Ten European cities worth visiting-check out the architectural grandeur of the Old World

An architectural structure in Florence

Italian Style

Florence is the capital of Tuscany, as well as the most populated city in the region.

The city is famous for being a European commercial and financial center in the Middle Ages, so it was often called the Athens of that time. There's so much to see in the city, especially in the historic center.

Duomo Cathedral in Florence

Doumo Cathedral

The city's main church, also known as the Duomo Cathedral, was built over a century, from 1296 to 1436. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

2. Barcelona

The Ras Lambras monument in Barcelona

Ras Lambras

Barcelona is one of the most important cultural centers because of its enormous architectural heritage. Antoni Gaudi and Luis Domenech y Montaner built their homes here.

Barcelona's fame and stature as a leading city in the areas of economy, culture and sports came with the 1992 Summer Olympics. It's also Europe's main port.

Not to be missed: Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família
Trevi Fountain in Rome

Trevi Fountain

You can't go to Europe without visiting Rome. It's not just the capital of Italy, but also the fourth most populous city in the European Union.

The rich history of this place goes back two and a half thousand years! Founded in 753 B.C.., Rome is among the oldest European cities.

At one time it was the capital of the Roman Kingdom, the Roman Republic and the Holy Roman Empire.

The Colosseum in Rome


Also known as the Flavius Amphitheatre, the Colosseum is located in the heart of the city. It is the largest amphitheater in the world. It was built in the year 80 A.D. in Budapest.. Made entirely of concrete and stone.

4. Paris

The River Seine in Paris


There are 4 UNESCO-listed sites and many other beautiful sights in the city.

Paris gets its name from the Parisi tribe, whose members were among the first settlers. The city is breathtaking in architecture.

Abundant old churches and cathedrals, among them the famous Notre Dame, feed its special spirit.

Not to be missed: The Eiffel Tower
The historic streets of Vienna

The Streets of Vienna

Vienna is not just the capital city, it's also Austria's economic, political and cultural center. Also home to the offices of major international organizations, like the UN and OPEC.

Until the turn of the last century, Vienna had the largest German-speaking population in the world.

Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna

Schönbrunn Palace

It was the former summer residence of monarchs and is one of Austria's most important cultural monuments. The Palace of Vienna was not open to tourists until the 1960s.

6. Venice

Water Taxi in Venice

Cabs in Venice

This city has many names – the City of Water, Masks, Bridges, Floating City and the City of Canals.

Venice is also considered one of the most romantic places in Europe, which is why it's often chosen for honeymoon trips. There is a great variety of sights: St. Mark's Basilica, Gran Canal and Piazza San Marco.

Not to be missed: Piazza San Marco
Széchenyi Baths in Budapest

Szechenyi Baths

Budapest is the capital of Hungary and its largest city, as well as a political, cultural, economic and industrial center. Budapest was founded by the Celts and became one of the capitals of the Roman Empire.

But the ancestors of today's Hungarians came here much later, in the 9th century. The city was badly damaged by the Mongol invasion, but was rebuilt.

A beautiful palace in Budapest


The palace attracts not only with its beauty but also with an unrivaled view of the entire historic center from its observation deck.

8. Krakow

Wawel in Krakow


The Bishop of Krakow, John Paul I, was one of the most famous popes and the first non-Italian pope for more than four centuries when he was elected in 1978. The same year the entire historic city center was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Not to be missed: the Cloth Hall
Old Town Square in Prague

Prague Castle and Old Town Square

Prague is the capital of Bohemia and Bohemia, as well as its cultural, political and economic center. The city was founded back in Roman times by two Roman emperors.

Prague Castle at night

Prague Castle

Kings of Bohemia and the Holy Roman Empire as well as presidents of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic have all resided here. The secret chambers of the castle still hold the treasures of the Bohemian Crown.

10. Salzburg

View of Salzburg

A view of the city

The famous Mozart was born here, and it was also the Salzburg location for the musical "The Sound of Music", which has long been considered a cinematic classic.

Gothic castles and monasteries as well as the Cathedral of Archbishop Konrad of Wittelsbach, the largest cathedral in the northern Alps.

Not to be missed: Salzburg Cathedral
Salzburg Cathedral

Salzburg Cathedral

This cathedral was founded in 774 and rebuilt after a fire in 1181. Five centuries later, it was completely transformed in Baroque style. The cathedral has remained untouched ever since.

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