Cities of art: European capital cities rich in art and culture

On this page I will describe some of the most beautiful capitals and cities of art. You can discover their charm and if you already know them or have been there recently just leave a comment agreeing or disagreeing with my opinion.

Vienna - State Opera
Vienna - State Opera

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Vienna –Austria

Vienna is the capital of the Federal Republic of Austria, the central source of the economy, culture and politics of Austria,  it is internationally known for its tourist destination, cultural events, imperial buildings, art, coffee, and its classic music …

Eiffel Tower, Paris – France

Paris is an international metropolis, the capital of France located  in the heart of Europe, a city with a rich historical, cultural, and  architectural emphasizing the city to the world …

Amsterdam –Netherlands

The capital of the Netherlands is a city which is known worldwide for its vitality and its liberal spirit and youthfulness. Amsterdam offers to the visitors great works of art by artists such as Rembrandt, Van Gogh and the Flemish school, as well as a culturally and economically rich stage …

Dublin – Ireland

Dublin is the capital of the Republic of Ireland, the largest and the most populated of the island. The origins date back to Dublin to the third century AD when the Vikings built their village on the banks of Liffey …

Berlin – Germany

Capital of the united Germany, Berlin is a cosmopolitan and vibrant center of culture, museums, theaters and cutting-edge modern architecture …

Budapest– Hungary

Budapest, capital of Hungary is often called the “Paris of the East” because of its charm and beauty. As the French capital, Budapest also revolves around a river (the Danube), which divides it into two parts: the hilly Buda on the west bank and  the flat Pest on the east side …


Lisbon is the capital of Portugal since 1255 and it is situated on the estuary of the River Tagus, which empties into the Atlantic Ocean. According to a pioneering urban project by the Marquis of Pombal, this city of ancient traditions was rebuilt in 1755 after a disastrous earthquake that razed.

London–United Kingdom

London, the capital of England is an ancient city, marked by centuries of history. It is rich in monuments and places of interest (most of them up to date), it is also one of the main landmarks of the economy and the global financial and industrial center of great importance.

Prague–Czech Republic

Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic since 1993, and it has been the capital of the country since 1918. The city’s origins date back to the Stone Age, but the caste le of the city was constructed in 870. As you can guess this is a city rich in history and art.


Venice is the city of love, perhaps the most beautiful city in the world for its monuments, its beautiful palaces on the Grand Canal, the historic tradition in the streets and squares, distributed along the canals of a place of an unparalleled charm .


The capital of Tuscany is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance and the world’s center of art and architecture: Florence is in fact one of the most beautiful cities in the world, under the rule of the Medici family in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, it  became an important economic and cultural force …


Rome: the Eternal City, so called because it was once the capital of the world and nowadays is one of the most popular destinations from people around the globe .


Naples is the capital of the region of Campania, a city rich in history that has left a great heritage but also old issues still unresolved. The city prevents its rebirth as a center of art, culture and science.

By Angela B
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