Most Beautiful Cities to Visit in Europe

Grid of pictures from European cities to visit in Europe

Traveling around Europe can be very hard, with a long list of bucket things to do, cities to visit and more. That is why I decided to do a list of the best most beautiful cities to visit in Europe this year!

This way you can create your Bucket list for your next Europe trip without any issues, and book some amazing hotels, things to do and even flights to Europes most beautiful cities.

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Prague, Czech Republic

River view of Charles bridge in Prague

Prague is one of the most popular cities that you will come across when talking about the most beautiful cities in Europe, and even maybe the world. Prague is full of amazing gardens that are located in tight streets alongside some of the most iconic attractions and bridges in the world, from Charles Bridge to the Astronomical clock and even Prague castle.

Budapest, Hungary

By far my favorite city in the whole world, Budapest is a dream city for me, from relaxing people that are always willing to help to great food and even better things to do, Budapest is one of those cities that has almost everything.

Night view of a Bridge in Budapest

Budapest is a big city, but when exploring you will see that the city is very well connected and you will have a very easy time reaching all of the attractions, such as Fisherman’s Bastion, Hungarian Parliament, and the most well-known Szechenyi Chain Bridge or Lion bridge as some people know it.

Barcelona, Spain

One of the most well-known cities in the world, Barcelona is a tourist mecca, and once you visit it you will know why, from its absolutely amazing attractions to even better food and drinks, Barcelona is a must-visit city that needs to be on your Bucket list.

Outside of La Sagrada Familia Barcelona

Featuring one of the most interesting attractions in the world La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona is full of similar amazing attractions that make it one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. If you wish to learn more check out this 4-day itinerary to Barcelona.

Vienna, Austria

Austria is one of the best countries to live in not only if you are from Europe, but also if you wish to relocate from other corners of the world, and its capital city Vienna is one of the best cities to live in. I manage to visit Vienna at least once a year not only because it is close to Croatia, but also because the people there are really nice and always happy.

Purple skies over Schonbrunn palace in Vienna

Vienna is also a city that has taken great care of its old buildings which brings the tourist side of the city to full light and makes it one of the most beautiful and interesting cities to visit in Europe.

Florence, Italy

Florence, Firenza is one of the top destinations to visit when traveling to Italy or around Europe. This capital of Tuscany is full of museums, works of art, and beautiful countryside that will bring out the most romantic side of you.

View of top of Cathedral of santa maria del fiore in Florence

By far the most beautiful city in Northern Italy, Florence brings a lot of tourists all year round and if you ever visit you will easily understand why.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

The most popular city in Croatia in recent years, Dubrovnik has skyrocketed in all travel blogs as being not only one of the most beautiful cities to visit in Europe but also one of the interesting ones. As you may have heard Dubrovnik was one of the cities that Game of Thrones was filmed and the latest Robin Hood movie also.

Dubrovnik is a coastal city that has great beaches that you can relax on, and attractions and old city walls that will leave you breathless.

Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar is a small city in Bosnia and Herzegovina that has not yet been discovered by the mass tourist scene, but trust me, it will. Amazing food, warm people, and beautiful attractions, Mostar has it all.

Stairs leading to Old bridge in Mostar

The old bridge is the most popular attraction, especially during the summer months when people are jumping from the bridge to the below river, which is being seen as an attraction itself, so if you are visiting Dubrovnik or Split in Croatia, be sure to take a quick 3-5 hour drive to visit this small, beautiful city in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Milan, Italy

The fashion capital of the world, Milan brings some of the best from the modern ear and the old Italy together. You can easily get lost in time when strolling around this fashion-oriented city, that has combined modern and old in one.

Couple drinking wine at Milan with caption What to do in Milan

Duomo di Milan, a staple of Milan is the most famous attraction, but there are great attractions in the small streets of Milan that are a must-visit also, so be sure to create an itinerary when visiting Milan.

Lisbon, Portugal

Capital city of Portugal, and also the largest city, Lisabon has been the most popular tourist city in Portugal next to Porto. Lisabon has landed its spot at Most beautiful cities to visit in Europe due to the fact that it brings old and new into one.

Up close view of tram in Lisbon

Lisbon is full of amazing attraction such as Ponte Casco da Gama Bridge, Belem Tower, and more, the outer side of the city and the countryside has some of the most interesting and best places that you will ever visit, from Cabo de Roca, Sinta-Cascais Natural Park to Praia do Guincho, it is full of interesting and must-see places.

Istanbul, Turkey

Sundown view of buildings in Istanbul

Istanbul has been a connection city for East and West forever, and personally, I think that not much has changed. You will see an amazing blend of culture that you will rarely see elsewhere in the world (maybe Singapore), but the city as a whole is massive and you will feel it when trying to visit some of the most icon attractions, but still, it will not destroy the notion that Istanbul is one of the most beautiful cities to visit in Europe.

Rome, Italy

Rome is one of those special cities in the world that you have to visit. The city is massive and packed with history, beauty, and more. Iconic attractions such as Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Roman Forum, and Pantheon are just some of the attractions that you can see in this amazing city.

Rome colosseum in a paint format

Rome’s history, architecture, and sheer importance of those buildings are just some of the reasons why Rome is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.

Bled, Slovenia

Boats in the middle of the Bled Lake

Lake city Bled is a small city in Slovenia, that is made for relaxation and romance. The city is surrounded by nature and countryside that will bring the outdoor person in you. In the middle of Bled, you will see a massive lake that has many bars and restaurants that are like a match made in heaven for relaxing and just enjoying a cocktail in nature.

Paris, France

When talking about Europe, Paris is surely one of the first cities that pop-ups in anybody’s mind. Paris is a city of beauty, love, and romance. It is a huge city filled with beautiful sights and areas to admire.

Louvre museum at night in Paris

Attractions such as Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, or Notre Dame all bring that beauty and uniqueness to things already amazing city.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Capital city of the Netherlands, Amsterdam has a reputation of being a party city for young people, but they could not be more wrong. The city is a maze of canals filled with peopled and beautiful colorful houses that are starting to be icons of Amsterdam themselves.

Boats and trees in river in Amsterdam

Driving around on a bicycle is itself an attraction in Amsterdam, and a must-do, because it is the best and most effective way to explore this amazing city.

Belgrade, Serbia

Similar to Amsterdam, Belgrade has been named the Party capital of Europe for several years, but there is so much more to this historic and big city. The capital city of Serbia, Belgrade is full of historic attractions such as the Kalemegdan fortress, to Skadarlija street, you will find something to see all over the city.

Statue looking at the river in belgrade

Attractions are not even the best part of this city, the food is, and it is absolutely amazing, and a must-try when visiting.

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Grid of pictures from European cities to visit in Europe

Hello! I’m Sara, a Croatian native. I’ve traveled all over the world and have knocked out some amazing cities and countries off my bucket list.

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