Europe has many famous tourist destinations, but there are also some destinations that are underrated. In this post we will show you some of underrated European cities that are surely worth visiting. In the first part of our “Underrated European Cities” series we will show you: Porto, Innsbruck, Dresden, Maastricht and Bucharest.
UPDATE: Please see Part 2 of this series for more underrated European cities.
Porto is the second largest city in Portugal with a population of about 1.3 million. It is located in northern Portugal along the Douto river estuary. It is one of the oldest settlements in Europe and was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. The most famous attractions in Porto are Torre dos Clérigos, Palácio da Bolsa, Liberdade Square, and Porto City Hall. One of the most interesting things to see in Porto is its Library.
Innsbruck is located in western Austria and it is the capital of the Tirol federal state, with a population of about 120 000. Innsbruck is a famous winter sport destination, mostly for its ski jumping facility.
Dresden is located in eastern Germany on the River Elba, near the Czech border, with population of about 2.4 millions. It is capital of the free state of Saxony. It was severely damaged during World War 2.
Maastricht, The Netherlands
Maastricht is located in the south of Netherlands on the River Meuse. It is a nice town with remaining old city fortifications and a beautiful, historic city center.
Bucharest is the capital of Romania with a population of about 2 million citizens. Due to its architecture it got the name “Paris of the East” or “Little Paris”. It has many attractive structures, but one of most famous is Palace of Parliament, which according to some sources is the largest civilian structure with an administrative function.
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