These Are The European Cities Set To Rise In Popularity, According To TripAdvisor

These Are The European Cities Set To Rise In Popularity, According To TripAdvisor
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As part of its annual Travellers' Choice Awards, TripAdvisor has named the top five European cities tipped to grow in popularity.

After studying users' recent booking habits, the travel firm concluded that Gdańsk in Poland stole the top spot as one of the most sought after holiday destinations of the year.

Nestled against the Baltic Sea, the port city is stooped in history having undergone reconstruction post-WWII. Visitors can enjoy a stroll through the pastel-hued buildings of the Long Market while the Old Town is always abuzz with activity.                                                                                   

These are the european cities set to rise in popularity according to tripadvisor Gdańsk has been named one of five European cities set to grow in popularity / Getty Images Poike.

The Latvian capital of Riga followed closely behind on the definitive list thanks to its recent surge in tourism. According to the travel site, the city is "a fascinating mixture of proud Latvian tradition and influences of the various countries that have occupied it".

With an abundance of bars and restaurants on offer by foot, it proves a top choice for those on the lookout for an autumn city break.

These are the european cities set to rise in popularity according to tripadvisor Riga in Latvia has experienced a recent surge in tourismGetty Images Ross Helen

Described by one TripAdvisor reviewer as the "Venice of Croatia", Rovinj is also set to become an 'It' location for travellers over the next few years. With charming cobbled streets and picturesque squares, it's a far cry from Dubrovnik.

These are the european cities set to rise in popularity according to tripadvisor Rovinj has been dubbed the "Venice of Croatia" / Getty Images phant

In fourth place comes Nerja, which is situated on the eastern tip of the Costa del Sol in Spain. But it's hardly surprising, as the city boasts a ten mile stretch of sandy beaches which offer up everything from scuba diving to sailing excursions.

These are the european cities set to rise in popularity according to tripadvisor Welsh Carabeo Beach in Nerja is a popular tourist destination / Getty Images Ken

Meanwhile, Catania in Italy is also a quiet contender for globe-trotters. With Mount Etna as a bubbling backdrop, Sicily's third largest hub is dubbed the 'Black City' - as its buildings were tarnished with ash in the late 1600s.

These are the european cities set to rise in popularity according to tripadvisor Catania nestles beneath fiery Mount Etna / Getty Images NAPA74

After being rebuilt in the 18th century under the helm of Italian architect Giovanni Battista Vaccarini, Catania's Baroque buildings are now world-famous.

Insider tips on where to eat, drink and stay at the up and coming hotspots can be found over on the TravelAdvisor website.


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