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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.

  1. The popular Custard Factory in Birmingham, U.K.

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  2. A winding Birmingham street perfect for strolling.

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

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  4. A traditional meat pie in Birmingham.

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  5. Birmingham's Bull Ring Open Market.

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

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

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

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  9. The Selfridges Building in Birmingham.

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  10. Street fashion Antwerp, Belgium.

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  11. Low-key revelry at a beer garden in Antwerp.

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  12. In the central square, Antwerp.

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  13. The reading room at an Antwerp hotel.

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

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  15. View of Vila Nova de Gaia from Porto, Portugal.

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  16. Unique tilework on Porto's Igrega dos Carmelitas

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  17. A Port wine tasting at Vinologia, Porto.

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

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  19. Praca de Almeida Garrett in Porto.

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  20. Unique cork-based products at Porto Signs.

    (Ashok Sinha)
  21. Casa de Musica in Porto.

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

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  23. Fashion Week in Milan.

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  24. An imposing tower of Sforzesco castle in Milan.

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  25. The annual flower market in the Navigli neighborhood of Milan.

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

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  27. A fish market in Split.

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

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  29. One of Split's lovely parks.

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

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  31. Hamburg's famous fischmarkt takes is a popular attraction.

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  32. One of Hamburg's bridges, crossing a canal.

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