10 Most Visited Cities In Europe

The 10 Most Visited Cities In Europe

Curious about how popular your country is as a holiday destination? Or maybe you’re in need of some holiday inspiration of your own – you can’t decide which city to visit. Well, we’ve got the 10 most visited cities in Europe right here.

With more people now living in urban areas than not, the rise of the city has been powerful. Today, there are 33 megacities. These are cities with more than 10 million people living in them. Not only that, by 2030 there will be six more.

Euromonitor International’s city arrivals research covers over 600 cities, showing the most popular destinations across the world in 2018. (Here are the top 10 most visited countries if you need that info).

Top 10 most visited cities in Europe

1. London, England (19,827.8 million yearly visitors)

Big Ben, the London Eye, Buckingham Palace and means London stays front and centre. For the cheapest flights check Ryanair into Stansted and easyJet into Gatwick, for long haul check British Airways into Heathrow. Compare London car hire with EnjoyTravel.com and find an economy car from as little as £6 a day.

most visited cities in Europe

2. Paris, France (15,834.2 million)

The City Of Love will continue to be one of the world’s most loved holiday destinations. Its biggest attractions? The Eiffel Tower and great cuisine.

The City Of Love in Europe

3. Rome, Italy (9,531.6 million)

Drink incredible wine, see the Vatican and the Colosseum in Italy’s must-visit city.

Rome in Europe

4. Prague, Czech Republic (8,806.7 million)

Nicknamed “the City of a Hundred Spires,” Prague is an affordable option for many young travellers. It’s a popular stop on the Interrail route.

Most visited City of a Hundred Spires in Europe

5. Amsterdam, Netherlands (7,848.0 million)

A wonderful city to explore – by bike, tram or foot – Amsterdam is a consistently popular choice.

A wonderful city to explore in Europe

6. Barcelona, Spain (6,530.1 million)

Home to Gaudi’s iconic works of art, a scenic beachfront and cosy tapas bars, it’s no wonder why Barcelona appeals to so many people.

Barcelona in Europe

7. Milan, Italy (6,347.9 million)

The stylish fashion capital has incredible cathedrals, green city parks and a thriving food and drink scene. You’ll be back again and again.

The stylish fashion capital in Europe

8. Vienna – Austria (6,067.1 million)

Vienna is a charming city, where legendary figures such as Mozart, Beethoven and Sigmund Freud all called home. It’s a perfect place to spend a few days.

charming city in Europe

9. Venice, Italy (5,316.4 million)

Venice is a stunning city of shaded Piazzas, romantic boat trips through the canals and luxurious hotels.

10. Madrid, Spain (5,275.2 million)

Spain’s central capital is known for its rich collection of European art and elegant streets. It’s a fun city for a weekend break and has an amazing foodie scene.

most visited cities in Europe

Curious about the most visited cities in the world? Check out the 50 Most Visited Cities in the World here.

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Sarah Clayton-Lea
Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder of Big 7 Travel, Sarah created the company through her passion for championing the world's best food and travel experiences. Before her career in digital media, where she previously held roles such as Editor of Food&Wine Ireland, Sarah worked in the hospitality industry in Dublin and New York.

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February 22, 2020 4:48 am

Well, I want to say that I really like your article because I am a big travel freak sand I will must visit these cities one by one in my free time such your post is so good for me.

March 6, 2020 7:30 am

Wow, I’m surprised – where is Cracow (Poland) with around 14 mln visitors? (investigation for City Hall Cracow made by Małopolska Organizacja Turystyczna) https://www.statista.com/statistics/917217/krakow-tourist-numbers/

June 19, 2020 11:26 pm

are you joking, where the .uck is istanbul?

August 20, 2020 6:51 am

no istanbul? what an idiot author.

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