Europe’s most visited cities

From the ranking on quality of life in Europe, ranking of European cities that provide most opportunities, or ranking of most hashtagged cities, we now focus on European most visited cities.

Mastercard recently released its 2017 Global Destination Cities Index, which provides a ranking of the 132 top destination cities around the world in order for cities to understand what drives and unlocks the value of tourism. Measured by the number of international overnight visitors, the study predicts which cities will be the most visited in 2017.

This year 13 European cities made it to the list of the most 30 visited cities. London is predicted to be the most visited in Europe and the second visited in the world, just after Bangkok, Thailand. The list on European cities is below.

  1. London, UK — 20 million international visitors.

  2. Paris, France — 16.1 million international visitors. Check our recent articles about Paris: Canal Saint MartinCoulée verte René-Dumont, and discover 3 Reasons Why Parisian Patios are Unique.

  1. Istanbul, Turkey — 9.24 million international visitors.

  2. Barcelona, Spain — 8.9 million international visitors.

  3. Amsterdam, Netherlands — 8.7 million international visitors. Check here about Amsterdam’s Creative Solutions.

  1. Milan, Italy — 8.4 million international visitors.

  1. Rome, Italy — 7.3 million international visitors.

  2. Vienna, Austria — 6.63 million international visitors.

  3. Prague, Czech Republic — 6.4 million international visitors.

  4. Dublin, Ireland — 5.59 million international visitors.

  5. Madrid, Spain — 5.5 million international visitors.

  1. Munich, Germany — 5.4 million international visitors.

  2. Berlin, Germany — 5.1 million international visitors

To read more visit Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index 2017.