Can You Guess the European City From a Signature Image?

By: Khadija Leon
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With just over 50 countries in Europe, each of them has their own unique structures and monuments. How many countries will you be able to identify from just an image? Take this quiz to find out!

The city of London is the capital of England and is one of the largest and most popular cities in the world. Not only is it one of the fashion capitals of the world, it is also the world’s largest financial center and is the most visited by international travelers.

Milan is the capital city of Lombardy and is one of the most populated cities (with an estimated population of 5.25 million) in Italy. The city is known worldwide for its art and fashion scene as well as for its rich culture and history.

Berlin is located in the northeastern region of Germany and it is the capital city of the country. While it is the second most populated city in the European Union, almost one third of it consists of green space, including forests, gardens and parks.

Hamburg is the second-largest city in Germany and is often referred to as “Germany’s Gateway to the World.” The city is also known for having the second-largest port in Europe and is the home of Germany’s oldest stock exchange.

Rome is the capital of Italy and is the most popular commune in the country. Inside the city of Rome, is the country called Vatican City where the Pope (Bishop of Rome) rules. Rome is known for having landmarks such as the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and St. Peter’s Basilica.

Valencia is a Spanish city which is located on the east coast of the country. The city is bilingual, and its official languages include Spanish and Valencian (a language which is more popular in rural parts of the city).

Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland and is located just northwest of Lake Zurich, one of the city's main tourist destinations. Other attractions include the 12th century cathedral, Grossmunster, the mountain Uetliberg and the Swiss National Museum.

Prague is the largest city and capital of the Czech Republic. The city is known as one of the most affordable in all of Europe as well as having amazing attractions such as Charles Bridge, Prague Castle and Old Town Square.

Riga is the capital and the largest city in the country of Latvia. The city has a very rich history and its center was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the city, you will find a 130-foot tall monument called the Freedom Monument, which was built to honor the soldiers who fought in the country’s war of independence.

Kiev is the capital city and one of largest cities in the Ukraine. Its name is said to come from one of its four founding members from around 482 A.D. Although it has a very rich history, it has made several advances in industry and science.

Dublin is the largest and capital city of Ireland and is located on the east coast of Leinster. The city has many landmarks, some of which are Dublin Castle, the Guinness Storehouse and the 398-foot tall Spire of Dublin.

Edinburgh has been recognized as the capital city of Scotland since the 15th century and it is also home to the Scottish Parliament. The city is known for its whisky, Edinburgh Castle and a group of hills named Arthur’s Seat.

Barcelona is the largest city in Catalonia and is the sixth most populated area in the European Union. Besides being known for its soccer team, the city is known for its unique architecture done by Antoni Guadi.

Istanbul has often been called the cultural and historic center of Turkey and is one of the country’s most popular cities. It has some of the mist beautiful landmarks in Europe, some of which include the Byzantine Museum- Hagia Sophia, the Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Topkapi Palace.

Lisbon is not only the largest city in Portugal, it is also the capital of the country. The extremely populated urban city is home to Belem Tower, Sao Jorge Castle, the Lisbon Oceanarium and the Bairro Alto.

Florence is a city located in Tuscany, Italy. The city was known for being the center of the medieval European trade and as such, was one of the wealthiest cities of the time. Today, the city is a major tourist destination due to its Renaissance architecture and old-world charm.

Bergen, sometimes called Bjorgvin is a city located on the west coast of Norway. It is the second-largest city in Norway and is often called the ‘city of seven mountains’ because it is surrounded by the ever popular group of mountains.

Known as the city of love, Paris (which is the capital of France) is also filled with many iconic monuments, churches and museums, some of which include the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, Musee du Louvre and the Notre-Dame Cathedral.

Located in the northeastern region of Italy, is the romantic city of Venice. It is known as one of the top honeymoon destinations in the world and it also has some of the most beautiful landmarks in Europe. Some of these include, Doge’s Palace, Saint Mark’s Basilica and Rialto Bridge.

Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and with almost 5 million people living there, it is also its most populated city. It is home to the historic Old Town, Stockholm Palace and the Stockholm archipelago can be found just outside of it.

Frankfurt, which is located in Hesse, is one of the largest cities in Germany and bears significant importance to the Holy Roman Empire (as it was the location where kings and emperors were crowned), to which it lost its sovereignty in 1866.

Madrid is the capital city of Spain and has a population of just over 3 million people. It has some of the country’s most stunning landmarks (Retiro Park and Plaza de Cibeles) and is also known for its soccer clubs.

Krakow is one of the oldest cities in Poland, dating as far back as the 7th century. The country’s second-largest city is one of the front runners when it comes to education and economics, while still maintaining its traditional ways.

Dusseldorf which is the seventh most populated city in Germany, is also the capital of the city. The city may not be widely known as a tourism destination, but it certainly is when it comes to being one of the world’s leading financial capitals.

Munich is one of the most-populated cities in Bavaria and is the third largest city in Germany. For many years, the city has been known as a major center of tourism, business, culture, technology and art.

Warsaw is the largest city and capital of Poland and has a wide array of palaces and castles, some of which include the Royal Castle Warsaw, Staszic Palace, Wilanow Palace and the Lazienki Palace.

Copenhagen is the capital and one of the most populated cities in Denmark. Other than being known as a former Viking village, it is also known for the amusement park, Tivoli Gardens, Nyhavn, The Little Mermaid statue and Rosenborg Castle.

With more than 1 million people living there, Sofia is the largest city in Bulgaria. The city has quite a rich history and is known for museums, art galleries, theatres and monuments.

Athens is the largest city and also the capital city of Greece. It is one of the oldest cities in the world and is known for its rich history and stunning landmarks, some of which include the Acropolis, the Parthenon and Ancient Agora.

Located in the Netherlands is the city of Rotterdam. With one of the largest ports in Europe, the city is known for its trade and as an economic center. It is also known for its unique cube houses and museums.

Amsterdam is the capital city of the Netherlands, and although it is widely known for its Red Light District, there is much more to the city, for example, the Van Gogh Museum, Vondel Park and the Anne Frank House.

Dubrovnik is a Croatian city located very near to the Mediterranean Sea. Because of its rich history, the entire city is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has also gain additional fame for being the site of where the Game of Thrones series is filmed.

Oslo is Norway's capital and one of its most populated cities. Oslo has quite a wide variety of unique sites, some of which include the Vigeland Sculpture Park, thee Viking Ship Museum, and Akershus Fortress.

Manchester is a city located in Greater Manchester in England. The city is widely known as the home of two of the English Premier League’s best soccer clubs; Manchester United and Manchester City.

Vienna is the capital city of Austria and is home to nearly one third of its people. Vienna is the home of many of the world’s most influential people, some of whom include psychologist Sigmund Freud, composer Wolfgang Mozart and Ludwig Beethoven.

Helsinki is the largest city and capital of Finland. Located in the southern region of the country, it has many different types of landscapes, including sandy beaches. It is also known for having many landmarks, some of which include the amusement park, Linnanmaki, art museum, Kiasma, and old sea fortress,​ Suomenlinna.

After Moscow, Saint Petersburg is Russia’s largest city. It is known for having some of the most stunning architecture in the country, which can be seen in buildings like the Winter Palace, Peterhof Palace, Hermitage Museum and the Church of the Savior on Blood.

Budapest is the capital and one of the most populated cities in Hungary. The city has been raked by Conde Nast Traveler as “The world’s second most best city” and is home to Buda Castle, the Hungarian Parliament Building, Fisherman’s Bastion and the Szechenyi thermal bath.

Cologne is a city located in the Rhine-Ruhr region of Germany. It is one the country’s largest cities and is best known for the Cologne Cathedral, the University of Cologne, the Roman-German Museum and Museum Ludwig- a collection of Picasso’s work.

Located in the southwestern region of Iceland is its largest city and capital, Reykjavik. Some of the city’s most beautiful and visited sites include the Golden Circle, Hallgrimskirkja and the geothermal Blue Lagoon.

Seville may not be as popular as Madrid or Barcelona, but the Spanish city’s traditions are just as strong, if not stronger, than the other cities. Seville is known for its Flamenco dancers and its bullfighting.

Located in the West Flanders region of Belgium, you will find the city of Bruges, a place known for its culinary and art scene. Because the city has quite a number of canals, it (along with a few other cities) is often referred to as the “Venice of the North."

Salzburg is one of the largest cities in Austria and it is also the capital of the Federal State of Salzburg. The city, which has been listed as a UNESCO Heritage Site since 1997, in known throughout Europe for its baroque style of architecture and for the Alps which surround it.

Moscow is the capital of Russia and with an estimated population of 12 million within its city limits, it is also the most populated city. If is known throughout the world for its monuments and landmarks, some of which include Red Square, Gorky Park, the Kremlin and Saint Basil’s Cathedral.

Bucharest, which is located in the southeastern region of Romania, is the largest city and capital of the country. The historic city has quite an impressive list of landmarks, most of which show the country’s rich culture. They include the Palace of Parliament, the National Museum of Art of Romania and the Grigore Antipa National Museum.

After Milan and Rome, Naples is the largest municipality in Italy. This historic city, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has a rich heritage that dates back to 6 B.C. It has experienced significant growth throughout the Enlightenment and Renaissance eras, some of which is still seen today.

Utrecht is one of the most populated cities and the religious center of the Netherlands. Some of the city’s most popular sites include the 368-foot tall Dom Tower, the medieval style De Haar Castle and the gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral.

Varna, which is the third largest city in Bulgaria, is sometimes called the marine/maritime capital of the country because of its beautiful beaches, coasts (one of which is the Black Sea Coast), and sea ports. It is the headquarters of the Bulgarian Navy.

Brussels is the capital of Belgium and is situated in the center of the country. The Dutch- and French-speaking city is known for beautiful landmarks like Atomium, Mini Europe, Grand Palace, and Manneken Pis. It is the de facto capital of the European Union.

Santorini, sometimes called Thera by the people of Greece, is an island just southeast of Greece’s mainland. The 28-square mile island has a population of fewer than 20, 000 and is known for its iconic white and blue houses.

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