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Which is your favourite European city break?

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mumma24 · 04/03/2021 17:51

Hi, I’ve only visited 2 cities in Europe. Paris and Salzburg and loved both. If you could only choose 3 cities which would you choose to go again. (Would be lovely to know why you’ve chosen these) Thank you

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Fivemoreminutes1 · 04/03/2021 18:41

Barcelona - amazing architecture, loads nice parks, beaches, fountains, shopping and tapas.
Budapest - quirky and cheap!
Rome - stunning history and art, great food, so incredibly metropolitan

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WaverleyPirate · 04/03/2021 18:45

Venice
Rome
Prague

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Bubbinsmakesthree · 04/03/2021 18:47

Rome
Lisbon
Stockholm

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JSL52 · 04/03/2021 18:48

Paris - I just love wandering around
Vienna - beautiful city
Seville - small and lovely food.

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WaverleyPirate · 04/03/2021 18:48

Venice is like a fairytale. Just magical.
Rome is packed with history and beauty plus small enough to walk around.
Prague is a perfect Medieval city.

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happytoday73 · 04/03/2021 18:48

To get a range of cities...
Rome.. Its just a walking museum.
I'd pick one from Krakow, Budapest and Prague.. Personally I'd pick krakow over the other 2 due to additional excursions and price.. All 3 are v good.
Finally Lisbon with at least a day trip (train) to sinatra...

I haven't been to Berlin so can't grade that. I used to love Barcelona but find it too touristy now. I prefer all those listed to Paris.

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Libertynan · 04/03/2021 18:48

Madrid
Losvon
London

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Libertynan · 04/03/2021 18:48

Err Losvon? LISBON! 😁

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WhyDoesItAlways · 04/03/2021 18:49

Reykjavik, Northern lights, blue lagoon, golden circle tour, amazing.

Pompeii over Rome but they are quite close so could do both. Next time I would fly into Rome for a day or two then train to Naples and fly home from Naples.

Paris

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Chemenger · 04/03/2021 18:51

Venice, we went in November and it was quiet and very atmospheric.
Stockholm, beautiful in summer and so much to do.
Rome, my favourite big city, packed with interesting things to see.

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Mintjulia · 04/03/2021 18:51

Barcelona or Geneva

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Plump82 · 04/03/2021 18:52

Berlin
Barcelona
Amsterdam

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Lansonmaid · 04/03/2021 18:52

Oslo- friendly people, lovely scenery, lots of interesting museums- unfortunately eye watering food and drink prices
Copenhagen- ditto
Innsbruck- love the mountains all around, and the coffee and cake shops

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GCAcademic · 04/03/2021 18:53

Istanbul - the food is just incredible
Granada - the Alhambra, stunning
Venice - unique environment, nothing remotely like it anywhere else in the world

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Chicchicchicchiclana · 04/03/2021 18:53

Amsterdam (have been to twice, can't wait to go again)
Seville but not in June, July or August - but just so beautiful.
Munich because Munich is in Bavaria and Bavaria is wonderful.

Barcelona, Paris and Lisbon I've been to at least 3 times so they can go on the back burner for now. I don't feel a tremendous yearning to go back to Prague, Rome, Montpellier (also been there several times over the years) Porto, Girona, Vienna - although I very much enjoyed my breaks there.

European cities I've not been to but would love to one day - Glasgow, Toulouse, Madrid, Dubrovnik.

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WannabeOT · 04/03/2021 18:54

Lots of places I still want to go but loved Budapest. Loads to do and easy transport, friendly and beautiful.

Barcelona, though I've been loads of times so would probably choose somewhere new now.

Can't think of third, there's loads of new places I want to visit. I wasn't fussed on Paris, it was too big and I don't like walking all that much!

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Cam2020 · 04/03/2021 18:56

Florence
Lucca
Valencia

So many places I haven't visited but would love to, though. I haven't been to Paris in many years and would also love to go back there.

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Changeismyname · 04/03/2021 18:56

Copenhagen
Barcelona
Amsterdam

Honorable mentions to Madrid, Stockholm and Budapest

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Changeismyname · 04/03/2021 18:56

Oh and Lisbon and Porto and Valencia

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Selkiesarereal · 04/03/2021 18:56

Rome
London
Munich

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AOwlAOwlAOwl · 04/03/2021 18:57

Vilnius - some really hip bars and restaurants, the architecture is beautiful, loads of stuff going on culturally, and historically very very interesting.

Malaga - great food, the amazing Picasso museum, by the sea, a relatively small city so good for walking round, historical stuff to go and look at, just really underrated I think as a place to go, a lot of tourists will go to the airport and then straight off to a resort.

Madrid - I love art so any excuse really. It has everything you would want in a city tbh.

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TheExtraGuineaPig · 04/03/2021 18:57

Rome
San Sebastián / Donostia
Bordeaux

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DavidsSchitt · 04/03/2021 18:57

Pisa - good food, sightseeing and short train ride to Lucca

Budapest - for all the reasons already outlined although wasn't keen on local cuisine.

Ajaccio- gorgeous beach, food, could've stayed there forever

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LongPauseNoAnswer · 04/03/2021 18:57

Geneva
Venice
Rome

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zafferana · 04/03/2021 18:59

Rome - just a wonderful city rich in history, good food, historic neighbourhoods, walkable, nice in any season inc. winter.

Lisbon - friendly, lovely seaside location, people speak English, good food, plenty to see and do, walkable, also nice to visit in winter.

Valencia - lovely old town, futuristic city of the sciences, has a nice beach with restaurants, etc, not overly touristy so feels authentically Spanish, mild and sunny in winter.

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