The beauty of a place naturally entices us to visit them, from their surroundings, the culture of the place to their architectural designs. There is that undeniable craving to explore the beauty of the place and enjoy its surroundings to the fullest.
There is a beautiful city for every kind of traveler, from the pearl of the Adriatic to the City of lights. Below are the top 50 most cities in the world, that have been carefully compiled by over 1,000 agencies, travel writers, and bloggers. Read on to find that beautiful city that suits you.
50. Athens, Greece
Athens is one of the oldest cities in Greece, it is of little surprise that relics from the fifth century can be found in the city today. If you want to have a fun-filled stay in the city, visit the Monastiraki neighborhood for markets and rooftop bars and some fun time. The Lycabettus hill gives an astonishing view of the city, you wouldn’t mind going for a hike. Feel relaxed celebrating the historical significance of Athens at the Acropolis, Parthenon, and Panathenaic Stadium.
49. Beijing, China
Beijing is popularly known for its massive structures and modern luxuries. The city is very rich in history and has an endless list of must-see sites, hope you don’t mind sticking around for some time. Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Great Wall of China, Temple of Heaven, and Summer place are just a few incredible places you will want to visit.
48. Jaipur, India
Jaipur the capital city of India’s Rajasthan State popularly known as the pink city has forts, bazaars, museums, palaces, and gardens. You will rosy pink hues almost everywhere in the city, you wouldn’t want to miss out on the Hawa Mahal and City Palace.
Take a trip to the famous Albert Hall Museum and enjoy the beauty of traditional Indian architecture and craft.
47. Bergen, Norway
The city of Bergen is located on the southwestern coast of Norway. It is home to colorful wooden houses, mountains, and fjords that are worth exploring. If you are a fan of the movie “Frozen,” you will want to visit this city. You want to catch an epic sunset view, visit the froyen mountain at the wharf of Brygen.
46. Marrakech, Morocco
The city of Marrakech is known for its unending beauty found in palaces, gardens and mosques, also, it is a major economic hub. The city is home to the famous Almoravid Koubba which happens to be the only surviving structure of Almoravid architecture. Other notable places are the famous blue wall of the Majorelle garden and massive medina shops for textiles and jewelry.
45. Dublin, Republic of Ireland
The city of Dublin is blessed with beautiful green landscapes, historic castles, and a welcoming village vibe which makes it a place worth visiting. Notable places to visit include Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Iveagh Gardens, and St. Stephen’s Green and the Cliffs of Moher.
44. Cartagena, Colombia
The Colombian port city Cartagena on the Caribbean coast is known for its amazing aspect of the sun, sand, and wonderful seafood. The city is rich in history that dates back to the 16th century and can be experienced at Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas and Ciudad Amurallada.
43. Bangkok, Thailand
The city of Bangkok which happens to be the capital city of Thailand is known for its ornate palaces, intricate temples, and amazing street foods. Notable places include Chatuchak Market, the Grand Palace, and the Damnoen Floating Market.
42. San Sebastian, Spain
San Sebastian is a gorgeous resort town found on the Bay of Biscay in Spain. The city is lovely situated in the mountainous Basque country, giving it a feel of a little world on its own. The best way to explore this city is on foot which has a lot of stops for refreshment. The city of San Sebastian has a relaxing coastal vibe with the historic feel of Madrid.
41. Dubrovnik, Croatia
Many will attribute the rise to popularity of this city to the movie “Game of Thrones” for using it as a filming location. It safe to say that the city of Dubrovnik found on the south of Croatia, on its own forged its beauty. White buildings with terracotta shingles face the breathtaking blue water of the Adriatic Sea. Going into the city, you will find structures worth admiring. You can also explore nearby Lokrum isle and visit Mount Sr for amazing views of the city.
40. Seoul, South Korea
The city of Seoul mixes old and new with neon lights among ancient palaces and the traditional Bukchon Hanok Village. Some notable places to visit in the city of Seoul include the Gyeongbokgung palace, the 620-year-old Buddhist temple, and the modern Dongdaemun Design or wander Jogyesa.
39. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
San Miguel de Allende is famous for its lovely arts. Beautiful colors of red, orange, and yellow portray the beauty of this lovely city in the highlands.
Notable places to visit in this city include Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, Fabrica La Aurora, Instituto Allende, and El Jardin
38. Queenstown, New Zealand
Fun-seeker appreciates Queenstown for its adventurous activities. The City is very beautiful and fun-filled. It is home to all kinds of travelers. Low key visitors not needing too much fun can enjoy the Queenstown gardens, vineyards, and scenic drive to Glenorchy.
Hanoi is the capital city of Vietnam. The city is perfect for nature, with its inviting lakes and the red river that flows nears. The city is a perfect blend of people of different races, cultures, and modern details, like Chinese, French, and Southern Asian cultures blend in the city of Hanoi.
You will want to see the Perfume pagoda, Hoan Kiem Lake, Water puppet theatre, the Hanoi Old Quarter, and the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long.
Berlin is the capital city of Germany. It is famous for its numerous museums and energetic nightclubs. This is a historic city with testaments to the country’s bitter history including the Holocaust memorial, the Berlin wall’s remains, Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag Building.
35. St. Petersburg, Russia
St. Petersburg is a port city on the Baltic sea with its ornate architecture that tends to stun its visitors. You will want to explore the intricate details of the city, starting with the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Peterhof Palace, Saint Isaac’s Cathedral, and Catherine Palace. Enjoy the beautiful arts of St. Petersburg at the Hermitage Museum, Mariinsky theater, and State Russian Museum.
The city of Cusco is famous for its Spanish colonial architecture and ancient remains. The city was once the capital of the Inca Empire. Notable places include Plaza de Armas, Incan temple of the Sun, and San Blas.
Zurich with its picturesque street is a global economic hub. The city sits on Lake Zurich in northern Switzerland. The lauded Bahnhofstrasse neighborhood is great for window shopping, and the rest of Old Town or Alstadt celebrates the city’s medieval history.
Talking about beauty and adventure, the capital city of Ecuador, Quito has it all. Hiking lovers have an endless list of trails to choose from, but the beauty of the mountain is enchanting, it can woo anyone.
The city is a combination of indigenous, European, and Moorish history and culture. Do enjoy the beauty and arts of the place.
Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland. It is home to most famous names like J.K Rowling, Robert Louis Stevenson, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and Muriel Spark.
Edinburgh is fondly known as Auld Reekie, Scots for old smoky. The city is famous for the Edinburg Castle, Arthur’s Seat, and the spooky Greyfriars Kirkyard- possibly the most haunted graveyard.
30. Jerusalem, Israel
The beautiful city of Jerusalem is better described by history and religious dominance. This beautiful city is situated between the Mediterranean and the dead sea. Various religious sects such as Judaism, Christianity, and Islam all consider Jerusalem a city of prayer and holiness. There are countless prayer temples, shrines, sites, chapels, and monuments to see. You don’t want to miss a short trip to the saltiest body of water on earth, dead sea.
29. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Even though the ultramodern city of Dubai is in the Arabian Desert, it is known for its famous water views. The city of Dubai is a fun-filled place, with lots of beautiful and exotic houses and structures. You can shop as much as you want since it is the main pastime of the place.
Notable places include the Dubai miracle garden and the Burj Khalifa- world tallest building.
The beauty of the Cuban city is quite captivating as described by author Ernest Hemingway. Enjoy the beauty of the city by strolling through the cobblestone streets to get a view of the ornate palaces (now mostly museums), one of the world’s largest opera houses and elegant mansions. You can also visit the Playas del Este Beach for more fun.
The capital city of Spain, Madrid is known for its lush gardens, elegant museums, and unblemished boulevard. You want to see something fascinating, then visit the Edificio Metropolis building that features 30,000 leaves of 24-carat gold.
Bruges was one time one of the world’s chief commercial cities. The city has components of a European city; canals, cobblestone streets, and a variety of historic architecture.
The city has a building dating back to the second century, the city’s ornate ceilings date back to the 14th century and the famous market square of the city has colorful buildings and a belfry from the 13th century.
The city of Chicago is known for its stunning view of Lake Michigan. The city is windy with lots of unique skyscrapers and countless delicious culinary experiences like Chicago-styled hot dogs and deep-dish pizza.
Enjoy the beautiful city of Chicago, who knows you might in luck to eat at some of President Barack Obama’s favorites restaurants.
The city is very beautiful with lots of skyscrapers. The city’s skyscrapers are so amazing that Hong Kong celebrates them every night with light shows.
The city is also blessed by nature with the urban hiking trail Dragon’s back, Tai Lam country park and the Sai Wan swimming shed.
This city feels more like Europe than a North American city. You can enjoy the beauty of the city when you wander the cobblestone streets in historic Vieux Quebec, visit the amazing Montmorency falls, and watch whales in the little Quebec village of Tadoussac.
San Diego is one of America’s finest cities, holding a stunning cliff view and surprise whale and dolphin views. The weather in the city is perfect for vacations.
You can visit the Balboa park for lush gardens and the San Diego zoo for more fun.
Toronto, the capital of Ontario has countless alluring spots to take in nature, including the Edwards Gardens, the Allan Gardens Conservatory, and the Cloud Gardens Conservatory. Toronto is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Canada because of its green spaces, dynamic skyline, and waterfront views.
20. Buenos Aires, Argentina
The city is popularly known for its colorful La Boca neighborhood, nightclubs that get going at 2.am, and iconic century buildings.
Just a little hint, while you pack your walking shoes inside your bag, do well to add your dancing shoes to practice the tango at night.
Vienna is the capital city of Austria. The fairytale city on the Danube River is known for its palaces, cathedrals, and coffee houses. It is a wonderful place to be.
The city of Tokyo is a mixture of traditional and modern blends. The city is an amazing place to be with beautiful structures. Ancient temples, towers with unmatched views, and many gardens are just a few spots that make Tokyo beautiful. You can visit Shibuya and Harajuku for modern beauties.
Istanbul has a bit of everything, including Christian mosaics, Islamic arts, Egyptian obelisks, a Roman-era arena, and a palace that was the center of the Ottoman Empire. Do you want to see something amazing? Take the Hagia Sophia, which has been a church and a mosque and is now a museum. The city is a collection of historical diversity.
Budapest with the Neo-Gothic Bastion, the gorgeous Chain Bridge, and the 13th-century palace Buda Castle looks like a fairytale come true. The Danube River splits the city in half and provides tons of incredible waterfront views.
15. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The city of Rio de Janeiro is famous for its statue of Christ the Redeemer. It is such a sight to behold, even the non-religious people stand in awe of it.
The Dense mountains, vibrant city streets, and stunning sea views make this Brazilian city a top destination. You will like to try the Caipirinha (Brazil’s national cocktail) and the samba dance.
14. Prague, Czech Republic
The beautiful city of Prague which happens to be the capital city of the Czech Republic has the Vltava River dividing its gorgeous 14th-century bridges. It also has alluring ninth-century castles and several architecturally appealing churches.
Petrin Hill offers visitors a dazzling selection of nature within the capital city of the Czech Republic.
13. Amsterdam, Netherlands
the capital city of the Netherlands is a true beauty to behold. The city is famous for its narrow houses dating back to the 17th century and its intricate canal system. The city has many impressive artistic and historical establishments, including the famous Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank house. Visit this beautiful city in the springs and enjoy the lovely tulip festival.
Lisbon is one of Europe’s oldest cities, it is the capital city of Portugal. The city of Lisbon is famous for its pastel-colored houses with terracotta roofs line that offers dazzling views of the water. The city is home to famous historical buildings such as St. George’s Castle, Belem Tower, Jeronimos Monastery, Praca do Comercio, and the Ajuda National Palace.
The city of Singapore is an island city-state off the coast of Malaysia. It is known for its dense and multicultural population, tropical climate, and modern architecture. Look out for the human-made Punggol Waterway Park and the Gardens by the Bay for a bit of nature in the city.
Visitors will find beauty in the city’s many luxury restaurants as well as its award-winning street food.
Italy is an ancient country with too many historical structures. Its capital Rome is more like the hub of historical structures and advancement. The city of Rome has so many famous spots like the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, and St. Peter’s Basilica.
The city also has some intriguing gems like the Gianicolo Hill, the Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, and several rooftops and bars that overlook the city.
This harbor city that is the capital of New South Wales provides a perfect view for the South Pacific Ocean. The Sydney Opera House, with its sail-like design, is one of the most iconic images of Sydney.
For a more stunning view while in the city you can visit The Harbour Bridge, Darling Harbour, and Bondi Beach.
The city is very gorgeous and kind of strange when the fog descends, as it normally does. It is one of the lovely cities of California in the United States. The city is astonishing with its waterfront setting along the Pacific Ocean, classic Victorian homes, and iconic landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge.
7. Cape Town, South Africa
Cape town which sits on the southwest coast of South Africa is rich in natural beauty, including splendid beach views and the commanding Table Mountain. Head to Cape Point for Instagram-worthy views of the Atlantic Ocean, and take the cliffside Chapman’s Peak drive.
The city is blessed with numerous gorgeous beaches, including Long Beach, Blouberg Beach, and Eden on the Bay.
the capital of the Catalonia region of Spain a must-see with stunning arts, beaches, and football. The stunning works of the beloved Spanish Architect Antoni Gaudi can be seen throughout the city of Barcelona at the La Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, and Casa Mila.
If you are in luck, you can catch a game at the beautiful Camp Nou stadium or a show at the Palau de la Musica Catalana.
The city of Vancouver has so much beauty, from lush forests to sparkling blue waters to imposing mountains. The seaport city is one of Canada’s densest and most diverse metro areas.
There are endless picturesque spots. Just to mention a few, there is Stanley Park, English Bay, Grouse Mountain, Granville Island, the Capilano Suspension Bridge, and the Gastown neighborhood. It is hard to know where to look when you are in the city.
This famous Italian city seems like a tourist trap until you experience it. The city of Venice is famous for its ornate bridges, colorful houses, cute canals, and divine architecture make the crowds worth it.
A few things not to miss: St. Mark’s Square, Piazza San Marco, Doge’s Palace, Teatro La Fenice, and the cluster of islands known as Murano.
The beauty of London can never fade, you will always new beauty in London. There are classic beauties like Big Ben, Tower of London, Waterloo Bridge, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and Buckingham Palace. Then, there’s the natural elegance of St. James’ Park, Syon House, and Richmond Park.
London’s cute neighborhoods are endless in their artistry as well and include Notting Hill, Knightsbridge, Wingate Road, Soho, Shoreditch, and many more.
The North American urban oasis city has it all, with the likes of arts, food, culture, architecture, nature, theatre, shopping, and a lot more. The city is densely populated and come alive all the time. The city occupies the region where the Atlantic Ocean and the Hudson River connect. Some of the most beautiful views in the city include the top of Rockefeller Center, on the Brooklyn Bridge, and in Central Park.
Paris, the capital of France also called the City of Love happens to be the most beautiful city. Paris shows beauty all around, from the sparkling lights of the Eiffel tower to the sweet smells of the Jardin des Tuileries.
Classic and timeless Parisian beauties include the Arc de Triomphe, Place du Trocadéro, the Panthéon, Palais Garnier, and Sacre-Coeur. See the city from a sunset cruise on the Seine, indulge in rich pastries, stroll across the ornate bridges, and take in the opulent architecture.
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