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15 Beautiful European Cities You Simply Have to Visit This Easter

Who wouldn't want to visit some of Europe's most eye catching urban destinations? To help you out we've found some of our favourite cities that you still have time to visit this, from the mystical Bruges to the stunning historical sites of Rome. We know exactly where you should be spending your long weekend, so hold back on booking those flights until you've explored these 15 magical locations.

1. Barcelona

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A city that combines an abundance of culture with animated nightlife and an idyllic Southern European climate... what more do you want?

2. Budapest

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Running alongside the beautiful River Danube, Budapest offers a wealth of attractions. From visiting the Royal Palace, to taking a dip in the Széchenyi baths, you won't be lost for things to do.

3. Amsterdam

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There is a reason why Amsterdam is the most popular city in the Netherlands, from the stunning cycle paths and architecture to the hustle and bustle of a quirky and adventurous nightlife, we can't get enough.

4. Istanbul

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Bursting with Turkish culture, Istanbul is a city that cannot be left off your bucket list. Whether you're visiting the incredible mosques or vibrant markets, let's face it, you won't be disappointed.

5. Madrid

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A city of pure wonder, whether you fancy hitting the shops along the Barrio de Salamanca or reaping some 20th Century culture at the Reina Sofia Museum. If culture or fashion is your passion, Madrid is the city for you.

6. Paris

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An obvious choice for some people; nonetheless Paris is a city you simply have to visit. From art, fashion, film, architecture, food and most certainly wine, it's got everything you could ever want in a city break.

7. Rome

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Rome is a city full of culture. From the archaic structure of the Roman Forum, to the spectacular Vatican museum and Trevi fountain; every corner of the city shares another secret in Roman history.

8. Krakow

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Krakow emits a mystical atmosphere that is simply addictive. The Wawel Castle is a must see, and provides visitors with a glimpse of 16th century history.

9. Dublin

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Standing at the mouth of the River Liffey, Dublin has twice been voted the friendliest city in Europe. Whether you're looking for lively Irish pubs or beautiful city walks, you'll find it all in Dublin.

10. Brussels

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Brussels is a city so diverse in sites and experiences it will keep you busy for days. The highlight for many is the Grand Place, home to some of the world's most exquisite city squares.

11. Stockholm

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Stockholm is the city where modern life parallels idyllic serenity. Bursting with liveliness, it's a sure bet you'll fall in love with the galleries, restaurants and people.

12. Monte Carlo

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If you're thinking of splashing out on your city break, Monte Carlo is the answer. The Hôtel de Paris is part of the elite Palace Grand Hotels in Monaco and is simply mesmerising.

13. Venice

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Being one the most romantic cities in the world, Venice has a lot to live up to. It reflects beauty and grandeur on an epic scale, revealing hidden gems and meeting all of our expectations in one.

14. Dubrovnik

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Dubrovnik epitomises the Croatian way of life in an incredible way. The ancient walls that surround the city protects stunning architecture from the glistening Azure Sea.

15. Bruges

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Bruges is a city that could have been plucked from a fairy tale. With medieval, cobbled lanes directing you to some of our favourite sites, it's beauty cannot be denied.

Lucy Vince


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