When selecting where to travel and what to do while you’re there, is crucial that you have a good idea ahead of what you’ll find on each site to make an informed and thoughtfull decision. I’ve created this simple Top 5 of European Cities with a short description of what you can visit on each one to be used as a simple guide when planning a trip to the Old Continent.
#5 Amsterdam
First thing you’ll notice is the lack of tall buildings and traffic on one of the most important and visited cities in the continent, yet everything is smaller and more candid, from the cars to the old narrow houses to its stone streets, and bicycles, Vespas and the tram are the main meanings of transportation. Book a tour on boat through the main canal, and visit some of its many museums. As must would be the Stedelijk Museum of modern art, the Museum het Rembrandthuis with Rembrandt’s workshop, and the Van Gogh Museum, that holds the larger collection of the author’s work in the world.
#4 Madrid
As place of residence for the Royal Family, you can’t miss the Royal Palace with its 130 meters wall with hundreds of windows and balconies. Visit the famous Puerta de Alcala (Door of Alcala) and the Puerta del Sol (Door of the Sun) in the Plaza Mayor, in the very heart of the city. Prepare to be impressed by the Cuatro Torres Business Area (or Madrid Arena), place for the tallest buildings in the country.
#3 Rome
a.k.a Eternal City, with more than 3 thousand years old. I’d recommend you separate your days between doing the tour through the ancient part of the city and the religious part. From the Ancient Rome, you can’t miss visiting the magnificent Coliseum with its tunnels and dungeons, the Pantheon and the Roman Forum. From the Roman Catholic part, of course you can’t leave without visiting San Peter’s Churche in the Vatican, where Miguel Angel painted the Creation of Adan on the roof of the Sistine Chapel.
#2 London
Ride the famous Underground (tube for the locals) for transport or the Double Decker Bus to visit the neightbourhoods of Notting Hill and the Soho on the West End. Go up on the London Eye for the best panoramic view of the city and visit the London Tower, a must for the ones who want to appreciate its historic value.
#1 Paris
a.k.a City of Brighting Lights. The first recommendation would be that you try to separate at least 4 or 5 days on your trip just for this beauty. It has a vast quantity and different type of museums, but the ones you definitely don’t want to miss are the Louvre, the George Pompidou for Modern Art and the sculptures garden in the Rodin Museum. You also can’t leave before you have a glance at the city from the top floor of the Eiffel tower, visit the Arc du Triomphe or take a closer look at the gargoyle statues on the top of the Notre Dame Gothic Cathedral.

Hey I'm Aaron, a 29 year old university graduate who needed a break from studying and to see more of the world before deciding what I'm really going to do with my life. I'm hoping to see as much of the world as possible and through writing my experiences down on my website maybe encourage or inspire other people to do the same. Travel is broadening my mind and opening more possibilities than I have ever known before and I hope to be able to convey this in my writing for the readers to enjoy. Stay tuned and who knows where I'll end up