Looking for an inexpensive city break? Here are the top 5 cheapest European capital cities to visit. - Urbansome.com
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Looking for an inexpensive city break? Here are the top 5 cheapest European capital cities to visit.

In this fast paced world, everybody needs a break from their daily life and routine once in a while. Unfortunately, even though people would love to do it, very often personal financial situation is the main factor that stops them from travelling.

Thankfully, it’s not all bad news as there are quite a few beautiful cities that will not leave you with empty pockets.

According to a new report published by UBS, these 5 European capital cities were the cheapest for two people based on: one night in a hotel, incidentals like nice dinner with wine and car rental or taxi ride.

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5. Bratislava, Slovakia

The capital of Slovakia, is set along the Danube River by the border with Austria and Hungary. It’s surrounded by vineyards and the Little Carpathian mountains, crisscrossed with forested hiking and cycling trails. The pedestrian-only, 18th-century old town is known for its lively bars and cafes. Perched atop a hill, the reconstructed Bratislava Castle overlooks old town and the Danube. The average spend: €395. 

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4. Budapest, Hungary

Budapest is bisected by the River Danube, and the 19th-century Chain Bridge connects its hilly Buda district with flat Pest. A funicular runs up Castle Hill to Buda’s Old Town, where the Budapest History Museum traces life from Roman times onwards. Trinity Square is home to 13th-century Matthias Church and the turrets of the Fishermen’s Bastion, which offer sweeping views. The average spend: €380. 

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3. Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius is known for its baroque architecture, seen especially in its medieval old town. But the buildings lining this district’s partially cobblestoned streets reflect diverse styles and eras, from the neoclassical Vilnius Cathedral to Gothic St. Anne's Church. The 16th-century Gate of Dawn, containing a shrine with a sacred Virgin Mary icon, once guarded an entrance to the original city. The average spend: €335. 

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2. Sofia, Bulgaria

The city’s churches and monuments reflect more than 2,000 years of history, including Greek, Roman, Ottoman and Soviet occupation. Medieval Boyana church has 13th-century frescoes. Roman-built, 4th-century Rotonda Sveti Georgi church has medieval and Ottoman decoration dating back to the 10th century. The average spend: €260. 

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1. Bucharest, Romania

Its most iconic structure is the massive, communist-era Palatul Parlamentului government building, which has 1,100 rooms. Nearby, the historic Lipscani district is home to an energetic nightlife scene as well as tiny Eastern Orthodox Stavropoleos Church and 15th-century Curtea Veche palace, where Prince Vlad III (“The Impaler”) once ruled. The average spend: €230. 

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