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Paris, capital city of France

Paris

There are few cities on earth that capture the imaginations and hearts of travelers like Paris. The French capital is at once historic, modern...

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Monaco city, Monaco

Monaco

Monaco is one of the world's most sought-after addresses. Nestled between France and Italy, the city-state bristles with towers made of...

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon

One of Europe’s greatest hidden gems, Lisbon is a city of spectacular natural beauty, wondrous architecture and vast history. From its perch...

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Athens Greece

Athens

Europe's oldest city, Athens, charms visitors with its relaxed atmosphere, vibrant street life and incredible monuments, museums and sights.

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Vatican City, Vatican

Vatican City

It may be the smallest sovereign state in the world, comprising less than a half square kilometer, but Vatican City has enormous appeal for...

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Andorra-la-Vella, Andorra

Andorra la Vella

Andorra la Vella is the nerve center of Andorra, a mini country wedged between Spain and France. The capital is a major commercial center...

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Berlin, Germany

Berlin

When it comes to European capitals, Berlin is a real scene-stealer, mixing glmor with grit, top museums with underground clubs and ethnic...

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Rome, Italy

Rome

One of Europe's great cities, Rome is a bustling, vibrant metropolis that effortlessly pairs history with contemporary style. It is the city...

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Belfast, Northern Ireland

Belfast

Belfast has transformed itself from a city to avoid to a bustling, hip and cosmopolitan destination. The once bombs-and-bullets pariah is...

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Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm

Stockholm is easily one of the world's most beautiful capitals. It is where terracotta and saffron-hued buildings shimmer under the blue skies...

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Vienna, Austria

Vienna

Few of the world's cities mix the past and present as effortlessly and beautifully as Vienna. The historical facade of the city is characterized...

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid

Madrid has many calling cards: relentless nightlife, exceptional live music, astonishing art galleries, fine tapas bars and restaurants...

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Bern, Switzerland

Bern

The origins of Bern date back to the 12th century, and much of the city's medieval architecture remains well-preserved today, giving the...

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Bucarest, Romania

Bucharest

Bucharest is a somewhat perplexing city, made of a mismatch of eras. It is where the brutal rebuilding phase of Ceausescu is still evident...

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Budapest, Hungary

Budapest

Nestled by the western Buda Hills, the eastern Great Plains and the unbelievably romantic Danube River, Budapest is easily one central...

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Moscow Russia

Moscow

Moscow is a city of vitality and bustling creative energy. All facets of contemporary culture in the Russian capital reflect this innovation – from...

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Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam

Other major European capitals are defined by their ornate palaces and grand estates, but in Amsterdam, the joy is in the details. In the capital...

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Vaduz, Liechtenstein

Vaduz

Vaduz is the capital of Liechtenstein, the sixth-smallest country in the world. At just 6 kilometers wide and 25 kilometers long, the principality...

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Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh

Edinburgh mesmerizes, transfixes and seduces visitors with it exhilarating atmosphere and scenic beauty. The capital is intimately entwined...

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Brussels Belgium

Brussels

Brussels is a city with dual personalities. It is where Flemish meets French, hip meets historic and beautiful meets bizarre. The Belgian capital...

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Tirana, Albania

Tirana

A conglomeration of communist, Ottoman and Italian influences, the Albanian capital of Tirana is always evolving. Once dull and grey, the...

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Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius

Lithuania's capital, Vilnius, is a bewitchingly beautiful city that seduces travelers with its enchanting Old World charm. The attractive...

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Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki

Dynamic and exciting, Helsinki is a sea town at heart, marked by bays, inlets and a smattering of islands. The capital has a friendly energy...

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo

As you explore Sarajevo, you may find yourself wondering how a people who have suffered so much created such a vibrant, vivacious city...

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Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw

Gdansk has the glittering seashore, and Krakow has undeniable beauty, but the Polish capital of Warsaw is the country's most cultured...

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Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava

Bratislava is a delightful mix of new, old and downright historic. The city center is criss-crossed with winding cobblestoned roads, candy-colored...

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Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen

Copenhagen is one of the coolest, most exciting and most cosmopolitan cities in Scandinavia, and the Danish capital is truly blossoming...

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Cardiff, Wales

Cardiff

Shaped in the 19th century, Cardiff's architectural legacy mixes neoclassical elegance with colorful kitsch. Once dull and industrial, the city...

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Gibraltar, Gibraltar

Gibraltar

Gibraltar is an intriguing destination for the curious traveler. The British territory is only 6.8 square kilometers, making it easy to explore on foot...

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San Marino, San Marino

San Marino

San Marino was founded in 301 AD, making it the oldest republic in the world. It is also the third-smallest state in Europe with an area of just...

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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague

Prague really has something for everyone. It's beauty rivals even Paris, its history spans a millennium and its home to some of the best...

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Chisinau, Moldova

Chisinau

Chisinau is a funky city where traffic is dominated by shiny BMWs, young people strut down the boulevards in the latest fashions, and locals...

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Kiev Ukraine

Kiev

Kiev tends to surprise first-time visitors expecting an imposing, Soviet-style city with more concrete than trees. There are, of course, plenty...

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Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb

Zagreb combines a vibrant, modern energy with plenty of old-world charm and graciousness. The town center is full of elegant Austro-Hungarian...

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Podgorica, Montenegro

Podgorica

Podgorica is the largest city and capital of Montenegro. More than 150,000 people call the city home, and the area has been inhabited since...

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Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade

Nestled between the Sava and Danube Rivers, Belgrade is a gem of a city full of passion, finesse and grandiosity. The heart of the city is...

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Ljubljana Slovenia

Ljubljana

Ljubljana is a true gem of a city, crowned by a hilltop castle and sitting on the banks of the emerald-green Ljubljanica River. The small...

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Oslo, Norway

Oslo

Surrounded by woodland and fjords, Oslo is like being in a whole other world. The easy-going city and Norwegian capital is like many...

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Pristina, Kosovo

Pristina

A bustling capital with an international vibe, Pristina is filled with personnel from foreign agencies. The capital of Kosovo accommodates...

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Luxembourg city, Luxembourg

Luxembourg

Exploring Luxembourg City is like walking through a storybook. The capital is a dramatically beautiful UNESCO World Heritage site...

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Nicosia, Cyprus

Nicosia

Nicosia is an enticing city and the cultural heart of Cyprus. Divided between the Republican South and the Turkish-occupied North, the city...

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Minsk, Belarus

Minsk

Minsk is a mind-blowing city that can only be described as communist chic. The capital feels more Soviet than European, locals still talk...

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Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia

One of Europe's oldest cities, Sofia is where the Middle East and Asia meet Central and Western Europe. Red Army monuments, domed cathedrals...

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Douglas, Isle of Man

Douglas

The Isle of Man has long been a haven for wealthy Brits and fans of Tourist Trophy (TT) motorbike racing, but its capital city of Douglas offers...

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Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik

Reykjavik romances visitors with its bewitching mixture of big-city excitement and village vibe. During the summer, sunlight shines on the...

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Riga, Latvia

Riga

Riga's big-city vibe makes it the shining metropolitan star of the Baltics. The Latvian capital is vibrant and funky, pulsating with a magnetic...

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Skopje, Macedonia

Skopje

Skopje is the epitome of an Eastern European city. The skyline is largely made by housing blocks from the Communist era, the city's palette...

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Tórshavn, Faroe Islands

Tórshavn

Tórshavn's story began centuries ago, when the Faroe Islands were first discovered by Vikings from Western Norway.

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Valletta, Malta

Valletta

Known for its architectural beauty and massive fortifications, the small capital city of Valletta is one of the world's most highly-concentrated...

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Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn

Tallinn is one of the most enchanting cities in Europe thanks to its blend of modern and medieval. In the Estonian capital, carved stone walls...

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Longyearbyen, Svalbard

Longyearbyen

Longyearbyen is the capital and sole city in Svalbard, a wondrous archipelago and one of the world's most spectacular places.

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Dublin Irland

Dublin

Dublin is a small capital has a big personality. The perfectly landscaped parks and elegant Georgian architecture will make your head turn...

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Saint Peter Port, Guernsey

Saint Peter Port

Saint Peter Port is one of the most beautiful harbor towns in all of Europe. The capital of Guernsey has been a busy port since...

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Saint Helier, Jersey

Saint Helier

Saint Helier treats visitors to an interesting blend of French and English influences, a lovely coastal landscape and a mild climate.

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London United kingdom

London

Rich with history, culture and spectacular architecture, there’s really no other place in the world quite like London. The capital city of the...

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