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The Top 15 Most Beautiful Cities in the World

Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy

When you want to explore the world and add a few places to add to your bucket list, many locations offer breathtaking views. You can enjoy learning about different cultures and recharging in a beautiful setting. When planning your next trip, there are a few beautiful cities to see around the world.

15. Lisbon, Portugal

The capital of Portugal, Lisbon, is the 11th most populous city in the EU and has an important position in the world of commerce, education, and entertainment. It is one of the oldest, as well as the most beautiful, cities in the world.

Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal

25 de Abril Bridge, Lisbon, Portugal

25 de Abril Bridge, Lisbon, Portugal

14. Florence, Italy

Florence, an Italian town on the river Arno, was the richest commercial center of medieval Europe and the birthplace of the Renaissance. It is also a legislator of Italian fashion and has numerous tourist attractions: art museums and galleries.

Florence, Italy

Sunset over Florence at Piazza Michelangelo

Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy

13. Rome, Italy

Rome is full of architectural monuments — especially the Colosseum and the Pantheon. Rachael’s tomb, the baths, palaces, and impressive centers of worship are to be seen here.

Rome, Italy

Rome, Italy

The Colosseum in Rome, Italy

The Colosseum in Rome, Italy

12. Budapest, Hungary

Budapest is the capital of Hungary, both the political and the cultural center of the nation, and one of the biggest cities in the European Union. For its beauty, it is listed among the 25 most popular cities in the world, drawing 4.3 million tourists from all over the world, and it contains several monumental buildings relating to World Heritage.

Budapest, Hungary

Budapest, Hungary

The Chain Bridge, Budapest, Hungary

The Chain Bridge, Budapest, Hungary

11. Bruges, in Belgium

Bruges, in Belgium, called the “Venice of the North,” is a good place to visit to admire art and culture. It has a museum, theaters, art galleries, and busy concert halls. The city in general is built along medieval lines, and Michelangelo’s Church of the Virgin Mary is really a must-see. Then, the bell tower famously holds free concerts, using 48 bells.

Bruges in Belgium

Bruges in Belgium

Bruges, Belgium

Bruges, Belgium

10. Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Amsterdam is a World Heritage Site that is known for its beautiful windmills and smoke houses. Visitors often come to sample the cheese and take a bike ride through the city.

Amsterdam in the Netherlands

Amsterdam in the Netherlands

Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Amsterdam, the Netherlands

9. Paris, France

Paris is one of the most romantic destinations in the world where historic buildings line the Seine river. The quaint cafes and cobblestone streets make it a magical place to window shop or trek to Sacré-Coeur. At night, you can see the Eiffel Tower light up and sparkle in most areas of the city.

Paris, France at night, with the Eiffel Tower in the center

Paris, France at night, with the Eiffel Tower in the center

Eiffel Tower, Paris, France at night

Eiffel Tower, Paris, France at night

8. Sydney, Australia

Sydney, Australia is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and has an extensive list of impressive landmarks. Its majestic harbor and coastal paths make for a picturesque setting that is serene and will allow you to recharge.

Sydney, Australia - Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House

Sydney, Australia – Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia

Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia

7. Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town has white sand beaches and rolling winelands that makes it feel like paradise with plenty of views of the ocean available in every direction.

Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa

6. Chefchaouen, Morocco

Chefchaouen is hidden away in the Rif Mountains and is known for all of its blue buildings. It’s known as “The Blue Pearl” and is where Jewish refugees lived in the 1930s. Each year, all of the houses are repainted with a new coat of blue paint as a tradition.

Chefchaouen, Morocco

Chefchaouen, Morocco

Chefchaouen in Morocco

Chefchaouen in Morocco

5. Havana, Cuba

Havana is known for its colorful streets and vintage American cars that can be seen driving around. The architecture dates back to the 16th century with buildings that overlook the ocean. The mixture of old and new buildings make it an eclectic and lively environment.

Havana, Cuba

Havana, Cuba

4. Hong Kong

The towering skyscrapers and the harbor in Hong Kong make it a popular place to visit in Asia. There are even verdant islands that surround the city, which can be seen in the distance.

Hong Kong skyline

Hong Kong skyline

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

3. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro in Brazil is the third largest metropolis in South America. It hosts the International Film Festival and the largest library in all of Latin America — the eighth largest in the world.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro is located on the coast and is known for the Christ the Redeemer statue that is located on Corcovado Mountain. It offers a combination of manmade and natural beauty that is unrivaled when you want to lounge at the Copacabana beach or view the Art Decor architecture.

Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2. Barcelona, Spain

Known for its organic and urban spaces, Barcelona, is a common place to view stained-glass mosaics and ironwork. The city feels like a work of art, making it an interesting place to tour and photograph.

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain

1. Venice, Italy

The canals and quaint architecture make Venice one of the most stunning places in the world. You can view Renaissance and Gothic palaces while visiting Campanile bell tower to see the red roofs of the city.

Venice in Italy

Venice in Italy

Murano Island in the Venetian Lagoon,Italy

Murano Island in the Venetian Lagoon,Italy

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