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PHOTOS: 6 Charming & Affordable European Cities You Haven't Visited Yet

You'll get a warm welcome, find stylish steals, and enjoy food, wine, fashion, and culture that's second to none in these intimate European metropolises.

By , Monday, Jul 22, 2013, 11:00 AM

Source Article: PHOTOS: 6 Charming & Affordable European Cities You Haven't Visited Yet

People having lunch at the Custard Factory

The popular Custard Factory in Birmingham, U.K.

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street in Birmingham

A winding Birmingham street perfect for strolling.

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A girl on the street in Birmingham

A Birmingham local, known affectionately as a "Brummie" in the U.K.

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A pie with the sides: traditional mash, garden peas and gravy

A traditional meat pie in Birmingham.

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Bull Ring Open Market

Birmingham's Bull Ring Open Market.

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A view of Martins Church in Birmingham.

A view of St. Martin's Church in Birmingham. 

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Chicken Balti, Tandoori Nan and the Mixed Grill at Al Fresh in Balti Triangle

Chicken Balti, Tandoori Nan and the Mixed Grill at Al Frash in Birmingham's Balti Triangle.

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chef of Al Fresh cooking Balti

The main chef of Birmingham's Al Frash cooking Balti in the kitchen.

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Selfridges Building in Birmingham.

The Selfridges Building in Birmingham.

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Street Fashion, Antwerp, Belgium

Street fashion Antwerp, Belgium.

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People enjoying the evening at a bar called de groote witte arend in Antwerp, Belgium

Low-key revelry at a beer garden in Antwerp.

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A woman in the central square, Antwerp

In the central square, Antwerp.

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 Reading in hotel M0851 in the common space/library/reading room

The reading room at an Antwerp hotel.

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Street Fashion, Antwerp. A woman in front of Het Steen, the midevil fortress in Antwerp.

A fashionable local in front of Antwerp's medieval fortress, Het Steen.

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View of Vila Nova de Gaia from Porto

View of Vila Nova de Gaia from Porto, Portugal.

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Tilework on Igrega dos Carmelitas

Unique tilework on Porto's Igrega dos Carmelitas

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Port wine tasting at Vinologia, Porto

A Port wine tasting at Vinologia, Porto.

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Vinologia, Porto

Vinologia, Porto, is a popular spot for Port tastings.

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Praca de Almeida Garrett in Porto, Portugal

Praca de Almeida Garrett in Porto.

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Cork products at Porto Signs

Unique cork-based products at Porto Signs.

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Casa de Musica in Porto, Portugal

Casa de Musica in Porto.

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Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan, Italy

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan, Italy, is one of the world's first shopping malls, built in 1875.

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Milan Fashion Week Italy

Fashion Week in Milan.

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Round tower from the interior of Sforzesco castle of Milan, Italy

An imposing tower of Sforzesco castle in Milan.

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flower market Navigli in Milan, Italy

The annual flower market in the Navigli neighborhood of Milan.

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Old Town, Split, Croatia in Dalmatia

The Old Town in Split, Croatia, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Men sell fish at Fish market in Split, Croatia

A fish market in Split.

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Split, Diocletian Palace, Croatia

The ruins of Diocletian's Palace is one of Split's most noteworthy historical sites.

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Park at Split, Croatia

One of Split's lovely parks.

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Aerial view of Hamburg city hall

Aerial view of the Rathaus, or city hall, in Hamburg, Germany.

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The old fish auction hall in Hamburg was built in 1894. Once a week the famous fischmarkt takes place here, a tourist attraction throughout Germany.

Hamburg's famous fischmarkt takes is a popular attraction.

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bridge crossing canal in Hamburg, Germany

One of Hamburg's bridges, crossing a canal.

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