European travel is often associated with prohibitive exchange rates and high prices. There are however, some destinations that that are affordable and still very exciting to visit. There are some great destinations where accommodation, travel, meals, drinks and attractions are all within any traveller’s reach.
This destination is surprisingly cheap despite its popularity. It is a European city that is a century old and is considered among the top 20 most affordable in the world. This astonishing fact is despite the fact that it is Europe’s 5th most visited city. It offers many free sites like the Havelska Flower Market, Charles Bridge, a castle in the middle of the city that was built in the 10nth century and Old Town Square where visitors can hear the famous clock. There are plenty of affordable food and drink options and a cost effective transport system for exploration.
Budapest is considered to be one of the most beautiful central European cities. Luckily it’s also a very affordable city as well. This was concluded after comparisons of meal and activity costs with other major European cities. Some of the most affordable and exciting attractions include the famous thermal baths and the gorgeous ancient cathedrals.
Lisbon offers many attractions that are comparable to those of other European destinations but are more pocket friendly. These include spectacular views of the sea, the beaches, more gorgeous cathedrals and cobble stoned streets. Admission to the museum Nacional de Arqueologia and the historical fortress, Torre de Belem, is free on Sundays. There are also plenty of hostels for cheap accommodation.
It’s the capital city of Germany this makes it surprising to suggest that this famous city can be considered affordable. This cultural, art and entertainment destination has its hostels competing for business which leads to cheap rates for visitors. The city’s vibrant history is readily available to any one who is able and willing to take a hearty walk. There are plenty of parks and street food vendors where you can relax and get a cheap bite to eat.
Spain has gorgeous museums and churches to explore, as well as a nightlife that is rowdy enough for any party-lover. The street markets are affordable and popular cultural attractions that also make this city unique. Accommodation and meals are cheap when compared to other European cities. The city’s hostels can get crowded and a bit expensive during summer however, so visiting at this time is not best.
This is Poland’s largest city where visitors seek luxurious accommodation at affordable prices. This capital city is known to offer the most luxurious hotels for the lowest rates in the world. It is also a strong city, it has rebuilt itself time and time again after the many damages of war. It boasts beautiful architecture in its many cathedrals, churches and theaters that is often free to explore and view.
Its attractions include churches, royal palaces, museums, and a fabulous nightlife. This ancient city has affordable accommodation and eating establishments along its meandering streets. If you stray slightly from the main tourists attractions you’ll definitely find some more affordable food. Many of Krakow’s museums, concerts, theaters and the like cost next to nothing for admission as well.
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