The rankings that the different portals and travel magazines make every year are most useful when planning a getaway or a ladies vacation. For this reason, at Hard Hobbit To Break we like to echo the lists of the most prestigious publications.
Today, for example, we want to tell you about one of the lists that he has published Travel + Leisure, an American magazine that every year asks its readers which are their favorite cities in the world. We refer to the ranking of the best cities in Europe. Below we talk about the top 10, but as a preview, we want to tell you that 3 Spanish cities have sneaked in. Would you like to join us?
The best city in Europe according to Travel + Leisure readers is Florence, a city where not only can you find some of the best museums and art galleries in the world, but it also offers numerous monuments historical and spectacular architectural pieces, such as the famous Ponte Vecchio el Duomo.
In second position we find another Italian city. It is Rome, the capital of the country, also known as the Eternal City. Here you will find important monuments and sites archaeological, like the famous Colosseum. Its exquisite gastronomy deserves a special mention.
Although it is not a destination that most consider when planning a vacation, Krakow has slipped into third place on the list. And it is that this city increasingly attracts more tourists thanks to its important samples of art and architecture and its beautiful old town, which has been declared a Protected Place of Universal History by the Unesco.
The first Spanish city on the list is Barcelona, a cosmopolitan and charming city with a wide variety of artistic treasures, Romanesque churches and, of course, samples of modernism. Of course, we must not forget that, located between the sea and the mountains, Barcelona is one of the most modern and avant-garde in all of Spain. Furthermore, it is very close to the wonderful Costa Brava.
In fifth position we find Istanbul, a city that throughout its history has been the capital of three empires: Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman. What is most surprising about the current Turkish capital are the contrasts between the eastern and western and the ancient and modern, in addition to its spectacular natural landscapes.
The next city on the list is Budapest, which offers huge and beautiful bridges linking Buda, the most elegant residential area, and Pest, the economic and commercial center of the Hungarian capital, two areas that are separated by the river. Danube. You will love getting lost in its alleys full of history.
We return to Spain to talk to you about Seville, which has managed to rank seventh in the ranking thanks to the mix of cultures and styles (Arabic, Renaissance, Baroque, American ...), its taste for Flemish and the bulls, their hospitality and light. Of course, we must not forget that it is a cosmopolitan but also a very religious city that awaits a large number of monuments and places of great beauty.
In eighth position we find Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. Charmed with charm, this city full of corners dark and narrow alleys also offers us beautiful gardens and buildings and a huge number of museums. The tourist routes that cross crypts, passageways and cemeteries stand out.
The third and last Spanish city in the ranking is Madrid. The capital perfectly combines its cultural, monumental and leisure. Here you can find hundreds of moments declared a Site of Cultural Interest, historical sites declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, and plenty of palaces, castles, churches, monasteries and archaeological sites.
Finally, we are going to talk about Paris, the City of Love, which has been ranked tenth on the list. Everything in Paris seems to be designed for him enjoyment of the traveler: its squares, streets, buildings, monuments, gardens ... You cannot miss the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Montmartre district and the Louvre Museum, among many other places.
10 Best cities to visit in Europe 2015 (January 2022)
- Barcelona, Budapest, Krakow, Edinburgh, Istanbul, Florence, Madrid, Paris, Rome, Seville