Travel is often very expensive, especially in Europe where the cost of living is high. However, you only need to travel a few hours to discover new European cities that are not only beautiful, but also very affordable in terms of price.
Here is a list of our 5 favourite cities in Europe that you can visit even with a reduced budget.
Top 5 of the European cities to visit
In recent years, the Polish government has made efforts to improve air quality in the country’s major cities, and Krakow has become the new Eldorado for young Europeans, students or those looking for a nice place to live. The city is known for its lively nightlife: Krakow has more bars per square kilometre than any other European city. The most Hipsters among you will enjoy the many beers brewed on site. The historical side of the city is not to be outdone since Krakow is full of museums and cathedrals (you will absolutely have to see St Mary’s Basilica) that will keep you busy during the day.
Lisbon has everything of the dolce vita: typical food, small alleys, beaches, surfing, in short what you will be doing for a long time. After having long been neglected in favour of the Spanish and French coasts, the Portuguese capital has become a popular destination in recent years. If the city is full of charm and the sun is always shining, it is mainly thanks to the low cost of living on the spot that it has attracted many French travellers. If you dream of riding a surfboard, travel a little further south to Arrifana, where many surfers meet on sunny days.
Located on the edge between the West and the East, Budapest is an explosive cocktail shaped according to the various European influences. You will find these stylistic differences in both food and local architecture. You can enjoy the city to the full thanks to the many hotels and guest rooms at low prices. The city is full of surprises like the Turkish Baths in which you can swim and seek some warmth during the winter. Definitely the city to visit for any small budget!
Prague, Czech Republic
In Prague you will find history, fine and imposing architecture, and tasty and cheap food. Musicians, bridges, museums, the city has all the characteristics of the romantic European capital par excellence, while remaining affordable.
The city has been called “Petit Paris” thanks to its elegant architecture and lifestyle. The decades of Communism have changed the situation, but the city has been able to renew itself since the early 1990s. We are now witnessing the opening of trendy restaurants and clubs. Much of the historic city was destroyed to make way for massive buildings during the communist period. These large buildings have less charm but remain intriguing for travellers. To scare you a little, you can also visit Dracula Castle, Vlad the Impaler’s mansion.