European Capitals by Google Description

Can you name the european capitals by their description on Google Maps?
The description is sometimes quoted from Wikipedia
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Last updated: June 25, 2022
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First submittedJune 18, 2022
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Capital City
Its artistic and intellectual legacy was shaped by residents including Mozart, Beethoven and Sigmund Freud.
Also known as the Latin Quarter, the 5th arrondissement is home to the Sorbonne university and student-filled cafes.
The city is still dominated by 5th-century BC landmarks.
At its centre stand the imposing Houses of Parliament, the iconic ‘Big Ben’ clock tower and Westminster Abbey
It's home to Lenin’s Mausoleum, the State Historical Museum's comprehensive collection and St. Basil’s Cathedral, known for its colorful, onion-shaped domes.
Indre By, the city's historic center, contains Frederiksstaden, an 18th-century rococo district, home to the royal family’s Amalienborg Palace.
... covers the 1914 assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, an event that sparked World War I.
Divided during the Cold War, its 18th-century Brandenburg Gate has become a symbol of reunification.
From imposing São Jorge Castle, the view encompasses the old city’s pastel-colored buildings, Tagus Estuary and Ponte 25 de Abril suspension bridge.
It’s in the west of the country, below Vitosha Mountain.
Nicknamed “the City of a Hundred Spires,” it's known for its Old Town Square, Gothic churches and the medieval Astronomical Clock.
The striking concrete Hallgrimskirkja church and rotating Perlan glass dome offer sweeping views of the sea and nearby hills.
It is also the administrative centre of the European Union
The city, atop rugged Mount Titano, is known for its medieval old town and cobblestone streets.
San Marino
Is built around a crook in the Aare River.
Located on the Svislach and the now subterranean Niamiha rivers.
It’s renowned for its rich repositories of European art, including the Prado Museum’s works by Goya and Velázquez.
Its rivers and bridges include the modern Millennium Bridge over the Morača River.
Built amid deep gorges cut by the Alzette and Pétrusse rivers, it’s famed for its ruins of medieval fortifications.
Is set on the Baltic Sea at the mouth of the River Daugava.
Has been inhabited since at least 4000 BC; remains of Neolithic settlements have been found within the old Kale Fortress that overlooks the modern city centre.
Amid blocks of Soviet-style architecture are landmarks including the neoclassical Nativity Cathedral.
Is set along the Danube River by the border with Austria and Hungary.
Its historic buildings include St Patrick’s Cathedral, founded in 1191.
It retains its walled, cobblestoned Old Town, home to cafes and shops, as well as Kiek in de Kök, a 15th-century defensive tower.
Is predominantly populated by ethnic Albanians and consitutes the second-largest ethnic Albanian-inhabited capital.
It’s known as a duty-free retail hub, with shops lining Meritxell Avenue.
Andorra la Vella
Encompasses 14 islands and more than 50 bridges on an extensive Baltic Sea archipelago.
Its iconic landmark is the massive, communist-era Palatul Parlamentului government building, which has 1,100 rooms.
Pastel buildings surround the city's focal point, Skanderbeg Square, which is named for its equestrian statue of a national hero.
The 16th-century Gate of Dawn, containing a shrine with a sacred Virgin Mary icon.
On Mannerheimintie are the imposing Parliament House and Kiasma, a contemporary art museum.
Trinity Square is home to 13th-century Matthias Church and the turrets of the Fishermen’s Bastion, which offer sweeping views.
The walled city was established in the 1500s on a peninsula by the Knights of St. John, a Roman Catholic order.
Cycling is key to the city’s character, and there are numerous bike paths.
Level 65
Jun 25, 2022
Reykjavik is notably misspelled
Level 66
Jun 25, 2022
I'm really sorry. It's fixed now
Level 71
Jun 25, 2022
Yes annoying. Gave up after it wasn't accepted.
Level 66
Jun 25, 2022
I'm sorry, it's fixed now
Level 86
Jun 25, 2022
I wonder why a few capitals are omitted? Most are there, but Rome, Vatican City, Vaduz, Oslo, Warsaw, Ljubljana, and Zagreb are notably absent. Why not do all of them?
Level 66
Jun 25, 2022
Because the description was often too short, boring or impossible to avoid obvious giveaways, like the country name itself.
Level 66
Nov 15, 2022
What's with all the griping?! I think this is an excellent quiz, although I did NOT do well.