The world is full of some incredibly beautiful places.
It would be a joy to be able to witness all of them. We have put together a list of the top 10 most beautiful cities in the world. These cities are full of amazing architecture, beautiful nature, and vibrant culture.
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1. Athens, Greece
Athens is a city that is bursting with the beautiful remnants of history. It can give you an amazing look into the past of the powerful Roman Empire.
Some of the amazing landmarks from the 5th century BC that are a must-see include the Acropolis and the Parthenon. If you are a fan of old architecture, then Athens is the place for you to visit.
2. Venice, Italy
The beautiful city of Venice is actually more like 120 islands connected by bridges and water channels. The most famous channel is the famous Grand Canal. The Grand Canal and the other channels lend the city its beauty, as it appears like the city is floating on the water. The only form of transport in the city is foot or boat. Renaissance architecture has also left its mark, and there are some beautiful buildings to see, such as the Plaza de San Marcos.
3. Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town is a beautiful city that is a hot-pot of different cultures and traditions. The city boasts expansive beaches, clear waters, amazing wildlife, including the penguin and seal colonies, large hills, vegetation, and vineyards.
Set amongst the incredible nature are beautiful and colorful houses. Some of the outdoor places you must see for yourself include the Table Mountain National Park, Boulders Beach, and the Cape of Good Hope.
4. Lisbon, Portugal
Lisbon is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and is located on expansive hills leading down to the Tagus River. Every house and rooftop offers an incredible view of the picturesque city. The cobbled streets, red-tiled rooftops, and beautiful beaches all add to the city’s charm. If you visit the city, be sure to check out the Tower of Belem and the Sao George Castle.
5. Prague, Czech Republic
The Golden City of 100 Spires, as Prague is known, is a beautiful and old city whose skyline is dominated by grand cathedrals and spires. The Charles Bridge, the Old Town Square, and the Astronomical Clock are just some of the city’s amazing attractions.
6. Kyoto, Japan
Kyoto is considered the cultural capital of Japan. It is one of the few cities that remained safe from bombing in the second world war and still has many of its architecture and heritage sights fully intact. The city boasts over a thousand Buddhist temples, hundreds of shrines, and beautiful gardens.
7. Edinburgh, Scotland
Edinburgh gives you a wonderful mix of Scotland’s rolling fields and nature combined with a modern city. The city has a backdrop of Arthur’s Seat and the Pentland Hills. The Edinburgh Castle, the Blair Street Underground Vaults, and the Scottish National Galleries are just some of the amazing attractions the city has to offer.
8. Seoul, South Korea
Seoul is a beautiful city that contrasts South Korea’s incredible old culture mixed with the bursting nightlife. The Royal Palace of Changdeokung, which gives you a glimpse into the city’s heritage, and the downtown district that is bursting with light and activity are both incredible sights to see.
9. Bergen, Norway
Bergen is a beautiful city that has been declared a UNESCO heritage site. The city is set to the backdrop of seven hills with incredible greenery. The houses are all colorful and lend to Bergen being one of the most photographed cities in the world. If you visit the city, be sure to stop at the KODE Museum to look at the artworks of the famous painter Edvard Munch.
10. Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul, previously known as Byzantium and then Constantinople, is a beautiful city halfway between Europe and Asia. The city is a wonderful mix of European and Asian culture, with amazing historical sights, such as the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, and the Grand Bazaar.
There are so many beautiful cities that we could have mentioned, but then our list would be never-ending. However, some special mentions are Paris in France, Barcelona in Spain, Sydney in Australia, Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, and Buenos Aires in Argentina.
Which of these top 10 cities that we have mentioned do you think is the most beautiful? And what are some other cities that you would add to the list?
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