Top 10 Best Cities in Europe

Europe, with its kaleidoscopic collection of cultures, history, and landscapes, has an almost unfair abundance of cities that could rightly earn the title of 'the best'. Each one brings its own distinct blend of charm, cuisine, and character that makes it exceptional in its own way.

When we say 'best', what are we really talking about? It's not just about the iconic landmarks or historical sites - although they are undoubtedly fantastic. No, it's about more than that. It's about the deliciously diverse food markets that are a testament to Europe's culinary might. It's about neighborhoods filled with street art that speaks volumes about contemporary culture. It's about lush parks that offer tranquil moments in bustling cities, and it's about awe-inspiring museums that house centuries of art and history.

Maybe you're thinking about architecture that spans the ages, from the ancient, through the medieval, and into the modern day, all standing side by side. Or perhaps your palate is leading the way, and you're on the hunt for the most divine dining experiences, be they in Michelin-starred restaurants or hole-in-the-wall bistros. Or maybe, just maybe, it's the people that make a city feel like the best to you, with their warmth, hospitality, and stories to tell.
The Top Ten
1 Amsterdam

Such a relaxing, chill atmosphere. "The city of freedom". We all know there are certain fun things there that aren't legal in the U.S., but that's not all it's about! It's very culturally diverse, the people are friendly (and humorous), and there's so much artistic history there (van Gogh, Rembrandt, the Rijksmuseum). And of course - the Anne Frank house, which is certainly one of the greatest museums/historical sites in the world. The food is excellent, and the public parks are very nice in the warm seasons. The ONLY downside is that it's hard to navigate if you're not familiar with the city. But on that point - pretty much everything is in walking distance!

2 Paris Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with an area of 105 square kilometres and an official estimated population of 2,140,526 residents as of 1 January 2019. Since the 17th century, Paris has been one of Europe's major centres of finance, diplomacy, commerce, fashion, science, and the... read more

Paris has the Eiffel Tower and it is awesome I've been there. It is the tallest structure in Paris and the height is 1.023 feet. It is twice the height as great pyramid in Giza. Total weight:10,100 tones. The Eiffel Tower gets new coat of paint every 7 years. So what I am basically trying to tell you is that France is awesome because I live there! In 2012 this iconic 324-metre high structure has been named as the most valuable monument in Europe worth a staggering £344billion, amazing so. But ET is just the icing on the cake, and in term of cake.. They are expert..

3 Rome Rome is the capital city and a special comune of Italy, as well as the capital of the Lazio region. The city has been a major human settlement for almost three millennia. With 2,860,009 residents in 1,285 km2 (496.1 sq mi), it is also the country's most populated comune. It is the third most populous... read more

Paris is boring, as much as I would love to vote for london I just cannot. Rome is the most magnificent city on earth, friendly people, amazing weather and of course there is so much to see and do such as The Colosseum, The Pantheon, St Peter's Basilica & The Vatican, The Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, The Altar of the Fatherland (Vitorio Emmanuelle monument), The Trevi Fountain and many more ancient sites (there's even a pope clothes shop! ). The thing that I also loved about rome is that there is not 1 single skyscraper, making it feel so beautiful and old. If you haven't been you should go.

4 Barcelona Barcelona is a city in Spain. It is the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of Catalonia, as well as the second most populous municipality of Spain.
5 London London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom. Standing on the River Thames in the south eastern part of the island of Great Britain, London has been a major settlement for two millennia. London is one of the world's most important global cities. It exerts considerable... read more

Full of great culture and modern touches which make the old buildings great! So many big retails such as Liberty Of London and Hamleys and traditional theaters! Must visit

Need I say any more. Land where dreams come true

6 Vienna Vienna is the federal capital and largest city of Austria, and one of the nine states of Austria.

Vienna is Austria's most populous city, with about 2 million inhabitants (2.6 million within the metropolitan area, nearly one third of the country's population), and its cultural, economic, and... read more
7 Prague Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, is often called the "City of a Hundred Spires" due to its stunning skyline dominated by Gothic and Baroque architecture. The Prague Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage site, overlooks the city. The Charles Bridge, adorned with statues, crosses the Vltava River... read more

Prague is a very ancient cityof Europe. The buildings look like sets for a holly wood film, now that's a city

8 Geneva
9 Malmö
10 Istanbul Istanbul, formerly known as Byzantium and Constantinople, is the most populous city in Turkey and the country's economic, cultural and historic center. The city straddles the Bosphorus strait, and lies in both Europe and Asia, with a population of over 15 million residents, comprising 19% of the population... read more

This city is the most BEAUTIFUL in my opinion. With flowers blossoming at summer and spring. It has many tourist attractions, such as mosques and museums. It also very friendly people and the culture of Istanbul is amazing, like Turkish foods

The Contenders
11 Cambridge
12 Berlin Berlin is the capital and largest city of Germany by both area and population. Its 3.8 million inhabitants make it the European Union's most populous city, according to population within city limits One of Germany's sixteen constituent states, Berlin is surrounded by the State of Brandenburg and contiguous... read more

Berlin up to madrid? You kidding me?

13 Lisbon Lisbon is the capital and the largest city of Portugal, with an estimated population of 552,700 within its administrative limits in an area of 100.05 km².

The cosmopolitism of London and Paris, and the chill from a typical european city. Lisbon is the main Europe entrance.

14 Oslo Oslo is the capital and most populous city of Norway. It constitutes both a county and a municipality.

The best city in the world. Oslo is a very clean and safe city and it has gorgeous buildings. The people are really friendly and helpful as well. Oslo also has restaurants that serve really good food and it has beautiful tourist destinations.

15 Edinburgh Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and is located in the southeastern part of the country. The city is best known for its historic and architectural landmarks, most notably the Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile. Its annual Fringe Festival is the world's largest arts festival, drawing artists and... read more
16 Reykjavík
17 The Hague
18 Stockholm Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and the most populous urban area in the Nordic countries. It has the most populous urban area in Sweden as well as in Scandinavia.

Is a wonderful city. The capital of Sweden. I have been there once and I really want to go back. And its also not that crowded

19 Athens
20 Budapest Budapest, the capital of Hungary, is often referred to as the "City of Spas" due to its numerous thermal baths and springs. The city straddles the Danube River and is characterized by its stunning architecture that blends Gothic, Baroque, and Art Nouveau styles. The Buda Castle, a historic palace complex,... read more

Budapest is a peaceful land, I'd love to live there.

21 Zürich
22 Venice Venice is a city in northeastern Italy, renowned for its intricate network of canals, bridges, and islands. It has a rich history as a major financial and maritime power during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. The city is famous for its art, especially works from the Venetian School, and classical... read more
23 Copenhagen Copenhagen is the capital of the Kingdom of Denmark. At a population of 591,481 inhabitants as of January 2016, it is also the largest city in the country. It is located in the Hovedstaden region of Denmark and is home to the world famous Tivoli Gardens, one of the oldest operating amusement parks in... read more
24 Madrid Madrid is the capital and most populous city of Spain. The city has almost 3.4 million inhabitants.
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