10 Best Destinations in Europe

10 Best Destinations in Europe


10 Best Destinations in Europe. Number 10 – Swiss Alps. The Alpine region of Switzerland represents
a major natural feature of the country. Switzerland enjoys a 62,000-km network of
well-maintained trails, of which 23,000 are located in mountainous areas. Many mountains attract a large number of alpinists
from around the world, especially the 4000-metre summits and the great north faces (Eiger,
Matterhorn and Piz Badile). The large winter resorts are also popular
destinations in summer, as most of aerial tramways operate through the year, enabling
hikers and mountaineers to reach high altitudes without much effort. The Klein Matterhorn is the highest summit
of the European continent to be served by cable car. The major destinations for skiing and other
winter sports are located in Valais, Bernese Oberland and Graubünden. Some villages are car-free and can be accessed
only with public transports such as Riederalp and Bettmeralp. Zermatt and Saas-Fee have both summer ski
areas. The ski season starts from as early as November
and runs to as late as May. 9 – Budapest. Budapest is the capital and the most populous
city of Hungary. The city has an estimated population of 1.7
million. Budapest forms the centre of the Budapest
metropolitan area, which has a population of 3.3 millions. Among Budapest’s important museums and cultural
institutions is the Museum of Fine Arts. Further famous cultural institutions are the
Hungarian National Museum, Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Hungarian State Opera House and
National Széchényi Library. The central area of the city along the Danube
River is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has several notable monuments, including
the Hungarian Parliament, Buda Castle, Fisherman’s Bastion, Gresham Palace, Széchenyi Chain
Bridge, Matthias Church and the Liberty Statue. Other famous landmarks include Andrássy Avenue,
St. Stephen’s Basilica, Heroes’ Square, the Great Market Hall, the Nyugati Railway Station
built by the Eiffel Company of Paris in 1877 and the second-oldest metro line in the world,
the Millennium Underground Railway. The city also has around 80 geothermal springs,
the largest thermal water cave system, second largest synagogue, and third largest Parliament
building in the world. Number 8 – Greek Islands. Tourism has been a key element of the economic
activity in Greece and one of the country’s most important sectors. Greece welcomed over 28 million visitors in
2016, making Greece one of the most visited countries in Europe in the recent years. The vast majority of visitors in Greece come
from the European continent. In 2011, Santorini was voted as “The World’s
Best Island” in Travel + Leisure. Its neighboring island Mykonos, came in fifth
in the European category. The largest Greek island by area is Crete,
located at the southern edge of the Aegean Sea. 7. Lisbon Portugal. Lisbon is the capital and the largest city
of Portugal, with an estimated population of 505,526 within its administrative limits
in an area of 100.05 km2. Lisbon’s urban area extends beyond the city’s
administrative limits with a population of around 2.8 million people. About 3 million people live in the Lisbon
metropolitan area. It is mainland Europe’s westernmost capital
city and the only one along the Atlantic coast. Lisbon lies in the western Iberian Peninsula
on the Atlantic Ocean and the River Tagus. It is also the political centre of the country. Lisbon is recognised a global city because
of its importance in finance, commerce, media, entertainment, arts, history, international
trade, education and tourism. Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the
world, and the second-oldest European capital city (after Athens). Tourism is an important economic sector in
the city. Number 6 – Prague. Prague is the capital and largest city in
the Czech Republic, the 14th largest city in the European Union and the historical capital
of Bohemia. Situated on the Vltava river, Prague is home
to about 1.3 million people, while its metropolitan area is estimated to have a population of
2.6 million. Prague is a political, cultural and economic
centre of central Europe complete with a rich history. The city is home to a number of well-known
cultural attractions. Main attractions include Prague Castle, Charles
Bridge, Old Town Square with the Prague astronomical clock, the Jewish Quarter, Petřín hill and
Vyšehrad. Since 1992, the extensive historic centre
of Prague has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. The city has more than ten major museums,
along with numerous theatres, galleries, cinemas and other historical exhibits. Prague ranked sixth in the Tripadvisor world
list of best destinations in 2016. Its rich history makes it a popular tourist
destination. Prague has become one of the world’s most
popular tourist destinations. 5 – London UK. London is the capital and largest city of
England and the United Kingdom. It is considered to be one of the world’s
most important global cities. London exerts a considerable impact upon the
arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional
services, research and development, tourism and transportation. It is one of the greatest financial centres. London contains four World Heritage Sites:
the Tower of London; Kew Gardens; the site comprising the Palace of Westminster, Westminster
Abbey, and St Margaret’s Church; and the historic settlement in Greenwich where the Royal Observatory,
Greenwich defines the Prime Meridian, 0° longitude, and Greenwich Mean Time. Other landmarks include Buckingham Palace,
the London Eye, Piccadilly Circus, St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square
and The Shard. London has numerous museums, galleries, libraries
and sporting events. These include the British Museum, National
Gallery, Natural History Museum, Tate Modern, British Library and West End theatres. London is one of the world leading tourist
destinations. Number 4 – Berlin. Berlin is the capital and largest city of
Germany by both area and population. It is a world city of culture, politics, media
and science. The city has numerous orchestras, museums,
and entertainment venues, and is host to many sporting events. Its Zoological Garden is the most visited
zoo in Europe and one of the most popular worldwide. The city is well known for its festivals,
diverse architecture, nightlife, contemporary arts and a very high quality of living. Tourism figures have more than doubled within
the last ten years and Berlin has become the third most-visited city destination in Europe. Some of the most visited places in Berlin
include: Potsdamer Platz, Brandenburger Tor, the Berlin Wall, Alexanderplatz, Museumsinsel,
Fernsehturm, the East-Side Gallery, Schloss-Charlottenburg, Zoologischer Garten, Siegessäule, Gedenkstätte
Berliner Mauer, Mauerpark, Botanical Garden, Französischer Dom, Deutscher Dom and Holocaust-Mahnmal. 3. Barcelona. Barcelona is a city in Catalonia Spain. It is the capital and largest city of Catalonia,
as well as the second most populous municipality of Spain. Barcelona has a rich cultural heritage and
is today an important cultural centre and a major tourist destination. Particularly renowned are the architectural
works of Antoni Gaudí and Lluís Domènech i Montaner, which have been designated UNESCO
World Heritage Sites. Barcelona was the 20th-most-visited city in
the world by international visitors and the fifth most visited city in Europe. With its Rambles, it is ranked the most popular
city to visit in Spain. The city is internationally renowned as a
great tourist destination, with numerous recreational areas, one of the best beaches in Europe,
mild and warm climate, historical monuments, including eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Number 2 – Rome Italy. Rome is the capital city of Italy. It is the fourth most populous city in the
European Union. The Vatican City is an independent country
inside the city boundaries of Rome. Rome today is one of the most important tourist
destinations of the world, due to the incalculable immensity of its archaeological and artistic
treasures, as well as for the charm of its unique traditions, the beauty of its panoramic
views, and the majesty of its magnificent “villas” (parks). Among the most significant resources are the
many museums – Musei Capitolini, the Vatican Museums and the Galleria Borghese and others
dedicated to modern and contemporary art – aqueducts, fountains, churches, palaces, historical buildings,
the monuments and ruins of the Roman Forum, and the Catacombs. Rome contains numerous ancient sites, including
the Forum Romanum, Trajan’s Market, Trajan’s Forum, the Colosseum, and the Pantheon, to
name but a few. The Colosseum, arguably one of Rome’s most
iconic archaeological sites, is regarded as a wonder of the world. 1 – Paris. Paris is the capital and most populous city
of France 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 arts. The city received 23 million visitors in 2017. Paris is especially known for its museums
and architectural landmarks: the Louvre was the most visited art museum in the world in
2018, with 10.2 million visitors. The Musée d’Orsay, Musée Marmottan Monet,
and Musée de l’Orangerie are noted for their collections of French Impressionist art, the
Pompidou Centre Musée National d’Art Moderne has the largest collection of modern and contemporary
art in Europe, and the Musée Rodin and Musée Picasso exhibit the works of the two noted
Parisians. The historical district along the Seine in
the city centre is classified as a UNESCO Heritage Site, and popular landmarks in the
city centre include the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris and the Gothic royal chapel
of Sainte-Chapelle, both on the Île de la Cité; the Eiffel Tower, constructed for the
Paris Universal Exposition of 1889; the Grand Palais and Petit Palais; the Arc de Triomphe
on the Champs-Élysées, and the Basilica of Sacré-Coeur on the hill of Montmartre.

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