The company, which offers free walking tours worldwide, compared the number of bookings and page visits per destination in order to complete the list, with European countries topping the rankings, including the Portuguese cities of Lisbon and Porto, in 6th and 10th place, respectively.

One of the best things about exploring a city for the first time is wandering around on your own two feet. However, some cities are more walkable than others and even the largest cities can easily be explored on foot if you restrict yourself to singular neighbourhoods.

The Top 10 best cities to explore by foot:

  1. Rome, Italy
  2. Budapest, Hungary
  3. Barcelona, Spain
  4. Madrid, Spain
  5. Florence, Italy
  6. Lisbon, Portugal
  7. Prague, Czech Republic
  8. Amsterdam, Netherlands
  9. London, UK
  10. Porto, Portugal

The city of Rome, Italy topped the rankings with its charming plazas and cobblestone streets. As well as the clusters of world-class attractions discoverable by foot, from the Colosseum to the Pantheon.

The sheer number of monuments it hosts sometimes causes tourists to not even know where to start. So, it’s not surprising that Rome hosts more guided tours than any other place.

Followed by Budapest in Hungary, known as the “Pearl of Danube”, which offers its visitors a unique blend of history, architecture, and nightlife.

Attractions such as the Parliament, Buda Castle, and the Chain Bridge are just a few of the jewels this city offers to travellers who increasingly choose to explore its every corner on foot.

Barcelona, Spain obtained 3rd place as walking through the city streets allows visitors to explore the Gothic Quarter, the Rambla, and the Boqueria market, offering a complete experience that combines art, history, and gastronomy.

The city’s vibrant cultural life, impressive modernist buildings, and urban beaches make it a top tourist destination.

Among the European countries with the best cities to explore by foot was Portugal, with Lisbon ranking in 6th as it enchants travellers with its unique blend of tradition and modernity, historic neighbourhoods, such as Alfama and Bairro Alto, and its emblematic trams.

The Belém Tower, the Jerónimos Monastery, and the Monument to the Discoveries are just some of the attractions that make Lisbon a must-see destination.

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And the city of Porto, is ranked in 10th place, as it is eminently explorable by foot due to its size and density of points of interest.

The Portuguese city captivates with its picturesque old town – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – its wineries on the banks of the Douro River, and its iconic Dom Luís I bridge.

Rather than hopping on the most convenient public transport system, walking around a city can help you get your bearings at the same time as getting to know the local area and discovering another side of your location away from the usual tourist trails.