The old continent has many things to offer to tourists. Among many touristic attractions, European Metropolises have been on the very top of the must-visit lists for many tourists. They stand as living proof of an amazing new & old, culture & architecture mix. Beside this, in all of these cities, you will be able to taste delicious food and enjoy yourself by drinking local beverages and wine.
This is why I have decided to put together a list of the four amazing cities you should visit whenever you decide to visit or stay in Europe.
It is not by accident that the Oxford Dictionary declared the Danish word “hygge” as the word of the year of 2016. Hygge is the defining characteristic of Danish culture and it means “a quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being”. And that is exactly what you can experience if you decide to visit this city.
The people are very friendly and you will be showering in smiles while you are admiring the eye-catching architecture of this ancient Danish harbor city. I strongly suggest hopping on a bike and enjoying the ride along the old city canals and magnificent squares.
If you are out of breath, then make sure to stop and catch it in Kongens Have; a public park where you can see renaissance sculptures and admire the Rosenborg Castle.
Barcelona is a Mediterranean jewel that shines so bright, making it impossible not to fall in love with it. By taking just one short walk on La Rambla, you will be able to experience and soak in the diversity of culture that this city offers to its visitors. Besides the very popular Sagrada Familia, you have dozens of options for sightseeing. Ranging from magnificent fountains and city squares to rich museums and Gothic Quarters.
There are so many secrets hidden behind the city’s astonishing architecture that you will need to come back several times if you want to unfold them all. One thing is for sure, this city will never leave you with nothing to do.
This old German city stands like an unopened book of the magical experience on the map of Europe. You can start your adventure in the hearth of the city at Marienplatz. From there, you can take a walk through beautiful streets and visit all important landmarks.
Want a real Bavarian experience? Make sure to be in front of the tower of the New Town Hall exactly at 11 am. This is when you can hear Glockenspiel ring and watch over 30 figures reenact some of the historical events that took place in Old Bavaria.
Make sure not to miss the most famous landmark of Munich – the famous Frauenkirche. This is the largest Catholic Cathedral in the wider area. If you can, time your visit so that you come in October; you will be able to enjoy one of the most famous festivals in Europe – Oktoberfest.
Since there are many people visiting during this time, make sure to book one of the many Munich apartments, so that you get some rest after long walks or, who knows, a memorable Oktoberfest night, perhaps?
This city is in fact two cities. Buda and Pest, two Hungarian jewels separated by the Danube river. And this is exactly where I suggest you start your visit – on the Chain Bridge. One of the eight bridges that connects these two. From there, you can continue your sightseeing tour by visiting the old Buda Castle – the place where Hungarian royals resided in the past. Now, the building is a place for several different museums.
In the evening, you can take a stroll along the magnificent Parliament House. The lighting makes this building look even more amazing during the night. If you don’t like to walk, don’t worry; there are Danube cruises tours you can book so that you can see all of the city’s nighttime views.
These cities offer an amazing experience to all visitors who decide to pay them a visit. Some may seduce you to fall in love with the architecture, in some you will be amazed by the coast line, while in others, you will learn some of the most delicious local food recipes.
If some of these cities woke up that spark of interest in you, you can find our more about them in blog posts that go in-depth, describing the city of your interest down to every little detail.