If you are one of the many people who are considering enjoying their next vacation in a European destination, abiding by the entry restrictions of each country. Civitatis, the leading company in the sale of guided tours, excursions and free tours in Spanish all over the world, has prepared a list with a dozen European cities medium or small in size, ideal to be visited, squeezed and enjoyed to the fullest in just one day.

The European destinations you can visit in 24 hours

1. Witches

This Belgian city is charming, and is ideally sized to be easily visited in less than 24 hours. In the historic center from Bruges are the cathedral and the Church of Our Lady, which houses a work by the great master Michelangelo, the Madonna of Bruges. The old town can be covered in a short time, and walking through it it is possible to enjoy places such as the Grote Markt or Plaza Mayor, the most characteristic image of Bruges, where there are emblematic buildings such as the bell tower or the Provincial Court. Once you have discovered all these wonders, there is still time to go into a brewery and taste the famous Flanders beer or, for those with a sweet tooth or teetotaler, sit in one of its cute cafes and try the sweets made with delicious Belgian chocolate.

2. Siena

This beautiful medieval city can be seen in 24 hours, as its main attractions, such as the Cathedral, Piazza del Campo (where the famous Palio of Siena is celebrated) or the Torre del Mangia huddle in its extraordinary historic center. It is possible to travel back in time by getting lost in its wonderful cobbled streets, where you can still breathe the atmosphere of the Renaissance, the Baroque and its artists.


3. Tallinn

Despite being the capital of Estonia, Tallinn is such a small city that it can be seen in one day. What stands out about her is The old city, which seems to be taken from a tale of the brothers grimm. Strolling through this labyrinth of colorful houses and buildings, you will discover places as magical as the Santa Catalina passage, a medieval alley with handicraft shops, or the two towers of the Viru Gate, the gateway to the Old City. Of course, no visit would be complete without passing the Kohtuotsa viewpoint – the views of the Old City from here are breathtaking.


4. Colmar

Colmar is perfect to visit in just 24 hours. Small and precious. What more could you want? This city in Alsace has become very popular in recent years because it is often identified with the town where Bella lives, from Beauty and the Beast.

Disney has never confirmed that Bella’s village is Colmar, but there is no doubt that it is a fairytale town. Its curious Germanic and Renaissance Gothic architecture is the result of German and French influence, and has become Colmar’s hallmark. The finishing touch is undoubtedly its canals, which have also made it compared with other cities such as Venice or Amsterdam (saving the distance).


5. Bergen

It is considered the most beautiful city in Norway, and those who affirm it are not without reason. The epicenter of Bergen life is the port, with its docks full of pubs and terraces and its wooden houses. Getting lost in its alleys, visiting the old fish market or taking the funicular to the top of the Fløyen hill to admire the network of fjords are some of the activities that can be done in this beautiful Norwegian city. All in one day!


6. Cesky Krumlov

Cesky Krumlov is a hidden gem of Bohemia, in the Czech Republic. It’s a little city ​​surrounded by the Vltava river and crowned by an impressive 13th century castle, the second largest in the entire country. Within its walls is the church of San Vito and an extensive rococo-style garden. Cesky Krumlov also houses a museum dedicated to the expressionist painter Egon Schiele, Klimt’s apprentice.

Czech Krumlov

7. Nantes

The elegant French city of Nantes is another option to visit in 24 hours. In this charming town on the banks of the Loire river you can admire its palaces and castles and go shopping in the fantastic Pommeraye Passage, one of the most beautiful covered galleries in France.

Nantes is the city of the Dukes of Brittany, who lived in their now remodeled castle which is one of the main visitor attractions. The other is undoubtedly the Isle of Machines, a theme park of zoomorphic machines inspired by the imaginary of the writer Jules Verne, a native of this city.


8. Galway

Despite being small, Galway is the third most populous city in Ireland, a country that will reopen its borders to international tourism on July 19. This former fishing village is now a city full of life that always enjoys a lively and youthful atmosphere, being a university town. It is easy to see in just 24 hours since its main tourist attractions are concentrated around Shop Street, its main street: the Spanish Arch, the Cathedral of San Nicolás, the Hall of the Red Earl, the market and the castle of Lynch. And of course, the river bank and its characteristic colorful houses.

The cultural part can be seen in one morning, so the afternoon can be spent sipping a few pints in one of the lively traditional pubs in the Latin Quarter.


9. Wroclaw

Wrocław (or Wrocław, in Polish) is little Krakow, as some call it. Was declared European Capital of Culture in 2016, which made this beautiful city of Gothic-style buildings known throughout the world.

Another aspect for which Wroclaw is known is for being the city of goblins. Strolling through the historic center, the tourist meets these little bronze goblins in the most varied attitudes: sleeping, drinking beer, and even driving a motorcycle!


10. Bath

Bath has it all: ideal size, culture and architecture in equal parts. It is located only about two hours from London, so it is worth spending a day in the city where Jane Austen lived for several years.

Its main attraction is undoubtedly the Roman baths, still in operation. It is a magnificent example of Roman architecture and conservation, and an idyllic place that takes you back many centuries. But Bath has many other things to offer apart from the baths: Roman temples, the Gothic abbey, the Royal Crescent or the Sydney Gardens, where the writer Jane Austen used to walk.


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