London is the dirtiest and most expensive city in Europe, while Brussels is the most boring, according to a British survey published on Wednesday.
London is the dirtiest and most expensive city in Europe, while Brussels is the most boring, according to a British survey published on Wednesday.
London edged out Paris for the unwanted accolade of dirtiest city in the survey of more than 1,100 travellers carried out by TripAdvisor.
Respondents said Paris was the most unfriendly, followed by London and Moscow, but the French capital is still working its old magic as it was voted the most romantic destination in Europe and the best for shopping and dining.
London won out for having the best nightlife and public parks.
The cleanest city is Zurich, the survey said, although the tidy Swiss city also finished equal second behind EU hub Brussels as the most boring place.
Prague was elected the best bargain city, followed by Budapest and Lisbon.
Despite the weak dollar, half of the Americans surveyed said they planned to visit Europe this year, the same number as last year.
Here is the a rundown of the top three in various categories:
Best bargain city: 1. Prague 2. Budapest 3. Lisbon.
Most expensive: 1. London 2. Paris 3. Rome, Venice, Oslo, Moscow (tied)
Most friendly locals: 1. Dublin 2. Amsterdam 3. London.
Most unfriendly locals: 1. Paris 2. London 3. Moscow.
Best cuisine: 1. Paris 2. Rome 3. Florence.
Best shopping: 1. Paris 2. London 3. Rome.
Best nightlife: 1. London 2. Amsterdam 3. Paris.
Best parks: 1. London 2. Paris 3. Barcelona, Amsterdam, Copenhagen (tied).
Most romantic: 1. Paris 2. Venice 3. Rome.
Most attractive locals: 1. Rome 2. Paris 3. Stockholm.
Cleanest: 1. Zurich 2. Copenhagen 3. Stockholm.
Dirtiest: 1. London 2. Paris 3. Rome, Athens (tied).
Most boring: 1. Brussels 2. Zurich, Oslo, Warsaw, Zagreb (tied).
(Agencies)
本周三公布的一项英国调查显示,伦敦被评为欧洲最脏、物价最高的城市,布鲁塞尔则是最无聊的城市。
该项由TripAdvisor公司开展的调查共对1100多名游客进行了访问。调查结果显示,伦敦取代巴黎,不幸获封欧洲“最脏城市”称号。
受访者认为,法国首都巴黎最不友好,其次是伦敦、莫斯科。尽管如此,巴黎仍是人们心目中的“浪漫之都”,以及购物和美食的天堂。
伦敦被评为夜生活最丰富、拥有最佳公园的城市。
苏黎世被评为最干净城市,不过这个瑞士城市同时与其他城市并列第二大“最无聊城市”,仅次于欧盟总部布鲁塞尔。
布拉格被评为物价最低城市,其次是布达佩斯和里斯本。
尽管美元持续贬值,但一半的受访美国游客表示他们计划今年来欧洲旅游,这一比例与去年持平。
欧洲“城市之最”评比各项前三名:
物价最低城市:1. 布拉格2. 布达佩斯 3.里斯本
物价最高城市:1. 伦敦 2. 巴黎 3.罗马、威尼斯、奥斯陆、莫斯科并列)
最友好城市:1. 都柏林 2. 阿姆斯特丹 3.伦敦
最不友好城市:1. 巴黎 2. 伦敦 3.莫斯科
最佳美食城市:1. 巴黎 2. 罗马 3.佛罗伦萨
最佳购物城市:1. 巴黎 2. 伦敦 3.罗马
最佳夜生活城市:1. 伦敦 2. 阿姆斯特丹 3.巴黎
最佳公园城市:1. 伦敦 2. 巴黎 3.巴塞罗那、阿姆斯特丹、哥本哈根并列)
最浪漫城市:1. 巴黎 2. 威尼斯 3.罗马
市民最具魅力城市:1.罗马 2.巴黎 3.斯德哥尔摩
最干净城市:1.苏黎世 2.哥本哈根 3. 斯德哥尔摩
最脏乱城市:1.伦敦2.巴黎3.罗马、雅典并列)
最无聊城市:1.布鲁塞尔 2.苏黎世、奥斯陆、华沙、萨格勒布并列)



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