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Must visit places in Europe – in this lifetime!

Consisting of beautiful countries, European Union gets the most number of tourists compared to other continents. Tourists flock to this lovely and magnificent continent to enjoy the beauty and magic of nature, extraordinary landscapes, people, culture and cuisine. Tourism is one the most deciding factor of the European economy.

The continent has thousands of places and is definitely going to mesmerize the tourists with the plethora of options. We have chosen some of the must visit places when you are in Europe.

Barcelona, Spain:

With a diversity of Catalan and Spanish cultures, Barcelona is famous for its amazing food scene (tapas, wine), insane "Gaudi" architecture, huge nightlife scene and beaches. Palace of Catalan Music, Church of the Sacred Family and Casa Batllo are some of the must visit places if you are in Barcelona.

Paris, France:

Picturesque city, Paris is split by the River Seine and appeals to a wide array of travelers. Must visit places are the Louvre, Musée d'Orsay, Tuileries garden or Luxembourg with the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe, and with churches such Notre Dame and Sacre-Coeur, as well as happening shopping centers and mouth watering restaurants galore, Paris is a must visit for everybody.

Lisbon, Portugal:

Explore an intriguing mix of both history and modernity in this beautiful and authentic city of Portugal. Have a look at the street life and setting of this mesmerizing city with pleasure of visiting the ostentatious palaces and old churches typical of any great historical capital, and the eye-catchy contemporary architecture of modern buildings.

Berlin, Germany:

Addition to the modern charms like buzzy nightlife, seriously original fashion, fine and mouth watering dining museums and cultural experiences, Berlin also gives a history lesson to its visitors, with remaining of the Cold War and holocaust memorials.

Budapest, Hungary:

Known as the Paris of the East, Budapest is famous for its exotic thermal baths. Beauty, cheap eats (and drinks also) and its raging nightlife makes it one of the favourite destinations for travel aficionados.

London, UK:

Touring Tate Modern, British Museum, visiting a Leicester Square for West End musical or relishing mime in Covent Garden, leisure at Claridge's, visiting Parliament or the London Tower, indulging selves on fish n potato chips at a local bar or pub and partying at one of the happening nightclubs are some of the few activities that you can do in London. Advantage of no language roadblock and great public transportation system make it a must visit place for anyone touring Europe.

Rome, Italy:

Roma is a huge, busy and cosmopolitan city but abounds with Italian culture. Authentic Italian designs (Versace, Gucci, Prada) are known across the world for their lavishness and mass appeal. Gorgeous architecture on Roman streets gives visitors a taste of Italian culture and an Italian feat for their eye. Trevi Fountain, Santa Maria della Vittoria, Vatican Museums, Capitoline Museum, Church of San Luigi dei Francesi, Colosseum (Colosseo) and Galleria Borghese are some of the definite visit places.

Cannes, France:

This sparkling stone on the French Riviera is famous for its film festival in May. Wander leisurely along the La Croisette promenade, have a look at the flower stands of Marche Forville, grab a few designer duds along fashionable Rue d'Antibes, have a look at Casino Croisette, and most importantly don't forget to enjoy the bright and sunny shoreline and decadent French cuisine and wine.

St. Petersburg, Russia:

Wold’s most beautiful city St. Petersburg offers an unforgettable travel experience with its high and plush art, rich architecture, wild and happening nightlife and cultural traditions. Palaces, monuments, religious sites, islands and bridges will take away your breath with their beauty.

Zurich, Switzerland:

Tourists will be amazed with the mix of requisite churches, museums and old town cobbled streets with a vibrant nightlife centered in Zurich West, modern chocolate and pastry shops, retail therapy of this naturally beautiful city. People in Zurich enjoy spending sunny mornings in the city's lake and hiking the nearby mountains.

Prague, Czech Republic:

Step into a fairy tale; visit Prague with stunning gothic architecture of the Charles Bridge, National Theater, Prague Astronomical Clock and Prague Castle. City's love of music, quaint cafes and local lagers are contagious and will definitely get you hooked.

Meteora, Greece:

Find solace in these six remarkable Greek Orthodox monasteries on the top of the rock towers. Refresh mentally, physically and spiritually in these UNESCO accredited world heritage sites.

Istanbul, Turkey:

With a split personality, half of Istanbul lies in Asia and the other half in Europe. Renowned sites like Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque give an evidence of the two converging worlds. Grand Bazaar is a must visit the place with 3 thousand shops with most variable products exhibited.

Copenhagen, Denmark:

Recognized for its canals, castles, gardens, museums, antique shops, and flea markets, Copenhagen is a chic and exciting place to visit. Urban adventurers who relish in taking the road less travelled will enjoy their visit to this beautiful and one of the oldest capital with a royal touch. Monarchy in this place is the oldest. Take a look at the Louisiana, Glyptotek, and Arken are among the top art museums in Europe; Gefion Fountain, Copenhagen's own Fontana di Trevi, and Tivoli, the amusement park with exquisiteness and charm.

Tuscany, Italy:

Italy’s well known foodie and wino region, Tuscany is heaven for food travelers. Take a walk through the vineyards and olive groves for a rural feel and memory. Galleria degli Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio, Duomo and Palazzo Pitti are some of the must visit places in Tuscany, Italy.

Vienna, Austria:

Explore the Anchor Clock (Ankeruhr), Belvedere Palace, Burgtheater (National Theatre), Danube Tower & Danube Island, St. Stephen's Cathedral, Haas House and Hofburg in this storied city of Austria.

Normandy, France:

Strong connection with World War II brings historic visitors to this beautiful city of France. A must in your tour list should be cathedrals, delicious cheeses, D-day Beaches and Che American Cemetery. Claude Monet's Garden, Mont Saint-Michel’s winding streets and Rouen Cathedral also shouldn’t be missed.