25 Best Places to Visit in Europe – Travel Europe

25 Best Places to Visit in Europe – Travel Europe

Although it is the world’s second smallest
continent, Europe welcomes more than half of all the tourists worldwide. In fact, 7 of the 10 most visited countries
in the world are European nations. It’s easy to see why; a well-preserved cultural
heritage, rich history, safety and efficient infrastructure makes visiting Europe a breeze. Here’s a look at the best places to visit
in Europe: Number 25. Vienna. As the former seat of the Hapsburg Empire,
Vienna is awash with impressive imperial buildings and palaces, which so comprehensively convey
the wealth and power of its former monarchs. Now the capital of Austria, the city is a
delight to get lost in. Nicknamed ‘the City of Music’, the names
of its famous residents roll off the tongue, with Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert among
those who once graced its streets. Number 24. Stonehenge. You have to marvel at the determination of
prehistoric man when you look at Stonehenge. Construction started about 3000 BC on what
was originally burial grounds. Huge monoliths, weighing 25 tons, were dragged
150 miles to the site a few hundred years later. It’s not known exactly how many humungous
rocks were moved to a field near Amesbury but there are 13 standing today. It’s also not known why Stonehenge was built,
but many believe this great English landmark is associated with early astrology. Number 23. Matterhorn. Egypt may have its pyramids, but Italy and
Switzerland have a nature-made pyramid of their own: the Matterhorn. At 14,692 feet high, this famous mountain
is one of the highest in Europe. The mountain has four faces, each equally
rugged. The legendary mountain has been popular with
climbers since the first ascent in 1865; during the summer 150 people a day try to climb it. Couch potatoes may be just as happy to stay
below and gaze in awe at the summit playing hide and seek with the clouds. Number 22. Plitvice Lakes. The Plitvice Lakes are so pretty, officials
turned them into a national park. Located in central Croatia, Plitvice Lakes
consists of 16 lakes that attract more than a million visitors a year. The lakes are surrounded by lush forests and
connected by waterfalls cascading down from one lake to another. The lakes are divided into two sections, lower
and upper, because of the difference in elevation. The best way to see the lakes is walking;
on the route you might even see some wildlife. Number 21. Budapest. Budapest was already an established city when
the Hungarians took over in the ninth century. Today, Budapest is the country’s capital
and largest city. In between these two events, Budapest was
ruled by the Mongols and Ottomans, among others. Considered one of the most beautiful cities
in Europe, Budapest is home to the Museum of Fine Arts with its collection of more than
100,000 works. Be sure to visit the centrally located Old
Town with its many museums, churches, palaces and Parliament building. Number 20. Lisbon. The Portuguese capital of Lisbon lies on the
Tagus River along the Atlantic coast. It is this location that encouraged explorers
to sail far and wide around the world in the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries. One of the things you’ll want to see is
Belem Tower, a 16th century fortress on the Tagus’ north bank. If you’re looking for good views of old
Lisbon, head to Saint George Castle that was built on a hilltop by the Moors. Number 19. Gullfoss You probably don’t know too too many people
who’ve been to Iceland. But it may be worth a trip there to visit
the spectacular Gullfoss waterfalls. Located in southern Iceland, Gullfoss is one
of Iceland’s top tourist attractions. At times it almost appears glacier-like, appropriate,
perhaps, since it is fed by a glacier. The waterfalls begins just after the Ölfusá
River makes a perpendicular turn and then cascades down a three-step staircase into
a canyon that is 115 feet deep. Number 18. Athens Athens, a city that’s been inhabited since
the fifth century BC, gave the world the concept of democracy and is the birthplace of Western
civilization. Many of the city’s major landmarks can be
found in the old town, particularly around the Acropolis. The list includes the temple of Zeus; the
Theatre of Dionysus where Sophocles works were performed and the Parthenon, which sits
atop the Acropolis. Number 17. Bay of Kotor When you’re hungry for breathtaking scenery,
feast your eyes on Kotor Bay in southwestern Montenegro. This bay off the Adriatic is just downright
picturesque: hemmed in by mountains, with quaint villages sandwiched between the cliffs
and the gorgeous blue water. Several well-preserved medieval towns ring
the bay. People make pilgrimages here, not only to
take in the scenery but also to visit the many Orthodox and Christian churches spread
among the villages. Number 16. Moscow For nearly 900 years, Moscow has been the
capital of Russia. As such, this old city has plenty to offer
visitors. Let’s start with the 15th century Red Square
since many of the city’s key attractions surround it. A top landmark is the Kremlin, a former fortress
that houses museums and the president of the Russian federation. Lenin’s Tomb sits in the middle of the square,
while the iconic onion-domed St. Basil’s Cathedral, now a museum, is on one side. Number 15. Venice Venice is for romantics who love gliding through
the Grand Canal with a gondolier singing Italian love songs. This is, after all, the city that sent Marco
Polo off on his journey to China. Start your exploration of Venice at San Marco
Square, the city’s most famous square. Here you’ll find the Doge’s Palace, the
seat of Venetian government, and St. Mark’s Basilica, the main church in Venice with stunning
views from the tower. Venice also is famous for its bridges across
the canals. Number 14. Monte Carlo If you’re into glitz and glamour, look no
further than Monte Carlo, the major city in the tiny principality of Monaco. Monaco has always been known for these qualities
which reached new heights when its prince made Grace Kelly his princess. Sitting on the shores of the Mediterranean,
Monte Carlo is known for fast car races and its elite casino. Take a walk along the harbor to see yachts
that belong to the rich and famous. Number 13. Alhambra The Alhambra is one of the great wonders of
Spain. It’s a gorgeous palace-fortress complex
that can be found in Granada in southern Spain’s Andalusia province. This imposing complex started out as a small
fortress in the late ninth century, though it was built on the ruins of a former Roman
fortress. Taken over by Christian rulers, it is the
site where Columbus got the go-ahead to discover the New World. The blending of architectural styles over
the centuries is stunning. You’ll find great art and grand gardens
throughout. Number 12. Florence If it weren’t for Florence, the Renaissance
might not have happened. Florence is generally credited with bringing
Europe out of the dark ages with great artists like Michelangelo. You can see their works at the Uffizi gallery,
or the Academia that displays the original David. Eat a gelato while strolling the Ponte Vecchio
that bridges the Arno River. Ogle the over-the-top riches of the Medici
family at the Pitti Palace. Marvel at the early engineering that created
the great Duomo. This is Florence at its best. Number 11. London. English history buffs will have a field day
in London. This city on the Thames is chock full of palaces,
from Buckingham Palace to Hampton Court Palace . More a prison than a palace, the Tower of
London is home to the crowns jewels. And from Knightsbridge – don’t forget
to visit the magnificent food halls at Harrods – to Carnaby Street, the shopping is awesome. You can get around London quickly and efficiently
by riding the famous Tube. Number 10. Neuschwanstein Castle. “Fairy tale castle” is a phrase that aptly
describes Neuschwanstein Castle in the Bavarian Alps. This 19th century Romanesque Revival castles
looks like it just stepped out of a fairy tale; some say Neuschwanstein provided the
inspiration for the castle in Disney’s Sleeping Beauty. The castle was built as a retreat for King
Ludwig II of Bavaria, who viewed it as a romanticization of the Middle Ages The castle was built of
brick, then covered in rock, including the white limestone that is visible from afar. Number 9. Amsterdam. Amsterdam is a pleasant city marked with meandering
canals lined with tall, narrow row houses. It is the city where Anne Frank kept her famous
diary, so visiting the house where she wrote is a must. This “Venice of the North” also is a city
of great art, beginning with the Rijksmuseum, home to great European masterpieces; Rembrandt’s
house and the more modern van Gogh museum. Take a break from sightseeing to tour and
sample Holland’s beer at the Heineken Brewery. Number 8. Prague. Prague, with a long history of war and destruction,
is considered one of the best places to visit in Europe. Despite devastation caused by World War II,
Prague has a very nice Old Town that is worth more than a few hours of your time. Prague has many pedestrian zones, which making
walking a delight, as you wander by Prague Castle, through the Jewish Quarter and over
the Charles Bridge. Wenceslas Square, situated in the New Town,
hums with a vibrant nightlife and entertainment air. Number 7. Istanbul. Istanbul may be on the outer fringes of Europe
but well worth a visit when you’re traveling abroad. Turkey’s biggest city is a fascinating place,
filled with rich history, colorful markets and mosques. Top attractions include the Bosporus that
separates Europe and Asia; the ecumenical Hagia Sophia that’s been a Greek Orthodox
Christian basilica, then an imperial mosque and now a museum, and the 15th century Topkapi
Palace, also a museum today. Get in a little shopping at the Grand Bazaar
that’s been in operation since 1461. Number 6. Geirangerfjord. When the summer heat of Europe gets you down,
head to Norway with its pretty cool scenery. Geirangerfjord is a 9.3-mile long fjord with
crystal blue waters fed by picturesque cascading waterfalls. Take a sightseeing trip on a car ferry through
the fjord, passing villages on the shores. Look out for the Seven Sisters and Suitor
waterfalls so named because legend says he’s trying to court the sisters. Also look for Bridal Veil – when the light
is right, it looks like a thin veil covering the rocks. Number 5. Barcelona. Founded by the Romans, Barcelona today is
a bustling city on the Mediterranean Sea. As the capital of Catalonia, it is a powerhouse
in the region. It is perhaps best known for the unusual buildings
designed by the architect Antoni Gaudi. These landmark structures include La Sagrada
Familia, a church that’s been under construction since 1892. You could build your entire visit around his
buildings, but then you’d miss out on other Barcelona delights, such as La Rambla, a popular
pedestrian street in the central part of the city. Number 4. Dubrovnik. As European cities go, Dubrovnik isn’t very
big, but don’t let its size deter you. This little jewel, with less than 43,000 people,
is one of the most visited cities on the Mediterranean. Dubrovnik transports visitors back to a time
when the fortified city was a major maritime power commanding the third-largest navy in
the Mediterranean. As you wander the streets, you’ll likely
come across sculptures of St. Viaho, the city’s patron saint whose life is celebrated every
February. Number 3. Santorini. When it’s time to sit back and relax, take
yourself to to Santorini, an island in the Aegean. Top travel magazines consider this a prime
destination; once there, you can’t help but agree. The island has picture-postcard villages,
an active volcano and stunning sunsets. Be sure to visit Fira, a village perched atop
a cliff. You’ll also want to sample wines, such as
the dessert wine Vincanto as well as the produce that is made sweeter and tastier because of
the volcanic ash soil it grows in. Number 2. Paris Songs laud Paris in the springtime, but any
time of year is a good time to visit this riveting city on the River Seine. It’s a city loaded to the brim with history,
culture, great food and high fashion. The iconic Eiffel Tower is one landmark you
won’t want to miss. The Louvre houses one of the greatest art
collections in the world. Its great churches include Sacred Heart and
Notre Dame. When it comes to opulence, there’s Versailles
with its famed Hall of Mirrors. Number 1. Rome The ancient Romans established outposts as
far away as Great Britain. They didn’t ignore their home city, however,
when it came to building great monuments. One must-see landmark is the Colosseum, an
arena that could hold up to 80,000 people for gladiator contests. One of the biggest draws is a tiny country
inside the city: The Vatican City, with its impressive St. Peter’s Basilica with art
provided by Michelangelo. Maybe you’ll get a glimpse of the pope at
his Wednesday audiences.

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  2. That's not what any of these cities look like today. This footage must be from 20 years ago at least. Today all the major cities of Europe are war zones with various groups of illegal and legal immigrants from all over Africa and the middle east sleeping on the streets in all the former tourist places. This guide is NOT authentic.

  3. Nice list but what matters me is that when the voice over talks about a venue, another is displayed in the video. If you talk for instance about the palace of Versailles, show that instead of the Eiffeltower…

  4. Why did U miss Berlin, Edinburgh, Zurich, Copenhagen, Saint Petersburg?

  5. What about Saint Petersburg? Good but not perfect list and definitely not agree with the rankings.

  6. Min 05:00 to 05:03 After visiting Budapest , it is good for you if you visit Stuttgart . Why? There you will find many mineral baths and the international zoo called Wilhelma .

  7. Where are Ireland and Poland??? And also Turkey and Russia are in Asia, did u do the geography reserch before u post the video?

  8. Min 09:46 to 10:42 If you in Russia and visit Moskva then you can go and visit Sankt-Peterburg. Why? knows it?

  9. … stupid choice!

  10. Tourism is destroying Europe. I was in Salzburg in 1996 and again in 2019. What a difference 🙁
    Tourists everywhere and the old local shops was closed and replaced by fashion-shops and random "made in China" souvenir shops.

    Locals can't afford to live in Dubrovnik because of Air BnB. Austria making restrictions on Tourism and so are some cities like Venice. It's so sad 😥

  11. 16:43 u forgot about da weeeed


  13. Istanbul and Moscow aren't in Europe..

    By the way if you come in Rome visit also the "Parco degli Acquedotti", it's a public park very big with amazing views on the ancient Roman aqueducts. Very few tourists know this place and in the sunset hours it's amazing.

  14. Where are " Transfagarasan" ??? 🤦‍♂️

  15. great country is britinsh
    london and Usa

  16. For who really love Nature….Romania – Danube Delta!!!!!!!

  17. I was in Budapest, Monaco, Prague, Amsterdam and Barcelona. So I have to visit 20 more places…)

  18. I have visited Barcelona, Paris, Rome, Vienna, Amsterdam, and all of them are really beautiful, although I would include Stockholm and St Petersburg instead of Amsterdam And Stonhegue

  19. I am from Colombia and really liked Europe! Here we have exotic and beautiful places like Santa Marta and Palomino:

  20. Turkey is not in the EU! FAIL Information.KIDS GO TO SCHOOL!

  21. Oradea should be on the list or Bucharest or Eforie or Maramures or even Iaşi

  22. London and Paris have turned into shithole places since it’s been run over by non Europeans.

  23. 19 to date & counting…

  24. you should increase the list by 25. so much more to see.

  25. Russia and Turkey doesn't belong to Europe. So u need to make new list.

  26. Where is Berlin? Should be between the top 5!!


  28. Nice that an Amarican that probobly has never left the country is telling us where in europe to go

  29. So youtube decided to recommend me this and it's the most basic list I've ever seen, I thought they'll list some less known European locations, but they literally listed the most popular and basic places. This is like Europe 101

  30. europe is more more more more rich than this 25 place …..visit Europe all part of it

  31. Malta? Carpathian and alps mountain ?

  32. I want to live in Austria, so i am starting to learn German… wish me luck

  33. Nice video! But I don’t think Europe can fit in a top 25 list.


  35. Where is Dresden, Copenhagen, Hamburg?

  36. Been to almost every place in the list, only 8 places never been yet… still counting! Cheers from Malaysia!

  37. Where is Cracow ?!?!?!

  38. I think this is not a very well done video. While you where talking about Spain I have to say you missed a lot. First of all Seville is the most beautiful city, way more beautiful than Barcelona, the city you mentioned, which is not that great and I wouldn't recommend going there right now because of the political insecurities promotes by some of the important people in Cataluña, that affects the tourism as well.
    Also you mentioned the Alhambra and you didn't mentioned Granada, where the Alhambra is, and is definetly worth to walk and visit that amazing city. Also you didn't talk about Galicia and Santiago, in my opinion one of the most beautiful places in Spain, but you did talk about other cities which are not that impressive.
    Also if you are planning a visit to Italy I highly recommend to go to Verone, I fell in love with the city.
    Talking about Portugal, I may say that, in my opinion, Sintra is much more beautiful than Lisbon.

  39. Nice video, however a couple of mistakes jumped out. Stonehenge was not associated with early astrology, but astronomy. The former being what you use to pick a wedding date and buy your lotto tickets. Prague does not have a long history of war and destruction (compared to other European cities) and was barely bombed at all in WWII. And, no Napoleon! For these reasons, most of its architecture has survived making it SUCH A BEAUTIFUL CITY. You said the opposite.

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  41. Lisboa, Porto, Sintra, Coimbra, Braga, Guimarães are magical, beautiful and full off history. 🇵🇹🇵🇹🇵🇹

  42. Shame on you. Moscow is a terrorist state and you know that very well. How can you suggest people go to that despicable place?

  43. min 9:10: Bay of Kotor … many Orthodox and Christian churches :)))

  44. Krakow, Ljubljana, Julian Alps, Munich, Bavaria, Zugspitze, Bruges, Glencoe, Edinburgh, Snowdonia, Kerry, Bratislava, Malta, Innsbruck, Helsinki … too name a few more.

  45. Moscow??? Are you crazy? It's the last city to visit after Northern Korea.

  46. this is such a bad list xD must have been made by an american that never went to Europe in their life.

  47. ha ha settlement of biskupin Poland is 6000 BC the oldest place in Europe

  48. 10:50 we almost had an accident, guys! that was close…

  49. From 0:40 Budapest night above the Danube

  50. Normandy in France such as Deauville, Honfleur, is very very impressive. both nature and architecture. Venice is very dirty by the way.

  51. AND BERLIN ,???!!!!!!

  52. this list was definitely made by a non-European lol ive been to 14 out of 25 though

  53. How about if you find a great place keep your mouth shut. TripAdvisor etc are just spoiling the world, where is the adventure of self discovery anymore. If you find a great place keep it to yourself or your closest friends and don't do it via social media

  54. Europe has many beautiful places and Amsterdam is not one of them, I repeat NOT. stay away from there it will disappoint you.

  55. 20:15 — бомба!


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  59. LOL Dubrovnik is not the Mediterranean!!! It's the Adriatic.

  60. Santorini third?! Even if its indeed a beautiful place… third? no. And where is Corsica? Certainly the most beautiful island in Europe, remove Monaco to put it instead.

  61. the matterhorn is 4600 meters high-you said feets

  62. italia francia e germania si devono fondere in unica nazione

  63. Vienna on place 25 must be a joke. You rank some stones before a whole city? What a stupid ranking

  64. l'Italia andrebbe esclusa dalle classifiche, è fuori concorso!

  65. So far visited 11 in the list


  67. You forget to mention that most of these places, you need serious cash! An espresso in San Marco sqaure in Venice, costs 20 euros at the table. I'm sorry, yes these places are nice to visit, but you can't really justify these prices. MonteCarlo, well, just the name tells you what it's about.

    Don't misunderstand me, I am no pessimest. I've been to these places,. Iìm just giving many people a heads up!!!!!!!

  68. this is just advertisement of a company. just fakes..

  69. Where is Krakow, Poland? This list sucks

  70. This is just an advert four a private travel company!

  71. Iceland is the best country in Europe. Its definitely not cheap but it's the most beautiful

  72. I knew Rome would be #1 The city is amazing.

  73. To include Monaco is a joke, right?

  74. If there's not wonderful cities like Sankt Petersburg or Krakow instead of Stonehenge … bless your heart.

  75. great video 👍🏻😻 thank you

  76. Yeah please visit all those places and nothing else…
    So we can have the beautiful rest of europe for ourself

  77. Orthodox and Christian churches??? Really? Orthodox AND Christian…oh, dear! Such ignorance must be painful! Orthodox churches are Christian, Orthodox people are….Christian. And no mention of Transylvania or the Danube Delta???? Ignorance is just painful, not bliss…God bless you!

  78. I'm only here for the video footage. Taking the information with a pinch of salt

  79. I have visited Europe only 3 times, but I covered 13 places in this list, just over a half!Countries yet to visit: Croatia, Montenegro, Greece, Turkey, Portugal, Spain, Iceland, Norway and Russia.

  80. I think the following also belongs to the Europe best list: Mont Saint-Michel, Loire Valley Region, Rhine Moselle Region, Salzburg, Berlin, Copenhagen, Krakow, St Petersburg.

  81. No Kraków, Gdansk and Stockholm on the list ? What a shame !!!!!!!!!!!!

  82. I feel honered Denmark isn’t on the list ❤️🇩🇰👍

  83. Ohh.. Norway! Loved it!

  84. What the hell! No mention of Luxembourg?

  85. If you want to see beautiful architecture go to Europe, but if you want to see nature wonders go to South America. Colombia has it all in one country; that 's why is the most bio diversed in the world by Km². Unfortunately, Europe is all about architecture because regarding nature is rather deserted, or if there is green is not heavy, lush green or spectacular nature like in South America.

  86. Socialist cesspit with no go zones, tent cities and useless feminized police

  87. Where is Madrid ??

  88. Beuatiful places on europe you are forgot the most of them, de beauty of Azore, Madeira, Grand Canária islands

  89. Nice video, really helpful information..

  90. I always watvh your video
    Its very cinematic and proffessional

  91. italia e francia le mie preferite

  92. Places which are missing, or should be on the list (my opinion)

    Lofoten Islands (North)Norway

    St. Petersburg

    Normandy, like Honfleur

    Seville (i found the Alcazar more impressiv, than the Alhambra)

    probably the whole volcanic area around Reykjavic and not only the Gulfoss

    just some quick thoughts and not a complete list =) and again…my opinion

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