Brussels (Brussels Morning) Friendly people, culinary specialties, some cheap cities and mesmerizing architecture: no wonder why Europe is among the most visited places in the world.
Planning to explore Europe on your own or are thinking of moving to Europe in the coming months? Then you have to consider several options when choosing a city: cities with very good public transport, cities with low cost of living, cities with a cultural flair, etc.
For solo travellers looking to explore the beauty of Europe, here are 5 cities that are worth adding to your bucket list.
Lisbon is one of the cheapest cities in Europe with many historical buildings and museums. The city is very safe and you can literally forget about everything when relaxing on the beach or while walking in the city. The nightlife of Portugal is also amazing and serves as a great opportunity to meet new people.
In the past, Rome had a bad reputation among single travelers, mainly due to high petty crime rates. The situation has improved over the past few decades, but keep your eyes peeled when using public transport and in places with large crowds. However, the reason to include it in the list is its locals. It is very easy to meet new people and make friends in Rome.
Turin is a real insider tip: tourists often prefer the other Italian hotspots such as Rome, Milan or Venice. Turin has a lot of charm and many sights such as the royal palace or the Egyptian collection and is an ultimate treat for solo travellers looking to explore Italian culture.
Vienna, also known as the city of music, has a special ambience and you can regularly find it in the list of the most livable (and safest) cities in the world. The to-do list for your next visit to Vienna must include visiting a Sacher Torte in a coffee house and enjoying a performance in the opera house.
Seville is a quaint, small city, perfectly tailored for solo travelers who are looking for sun, activities, and socializing. The city is located in Andalusia and has a diverse architectural and culinary style, all thanks to a mix of North African, European and Jewish influences. Another highlight: dancing flamenco with the locals. It is not difficult to make contacts – the locals are very hospitable. Added bonus: accommodation and food here are pretty cheap.