The most beautiful cities in Europe

The most beautiful cities in Europe

The best of the big cities in Europe

In Europe you will find the largest number of beautiful historic cities throughout the world. Only large cities are listed in this list. Come and get inspired by our selection.

Praha / Prague
50.087, 14.42
192 m / 630 ft

#1 Praha / Prague

Capital of Czech Republic

Prague is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. It has about 1.3 million inhabitants. Thanks to its historic center it is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Among the most important sights are Prague Castle, Charles Bridge and Old Town Square.

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41.89, 12.492
22 m / 72 ft

#2 Rome

The capital of Italy

The city of Rome, also called the Eternal City, is the capital and largest city of Italy. Of course, it was famous for being the center of the impressive Roman Empire. It has less than three million inhabitants and is full of monuments, including the famous Colosseum or the Forum Romanum. In the center of the city is also the world's smallest country - Vatican with the famous Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist

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48.894, 2.373
48 m / 157 ft

#3 Paris

The capital of France

Paris is one of the largest cities in Europe. The most famous monuments include the famous Eiffel Tower, the Notre Dame Cathedral, Montmartre, the Louvre, Versailles and many others. It is so-called city of love, where many couples go to spend their honeymoon. Center Georges Pompidou is also interesting. I still remember the excited debates about this building when it was completed - just like the Eiffel Tower. History repeats :-)

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41.385, 2.173
10 m / 33 ft

#4 Barcelona

Capital of Catalonia

Barcelona is Spain's second largest city after Madrid and one of the country's major tourist pulls. You will find here both the beautiful old cathedral and the still unspoiled Sagrada Familia. The city is famous for its original buildings by Antoni Gaudí. There is also a nice beach and, of course, the famous FC Barcelona stadium.

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40.97, -5.664
807 m / 2 648 ft

#5 Salamanca

University town

Salamanca is remarkable from a distance thanks to its mighty cathedral overlooking all the other buildings in the city. You will also find the beautiful Baroque Plaza Mayor and the pretty streets of the old town

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47.498, 19.04
108 m / 354 ft

#6 Budapest

The capital of Hungary

Budapest is not only the main but also the largest city of Hungary. Similarly to nearby Vienna or Bratislava lies on both sides of the Danube. Among the most famous monuments are the monumental building of the Parliament and the Cathedral of St. Stepan.

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St. Petersburg
59.939, 30.314
12 m / 39 ft

#7 St. Petersburg

The northernmost city in the world

St. Petersburg has over 5,000,000 inhabitants and is the second largest city in Russia. Of the cities over a million inhabitants, is the most northerly in the world. It lies in the north-western part of Russia at the mouth of the Neva River in the Gulf of Finland, part of the Baltic Sea. St. Petersburg, founded in 1703 by Peter the Great, was the capital of the Russian Empire in 1712-1917. In the times of the Soviet Union it was called Leningrad.

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41.158, -8.629
87 m / 285 ft

#8 Porto

The most beautiful Portuguese city

Porto is the second largest, but the most beautiful portuguese city, with a picturesque location above the Douro River. You will find here many sights such as the Torre dos Clérigos, the 75 m high bell tower, Palácio da Bolsa, the main street of Avenida dos Aliados and many churches. The most beautiful is the overall view of the city from the river and its atmosphere

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52.37, 4.895
9 m / 30 ft

#9 Amsterdam

The capital of the Netherlands

Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands. It is now the largest Dutch city and its financial and cultural center. Even though Amsterdam was bombed during World War II (as one of the first large cities), and the historical monuments got a lot of work here, it recovered after several postwar years. It has been ranked among the most beautiful cities in the world, which attracts thousands of tourists

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51.507, -0.128
8 m / 26 ft

#10 London

The capital city of England and the United Kingdom

London, with more than eight million inhabitants, is one of the largest cities in Europe. You will also find interesting sights such as the famous Big Ben, Tower Bridge, Tower of London, St. Paul and many others.

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38.725, -9.15
56 m / 184 ft

#11 Lisabon

The capital of Portugal

The city of Lisbon belongs to smaller European capitals, but if you count the agglomerations, it is more than three million inhabitants. Among the most important sights are Belém Tower, Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, castle of saint George and the historic district of Baixa.

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48.208, 16.374
178 m / 584 ft

#12 Vienna

The capital city of Austria

Vienna is the main and the largest city of Austria lies on the Danube. It is also the largest city in Central Europe. You will find many famous sights such as the Cathedral of St. Stephen, Hofburg, Schönbrunn Castle and many others.

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48.079, 7.359
194 m / 636 ft

#13 Colmar

Little Venice

Colmar is the historic town of Alsace located on the wine trail. It is renowned for its historic center, nicknamed Little Venice

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53.551, 9.994
6 m / 20 ft

#14 Hamburg

Germany's second largest city

Hamburg is Germany's second largest city, its largest port and one of the three provincial federal states. It lies in the north of Germany at the lower reaches of the Elbe River at the mouth of the North Sea and has 2428 bridges, the number one of which ranks first in Europe. In the Middle Ages, it belonged to Hanza, associating major ports and trading towns in northern Germany, the Baltic and the surrounding area.

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47.051, 8.307
437 m / 1 434 ft

#15 Lucerne

City of the Chapel Bridge

Lucerne is famous for its beautiful Kapellbrücke, the oldest roofed wooden bridge in the world. The whole city is picturesquely laid between the mountains and the lake.

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37.177, -3.599
700 m / 2 297 ft

#16 Granada

A perfect example of Moorish architecture

The beautiful city of Granada, located below the Sierra Nevada Mountains, is one of the most visited places in Andalusia. There is also probably the most famous sight of the whole of southern Spain - the Alhambra and the adjacent gardens of Generalife. Then there are, of course, many churches and other historic buildings. But do not count on a super atmosphere because the whole city is literally besieged by crowds of tourists.

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50.47, 30.543
94 m / 308 ft

#17 Kiev

The capital of Ukraine

Kiev has almost three million inhabitants. Among the most important monuments are St. Michael's Cathedral. The center is a great square of independence, where bloody riots broke out in November 2013. The city flows through the mighty Dnieper River, surprisingly relatively clean. There is also one famous monuments, which is old for centuries - the Golden Gate, or Zolota Vorota, the rest of the fortifications to protect Kiev from Mongol attacks. So they are almost 1,000 years

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53.19, -2.892
29 m / 95 ft


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53.481, -2.243
59 m / 194 ft


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