The most beautiful cities in the world

The most beautiful cities in the world

The most interesting big cities in the world

There are many cities in the world that will captivate you with historical or modern architecture. Many of them are laid in the breathtaking landscape. In some of them you will be fascinated of their amazing atmosphere. We tried to choose the most beautiful of them

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Praha / Prague
50.087, 14.42
192 m / 630 ft

#1 Praha / Prague

Capital of Czech Republic

Prague is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. It has about 1.3 million inhabitants. Thanks to its historic center it is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Among the most important sights are Prague Castle, Charles Bridge and Old Town Square.

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Rome
41.89, 12.492
22 m / 72 ft

#2 Rome

The capital of Italy

The city of Rome, also called the Eternal City, is the capital and largest city of Italy. Of course, it was famous for being the center of the impressive Roman Empire. It has less than three million inhabitants and is full of monuments, including the famous Colosseum or the Forum Romanum. In the center of the city is also the world's smallest country - Vatican with the famous Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist

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New York
40.713, -74.006
10 m / 33 ft

#3 New York

The most populous American city

The city of New York is considered to be a global metropolis and is therefore one of the most visited places on earth. Its predominant part is made up of islands linked by many bridges, of which the most significant is Manhattan - a densely populated area full of skyscrapers. One of the most famous places is the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, Wall Street, Times Square and Brooklin Bridge.

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Paris
48.894, 2.373
48 m / 157 ft

#4 Paris

The capital of France

Paris is one of the largest cities in Europe. The most famous monuments include the famous Eiffel Tower, the Notre Dame Cathedral, Montmartre, the Louvre, Versailles and many others. It is so-called city of love, where many couples go to spend their honeymoon. Center Georges Pompidou is also interesting. I still remember the excited debates about this building when it was completed - just like the Eiffel Tower. History repeats :-)

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Istanbul
41.008, 28.978
40 m / 131 ft

#5 Istanbul

Gate of the Orient

Istanbul, formerly Constantinople, is the largest city in Turkey. Because of its location it is called the Oriental Gate. It spreads both in Europe and Asia. You will find the largest Turkish monuments such as the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, the Topkapi Palace and Dolmabachce Palace.

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Venice
45.438, 12.33
1 m / 3 ft

#6 Venice

Famous city on the lagoon

Venice is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. They spread on the islands in a shallow lagoon. The city is crossed by the Grand Canal Grande, where you find the busiest shipping. The most important monuments of the city are the Ducal Palace and the Cathedral of St. Mark

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Barcelona
41.385, 2.173
10 m / 33 ft

#7 Barcelona

Capital of Catalonia

Barcelona is Spain's second largest city after Madrid and one of the country's major tourist pulls. You will find here both the beautiful old cathedral and the still unspoiled Sagrada Familia. The city is famous for its original buildings by Antoni Gaudí. There is also a nice beach and, of course, the famous FC Barcelona stadium.

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Yazd
31.897, 54.357
1 215 m / 3 986 ft

#8 Yazd

An ancient city at the intersection of two deserts

The ancient city of Yazd (1 215m asl) is located on the border of two giant Iranian deserts surrounded by high mountains. The city served as an oasis for caravans and its historic center is listed in UNESCO

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Salamanca
40.97, -5.664
807 m / 2 648 ft

#9 Salamanca

University town

Salamanca is remarkable from a distance thanks to its mighty cathedral overlooking all the other buildings in the city. You will also find the beautiful Baroque Plaza Mayor and the pretty streets of the old town

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Cuzco
-13.544, -71.884
3 247 m / 10 653 ft

#10 Cuzco

Slavné východisko na Machu Picchu

Cuzco (often also written as Cusco) has almost half a million inhabitants. It is, in fact, the largest tourist center of Perú. Almost every tourist who visits this country will come here as well, because it is the starting point for perhaps the most famous monument of South America - Machu Picchu. The city itself is worth a visit, thanks to its beautiful colonial churches and an interesting location in the valley surrounded by high hills.

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Sydney
-33.869, 151.209
25 m / 82 ft

#11 Sydney

The largest city of Australia

Sydney is not only Australia's largest city, but also of Oceania. It has about 4.5 million inhabitants. It is set in a beautiful coastal area and close to the city there are several interesting national parks. The city itself is most famous for its modern opera house.

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Hong Kong
22.283, 114.154
47 m / 154 ft

#12 Hong Kong

City of skyscrapers

Hong Kong is a city and state in one. The city center lies on the island of the same name with a many of skyscrapers. The most famous sight is Victoria Peak, where the whole city lies at your feet. The city is situated in beautiful tropical hilly countryside

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Esfahan
32.657, 51.678
1 571 m / 5 154 ft

#13 Esfahan

The most visited Iranian city

Esfahan is the third largest city in Iran, and it is one of the most visited places in the country. In the center is the famous Naqsh-e Jahan Square with the adjacent magnificent Immam mosque. There is also a large bazaar and several historic bridges

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San Francisco
37.801, -122.41
23 m / 75 ft

#14 San Francisco

City of many attractions

San Francisco is the most important city in northern California. It's part of a large agglomeration, including surrounding cities like Oakland on the other side of the bay. The city is famous for the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz prison or a steep hill on which was filmed many a car chase.

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Budapest
47.498, 19.04
108 m / 354 ft

#15 Budapest

The capital of Hungary

Budapest is not only the main but also the largest city of Hungary. Similarly to nearby Vienna or Bratislava lies on both sides of the Danube. Among the most famous monuments are the monumental building of the Parliament and the Cathedral of St. Stepan.

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St. Petersburg
59.939, 30.314
12 m / 39 ft

#16 St. Petersburg

The northernmost city in the world

St. Petersburg has over 5,000,000 inhabitants and is the second largest city in Russia. Of the cities over a million inhabitants, is the most northerly in the world. It lies in the north-western part of Russia at the mouth of the Neva River in the Gulf of Finland, part of the Baltic Sea. St. Petersburg, founded in 1703 by Peter the Great, was the capital of the Russian Empire in 1712-1917. In the times of the Soviet Union it was called Leningrad.

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Porto
41.158, -8.629
87 m / 285 ft

#17 Porto

The most beautiful Portuguese city

Porto is the second largest, but the most beautiful portuguese city, with a picturesque location above the Douro River. You will find here many sights such as the Torre dos Clérigos, the 75 m high bell tower, Palácio da Bolsa, the main street of Avenida dos Aliados and many churches. The most beautiful is the overall view of the city from the river and its atmosphere

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Amsterdam
52.37, 4.895
9 m / 30 ft

#18 Amsterdam

The capital of the Netherlands

Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands. It is now the largest Dutch city and its financial and cultural center. Even though Amsterdam was bombed during World War II (as one of the first large cities), and the historical monuments got a lot of work here, it recovered after several postwar years. It has been ranked among the most beautiful cities in the world, which attracts thousands of tourists

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Tokyo
35.689, 139.692
37 m / 121 ft

#19 Tokyo

Capital of the country of the rising sun

The capital of Japan, Tokyo, has two faces that offer tourists and locals to explore. Here we find historic traditional temples with curved ends of roofs, red gates bringing happiness to the business people, or the largest Japanese fish market, where the rules have been traded since time immemorial. On the other hand, the city offers its supermodern face, where there is no need for skyscrapers, digihers and technology at the top of the world's supply. It is then up to every visitor to visit Toky

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Moscow
55.756, 37.617
152 m / 499 ft

#20 Moscow

The capital of Russia

Moscow is the largest city in Europe. It has almost 12 million inhabitants. It has nine main railway stations, four international airports, 12 subway lines, a tramway, a bus and trolleybus network, and a monorail network. The city is complemented by the river of Moscow, on which there are two river ports. The city is the most western point (station) of the Trans-Siberian highway. The Moscow Kremlin was declared together with the Red Square in 1990 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Beijing
39.907, 116.391
52 m / 171 ft

#21 Beijing

北京

Beijing, the third most populous city in the world, is in its own way a state in the middle of an even larger state. And there's a lot of truth in it. People, living standards and the environment are simply different from what else in China. Only that smog has Beijing connected with other cities of China. Yes, Beijing really has something to offer, it's a place of interwoven history - the imperial age, the kōomintang and the communist days of today have left an indelible mark on Beijing's face.

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Marrakech
31.626, -7.989
468 m / 1 535 ft

#22 Marrakech

The Royal Town under Atlas Mountains

Marrakech is the fourth largest city in Morocco. Thanks to its location under the slopes of the High Atlas and the international airport, it is a popular starting point for travelers. The city center is Djemaa El Fna. Here you will also find a lively medina, beautiful gardens and tombs and the rest of the city fortifications.

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La Paz
-16.496, -68.134
3 652 m / 11 982 ft

#23 La Paz

The largest city of Bolivia

The city of La Paz is the largest and, in fact, the capital of Bolivia (but by the constitution is the capital of Sucre). More than just the sights in the center will captivate the city's overall panorama, set in a huge valley with the Illimani peak on the horizon

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Shanghai
31.239, 121.486
15 m / 49 ft

#24 Shanghai

The most populous Chinese city

Shanghai is one of the world's largest cities. The most attractive part of the city is undoubtedly the Bund, from which you can see the panorama of the skyscrapers, which are the hallmark of the city. These are some of the tallest buildings. Shanghai Tower, with its 632 meters, is the world's second tallest building (in 2018) and is the fastest elevator in the world. Another iconic skyscraper is the World Financial Center building, the "opener" and the Oriental Pearl tower.

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Kyoto
35.012, 135.768
45 m / 148 ft

#25 Kyoto

The city of the geishas

Kyoto, as the former capital of Japan, still deserves its privileged position. The city is full of historical temples such as the Golden Palace and many and many others. A quarter full of geisha breathes its distinctive atmosphere of ancient ages and even allows tourists to experience this magic for a moment. If you are overwhelmed with history and human mummies, there is a beautiful nature reserve right behind the city, where you can find, for example, a bamboo grove

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Hanoi
21.028, 105.834
16 m / 52 ft

#26 Hanoi

The capital of Vietnam

Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam, but the second largest city. It is a good starting point for the mountains and the famous Halong Bay. Famous buildings here include the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Confucian Literature Temple, the Turtle Tower in the middle of Lake Hoan Kiem Lake and the Huong Pagoda.

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