TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel information web site, has announced the winners of its Travelers' Choice Awards, with St. Petersburg scoring a surprise victory as the seventh-best European destination.
The winners were determined by a combination of travelers' comments and the overall popularity of destinations on the company's web site.
Unsurprisingly, Paris, Rome and London took the top three slots.
TripAdvisor gathers travel information on destinations worldwide, relying heavily on comments from travelers.
The entire list of best European destinations:
1. Paris, France
2. Rome, Italy
3. London, England
4. Barcelona, Spain
5. Prague, Czech Republic
6. Venice, Italy
7. St. Petersburg, Russia
8. Florence, Italy
9. Edinburgh, Scotland
10. Istanbul, Turkey