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Top 7 Cities in Europe with The Most Beautiful Castles

Are you searching for the most beautiful castles in Europe? Since Europe is sometimes called the Old Continent, you can find plenty of stunning and unique castles here, which are, thanks to Europe’s diversity, all astonishing in their own special way, and which are set in beautiful landscapes, like something from fairytales.

By visiting castles, you can dive into history, feel the atmosphere of the olden ages, feel like a king and imagine how harsh our history was. The only problem is that one lifetime is too short to visit all those wonderful castles in Europe, and, therefore, you can check out our list and discover the top 7 cities with the best castles in Europe, which may help you to find the perfect base for exploring the wonderful castles all around the Old Continent.

If this is not enough, be sure to try our search tool, which will enable you to refine your searches with up to 30 filters and, hence, combine your perfect trip according to the criteria you have chosen. Besides castles, do you also like, for example, museums and great food? There is nothing easier than to add them to your preferred categories and get the results of best cities combining all these categories.

1. Edinburgh

Edinburgh is the home of the world's biggest art festival, but there are also 12 major festivals every year. With breathtaking views, astonishing castles, charming streets and stunning cathedrals, Edinburgh is a must-see for everyone.

2. Sintra

Sintra, with its astonishingly beautiful castles, looks like something from a fairytale. The city and the whole surrounding, including nearby forest and lake, are among the most picturesque sceneries in the world. You would need to search for a long time to find a more romantic place. It is no wonder that it is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites.

3. Copenhagen

Copenhagen is a very green and clean city in northern Europe where history mixes with various cultures, great food, several castles and many shopping possibilities. The Danes are considered to be the world’s happiest people, so it is quite likely that you will meet easy-going people with a sense of humour. They will, of course, be on bikes.

4. Naples

In the city where pizza was born, you can experience the authentic Italian way of life. Besides that, you can, for example, visit 2400-year-old underground tunnels and catacombs, the world’s oldest continuously active opera building, archaeological excavations and, of course, eat the best pizza under the sun.

5. Prague

Prague is one of the cheapest capitals in Europe and still one of the best destinations in the world. Prague’s Astronomical Clock, still operating after 600 years, one of the oldest bridges still in use or the largest castle complex in the world will make you understand why Prague should be on the itinerary of every passionate traveller. Also, we can’t forget to mention that Prague is considered to be the beer capital of the world.

6. Granada

Magnificent castles, churches and architectural buildings, great and affordable food, photographic sceneries and authentic Spanish atmosphere, Granada has it all and, in combination with hospitable locals and nearby mountains, it is a great place to spend time in.

7. Salzburg

Glamorous mountains on your doorstep, stunning castles, baroque buildings and great skiing possibilities. Those are just some of the things which will amaze you if you ever visit the romantic Austrian city of Salzburg.