The European cities with the most free tourist attractions have been revealed.
Rome, London and Paris topped the class, according to new search from the travel booking company Omio.
The Italian capital was number one when it came to free tours, offering free entry to 553 attractions and 34 museums.
These include the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and St. Peter’s Basilica.
The British capital was next, thanks to its 95 free museums and 487 free tourist attractions.
Visitors can explore the Tate Modern, National Gallery, V&A, British Museum and Natural History Museum – all without spending a dime.
Tourists in the French capital, meanwhile, can enjoy 27 free museums and 394 free attractions.
The famous Père Lachaise cemetery, the Museum of Modern Art and the Basilica of the Sacred Heart are just a few of the sites that travelers can discover for free.
Attractions aren’t the only element of a trip that can put a strain on travelers’ wallets.
Omio looked at 12 different criteria to determine which European cities were best for budget-conscious tourists, including activities, food and drink, and amenities.
The price of a beer, local transport fares, the cost of dinner for two and the number of free public fountains were all taken into consideration when classifying destinations.
The research determined that Granada in Spain was the best city for those looking to save money, with an average beer costing €2.19 and a 24-hour transport card costing €1.23.
It was followed by Bruges in Belgium, Venice in Italy and Valencia in Spain.
The most economical city in the United Kingdom was called Edinburgh, ranked fifth.
Although London held its own when it came to free things to do – with 1,394 alongside the aforementioned free museums and attractions – it only ranked 93rd due to expensive food, drink and transport.
The best cities in Europe for budget-conscious travelers
- Granada, Spain
- Brugge, Belgium
- Venice, Italy
- Valencia, Spain
- Edinburgh, UK
- Innsbruck, Austria
- Cambridge, United Kingdom
- Seville, Spain
- Malaga, Spain
- Florence, Italy