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Our Favourite 5 European Cities

Copenhagen cathedral dome in Europe

Living in the UK means that we have amazing access to Europe. It is where we have had most of our trips and family holidays. We love it! There is so much more we are yet to see but we do have a selection of cities that we can’t wait to visit again! From Copenhagen to Chania here are our favourite 5 European cities and see where we want to visit next in Europe.

 

Copenhagen

Nyhavn in Copenhagen brightly coloured houses in Europe

We loved our trip to Copenhagen last summer! This city just oozes cool with its amazing mix of modern scandi cool with old historic palaces and brightly coloured Nyhavn. The food in Copenhagen was AMAZING and we became very envious of all the effortlessly chic girls on bikes. If you are heading to Copenhagen we suggest you have a trip to Paper Island where there is a street food market (literally amazing) and climb up to the top of Frederik’s Church for an amazing view over Copenhagen.

 

London

People walking down the Mall in London towards Buckingham Palace the streets lined with union jacks in Europe

Having lived in this amazing city for the past year its defiantly one of our favourite places. London has a mix of everything! So much history, free museums and galleries, incredible independent food and shops and a range of markets for everyone. London isn’t just Big Ben and Buckingham Palace. If you are looking for something out of the ordinary have a trip to East London in Shoreditch or take a look at a few of our posts ( Secret Museums, 24hrs in London, Markets and Art)

 

Paris

View of the Eiffel Tower and Paris from the Arc du Triomphe in Autumn in Europe

Awwww Paris; the city of love! You don’t need to visit Paris as a couple to enjoy it though. We visited a couple of years ago and had the best time (and fell in love with the city!) An all round beautiful city with something different round every corner. Again food was a large part of our experience, the croissants, the macarons… THE HOT CHOCOLATE! If you are off to Paris be sure to have these amazing hot chocolates and pastries at Angelina and of course have a day drip to Versailles– you won’t regret it. If you are an EU citizen and under 25 you get so many things for free (check out our blog post all about this)!

 

Rome

The Roman Forum in Rome Italy with tourists in Europe

Grace is yet to visit Rome but Alice loved wondering round this ancient city. Its incredible that the history is just everywhere in this city. You turn a corner and there will be a bunch of roman pillars or some more ruins. When in Italy eat all the Gelato (again with the food) as its is the best Alice has ever tasted! Make sure to book a guided tour of the Vatican and St Peter’s Basilica too! It is an incredible building with an array of art inside, Alice learnt to much from the guided tour that she would never have had from just wandering round.

 

Chania

people walking along the promenade in Chania crete Greece Greek Islands

Chania may not be as obvious as the cities previously but it is one of our favourite to visit. Located on the Greek Island of Crete and is a port town. The winding back streets are full of shops and restaurants. This city is here we have had some of the best Greek food! The restaurants have a range of cuisines but we suggest that you have a wonder round searching for some great local food (sorry this list is heavily influenced by food). The harbour has some great views out to sea and is incredible at sunset as the colours of the surrounding houses and restaurants light up for the evening.

 

Although we live so close to Europe there is so much more we long to see!! Here are our bucket list European cities that we want to visit next…

 

Salzburg

Salzburg town across the river Europe

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Have you ever watched The Sound of Music and just thought “I need to run through those mountains”. Well, thats what we REALLY want to do. We discovered that you can do a cycling tour around the city and some of the hills of Salzburg, which is where The Sound of Music was filmed, and now we need to do it. Who can blame us with such a beautiful setting?!

 

Amsterdam

Amsterdam canal with bikes and flowers at sunset

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Amsterdam has been on our list for a while. We want to experience cycling round the city, seeing Anne Frank’s house and Alice’s favourite ever painting is housed at the¬†Rijksmuseum (so we need to see that). It always looks so good in Autumn too so maybe next year will be year we finally visit Amsterdam! (If you can recommend anywhere to see or what time of year is best please let us know!)

 

Florence

Florence Duomo cathedral in Europe

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The home to art and the renaissance! As you may or not know Alice loves her art so she would feel right at home here. We have heard that it is a beautiful city and home to Michelangelo’s ‘David’. We also really want to climb up the cathedral to see those amazing orange rooftop views.

 

Barcelona

Barcelona City view from Gaudi park

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Th recent attacks on Barcelona are awful. There is no other way to say it, but this hasn’t stopped us wanting to visit this beautiful city. The Gaudi arctitecture will surely be a highlight, whether that be in Sagrada Familia or Park Guell. TAPAS! Tapas is our favourite way of eating (i mean, as you can tell we love food anyway) and pats bravas is the one.

 

What are your favourite European Cities?

 

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