Europe is a dream destination to travel to. Beautiful countries, quaint cafes, majestic architecture and amazing streets that draw us in, there is so much to do and see in Europe. From the museums in Rome to the castles in Edinburgh and from shopping in Paris to eating in Spain, Europe never fails to mesmerize us. Recently, Travel + Leisure ranked European cities after its readers rated them based on their landmarks, food, culture, sights, shopping, friendliness and overall value. And while there were some obvious winners in the list, we also saw a few surprises that made the cut. Not just big cities, smaller ones also got their share of popularity and exposure. If you are planning a vacation to Europe any time soon, you may want to pick cities from this list. Take a look.

1. Florence, Italy

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2. Barcelona, Spain

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3. Rome, Italy

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4. San Sebastian, Spain

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5. Krakow, Poland

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6. Seville, Spain

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7. Budapest, Hungary

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8. Siena, Italy

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9. Istanbul, Turkey

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10. Venice, Italy

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11. Prague, Czech Republic

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12. Edinburgh, Scotland

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13. Madrid, Spain

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14. Paris, France

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15. Lisbon, Portugal

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