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Top 10 Affordable Destinations in Europe


Who doesn’t like Europe! Well, honestly, all of us have thought of taking a European tour, ever since Simran from DDLJ was allowed to take one. However, as we grew up we realised Europe can be quiet expensive! Here we bring to you some of the most cheapest (but lively) places from Europe. From free entry to Plaza de España in Seville, Spain to just INR 150 for a giant mug of Beer in Prague, experience Europe without burning a hole in your pocket.

1) Florence, Italy:

The city is located at the heart of Tuscany and is known for its gorgeous sunsets, delicious Italian food and extraordinary art and architecture. Some of the best things to do in Florence include visiting Uffizi Art Museum, Ponte Vecchio Arch Bridge and Piazzale Michelangelo for a panoramic view of the city.

2) Prague, Czech Republic:

For a long time, Prague has reputed to be one of the most affordable destination in Europe. You can find cheap accommodation, food and travel in Prague. Daunting hilltop castle, narrow streets and statue-lined bridges are some of the highlights of the city. A few Prague attractions are Charles Bridge, Prague Castle (free entry), Old Town Square and St. Vitus Cathedral.

3) Athens, Greece:

People who love exploring culture and history fall in love with the capital city of Greece, Athens. The city is quite decently priced if compared to Rome and Paris. Plus, you can get good food and drinks at affordable prices at places meant for locals. Some of the main tourist attractions in Athens include the Acropolis of Athens, the Parthenon, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Ancient Agora of Athens and the National Archaeological Museum.

4) Vienna, Austria :

Being the capital city of Austria, Vienna is culturally and musically one of the richest cities in the world. Some of the main attractions in the city are fairly inexpensive. The best part about the city is the public transportation, which is efficient and reasonably priced. The Schönbrunn Palace, the St. Stephen's Cathedral and the Wurstelprater Amusement Park are a few Vienna tourist attractions.

5) Seville, Spain:

Known for its flamenco dancing, architectural masterpieces, charming cobbled streets, enthralling history and photo-worthy landscapes, you can easily find decently priced hotels here in city centre where all the action is happening. Best places to visit in Seville are the Alcázar of Seville, the Giralda, the Plaza de España and the Torre del Oro.

6) Brussels, Belgium:

Although, the city full of business travellers, weekends are for vacationers! There are a good number of budget hotels in the centre of the city. You can choose subways, streetcars, and buses over rental cars and taxies to reduce expenses. One of the best things to do in Brussels is to indulge in waffles, mussels, chocolates and beer.

7) Lisbon, Portugal:

Despite being the capital city of Portugal, Lisbon does not see a lot of tourists, as compared to other cities. However, it is an extremely charming city! Lisbon is actually known for its excellent and cheap accommodation; local food and drinks too are quite reasonable as per European Standards. The São Jorge Castle, the Belém Tower, Lisbon Oceanarium and the Lisbon Beaches are best things to visit.

8) Budapest, Hungary:

Budapest is affordable all year around. Especially for backpackers wanting to eat, drink, and sightsee without spending a fortune, a trip to Budapest is a must. The Central Market Hall serves delicious traditional Hungarian cuisine and vintage Hungarian wine. Some of the tourist attractions in Budapest are the Buda Castle, the Fisherman's Bastion and the Matthias Church.

9) Barcelona, Spain :

Most of the hotels are priced as per their style and you can find modest lodging in the city as per that. Barcelona also has a lot of cafes serving buffet dinners or package for 3-course meals, which is at a discounted rate. A good way to reduce your daily trip cost in the city is by taking public transport. The Sagrada Família, the Park Güell, La Ramblas Street, Casa Milà and the Gothic Quarter are places to visit in Barcelona.

10) Zagreb, Croatia:

If you are looking for affordable vacations in Croatia, then Zagreb is the best place. The main attractions in the city are free or at least you don’t have to spend a fortune on them. Zagreb is divided into two sections, Upper Town, which is filled with 18th century architecture shown in the beloved show - Game of Thrones, whereas the Lower Town has shopping areas, outdoor cafes, museums and parks.