Culture and architecture, together with fun and nightlife – the most appreciated destinations for a short city break have a bit of everything. You’ll find all of this in today’s list of some of the most popular destinations in Europe, which offer travelers a variety of experiences that suit all tastes.
Here is the list of the most beautiful classical cities in Europe according to the recommendations of the British Telegraph newspaper.
With stunning architecture, beautiful museums and a vast network of fascinating canals, Venice has been able to delight visitors for hundreds of years. Since 1979, UNESCO has included the entire city (and the lagoon) on its World Heritage List. During summer, the number of tourists here can be quite exhausting, but the charming atmosphere of the city willl distract your attention from this. Venice is an extremely beautiful city, with a vibrant contemporary scene.
Barcelona has entered the list of the most visited European destinations just after the 1992 Olympic Games, which gained the city a lot of popularity and helped many tourists find out about this mesmerizing place. Barcelona attracts travel enthusiasts from all continents, being one of the most successful cities in the world: Gaudi, La Rambla, Sangria or Sagrada Familia are known by a lot of travelers all around the world.
The capital of Germany is famous for its many festivals and exhibitions, entertainment options and crazy nightlife. Berlin is one of the few extremely very modern cities with an amazing history that you can still see in its streets and buildings. After the end of World War II, Berlin became the largest construction site in Europe, but it can be seen that the real prosperity of the city was evident from 1989 after the fall of the Berlin Wall. In the past 25 years, the capital of Germany has become a modern and interesting city, an ideal model for urban and cultural transformation.
The capital of Croatia, also known as the “Pearl of the Adriatic Sea”, may not be Croatia’s largest city, but it is certainly one of the most popular. The Croatian coast, unique landscapes and medieval buildings here attract visitors from around the world every summer. In the Middle Ages, Dubrovnik was the only European city to compete with Venice in terms of maritime trade volume, reaching a remarkable level of development between the 15th and 16th centuries. Many of the existing buildings date back to that period, and over time Dubrovnik has managed to preserve its magnificent medieval atmosphere.
Istanbul was founded about 2700 years ago and is one of the most important settlements in history. Its history was the capital of four empires: the Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire, the Latin Empire and the Ottoman Empire. Founded under the name of Byzantium and renamed Old Constantinople, it has been officially referred to as Istanbul since 1930. The Old City is listed on the UNESCO Cultural Heritage List, with Istanbul preserving many historic buildings to delight visitors.
The largest city of the European Union is one of the most visited metropolises in the world, and it’s on wonder that millions of tourists from all around the world come to see this beautiful place whenever they get the chance to. Despite the fact that it is a fairly expensive tourist destination, London is a city famous for its cultural diversity, and it retains its personality, with strong, recognizable landmarks.