Top 5 European cities to visit this summer

Not sure where to go this summer? Then why not discover what these wonderful European cities have to offer.

Nyhavn, Copenhagen, Denmark Commons/barnyz

Copenhagen, Denmark

This city is perfect to explore for those who are solo travellers, a couple or with a group of friends. Take a stroll down one of Copenhagen’s busiest canals; Nyhavn, where the colourful buildings are lined along the ‘New Harbour’. This certain port has a lot of heritage and history, as it was once the home to the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen and plenty of rich sailors who also shared the same love for drinking.

Athens, Greece   Photogrpaher: Commons/Juan Salmoral

Athens, Greece

This lively city has the best of both worlds; the great history that still remains from the ancient Greek times, and the modern cosmopolitan scene that is growing rapidly. Whether you are visiting the great Parthenon that is still standing tall on the Athenian Acropolis or sipping on cocktails whilst overlooking Athens as a whole in Monastiraki, there will always be something to do, along with never-ending hidden gems around every corner.

Paris, France   Photographer: Commons/Joe Parks

Paris, France

This bustling city has a picturesque 19th century cityscape that creates the perfect ambience for romance. Paris is famously known for its artistic, fashion and gastronomy culture and gives the definition to the word sophistication. So why not start your day by having an authentic French breakfast at one of their very many artsy cafes and continue your day by visiting the glamorous designer boutique shops along the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Milan, Italy   Photographer: Commons/Angel

Milan, Italy

This city lives and breathes fashion. If you are a traveller who loves the luxurious lifestyle, then Milan is the perfect place for you. The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is one of the oldest shopping centres dating back to the 1800s and has plenty of high end designer boutiques. This city is also known for its rich history, as many come to Milan in order to admire the Gothic Duomo di Milano cathedral and the iconic landmark that is significant to the culture of art; the Santa Maria delle Grazie convent, where they have Leonardo Da Vinci’s original painting of ‘The Last Supper’.

Madrid, Spain    Photographer: Commons/Jose Maria Cueller

Madrid, Spain

Spain’s central capital is the home of European art, which is why Museo Nacional Del Prado should be the first place to tick off your list. This museum features world-class art dating back from the 12th century to the 19th century, housing the best single collection of Spanish art. Madrid has a bubbly nightlife, stylish boulevards and giant manicured parks such as Buen Retiro.

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