What makes a city unique and beautiful? Some of the world capitals are known for their incredible architecture, art, and culture, some for picturesque nature and amazing atmosphere. Every city is a mixture of natural and human-made beauty.
What is the most beautiful city in the whole world?
It is difficult to name only one city as the most beautiful in the world. That is why we have created a list of top 11. Remember that the cities are not ranked but only listed in a random order.
1. Sydney, Australia
In Sydney, culture and nature are combined in an unusual way. The modern theaters and Opera House where more than 1500 performances are hosted every year create a perfect cultural destination. On the other hand, spectacular beaches along the shoreline and beautiful mountains, gardens and National Parks make Sydney one of the finest city in the world.
2. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio is the second largest metropolis in Brazil and the third in South America. When visiting Rio, you will be impressed by the Art Deco statue of Christ the Redeemer. Brazilians like to say that God created the world in six days and on the seventh Rio. It’s a great place both to take some rest and have fun especially during the annual samba carnivals.
3. Venice, Italy
Venice is regarded as the most romantic city in the world. It is also called the “City of Water”, “City of Masks”. Every building in Venice is a creation of art. The fascinating architecture combines Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance style. Venice is a city of music, the majority of people living here can play musical instruments. The main entertainment of local people is going to opera where the operas of famous Italian composers are staged.
4. Prague, Czech Republic
1100-year-old European city has two lives. By day, it's a buzzing metropolis where you can visit a lot of exciting spots. By night, Prague is a place where young people chill and entertain themselves by walking in the cobbled streets, drinking beers in the pubs, etc. When visiting Prague, make sure that you go to magnificent Charles Bridge, stretched across the Vltava river, admired the beauty of Old Town Square and royal castle and other historical and educational buildings.
5. London, the United Kingdom
If you are thinking which country has the most beautiful city in the world, your mind might wander around the UK. It's no surprise because London built on the shores of the Thames river is one of the oldest capitals in the world. Magnificent gothic buildings of the House of Parliament, Buckingham Palace and sprawling green spaces of the Trafalgar square create an everlasting impression of beauty.
6. Edinburgh, Scotland
Edinburgh is known to be the 4th most beautiful city in the world. Edinburgh represents more outdoor spaces than any other European capital. Tourists would be amazed by such spot as Artur’s seat (the main peak of the group of hills in Edinburgh) which is a dormant volcano, a perfect place to take a view of Scotland’s capital. Also, make sure that you visit one of the festivals held here on every possible occasion. Edinburgh is a famous cultural site that has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage list.
7. Paris, France
For those who are thinking about what is the most beautiful city in the world from the point of view of fashion, Paris is number one on the list. It is considered the most stylish and glamorous city in Europe ever built. Paris has been glorified in many poems and songs because of the romantic atmosphere of Paris. Numerous boutiques, scents of gorgeous perfumes, the smell of coffee and croissants in the morning, view of Seine river stretching through the city and many more. The main attractions to see in Paris remain Champs-Elysèes and Eiffel Tower without which Paris would not be Paris that we know.
8. Rome, Italy
Rome is one of the oldest capitals in the world. Its intense history left for the present day a lot of monuments describe the cruel and magnificent emperors, gladiator fights, the rise of Christianity and many more. When calling Rome the most beautiful in the world, you would not be mistaken as here you can see many amazing places including Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican and more.
9. Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Amsterdam is one of the most beautiful cities in the world that has been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. It represents such old constructions as Oude Kurk (Old Church) dated to 13th century. From ancient times, Amsterdam engaged in trading as it is a port city located in the shores of the North Sea. Amsterdam’s has a very peaceful atmosphere which makes it a comfortable place for thousands of tourists from all over Europe.
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10. Budapest, Hungary
Budapest is rich in architecture and art. Divided into two parts by the Danube river, Budapest is the result of the merger of three cities, Obuda (the Old Buda), Buda, and Pest. When visiting this city, you will dive into an amazing atmosphere of day and nightlife. The city is famous for its thermal baths with healing properties, tasty cuisine (goulash and langos are the must-try local dishes), and numerous attractions free of charge. The most famous landmarks are Four Seasons Gresham Palace, Postal Savings Bank, St. Stephen’s Basilica and other.
11. Kyoto, Japan
Asian culture is diversely represented in Kyoto, the former imperial capital of Japan. It is home to over 400 colorful shrines and 1,500 historic Buddhist temples. The best time to visit Kyoto is when the cherry blossom (sakura) is blooming which is the last week of March. Also, make sure that you visit Kyoto Samurai Castles around the city that represent the culture of Japanese warriors. Kyoto is one of the world’s biggest UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Now you see that is really difficult to choose only one city and call it the most beautiful on the planet. Personally, I would be happy to visit all of them. What about you?
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