Algunos viajeros quieren tenerlo todo: experiencias culturales ricas, excelentes restaurantes, compras exclusivas y horas de descanso para tomar el sol, nadar o pasear por la playa.
Muchas de las mejores ciudades de Europa no solo son populares por sus museos de arte o por sus furiosas escenas de vida nocturna: también albergan algunas de las playas más bellas de la Tierra.
Every year for our World’s Best Awards survey, Travel + Leisure asks readers to weigh in on travel experiences around the globe—to share their opinions on the top hotels, resorts, islands, cruise lines, spas, airlines, and more.
Readers rated cities on their sights and landmarks, culture, food, friendliness, shopping, and overall value.
We took a close look at the European cities travelers loved most, and found that many of them have knockout beaches.
Of Barcelona, one T+L reader said: “It has everything [you] could want in a city — plus a gorgeous beach.” Other readers agreed, hailing the Spanish city’s “fantastic mix of city, history, and beaches.”
Even Dublin, which is best known for its breweries and cobblestoned streets, was celebrated for its “friendly people, amazing culture, beaches, shopping, and fantastic food.” Ireland may not be known for sunbathing weather of swimmable waters, but its rugged coastline is just as beautiful as the better-known urban beaches of Rio de Janeiro or Sydney.
From the balmy, turquoise waters of the Mediterranean to the frothy waves of the Atlantic, these are T+L readers’ favorite European beach cities.