartlis Deda statue, the protector of the city, the Metekhi Church, the gorgeous bridge of Peace, and a lot more.
Mother nature is in its best shape in Tbilisi during spring and summer while you should definitely take advantage of magical Christmas nights in Tbilisi with all those decorations throughout the city.
Perfect for: Instagram, Architecture, City Break, Gastronomy, Culture, Thermal Baths, Lovers.
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2- Athens, Greece
Athens is the city where human’s old civilization meets today’s modernity. Walk in the streets of Athens instead of paying for a museum’s ticket! You’ll see modern shops, offices, and restaurants right beside the old parts of the city which is an interesting contrast.
With amazing bars and restaurants all over the city, Nightlife is a real thing in Athens. Plus, who doesn’t like to enjoy the outstanding Mediterranean weather?
Perfect for: Beach, Nightlife, Gastronomy, Culture, City break, Shopping, Wellness.
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1- Colmar, France
With 300 days of sunshine each year, Colmar is the sunniest city in France which means you can visit Colmar any time of the year. Christmas nights in Colmar are incredible with those beautiful lights and Colmar’s Christmas market.
If you prefer to visit Colmar in Spring, you can enjoy its’ spring market and numerous cultural and music festivals. During Autumn and Summer, it’s the best to hop in one of those tourist buses to explore the nearby villages like Eguisheim, Riquewihr, or Ribeauvillé.
Colmar is also the capital of Alsace wines and one of the most sought after cities in wine tourism.
Perfect for: Architecture, Music, Foodies, Instagram, Culture, Christmas, Lovers, City break.
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