Lonely Planet unveiled its Best in Europe destinations and there are quite a few surprises

Zagreb in Croatia came in at first place, followed by Gotland in Sweden and Galicia in Spain

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Lonely Planet‘s Best in Europe list is published every year to highlight the continent’s most exciting and culturally buzzing destinations out there.

On reaching the top spot, Lonely Planet said that as a destination, Zagreb was often overlooked because most travellers favoured the country’s glittering Adriatic coastline (we can’t blame them, it is stunning after all.


This booming inland capital is both cosmopolitan and edgy, combining sun-splashed Austro-Hungarian squares brimming with coffee drinkers with a heady mix of Brutalist architecture, thriving street art and urban regeneration.’


Check out the full list below.


1. Zagreb, Croatia

2. Gotland, Sweden

3. Galicia, Spain

4. Northern Montenegro

5. Leeds, UK

6. Alentejo, Portugal

7. Northern Germany

8. Moldova

9. Paphos, Cyprus

10. Le Havre, France


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