Consisting of 47 separate countries and states, Europe is one of the most popular destinations for tourists around the world. The sheer diversity of the continent is staggering; whether you seek beaches, mountains, cultural heritage, multifaceted history or party destinations, Europe offers pretty much everything. Furthermore, with an increase in domestic flights and modern railways, it is becoming significantly easier and safer to travel between countries and cities in relatively short periods of time. Additionally it is highly recommended for anyone travelling to Europe to have some form of European travel insurance.
So what are some of the best cities Europe has to offer?
The city of Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain and is situated in the north east Catalonian region. Barcelona is a stunning area to visit and is a must for anyone looking to learn some of the history of Spain. The diverse nature of Barcelona means that it has something to offer for everyone. From the tree-lined, bustling streets of Las Ramblas to the numerous archaic churches and cathedrals that dominate the skyline. Also home to arguably the best football team in the world, F.C. Barcelona, the Camp Nou is somewhere to visit for any football fan lucky enough to be in the area. Barcelona is linked by an extremely efficient underground metro system which makes travelling the area very simple, reliable and enjoyable.
Aside from Berlin, the Bavarian city of Munich is perhaps one of the most magnificent and characteristic cities to visit in Germany. It is not at all short of historic sites; from the famous Munich Beer Hall, which is the original site of Hitler’s ‘Munich Putsch’, to the Marienplatz, which is the largest and most central square in the city. Additionally, Munich has attractions all year round, from the typically sunny weather in the summer months, to the Munich Beer Festival in late September. Munich represents the epitome of Bavarian culture and welcomes tourists from all over the globe.
The Scottish capital of Edinburgh is a must for anybody wishing to experience true Scottish heritage with style. Perhaps the most prominent feature of Edinburgh is the historic castle, which sits majestically upon the volcanic ‘Castle Rock’ and dominates the skyline. The recent re-instalment of the tram system to the streets of Edinburgh should hopefully see travel within the area become much more efficient. Despite the Scottish weather not always being up to scratch, there are many places to keep dry including the many bars that fall either side of the famous Rose Street. Edinburgh is also home to the annual Fringe Festival in August which celebrates arts and music acts from all over the UK.
Finally, London is most definitely one of the essential cities to visit in Europe. The economic hub is bustling with life and falls either side of the iconic River Thames. There are countless tourist attractions such as the London Eye, Buckingham Palace, and Oxford Street, which could keep any tourist content for days.