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With more and more people working remotely, there has been a huge increase in the number of people choosing to take up a workplace.
If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, a workcation is a short vacation where you still work remotely during your regular business hours, but then use your downtime for a little fun on vacation.
A workcation is a great way to see the world without negatively impacting your career goals. It works particularly well for people who don’t have vacation time to travel.
The best workplaces should be affordable, have a reliable internet connection and good broadband speed, and be close to many easily accessible attractions.
According to a new reportThese are the 6 main workcation destinations in Europe this year:
Spain has a thriving expat community, making it an attractive working holiday destination if you’re looking for a collaborative workspace to use during your trip.
You are likely to find like-minded English-speaking holiday workers here.
Average broadband speeds are some of the best in Europe, which means that, from a work point of view, you will have everything you need in Madrid.
Also, Madrid is an incredibly affordable city. The average cost of a cappuccino is just over $2 and a beer will cost just $3.15.
Madrid’s top attractions include the Parque del Retiro, which is a great green place to relax and unwind, and the Mercado Antón Martín, which is a magnificent food market and a great place to immerse yourself in the local culture.
The iconic Prado Museum has a large collection of Renaissance art and does not close until 8:00 p.m. from Monday to Saturday, so it can be enjoyed after the workday is over.
It is not surprising that two large Spanish cities top this list. Spain is well known for being incredibly welcoming to foreign travelers, especially those who spend long periods of time in the country.
Just like in Madrid, coffee and beer are affordable in Barcelona, costing just a couple of cents more.
Broadband speeds are fast here too, and while they’re a bit slower than in Barcelona, they’re twice as fast as you’d expect to find in London. This makes Barcelona incredibly attractive to those who depend on a reliable internet connection during their workplace.
Barcelona is a fun and vibrant city with much to offer: Gaudi’s iconic Sagrada Familia, while not yet finished, is one of the most visually stunning feats of architecture in Europe.
Foodies will enjoy spending their evenings in the endless cozy tapas bars.
Barcelona is a rare city to have its own beach, so it’s incredibly easy to get those holiday vibes and feel the sand between your toes while enjoying all the facilities the city has to offer.
Many people assume that Eastern Europe still offers the best value for budget travelers and workcationers in Europe.
While accommodation in Bucharest, the capital of Romania, is incredibly affordable, you’ll actually spend a bit more for everyday basics like eating out or having coffee.
Despite that, Bucharest is the city with the fastest broadband speed out of all the cities on this list. And it’s still a cheap, warm and expat-friendly city.
When the workday is over, there’s plenty to see and do in Bucharest. Visit the city’s bohemian markets, many of which are open late, or stroll through the ‘Old Town’: one of the trendiest Old Town areas in Europe.
If you can find time in your work schedule, head out of town to Bran Castle: a beautiful Gothic monolith that was one of the filming locations for Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
One of only two Eastern European cities on this list, Budapest is as fun as it is affordable. A beer here will cost less than $2.50 a glass, making it the perfect place to visit if you want to combine work days with party nights.
When you’re not working or partying, you can spend time strolling along the banks of the Danube or exploring the Jewish Quarter.
History fans will enjoy exploring Buda Castle, while the architecture of St. Stephen’s Basilica or the Fisherman’s Bastion will appeal to everyone.
When you’re tired of exploring the sights, food here is hearty and affordable. Visitors also enjoy soaking in the city’s incredible thermal spas – a great way to unwind after a hard day’s work.
Paris is one of the most famous and visited cities in Europe. It is famous for being the city of love. But did you know that it is also a great place to work?
Broadband speeds are fast, it has the most co-working spaces of any city on this list, and it’s easy to find people to collaborate with.
At over $7 for a pint, beer here is expensive, and overnight accommodations are also on the pricier side, averaging $170 a night.
But it is worth the price because Paris is beautiful and there is always something to see and do here.
Aside from the obvious charms of the Eiffel Tower and cruising the River Seine, Paris is also a great place to explore modern art, shop, and watch the world go by.
For an immersive and bohemian experience, head to the Left Bank. This is home to the famous Latin Quarter in Paris and has inspired writers, artists and philosophers for centuries.
Berlin is an incredibly lively and vibrant city with a youthful energy that is sure to revitalize you, even if you are working while enjoying your vacation.
Broadband speed here is as fast as the action, and there are over 150 coworking spaces you can explore during your workplace.
When the workday is over, Berlin is a cultural hub with much to offer art aficionados and history buffs alike.
Take a carriage ride around the Brandenburg Gate, visit the famous Checkpoint Charlie, or explore World War II history by visiting the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe—a visually disturbing and thought-provoking exhibit.
If you want to unwind after a hard day’s work, visit one of Berlin’s many techno clubs, drink a pitcher or two of beer, and indulge in traditional carb-heavy German cuisine.
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