Are you a solicitor and wondering where to go in Europe to get the most chance of sun? Then choose a city (or environment) from this list. This is the top 10 European cities with the most solar hours per year. Just for convenience: one year has 8760 hours. Other than you might have expected: The cities with most solar hours are not the southernmost cities (there are higher temperatures, but not even more hours of sunshine).
10. Podgorica (Montenegro)
Podgorica has an average of 2480 solar hours a year. It is located in Montenegro, a small eastern European country on the Adriatic sea between Croatia (north) and Albania (south). Podgorica is the capital of Montenegro. Many still know this as the former Titograd, named after the deceased Yugoslav president Tito. Podgorica is an important traffic junction, connecting Albania with Central Europe and neighboring Serbia to the Adriatic Sea. It’s not a rich city, it’s not so crazy as Montenegro is number 8 in the top 10 poorest countries in Europe. Despite Poverty, Montenegro is an attractive country for tourists with especially beautiful nature. Podgorica also has a number of attractions worth visiting: the Christ-Resurrection cathedral, the 10th-century Saint Joriskerk, Duklja (ruins of the Roman city), the Millennium bug and the Grote Markt.
9. Barcelona (Spain)
Barcelona has an average of 2524 solar hours a year. It is known as a bustling, modern city on the coast in northern Spain. Many tourists visit this city every year. And of course, on this site there is a Top 10 Fun things to do in Barcelona . A few highlights of this sunny, colorful, versatile city are: the MACBA Museum, Park Güell, the Magic Fountain and the Sagrada Familia, a Gaudi design cathedral.
8. Tirana (Albania)
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Tirana has an average of 2544 solar hours a year. It is the capital of Albania, located north of Greece.Although Albania is ranked fourth in the top 10 poorest countries in Europe and Tirana is not a well-known city, Tirana is recommended for tourists. It is a modern city with many colorful buildings, cozy squares and well-made footpaths. Right in the center you will find the presidential palace. Other tourist attractions include Skanderberg Square, Kulla e Sahatit Clock Tower, National Museum and Piramida, where regular art exhibitions are held.
7. Nice (France)
Nice has an average of 2724 solar hours a year. It is one of France’s largest cities and is located on the Mediterranean in southern France. It is a very touristy city. This is partly due to the favorable climate and partly to the historical wealth. Here you will find the 18th-century port of Port Lympia, the 13th-century Cathedrale Sainte-Réparate and (the Archaeological Museum) the Ruins of Cemenelon.
6. Monaco (Monaco)
Monaco has an average of 2724 solar hours a year. The country with the same capital is located east of French Nice (the number 7 of this list). It is the Vatican City’s smallest country in the world. Despite the small area, there are extremely many inhabitants in this country. Monaco is even the most populous country in Macau after Macau. Also Monaco city is especially busy. The city is also known for its casinos, royal houses and Formula 1 races.
5. Madrid (Spain)
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Top 10 European cities with the most sunshine
Madrid has an average of 2769 solar hours a year. It is the capital of Spain, one of the largest cities in Europe. In the field of art and culture there is plenty to experience here. Take a look at the Top 10 Things to do in Madrid with the Gran Vía (shopping street) at number 1, Casa de Campo (one of Europe’s largest parks) at number 2 and the cable car (about Madrid) at number 3 .
4. Athens (Greece)
Athens has an average of 2771 solar hours a year. In this Greek capital, Western civilization originated.Athens is famous for its wealth of history with the Ruins Olympieion (from 515 AD), the 5th-century Dionysus Theater and the 5th-century Parthenon on the Acropolis as the oldest buildings. More attractions can be found in the Top 10 Places of Interest in Athens.
3. Lisbon (Portugal)
Lisbon has an average of 2799 solar hours a year. In this capital of Portugal, it is not only wonderful in the sun all year long. It is also a city that is full of experience. In addition, old trams run around (giving the city a distinctive appearance), there is an enormous park (Parque Eduardo VII) located in the heart of the city, the old city center is a pleasure for the eye and has it literally : Castelo de São Jorge (with spectacular views over the city). Look for more attractions in the Top 10 Things to do in Lisbon .
2. Marseille (France)
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Marseille has an average of 2858 solar hours a year. In France, looking for the area with the most sun, you must be in Marseille and the surrounding area, on the south coast (where Nice, number 7 and Monaco, number 6 of this list are also located). But Marseille has much more to offer than a lot of sunshine. It also has a beautiful beach with islands off the coast and many historical sights (a top 10 can be found here . Although Marseille does not attract extremely tourists at the moment, the city is becoming more and more popular.
1. Valletta (Malta)
Valletta has an average of 2957 solar hours a year. It belongs to Malta, a country consisting of eight islands, located in Italy. Valletta is the capital of Malta. It is known as a beautiful city with a wealth of historic buildings. Especially the 16th-century Grandmaster Palace is spectacular. The St Janscok Cathedral and the National Museum of Fine Arts, housed in a 16th century Rococo building, are popular attractions in the sunny Valletta. Are you on holiday to Malta? Take a look at the Top 10 Attractions in Malta .
Top 10 European cities with the most sunshine