Are you off for a vacation? If so, you’ve probably heard about all the hyped up cities – the ones on everyone’s bucket list. So in order to help you out in your travels, we’ve prepared a list of 7 of the most Underrated Cities To Visit around the world. These cities don’t get the appreciation they deserve, and you’ll probably never hear about people telling you to visit them, regardless of all they have to offer.
- Adelaide, South Australia
Adelaide has a world-class dining scene to go with a number of festivals, a thriving arts scene, and lovely live music. Its food and wine are the highlights, though: restaurants such as Orana, Press, Andre’s Cucina, and Parwana are a must visit.
- Newcastle, Britain
You’ve probably been told to visit London and Birmingham, but Newcastle often gets left behind. Once gritty, industrial and grey, Newcastle has bloomed over the last decade into a modern, lively cultural hub. This is evident from its world-class venues such as the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art.
- Krakow, Poland
Krakow is one of oldest Polish cities, with elements like a medieval core, royal castle, cobbled old town and a Jewish quarter. You can spend time exploring the various neighborhoods during the day and at night, you can hop from basement bars to rooftop restaurants. Don’t miss the Wieliczka salt mines!
- Lille, France
Again, you’ve definitely heard about Paris, but Lille is also worth a visit. Like Paris, this city is rich with art, food, history, culture, and nightlife. Unlike Paris, in Lille, there are no touristy crowds to deal with.
Visit museums like the Palais des Beaux Arts, which has the second largest art collection of France, and make sure to taste the famous Lille dessert Merveillieux, which is a small chocolate cake comprising of two meringues.
- Bergamo, Italy
Bergamo, the second most popular city in the region, is a gem that you need to discover. It’s brimming with charming art, history, music, and culture.
Upper Bergamo has the seminal 14th-century Venetian Walls and the old town of Piazza Vecchia, the heart of the city with cafes lining its streets. Lower Bergamo is a mixture of the new and old; boutiques, restaurants and art galleries blend with the medieval architecture, giving visitors an unforgettable atmosphere.
- Agra, India
Agra is full of sights you don’t want to miss: The Tāj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpūr Sikrī are all located in this wonderful city, tucked away in Uttar Pradesh.
Agra is almost akin to a fictional land; visiting Agra is a truly mystical experience because it’s an escape from the loud and crowded stereotype of India.
- Maastricht, the Netherlands
You’ve heard of Amsterdam, but a visit to the Netherlands is incomplete if Maastricht is left out! Regardless of its size, Maastricht is a vibrant location. Streets are full of history. If you’re a history and culture fan, this city is for you. You have to check out the two wonderful town squares, Vrijthof and Markt. The breathtaking architecture of the Sint-Servaas Church and Sint-Jan’s Cathedral will blow you away and the numerous food options in Vrijthof are worth it.
So what are you waiting for? Book a ticket for one of the most Underrated Cities To Visit at least once now!