Anyone who has had the good fortune to move around Europe knows that it is not easy to write an article with the 10 capitals of Europe without feeling bad. Why? Well, because you have to sacrifice cities that could fit the list perfectly, so you had to make an effort to choose the ones that IMHO are the most fascinating.
As the comments section is wide open, I will be happy to read opinions about it, so I invite you to suggest capitals that should be on the list yes or yes.
All positive adjectives are exhausted when talking about the capital of France. In Paris you have a lot to do, as it is one of the most vibrant cities in all of Europe. In addition, there are monuments as spectacular as the Eiffel Tower, which without a doubt is one of the most beautiful in the world. You can also soak up the culture at the Louvre Museum, enjoy the atmosphere of a picturesque neighborhood like Montmartre, or explore a large part of the city on a boat trip on the Seine River departing from the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral.
Paris is great, but young people are not so sure if they would place France's top city at the top because of London, the capital of England. The Big ben, the London Eye, the Tower of London, the British Museum, Buckingham Palace ... You can even take a breather and get away from the hustle and bustle of the big city in a park as beautiful as Hyde Park, where going on a picnic is as obligatory as feeding the squirrels you will come across on the way.
The capital of Italy also has its charm. It is Mediterranean and it shows, both for the gastronomy, which logically uses pasta and pizzas to seduce tourists, as well as its people, who welcome you from the first day to make you feel at home. As you well know, the strong point of Rome is the Coliseum, an ancient Roman gladiator stadium that is very well preserved. Also worth seeing are the Trevi Fountain, St. Peter's Basilica, the Roman Forum, the Pantheon of Agrippa, the Sistine Chapel, the Vatican Museums…
It is very easy to sweep at home, especially when Madrid is one of the most beautiful capitals in Europe. The Retirement park, the Prado Museum, Puerta del Sol, the Royal Palace, Plaza Mayor ... The capital of Spain goes a long way, and more when you take it easy and taste the food they serve in some of its most iconic bars and restaurants . You can't leave there without trying the famous squid sandwich or the chocolate batons.
Being passionate about Scotland I could not forget its capital, which is a city of firecrackers. It has an old part and a newer part, but whatever it is it seduces you without you realizing it. Edinburgh Castle is its main attraction, and to get there you have to visit the beautiful Royal mile, a beautiful cobblestone street that brings together all the essence of the United Kingdom. Also, I highly recommend that you hire some of the night tours that are offered right there, since you will discover secrets and legends that will make your imagination fly.
It is an imperial city that everyone falls in love with, not just lovers of classical music. There are essential museums, its parks are incredible and there are two must-see palaces for their incalculable beauty: Schönbrunn and Belvedere. The town hall of the Austrian capital is majestic, and to have a good time you always have time to visit the Prater, an amusement park with a very old Ferris wheel that survives to offer you beautiful views of the city.
The capital of the Czech Republic takes you back to medieval times with its impressive castle and towers. There are emblematic bridges, such as the Charles Bridge and squares as beautiful as that of the Old City. The Cathedral of Saint Vitus, the Astronomical clock or the church of Saint Nicholas are other places that must be marked in red before landing in Prague.
Located at the mouth of the Tagus River, the capital of Portugal offers us the opportunity to walk its beautiful steep streets and full of cobblestones. Its gastronomy will surprise you, especially if you eat a lot of fish, and the friendliness of the people from Lisbon will make you feel very good during your stay in the city. Also, don't forget to visit the Castle of San Jorge, the Belém Tower or the Rossio square, where you will find a lot of atmosphere.
The capital of Turkey, the connecting link between Europe and Asia, is a city with some 15 million inhabitants, which makes it the capital of Europe with the largest population.Its privileged position, and also its beauty, have allowed it to be the capital of three well-known empires: Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman. It is one of the most visited in the world, at a level very similar to that of Barcelona or Hong Kong. Normal considering that there you can visit such striking places as The Blue Mosque, the Topkapi Palace or the church of Saint Sophia.
We close the Top 10 with Berlin, the capital of Germany. Although it does not have as much media pull among European tourists, it should not be forgotten that it is a very important city within the old continent that offers fun plans all day. You can't miss the Brandenburg Gate, which is without a doubt its most famous monument, and neither is the Berlin Wall, Alexanderplatz, the Pergamon Museum, the Berlin Cathedral, the Tiergarten Park or the monument to the Holocaust. Undoubtedly, a lot of history both in museums and at street level, so it is advisable to go with some information to be aware of what is being seen at all times.
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