15 MOST Beautiful Cities in Europe

15 MOST Beautiful Cities in Europe


Welcome to ALUX.com! The place where future billionaires come to get inspired. If you’re not subscribed yet you’re missing out. Hello Aluxers and welcome back. Travel season is always on! Europe has so many things to offer, and you can be sure that there is no shortage of beauty there – it’s everywhere. If you are planning a trip to Europe, we’ll give you a wish list of places to hit if you want to see the absolute best that Europe has to offer. Europe is a cradle of some of the oldest civilizations and by having some of the oldest cities in the world, you can only imagine the beauty and magic that can be found there. The cities on our list are diverse with different landmarks, architecture, features, and cultural events, but what they all have in common is their undeniable beauty. If you have no idea where to take your next big vacation, just toss these names in a hat and pick one at random. No matter which one you choose, it’s definitely not going to disappoint. But it’s time to get to it shall we?
Here are the 15 most beautiful cities in Europe! Edinburgh is the type of city that is inviting you to explore it. Every corner of the city is pulling you deeper and deeper into its spirit. This is a city that can satisfy every taste, with amazing sets of hidden gems and tours that excite every visitor. Blair Street underground vault is perfect for lovers of thrill and mystery. The National Museum and National Gallery is for everyone who enjoys beauty and good storytelling. And if you’re looking for beauty look no further than the Edinburgh Castle. With Edinburgh, you can’t go wrong. Istanbul, Turkey, is the city where two continents meet. A kind of East-West junction, a city where it’s enough to get out of the hotel and take a walk to see all the cultural and historical heritage at every turn. The sunsets are also an astonishing experience that leaves no person feeling indifferent. With colorful flea markets, stores where you can try authentic Turkish sweets, and tempting street vendors, Istanbul is really a special jewel. Despite the city’s extraordinary size, you’ll find it easy to navigate and find your way to the most prominent sites in Istanbul. And, while you’re there, make sure you climb the Galata Tower to grasp the whole city and enjoy the view. Russia is known for its enormous size and the big, rich cities it has. However, St. Petersburg is one city that stands out from the others. Because of its beautiful canals, it was given the nickname the “Venice of the North”. Completely different from West European cities, this former Russian capital has landmarks and sites you won’t see anywhere else. Astonishing buildings and pieces of architecture dating from the 18th century when it was founded by the first Russian emperor, Peter the Great. Knowing the fact that the emperor himself founded the city, you can only imagine the opulence and wealth the city has to offer. This jewel of the north has definitely earned the privilege of being on the list of Europe’s most beautiful cities. Cute canals that go through the city, colorful houses and buildings, Tivoli theme park, the Little Mermaid, wide pedestrian streets, and many more things make Copenhagen special. It’s also the overall hospitality of the Danish people that adds more to the beauty and great feeling of the city. It’s never a bad decision to visit Copenhagen. Legend has it that Krakow originated at the place where a dragon was defeated. The truly mysterious city of Krakow does have that feeling when you’re wandering through the city streets. But with many bars and cafes, you can sense the friendly atmosphere in every square and in every street. Krakow has a bit of a dark history as it was the central site of the Nazi General Government during World War II, but the city has overcome its past and now offers true beauty to all who choose to visit. There is no shortage of beautiful architecture to be found here, including the Wawel Royal Castle. The home of Kings Landing from Game of Thrones, Dubrovnik has become a huge touristic attraction. The sunkissed medieval city with the approach to the sea is something you don’t see that often. This jewel of the Adriatic Sea is one city you shouldn’t miss out on visiting during your lifetime. Generous people, lavish restaurants, fortresses dating from the Roman Empire and gorgeous sunsets over the sea are only some of the things that make Dubrovnik so special. You’ll have to go and experience it for yourself. Athens, Greece is the cradle of civilization, culture and aesthetics. Thousands of years old, but with the spirit of modern life, it is a magnificent mixture you probably have never seen before. This Greek capital can take you far from anything you know and will help you experience history in a unique way. With cute greek restaurants where you can enjoy greek cuisine and traditional music, you can taste Greece, feel Greece and breathe Greece. The Aegean Sea offers incredible beauty all on its own, which is only accentuated by historic structures such as the Parthenon and the Acropolis. That’s why Athens is the best representative of the whole country’s spirit. In the small country of the Netherlands in West Europe lies its capital city of Amsterdam. Home of profound art, traditional music, and stunning architecture, you really don’t have a feeling you’re in a small country since everything around you is enormous, affluent and at the same time compact and humble. Wherever you go you’ll have to pass over small bridges that reach over the canals the city’s built on, and the smell of tulips will follow you everywhere. Colorful, rich and one of the most liveliest cities in Europe, there are no words that can truly describe Amsterdam, so you’ll have to go visit and see for yourself. A combination of true beauty and a lively spirit makes Seville easy on the eye. Roots of flamenco go deep into the city, so you will often hear that rhythm spreading through the streets and among the orange trees. Colors, spices, pleasant aromas are going to follow you at every turn, and wonderful details on every piece of architecture you’re going to see is gonna stun you. It’s a good thing you can also stop by a local cafe or restaurant and have some of the authentic and traditional Andalusian food. The city is also home to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the world’s largest wooden structure with the Metropol Parasol, and the Seville Cathedral where Christopher Columbus is buried. When in West Europe, there is no way you should miss the amazing city of Bruges. Despite not being the capital, it’s remarkable what the city has to offer. Beautiful canals lined with trees, cobblestone streets, gorgeous cathedrals, and historic architecture are just some of the reasons why Bruges has to be on your travel bucket list. The name of the city comes from the old Dutch word “brugga” which means “bridge”, so that might be a hint on what you might find in Bruges—a lot of small, cute bridges! Of course, don’t forget to picnic in one of their parks if you want to take it easy and enjoy the beauty of the natural surroundings. To find out much more about the city, just click in the upper right-hand corner to watch our video of 15 things you didn’t know about Belgium. The panorama of Lisbon is a must-see for all travel lovers. The streets with many curves and turns are perfect for wanderers to get lost in the magic of the city, and a delightful way for you to come across hidden gems that Lisbon has to offer. If you’re looking for a breathtaking view in Lisbon, Cape Roca is the right place for you. This is where the land ends and the sea begins it’ll leave you speechless. Also be sure to check out the Belem Tower, the Sao Jorge Castle, and Edward VII Park. Prague is the home of beauty, marvelous history, music and beer. This Czech capital is a place to be all year round. Many famous and brilliant artists lived there from the most well-known composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to Bohemian novelist Franz Kafka. This dreamy city is perfect for history lovers during the day and beer enthusiasts during the night since Prague is full of friendly pubs and bars with the most diverse range of beers you’re going to find in Europe. Other gorgeous sites within the city include Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, and Old Town Square. Florence is known to be a magnetic, romantic and beautiful city and the birthplace of the Renaissance. Take a long walk through the city and you will have a feeling you are a few centuries back in time, away from your hectic everyday life. With Duomo standing tall over the lovely city and streets of cobblestone, you’ll never want to leave Florence. There are numerous sites in Florence you won’t want to miss out on, including the Florence Cathedral and the original David sculpture found in the Galleria dell’Accademia. Paris is called the city of the lights for good reason. It’s a place where you’re allowed to fall into the magic of museums, the smell of fresh pastries in the morning, the taste of wine in the afternoon and the dreamy music from a nearby bistro. Yes, that is Paris, the city of dreams, love and magic. The famous Louvre, Notre Dame, Versailles and of course the Eiffel Tower are must-see places in this French capital. And while you’re in Paris, don’t forget to sit in one of their famous terrace cafes, sip a glass of wine and enjoy the starry sky above. Well Aluxers, we’ve reached number one on our list, and although it’s hard to pick one top city as being the most beautiful in all of Europe, we think there is a strong case to be made for the stunning city of Vienna, Austria. Vienna is an amazing imperial capital with wonderful palaces, amazing gardens and parks, as well as elegant cafes. The fact that it has been at the top of the list of most desirable cities to live in speaks for itself. The rich history of the city is just one part of Viennese charm. The city’s opulence and elegance make you speechless just by walking down the streets. Just take one glance at the Vienna City Hall, the Vienna State Opera, or St. Stephen’s Cathedral, and you’ll see what we’re talking about. Not to mention the breathtaking palace Schonbrun and the breath-taking gardens there. If you want to visit a European city that has it all, including incredible beauty around every corner, then Vienna is the right choice for you. With Europe, you simply can’t go wrong. Every city you choose to visit is full of beauty, culture, and exciting experiences, and these 15 cities are the best representatives of all of that. Now before we let you go Aluxers, we’re curious: Let us know in the comments. And, of course, for sticking with us until the end, you must be waiting for something… Here’s your bonus: The oldest city in Europe is Plovdiv, located in Bulgaria and dates back to 6000 BC, while the second oldest city is Athens, which was founded between 5000 BC and 3000 BC. Interestingly enough, one of the narrowest streets in Europe is located in Prague, with its width of only 50 cm or 1.6 feet wide. The flow of people has to be regulated somehow, so they installed a traffic light on both sides so there are no crowded situations. Thank you for spending some time with us Aluxers. Make sure to like and subscribe so you never miss another video. We also handpicked these videos which we recommend you watch next. You can talk to us on all social media or ask a question on our website ALUX.com! Thank you for being and Aluxer and we’ll see you back tomorrow.

100 thoughts on “15 MOST Beautiful Cities in Europe

  1. I'm a tour guide in Lisbon/Sintra area, and while I agree with what you said, one quick note. "Cape Roca" is around 50km from Lisbon with a mountain in the middle. You can't see the city from there. Still, beautiful place.

  2. London, Rome, Berlin, Brussels, Barcelona, Madrid, Venice, Munich, Milan, Gent, Geneva, Budapest, Dublin … but you prefer the capital of Denmark?!? Really?? Come on Alux.

  3. Naples is missing inkl. Pompeji, Vesuvio, etc. and of course Venice. Brugges and Dubrovnik are not cities, just interesting old cities. You can walk through easily in 2 to 3 hours.

  4. I've been to a few of these (and other beautiful) cities, but Sevilla is definitely the most beautiful city of them all. It's a hidden gem in Spain and y'all should definitely visit it

  5. Wow, only 3 cities on this list I've been to (Paris, Istanbul and Florence). Cities not mentioned in this video that I've been to: London, Stuttgart, Zagreb, Nice (France), and Milan.

  6. oh yeah and you missed the book club video on wednesday. yes i know it was christmas day, so I forgive you!!!

  7. You could have replaced Copenhagen and Amsterdam with cities like Venice, Stockholm, Tallinn, Barcelona. So far have visited nine on that list. Am booked for more countries including cities like Vienna this 2020

  8. My top New Years resolution is to visit Vienna in 2020. It's SO inviting, plus I'm curious to see how they react to my name. The sights, the sounds, the food…can't wait.

  9. What about Venice, London, Rome, Salzburg, Brussels, Ghant, Munich, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Geneva, Monaco, Barcelona, Madrid, Helsinki?

  10. I’m from Thailand and never been to Europe. My number one city in Europe that I wanna visit the most is Venice!

  11. In your intro you are only showing pictures of Rome and you are not putting it on your list? You also missed London, Berlin, Venice and Barcelona.

  12. Rome Venice St Petersburg are the most beautiful cities in the world, without a doubt, then New York Paris Vienna Istanbul Prague and Sidney. SICKLY RANKING.

  13. Where is the tip for staying until the end? I have one video request for you “ Europe had canals for shipping everything before the creation of the interstate system you might do a video of travel Europe via the canal system “ you see I’m into boats as my main mode of transportation, sailboats to be more precise and only using air travel when absolutely necessary. Most of the cities in this video displayed short tours in and about the cities on small water taxis I’m looking into buying a 83 foot canal sailboat for touring Europe via the canal system so I won’t be zipping all across Europe on the Autobahn like I did in 1984 but rather cruising around via my sailboat spending time in each country learning the local language by immersion method. I have found that if you are constantly learning anything people have a tendency to live longer and more interesting lives than those who retire and stop learning a just wait to die.

  14. Edinburgh – nothing worse than someone slaughtering British cities through pronunciation. The G is silent. ‘Edinburg’ are you serious?! 🤣🤣

  15. Europe has a common building architecture. And it's so amazing and beautiful. Skyscrapers are not not the basis of how strong rich of an economy.

  16. Looool. No Rome, no Venice, no Barcelona… But Krakow, Copenhagen, Athens, Edinburgh…. THIS MUST BE A REAL FUNNY LIST!!!

  17. The problem of this list is European beautiful cities are too much.
    For example there are also: Porto, Grenada, Córdoba, Bordeaux, Strasbourg, Lyon, Munich, Hamburg, Venice, Rome, Budapest, Moscow, Geneva, Bern, Stockholm, Riga, Lviv, Bruxelles, etc etc…

  18. At minute 8:50 isn't Prague, it's Latvia! Try to use right information and video materials, when you make this kind of videos!

  19. I am going to visit Vienna not because it's the most beautiful city in Europe but because of it's Christmas market 👍

  20. I live in Europe and to be honest I’m not a fan of traveling Europe I prefer Africa Asia America, South America and the Caribbean

  21. Me chatting on Discord: “I want to go to Paris. I think it’s beautiful.”
    French Guy who lives in Paris: “Paris is sheit. Tourists are annoying and it’s filthy.”

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