When city break time rolls around, and you feel the need for museums, fine food, nightlife, and urban exploration, it's great to have Europe on your doorstep. But where to choose?
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City Breaks in Europe: Top Holiday Lettings
The Top 10 Destinations For A City Break In Europe
Europe's a diverse place, with a huge choice of holiday destinations. So to help you narrow down your options, here are 10 cities to consider.
A clash of beautiful Moorish architecture and modern cultural dynamism makes Seville is hard to ignore. The Alcazar, the Cathedral, and the Giralda tower are outstanding.
You don't have to be a fashionista to love Milan. With its endless streets of boutiques and charming neighbourhoods like Navigli, Italy's northern metropolis always scores highly.
Petrolheads will adore the massive BMW Museum, beer connoisseurs flock to local beer halls, while footie fans can catch a Bayern match in Germany's second city.
Exceptional modern architecture plus food with Provencal and North African influences makes Marseille a rewarding place to visit.
Whether you're intrigued by Gaudi's outlandish buildings, or you want to be mesmerised by Leo Messi and friends, the Catalan capital has endless appeal.
Utterly charming, friendly, and walkable, Denmark's capital mixes enchanting amusement parks with captivating districts from Nyhavn to Christiania.
Achingly romantic (and perfect for a Valentine's surprise), Paris has an inexhaustible storehouse of attractions, from the Eiffel Tower to the Louvre.
The Baroque churches are breathtaking, the seafood-based cuisine is always appetising, and Lisbon's Bairro Alto always has a party in store.
One of the great brewing cities, Bruges has enchanting medieval squares, lively markets, and masterpieces aplenty at the Groeninge Museum.
Venice is a world apart. Drift down canals, cross the Rialto bridge, take snaps outside San Marco Cathedral, and soak up the romance.