Popular Cities in Europe

Top cities in Europe, page 1, based on popularity among TravBuddy members.

London #1 most popular location
As a city that seamlessly blends the old world with the seductively modern, London is an atypical British city that – despite its multinational mish-mash of culture – simply couldn’t be…
17,246travelers 1,982reviews 1,190blogs
Rome #2 most popular location
A city that was once the heart of the Roman Empire, and now contains an entire tiny country (and the center of Catholicism) within its borders, Rome doesn’t stop there: a mammoth artistic h…
4,841travelers 835reviews 508blogs
Paris #3 most popular location
It's hard to picture a city more iconic than Paris. With an astounding collective love of art, architecture and good old fashioned romance - as well as a heady new rap scene - the city has so…
6,764travelers 1,187reviews 811blogs
Barcelona #4 most popular location
Barcelona is the intoxicating heart of Cataluña, effervescent and forever coated in sunlight, politically hot headed, full of it’s own quirky cultures, and as bizarrely artistic as cities …
3,260travelers 808reviews 389blogs
Istanbul #5 most popular location
Istanbul is probably one of the hottest destinations in the 21st century when it comes to the European-Asian side of the world. Along with being the most populated city in Turkey, Istanbul ha…
3,473travelers 511reviews 367blogs
Amsterdam #6 most popular location
We all know what runs through the average young mind when it hears the word ‘Amsterdam’. It might be the liberal home of drugs and prostitution, but the Dutch capital is also a beautiful …
5,707travelers 882reviews 499blogs
Berlin #7 most popular location
Berlin is the capital of Germany, and the largest city by population. It has an international reputation for being an extremely tolerant and liberal hub of modernity, with a wide variety of m…
2,538travelers 589reviews 318blogs
Prague #8 most popular location
Cheers. Zlata Praha. Golden Prague. Incredible sights to see. For centuries the city has stood as a glittering jewel at the center of Europe, testament to some of the most amazing architectur…
2,832travelers 610reviews 334blogs
Venice #9 most popular location
It is probably impossible to speak about Venice without uttering a sigh of pure indulgence, accompanied by a low whisper of, “Ah…Venice.” From the waterways, to the museums, to the chu…
1,483travelers 265reviews 232blogs
Budapest #10 most popular location
The capital of Hungary, Budapest is considered one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. Straddling the mighty Danube River (at its most beautiful here), the city is full of par…
1,608travelers 405reviews 270blogs
Madrid #11 most popular location
Unlike its traditional rival Barcelona, Madrid – the political and social heart of the country – is openly and quintessentially Spanish. You’ll find a passion for bull fighting and flam…
2,146travelers 430reviews 237blogs
Florence #12 most popular location
Birthplace to the Italian Renaissance, and quite possibly the most important city in Europe for several centuries during this time from the 13th to 16th centuries, Florence stands today as on…
831travelers 233reviews 204blogs
Vienna #13 most popular location
Vienna is one of Europe's most classical and refined cities and an absolute must for enthusiasts of classical music and architecture. Its magnificent Habsburgian buildings, Baroque and Rocco…
1,533travelers 419reviews 231blogs
Dublin #14 most popular location
The increasingly cosmopolitan streets of Dublin have had a tumultuous time recently. As both the greatest benefactor of EU membership and – aside from Iceland’s bankruptcy – and one of …
2,959travelers 517reviews 272blogs
Edinburgh #15 most popular location
Draped across mossy fells and overlooking the choppy waters of the North Atlantic, Edinburgh is a scenic city in a striking location. Towered over by the soaring battlements of the hilltop ca…
1,363travelers 337reviews 206blogs
Munich #16 most popular location
It might not be Germany’s capital, but Munich is certainly Bavaria’s, and that comes with its own revered role. Reveling in its place as the heartland of its own traditions, where Lederho…
1,366travelers 286reviews 183blogs
Krakow #17 most popular location
It might have lost the title of capital city, but Krakow is still by far Poland’s most popular tourist destination, having absorbed far more than its fair share of striking history over the…
511travelers 280reviews 138blogs
Saint Petersburg #18 most popular location
Saint Petersburg is often called the most European of Russian cities. It is hard to believe that St. Petersburg is the result of Peter the Great’s bright idea to build his country's new cap…
1,339travelers 184reviews 131blogs
Milan #19 most popular location
Despite running several leagues behind capital Rome in the tourism stakes, visitors quickly discover that Milan has more than enough to offer in its own right. A real fashion capital, you’l…
1,249travelers 153reviews 88blogs
Brussels #20 most popular location
As the artistic heart of the EU, Brussels is necessarily multicultural, a vibe that’s only accentuated a feeling that the city’s always been divided – half French, half Flemish - though…
1,186travelers 397reviews 177blogs
Moscow #21 most popular location
It might be icy - and still hide plenty of the remnants of the icy former regime, too - but Moscow is rammed full of stunning tourist draws. From mammoth squares to picture-postcard spires, y…
2,867travelers 233reviews 147blogs
Lisbon #22 most popular location
Lisbon is like a city on display, draped across the hillsides above the Rio Tejo, and a beautiful display it is, too. Dig deeper into Portugal’s capital, though, and you’ll quickly find t…
1,351travelers 307reviews 120blogs
Blackpool #23 most popular location
It might be infamous as the home of an incredible array of tacky English tat (a not entirely undeserved reputation, it has to be said), but the northern seaside resort of Blackpool still draw…
136travelers 13reviews 8blogs
Gran Canaria #24 most popular location
If you look at the map, this island located just beside Morocco, north-east part of Africa and surrounded by Atlantic Ocean. There is a few other islands near-by but Gran Canaria is the most …
84travelers 29reviews 12blogs
Athens #25 most popular location
One of the oldest remaining cities on the face of the planet, Athens has stood at the center of the world for thousands of years as a leader in philosophy, history, culture, and mythology. Fr…
1,888travelers 194reviews 184blogs
Ibiza #26 most popular location
Sitting off the coast of Valencia in the Mediterranean Sea, Ibiza is an autonomous community that is technically a part of Spain. Alongside its sister island of Formentera, it is one of the P…
845travelers 110reviews 19blogs
Stockholm #27 most popular location
As a chic centre that draws filmmakers, designers, musicians and catwalk models like moths to a flame, this tiny capital is the perfect host. Pricy and intimate, the ancient influences take n…
1,653travelers 317reviews 149blogs
Dubrovnik #28 most popular location
You might not know the name, but you’ve probably seen images of Dubrovnik. Croatia’s most memorable stretch of coast shines in baroque splendor, draped over the rocky hills around a tranq…
241travelers 124reviews 94blogs
Cologne #29 most popular location
Cologne – Köln or Kölle, depending on how native you’ve gone – is Germany’s oldest city, dating back over two millennia. Dominated by the towers of its rustic, soaring cathedral, Co…
460travelers 107reviews 46blogs
Copenhagen #30 most popular location
Formerly something of an off of the beaten track capital, Copenhagen has spent the last few years clamoring its way up the European tourist spot ladder, and winning over many a travel critic …
1,633travelers 369reviews 161blogs
Rimini #31 most popular location
Probably one of the most famous seaside resorts in the area known as the Adriatic Riviera, Rimini is a small city and municipality in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy along the coast of the…
42travelers 29reviews 2blogs
Warsaw #32 most popular location
Warsaw has a surprisingly old-world atmosphere to it. It’s particularly unforeseen as Poland’s capital was turned into a large heap of rubble by the Second World War, and has been rebuilt…
963travelers 237reviews 99blogs
Tenerife #33 most popular location
Tenerife, the largest and most well-known of the Canary Islands, is a major destination for British and German travelers. It is an island which caters for everyone, from romantic get aways, t…
152travelers 35reviews 10blogs
Frankfurt am Main #34 most popular location
Frankfurt am Main, commonly known as Frankfurt, is the fifth-largest city in Germany. Situated on the Main River, Frankfurt is the financial and transportation centre of Germany and the large…
598travelers 147reviews 80blogs
Sevilla #35 most popular location
The colorful streets of Sevilla are lined heftily with beautiful orange trees. You wonder between the fading old architecture to chess-board squares hosting tiny markets, follow the winding c…
324travelers 145reviews 111blogs
Nice #36 most popular location
As the capital of France’s Mediterranean border district - the arresting Cote D’Azur - Nice’s Bay of Angels curves around a shimmering pale-blue watery background, and is home to plenty…
438travelers 101reviews 58blogs
Hamburg #37 most popular location
Despite being quite obviously inland, Hamburg has a hefty maritime bent to it, with huge hunks of floating iron drifting in and out daily, and rivers interspersing the city-center streets. It…
690travelers 70reviews 38blogs
Alanya #38 most popular location
Alanya (previously known as Alaiye) is a sea side resort city in Antalya Province in the Mediterranean Region of Turkey. Getting here: Fly into Antalya airport and take a bus to Alanya.
49travelers 34reviews 4blogs
Naples #39 most popular location
It’s unfortunate for Naples, really, that it finds itself in Italy. While in most countries this picturesque, art-focused city would find itself the center of attention, here it has Rome, F…
371travelers 52reviews 50blogs
Kiev #40 most popular location
Sadly, if most people associate the Ukraine’s capital with only one thing, it’s garlic chicken. It’s sad for two reasons: firstly, Chicken Kiev is not, in fact, from Ukraine at all, but…
523travelers 76reviews 52blogs
Riga #41 most popular location
Riga is currently one of the most exciting places in the Baltic, not only as a tourist destination, but because of its old town, its historical importance, and the current renaissance as many…
405travelers 155reviews 65blogs
Bucharest #42 most popular location
Romania’s capital is a centre of high-class living and artistic license, a reputation that won the city the nickname ‘Little Paris’ almost a century ago, and helps it stand head and sho…
688travelers 116reviews 58blogs
Reykjavik #43 most popular location
Iceland’s tiny capital has an almost inconceivable quantity of character. Home of spurting geysers, mammoth hot spring baths where you can lounge amongst fresh snow fall and a music scene t…
719travelers 219reviews 157blogs
Granada #44 most popular location
Sat in the shadow of the Sierra Nevada, and host to a plethora of North-African influences, charming tourist sites and winding, old school backstreets, Granada is a city that just has to be s…
236travelers 86reviews 78blogs
Brugge #45 most popular location
Bruges reputation for being inundated with almost countless tourists is something you’ll probably hear of well before you arrive, but, fortunately, the huge camera-clad groups roaming the s…
234travelers 82reviews 73blogs
Oslo #46 most popular location
Painfully pricey and wonderfully chilled out, Norwegian capital Oslo is surrounded by awe-inspiring nature and home to an enviable range of museums. Spend your morning strolling down the stee…
1,498travelers 219reviews 117blogs
Sofia #47 most popular location
Bulgaria’s capital, an essential stop off on any eastern European tour, has plenty to shout about, sitting as it does perfectly in amongst the mountains and being home to more than 7000 yea…
453travelers 70reviews 29blogs
Marmaris #48 most popular location
In many ways, Marmaris is a true tourist town. Numbers swell along the Turkish Mediterranean coastline in the summer season to the extent that you’re more likely to bump into a foreigner wa…
66travelers 14reviews 7blogs
Zurich #49 most popular location
These days the largest city in Switzerland is known for two things above all else: a high quality of life (the city consistently comes out near the top of those annual ‘best place to live…
944travelers 94reviews 66blogs
Split #50 most popular location
As the launching point for the stunning towns and villages you’ll find splattered about the Adriatic Coast, any trip to Croatia is almost certainly going to include Split. It’s a chunky, …
138travelers 46reviews 42blogs
Dusseldorf #51 most popular location
It may be a relatively small regional capital, but no one told Dusseldorf’s residents. With an architecture, arts and nightlife scenes that would do much larger cities proud, you’ll get a…
256travelers 71reviews 93blogs
Manchester #52 most popular location
A city best known for its football teams: Manchester United, the most supported and most hated team in England, and the up and coming billionaires across the street, Manchester City. It’s t…
2,204travelers 222reviews 72blogs
Salzburg #53 most popular location
Salzburg, or the princess-filled, castle-skylined fairytale section of an unannounced Austrian Disneyland? Sometimes, it’s honestly difficult to tell the difference: this is a city so steep…
224travelers 109reviews 78blogs
Tallinn #54 most popular location
Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, Estonian capital Tallinn has slowly emerged from the shadow of Prague to become a main contender as an Eastern European city that’s simply unavoidably bea…
466travelers 137reviews 74blogs
Bratislava #55 most popular location
One of Europe’s newest capitals, yet an ancient and important city to the Austro-Hungarian empire, Slovakia’s Bratislava is a city of blended cultures, where four languages prevail on the…
335travelers 96reviews 60blogs
Antalya #56 most popular location
As the heart of the Turkish Riviera, Antalya has transformed recently from a bustling seaside town to a plush, resort ridden spot that is ideal as a Mediterranean break with a cultural twist.…
295travelers 40reviews 41blogs
Valencia #57 most popular location
Famed as both a city with a sensational nightlife and the kind of artistic scene that even those desperate not to fall into the tourist trap won’t be able to resist photographing, and a reg…
370travelers 72reviews 79blogs
Liverpool #58 most popular location
As the city that bought you The Beatles, that accent (if you’re not British, you can probably forget about understanding much of the native tongue) and the notorious harbor TV weather map (…
982travelers 100reviews 50blogs
Pisa #59 most popular location
Amongst a plethora of cities so enticing its amazing Italy isn’t even more inundated with tourists than it already is, Pisa stands out for one reason alone: The Leaning Tower. In a seemingl…
146travelers 55reviews 42blogs
Helsinki #60 most popular location
Surrounded by freezing waters spattered with picturesque islands and islets, Finnish capital Helsinki is an ever more fashionable European destination. Wonder the sparkling streets and you’…
792travelers 143reviews 92blogs
Glasgow #61 most popular location
If you believe the press, Glasgow, is the leaner side of Scotland, the rough to Edinburgh’s smooth.Glasgow has a far more industrial history,and is a city once dominated by the shipyards. …
1,012travelers 92reviews 59blogs
Gdansk #62 most popular location
Gdansk is the sixth largest city in Poland, but certainly one of the nicest. With a population of 458,053 (2006), it is situated in Northern Poland along the Baltic Sea. The architecture …
124travelers 29reviews 19blogs
York #63 most popular location
One of the most breathtakingly beautiful cities in Britain, boasting some of the most amazing architecture and surrounding countryside in the whole of Europe, and long the centre of attention…
365travelers 52reviews 32blogs
Vilnius #64 most popular location
Lithuania’s capital, the ancient city of Vilnius is slowly climbing in the world of Eastern European tourism, with centuries of varied and exotic architecture, a typically vibrant post-comm…
416travelers 84reviews 55blogs
Belgrade #65 most popular location
Serbia’s capital has an ancient Roman and Celtic history dating back to the 4th century, and has grown to a modern city of more than two million people, glistening with attractive ancient r…
460travelers 87reviews 53blogs
Porto #66 most popular location
Known worldwide for its rich brand of wine, port, which is drunk internationally with high quality cheeses, as well as Europe-wide for the fast-paced attacking play of the local football team…
359travelers 48reviews 44blogs
Sunny Beach #67 most popular location
Sunny Beach is biggest and most popular Bulgarian Black Sea resorts. Situated in a beautiful half-moon shaped bay, it is looking east therefor having the most beautiful sunrise. The north end…
13travelers 10reviews 3blogs
Cannes #68 most popular location
Quite possibly one of the most luxurious seaside destinations in the whole of France, well-known for the annual film festival that makes its way through and the various luxury accommodations,…
110travelers 19reviews 11blogs
Albufeira #69 most popular location
Albufeira has a very nice old center. But if you want to see the authentic portugal, there is not much left. In 1755 there was an earthquake this destroyed a lot. The main places in the south…
35travelers 33reviews 3blogs
Benidorm #70 most popular location
Situated along the Valencian coastline of Spain in the Alicante Province on the eastern edge of the country bordering the Mediterranean Sea, Benidorm is a complex mixture of skyscrapers, reso…
24travelers 7reviews 2blogs
Dresden #71 most popular location
A heartland of industrial Germany, Dresden recently celebrated its 800th birthday, and is full of suitably ancient, crumbling buildings that make for an impressively ornate city centre settin…
157travelers 139reviews 36blogs
Menorca #72 most popular location
Minorca (Menorca both in Catalan and Spanish; from Latin Balearis Minor, later Minorica "minor island") is the second largest of the Balearic Islands (Illes Balears Catalan official name, Isl…
35travelers 4reviews 1blogs
Zakopane #73 most popular location
Zakopane, situated in southern part of Poland close to Slovakian border, is recognised as a capital of Polish Tarta Mountains, being the most popular place in the region. The population is on…
18travelers 22reviews 17blogs
Bansko #74 most popular location
Bansko is one of the world's newest ski resorts and is a perfect place for a skiing holiday for beginners and intermediates. Bansko offers some good runs, very new lifts and gondola. Prices a…
4travelers 5reviews 3blogs
Bath #75 most popular location
Named – a tad unoriginally, in truth – after its natural hot spring Roman baths, the city of Bath is an English hidden gem, both beautiful and slightly backwards, with the Roman influence…
247travelers 54reviews 36blogs
Antwerp #76 most popular location
Belgium, they say, is boring. Whoever ‘they’ are, they obviously haven’t been to Antwerp. Belgium’s second city is fashionable, fast-paced, art loving, and more fun at night than most…
441travelers 63reviews 51blogs
Mykonos #77 most popular location
A Greek Island that’s only a touch behind capital Athens in the tourism stakes, Mykonos is a fabulous corner of the Mediterranean, coated with white washed buildings and lush sandy beaches,…
205travelers 39reviews 47blogs
Birmingham #78 most popular location
One of the most progressive cities in England, and considered to be the second largest in terms of population, Birmingham is a massive metropolitan area in the West Midlands region of the cou…
998travelers 47reviews 22blogs
Verona #79 most popular location
Perhaps one of the most famous destinations in north-east Italy, well-known for sights such as the Roman Arena dating back to the 1st century AD, the Roman amphitheater looking over the city …
183travelers 50reviews 23blogs
Palermo #80 most popular location
As the capital of the stunning island of Sicily, Palermo was sought after long before it became a sunny holiday spot. At various times the city was dominated by Arab invaders, Normans and Fre…
115travelers 20reviews 22blogs
Bodrum #81 most popular location
While traditionally Bodrum was the site of the ancient city of Halicarnassus, and home to the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus—one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World—that was tragically …
78travelers 11reviews 12blogs
Fuerteventura #82 most popular location
The semi-desert Island of Fuerteventura lies just under 100km off the coast of Africa (near the border of Morocco and Western Sahara). It enjoys a near-perfect climate with average monthly te…
55travelers 10reviews 2blogs
Lyon #83 most popular location
Second only to Paris in terms of that classic French ambience and big city cultural heftiness, Lyon is often overlooked by visitors to France in favour of the capital, the alpine regions, the…
351travelers 96reviews 65blogs
Wroclaw #84 most popular location
A major city in the region of Silesia in south-west Poland, straddling the Oder River as the capital of the Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Wroclaw has been established for centuries as one of th…
218travelers 51reviews 20blogs
Side #85 most popular location
Side is located on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. Visiting great ruins from Alexander the Great days, Temple of Apollo and the Great Gate are of great value. Side is the best place to …
7travelers 9reviews 6blogs
Brighton #86 most popular location
Brighton, the GAY capital. Generally known by its nickname of “London by the sea”, Brighton is a seaside city less than 50 miles south of London in the County of East Sussex. It is ac…
763travelers 52reviews 23blogs
Galway #87 most popular location
A city that revels in its Gaelic traditions and has long been known as the “City of the Tribes”, Galway is the third largest town in Ireland, and probably the most important city when it …
249travelers 53reviews 41blogs
Bologna #88 most popular location
Bologna is one of Italy's best kept secrets. Long considered to be the nation's food capital, it is also regularly listed within the top five cities in Italy for quality of life. Located in t…
189travelers 70reviews 19blogs
Poznan #89 most popular location
The atmosphere of this city is created by the people - mainly students who come here to study and grow to love this town. There is always something going on at the old market square in the ce…
160travelers 12reviews 11blogs
Ljubljana #90 most popular location
The heart of scenic Slovenia, Ljubljana is a historic city dating back to the days when founder Jason is said to have fought and killed the resident dragon, now a symbol of the fantastically …
320travelers 89reviews 52blogs
Cardiff #91 most popular location
One of the longest established cities in the U.K, Cardiff has been occupied for at least 2,000 years since the Romans first established a fort on the site of the current Cardiff Castle. For t…
610travelers 66reviews 23blogs
Jesolo #92 most popular location
Ciao, benvenuto a Jesolo! Nice summer weather, great atmosphere on the beach, good shopping and party nights. Come with a mood for relaxation and you'll feel great!
4travelers 4reviews
Sorrento #93 most popular location
At first glance, Sorrento is nothing more than a typical tourist town sitting atop striking cliffs looking out over the Bay of Naples towards Mount Vesuvius and packed with dozens of English …
38travelers 28reviews 16blogs
Stuttgart #94 most popular location
If Stuttgart has one fixation, it’s cars. Home to huge museums showcasing two of the world’s most well-known sports car brands, Mercedes and Porsche, the city has a deep love of mechanica…
404travelers 41reviews 20blogs
Torquay #95 most popular location
Torquay,which is also known as ''The English Riviera'' and the big sister of the three towns of Torbay. Situated on the Devon coastline, The south west coast of the UK, Torquay has been a …
74travelers 8reviews 1blogs
Calvia #96 most popular location
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Malaga #97 most popular location
As an access point to the beautiful Andalucian costs and a beautiful days drive away from the southern point of Europe at Gibraltar, as well as the birthplace of Picasso and a beautiful city …
207travelers 74reviews 42blogs
The Hague #98 most popular location
As the regal home of Dutch royalty, former capital Den Haag (The Hague) is an artistic, ornate city of palaces, architectural wonders and wide, tree-lined boulevards. It's also at the heart o…
963travelers 81reviews 33blogs
Lucerne #99 most popular location
Aside from being the spot where William Tell allegedly demonstrated his archery skills by nearly decapitating his son (and, fortunately, hitting a carefully balanced apple instead), Lucerne h…
144travelers 69reviews 38blogs
Zermatt #100 most popular location
The idyllic village at the foot of the famous Matterhorn, did change to one of the most important summer- and winter- spa. In Zermatt there are no cars. Electric-cars, horse-drawn sleighs an…
37travelers 18reviews 20blogs