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The 8 Most Walkable Cities in Europe  

Posted on 22 Jan, 2024 at 03:51 pm - by

Let's dive into the heart of Europe -- but let's do it on foot! There's no better way to uncover a city's hidden gems than to amble through its scenic pathways and charming lanes. Feel the crunch of autumn leaves underfoot, wander through the bustling city squares, and discover secret hotspots that are off the beaten track. Sounds like an adventure, right? Well, buckle up, because we're about to tour the top eight European cities that are simply perfect for exploring by foot. Get ready for a walk to remember! 

 

Saville, Spain 

Saville beckons all food lovers enchanting them with its delish charm of a vast array of cuisine options from honeyed Mudéjar places to rat-a-tat-tat of Flomenco and the grand Gothic cathedral. The city tempts travelers to visit every nook and corner. Embark on a guided tour with Spain Food Sherpas which will take you from the fresh products of markets to secret yet exquisite tapas spots, from lovely taverns and warm gourmet shops to local vendors. Transverse through the amazing streets as you pause to drink Manzanilla sherries and try various specialties like Carilla ibércia (braised pork cheeks) and Montaditi de Pringá (toasted bread with roasted pork stuffed in it).  

 

Berlin, Germany  

Those who are in search of a city that smoothly infuses history, diverse culture, and an effective transit system, then head over to Berlin. The city has a flat landscape, well complemented by its well-crafted streets and various pedestrian-friendly areas. Berlin is a walkable city with world-class attractions like the Brandenburg Gate, and Museum Island. Scroll through the city city’s historic streets and marvel at the architectural and cultural Landmarks. Visit the historic side of Checkpoint Charlie where the Great Berlin Wall once stood and transfer to the beautiful square Gan Dorman marked and enjoy the beautiful sights. Stop by the East Side Gallery which features vibrant murals made by renowned artists from all around the world. 

 

Oslo, Norway 

Oslo is the capital of Norway. It is a beautiful city well known for its exquisite blend of rich cultural history, marvelous architecture, and an eco-friendly environment. Initiate your walking journey from the sculpture outside Oslo Central Station, which is a stunning bronze sculpture, widely known as the Tiger. The sculpture’s history dates back to 2000, when it was sculpted to celebrate the city’s 1000th anniversary, representing the struggle the city went through. Head to the Oslo Cathedral, which is an important spiritual community space where concerts, major events, and other celebrations occur. Stroll through to University Square, an interesting building nestled in the heart of Oslo.

 

Florence, Italy 

Florence possesses a unique enchantment that seizes your heart at first sight, compelling you toward the numerous awe-inspiring Florence attractions. The day trip from Florence is just ridiculously stunning - it's like stepping into a treasure chest full of wonders! Scroll through the Kalsi volley which connects the dual Moran Piazza. Head over to the Ponte Santa Trinita and glance back at the Ponte Vizio. One of the best for Florence things to do is to stop at the Piazzale Michelle Anglo as you can see this stunning sunset that will simply take your breath away. If you are an artistic enthusiast then visit the official gallery which holds many valuable pieces by renowned artists like Da Vinci, Michelin, Gallo, and Botticelli. 

 

Edinburgh, Scotland  

Edinburg’s beautiful landscape makes it one of the most walkable cities in the whole of Europe. Embark on your journey from the highest point, the castle surrounded by crown jewels and the huge mourns on display. Visit the Royal Mile, situated in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, with the Palace of Holyrood house below it and the castle at its head. Walk towards the Scott Monument, which is a testament to the Scottish author Walter Scored himself. Wander to Rose St, which is full of memories of crafts and various souvenir shops, lovely paths, and explicit restaurants. 

 

Amsterdam, Netherlands 

Amsterdam, unlike most cities in the world, has relatively low traffic, hence making it easier to travel the city on foot. Nestled in the heart of the city is the 17th-century Canal District, also where you should start your Amsterdam exploration trip. Along the canals are the ancient bridges, houseboats, and ionic Dutch Canal Houses. Enter the Jordan neighborhood, whose streets and alleyways are filled with quaint buildings that include many art galleries, antique shops, courtyard gardens, and exquisite bars and restaurants. Visit the Anne Frank House, the place where Anne Frank and her family hid. Travel to the Van Gogh Museum located in Museumplein and view other museums such as Stedelijk and The Royal Concertgebouw. If you are craving something to eat, then stop by the haringhandel (herring carts) which serve delicious herring. 

 

Lisbon, Portugal 

Lisbon is home to many old monuments with the 12th Century Se Cathedral being the oldest. Explore the layers of the city’s past embedded deep into the cloisters to the rear of the cathedral. Visit the Praça do Comércio, which holds explicit buildings that are colored lemon, and were once the center of commerce with multiple ships along its southern side. Stroll to the southern side of the banks of Tagus, so you can marvel and appreciate its beauty and magnificence.  

 

Athens, Greece 

One of the best archaeological sites that calls all the ones who are fond of architectural marvels, Athens, is a highly walkable city in Europe. Start your walking journey from the Acropolis and pass the two theatres, the latter being the oldest one in the world. Look across the Iron Gate, the same spot where famous actors and actresses once stood to mark their grand entrance. At the far end, you will be able to view the olden pillars of the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Roman arc of Hadrian. Have the vast Panathenaic Stadium open in front of you as you walk from Vasillas Olgas. Pass through the Benaki Museum after you visit the National Garden and the palace that has Greek soldiers in their actual uniforms. These sites take you through the Greeks, rich cultural history that bespeaks nothing less than hard work and struggle. 

In a nutshell, these walkable cities are more than just destinations to visit; these places are experiences that grant one a sense of reliance and independence by being in different states. The cities showcase their own unique charms in their own magical way but the way you interpret them is different. 

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