Culture The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe  

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List Rules Any Western European small town good for travel

This is a list of the best small cities to visit in Western Europe. While nearly every town in Europe is rich in culture and attraction, some outshine their neighbors next door. It has been said that the lesser known places are hidden gems in which one can truly discover the beauty of Europe. Travel can be tricky when you have so many places to choose from. Hopefully, this comprehensive list will help you decide where to take that well-deserved getaway. Then, click here for great hotel deals!

Have you and your husband always dreamed of flying to see the lush, green mountains that breathe in the sky? Then to Murren, Switzerland it is! Have you and your girlfriend forever wondered what it would be like to ride a donkey down cobbled, carless streets? Then to Clovelly, England it is! Have you and your best friend been wanting to have an authentic small medieval town experience? Then you simply must travel to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, in Germany.

What is your favorite small Western European city to travel to? What gems have you discovered, or heard of? Which European cities offer the greatest non-touristy experience? Make your voice heard, and give credit to those small cities that deserve it.
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114 40
Salzburg is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Salzburg, Austria

2
113 35
Bruges is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
West Flanders, Belgium

3
111 35
Toledo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Spain

4
40 5
Edinburgh is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
-1453405417676 added Scotland

5
50 8
Lisbon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
LaurenMcGivern added Lisbon District, Portugal

6
58 16
Bath, Somerset is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
arun added Somerset, United Kingdom

7
107 48
Siena is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Tuscany, Italy

8
88 26
Córdoba is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Province of Córdoba, Spain

9
70 26
Delft is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
South Holland, Netherlands

10
84 29
Heidelberg is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Baden-Württemberg, Germany

11
74 23
Hallstatt is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Upper Austria, Austria

12
67 23
York is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
York England

13
36 7
Granada is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
cazaresil added Andalusia, Spain

14
73 34
Colmar is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Haut-Rhin, France

15
15 1
Porto is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
JoséCouto added Porto District, Portugal

16
35 8
Ljubljana is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
stpavel added Slovenia

17
47 18
Versailles is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Adder added Yvelines, France

18
43 16
Amsterdam is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
LaurenMcGivern added North Holland, Netherlands

19
37 12
Nantes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Adder added Pays de la Loire, France

20
71 34
Cuenca is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Province of Cuenca, Spain

21
49 22
Graz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Styria, Austria

22
36 12
Tours is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Adder added Loire Valley, France

23
57 24
Dingle is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Ireland

24
58 25
Bayeux is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Lower Normandy, France

25
24 4
Ghent is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe
Kasir Radojica added East Flanders, Belgium