Europe's most welcoming cities

Updated 6:26 AM ET, Mon December 2, 2013
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Budapest is the most welcoming of European cities, according to This painted lady in the city's Heroes' Square sure has a ready grin. ATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP/Getty Images
The Portuguese capital scored second in the poll overall -- and travelers with a pooch won't find any city more welcoming. PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP/Getty Images
Third most welcoming among Europe's most popular 30 cities, Amsterdam's overflowing with the milk of human kindness in autumn, apparently. Mark Dadswell/Getty Images
Cole Porter got it right: Paris is loveliest in spring. And couples, it seems, are always welcome there. FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images
Rome's at its seasonal best in summer, says At least there are plenty of ancient fountains to cool off in. ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images
Your shoes might freeze to the pavement but you'll be warmly welcomed if you make it to a bar in Berlin. Adam Berry/Getty Images
Feel no fear strolling alone into your average Madrid tapas bar. Your welcome will be unequaled. Quim Llenas/Cover/Getty Images