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50 Most Beautiful Cities in the World

Are you ready for a visual feast? Join us as we embark on a journey to explore the 50 most beautiful cities in the world. From charming cobblestone streets to awe-inspiring skylines, these cities will leave you breathless. Dive in and discover the destinations that should be on everyone’s travel bucket list.

World’s Most Beautiful Cities

1. Paris, France

Paris has it all: a nostalgic and charming atmosphere, mesmerizing architecture, and incredibly delicious food. It’s a poetically beautiful city: if you want to fall in love with the city you live in each time you set foot outside, it may be just the right place for you. 

Must-See Attractions in Paris

  • The Eiffel Tower
  • The Louvre Museum
  • The Palais Garnier Opera House
  • The Musée d’Orsay
  • The Palace of Versailles
  • Notre-Dame de Paris
  • River Seine Cruise
  • Arc de Triomphe
  • Montparnasse Tower
  • Wine tasting at Ô Chateau, Paris

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2. New York, New York, USA

New York is a city that offers every single thing that urban life can: amenities, social and cultural activities, excellent educational facilities, an abundance of job opportunities, an extraordinary subway network, the perks of being a coastal city, and many more. Of course, there’s no need to mention the fantastic nightlife and the cultural diversity on top of everything else.

Must-See Attractions in New York

  • Madame Tussauds
  • Empire State Building Observatory
  • Statue of Liberty Ferry
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • Central Park
  • Rockefeller Center Tour
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • St. Patrick’s Cathedral

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3. London, England, UK

The cultural and historical prosperity, stunning architecture, vivid nightlife, delicious food and drinks, excellent transportation, and great housing are only a few of the numerous charms of London. Although London is a very expensive city to live in, if you have a job that pays a decent-enough salary, you can have the finest quality of life.

Must-See Attractions in London

  • Tower of London
  • The London Eye
  • Windsor Castle
  • Madame Tussauds London
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Kew Gardens
  • River Thames Cruise
  • Tower Bridge
  • Buckingham Palace

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4. Venice, Italy

With its beautiful old buildings and the canals, they float on, Venice is a dreamy city, especially for romantic souls. Venice offers a unique lifestyle with its narrow streets and gondolas wandering around the canals. Keep in mind its challenges such as the regular flooding and harsh humidity, though.

Must-See Attractions in Venice

  • Gondola Tour
  • St. Mark’s Basilica
  • Piazza St. Marco
  • Grimani di Santa Maria Formosa
  • Giardino Papadopoli
  • Gallerie dell’Accademia
  • Palazzo Ducale
  • Teatro La Fenice
  • Palazzo Grassi
  • Street Food Tasting
  • Rialto Bridge

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5. Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver has a lot to offer to sports fans and outdoor lovers. The city is also home to excellent educational and shopping facilities. The easy access to nature the city provides is another great advantage of living in Vancouver.

Must-See Attractions in Vancouver

  • Stanley Park 
  • Grouse Mountain
  • Pacific Arts Market
  • Vancouver Whale Watch
  • Granville Island
  • Richmond Night Market
  • Museum of Anthropology (University of British Columbia)
  • VanDusen Botanical Garden

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6. Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona is always vivacious with its culture, traditions, historical prosperity, bars, delicious food, museums, and coastline. Everyone finds what they’re looking for in this beautiful, versatile city. Residents of Barcelona never run out of activities to do.

Must-See Attractions in Barcelona

  • La Sagrada Familia 
  • Park Guell
  • Old Town
  • Museo de Arte de Gerona
  • Dali Theatre and Museum
  • Montserrat Monastery
  • Wine Tasting
  • Costa Brava
  • Flamenco Show

7. Cape Town, South Africa

Its diverse landscapes and natural wonders, friendly community, abundance of activities, and affordable cost of living make Cape Town such a charming place to live in. Great weather and pristine beaches are the cherries on top. 

Must-See Attractions in Cape Town

  • Safari
  • Table Mountain
  • Shark Cage Diving
  • Wine Tour to Stellenbosch & Franschhoek
  • Robben Island
  • Cape of Good Hope
  • Helicopter Tour over the Oceans Atlantic and Indian

8. San Francisco, California

San Francisco is a beautiful and diverse millennial city where you can find many options for social amenities, transportation, great food, and drinks. Plus, you can stay in touch with nature in San Francisco.

Must-See Attractions in San Francisco

  • Alcatraz
  • Golden Gate Bridge & Park
  • Twin Peaks
  • Cable Car Tour
  • Lands End
  • The Walt Disney Family Museum
  • The Castro
  • Ferry Building Marketplace
  • Chinatown
  • Muir Woods National Monument
  • Lombard Street
  • Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Japanese Tea Garden in the Golden Gate Park
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

9. Sydney, Australia

Sydney is a multicultural place with a prosperous history and brilliant beaches. The vibrant and diverse culture, low crime rate, and beautiful landscapes of the city make it a hot destination for many people from around the world.

Must-See Attractions in Sydney

  • Sydney Opera House
  • Darling Harbour
  • Sydney Harbour
  • Featherdale Wildlife Park
  • Sydney Cricket Ground
  • Sydney Aquarium
  • Taronga Zoo
  • Sydney Tower
  • Australian National Maritime Museum

10. Rome

With its cultural and historical prosperity, excellent food, culture, and lifestyle, Rome is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Moreover, healthcare facilities and public transportation in Rome are quite convenient.

Must-See Attractions in Rome

  • The Colosseum
  • The Pantheon
  • The Roman Forum
  • The Borghese Gallery
  • St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Castel Sant’Angelo
  • The Vatican and the Sistine Chapel
  • Trajan’s Markets
  • Capitoline Museum
  • Palatine Hill
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11. Singapore

Singapore is one of the cleanest and safest places in the world, in addition to its urban and natural beauties. The infrastructure of Singapore is very convenient to live in due to its modernity and efficiency.

Must-See Attractions in Singapore

  • Singapore Flyer
  • The Merlion 
  • The Helix Bridge
  • Marina Bay Sands
  • Gardens by the Bay
  • Clarke Quay
  • Orchard Road
  • Singapore Zoo
  • Colonial District

12. Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon is a beautiful city with an excellent climate, a vivacious social scene and nightlife, delicious food, and proximity to the beach and magnificent mountains.

Must-See Attractions in Lisbon

  • The Jeronimos Monastery
  • The Belem Tower
  • Old Town of Alfama
  • Lisbon Oceanarium
  • São Jorge Castle
  • Rossio Square
  • The Carmo Convent
  • Ajuda National Palace
  • Church of São Vicente de Fora

13. Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The colorful beautiful buildings, vibrant culture,  relaxing views of the canals, gorgeous museums, and excellent standards of living make Amsterdam the stunning city that it is.

Must-See Attractions in Amsterdam

  • Canal Boat Cruise
  • Biking the City
  • The Anne Frank House
  • Albert Cuyp Market
  • Red Light District
  • Van Gogh Museum
  • Vondelpark
  • Rijksmuseum
  • Moco Museum
  • Rembrandt House Museum
  • The Royal Palace of Amsterdam
  • The Upside Down Museum

14. Prague, Czech Republic

With the historical texture and mesmerizing architecture covering every inch of the city, Prague carries traces of an enchanting nostalgia. Plus, the cost of living is relatively low and the quality of life is great in Prague.

Must-See Attractions in Prague

  • Old Town
  • The Astronomical Clock 
  • Jewish Quarter
  • Charles Bridge
  • Prague Castle
  • Wenceslas Square
  • National Museum
  • Clementinum
  • National Library
  • St. Vitus Cathedral
  • National Gallery
  • Strahov Monastery and Library
  • National Theatre
  • The Dancing House

15. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro is a unique place for its unparalleled culture, amazing beaches, lush forests, and grand mountains. It’s considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world and is among the ones that attract the most tourists in South America.

Must-See Attractions in Rio de Janeiro

  • Christ the Redeemer Statue
  • Sugarloaf Rock Peak
  • Copacabana
  • Ipanema
  • Tijuca National Park
  • Prainha Beach
  • Botanical Garden
  • São Bento Church and Monastery
  • The Grand Municipal Theater
  • Carnival
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16. Budapest, Hungary

Budapest is mesmerizing to the eyes of any visitor with its historical prosperity and authenticity. Parks, other recreational spaces, and the abundance of activity options add even further to the beauty of this Central European city. 

Must-See Attractions in Budapest

  • St. Stephen’s Basilica
  • Hungarian Parliament Building and Crown Jewels
  • Buda Castle 
  • Fisherman’s Bastion
  • Church of Our Lady (Matthias Church)
  • The Danube Promenade
  • Gellért Hill
  • The Museum of Fine Arts
  • Hungarian State Opera House
  • Széchenyi Thermal Bath
  • Central Market Hall
  • City Park
  • Hungarian National Museum

17. Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul is a city where the east meets the west, nature meets history, and the old meets the modern. The city is the perfect synthesis of many contradictions, a paradoxical beauty. The cultural diversity, view of the Bosphorus, and the historical texture of the city are only a few of its charms.  

Must-See Attractions in Istanbul

  • Hagia Sophia
  • Topkapi Palace
  • Basilica Cistern
  • Gulhane Park
  • Blue Mosque
  • Archaeology Museum
  • Grand Bazaar
  • Dolmabahce Palace
  • Chora Church
  • Bosphorus Strait Cruise
  • Pera Museum
  • Istanbul Modern
  • Taksim/Istiklal Street
  • Galata Tower

18. Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo is a whole other experience with the delicious food, various events, museums, and recreational spaces it offers. You wouldn’t want to miss seeing the blooming of the sakura for once in your life. 

Must-See Attractions in Tokyo

  • Meiji Shrine
  • Ueno Park and Zoo
  • Sensō-ji Temple
  • Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
  • Ginza District (for shopping)
  • Tokyo National Museum
  • Tokyo Skytree
  • Imperial Palace
  • Edo-Tokyo and Miraikan Museums
  • National Art Center
  • Kabuki-za Theater
  • Shibuya Crossing
  • Yomiuriland (Amusement Park)
  • National Museum of Nature and Science

19. Vienna, Austria

Vienna is one of the greenest and most pleasant cities in Europe. The city, which was home to countless well-known composers and painters, bursts with art and cultural activities. You can feel the historical prosperity and the modern vivaciousness simultaneously walking on Vienna streets.

Must-See Attractions in Vienna

  • Belvedere Palace
  • Maria-Theresien-Platz and Kunsthistorisches Museum
  • Schönbrunn Palace and Gardens
  • Hofburg
  • Albertine Modern & Albertina Museum
  • State Opera House
  • St. Stephen’s Cathedral
  • Museum of Natural History
  • Vienna City Hall
  • Wiener Prater and the Giant Ferris wheel
  • Leopold Museum & Museum Quarter
  • National Theater
  • Sigmund Freud Museum
  • Jewish Museum and Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial
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20. Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires combines its nostalgia deriving from its rich history with elegance and the dynamic vibe of modern life. The result is a stunning relic from the past, high-finished with contemporary Latin culture. 

Must-See Attractions in Buenos Aires

  • Recoleta Cemetery
  • Plaza de Mayo
  • Caminito
  • Cafe Tortoni
  • Plaza Dorrego
  • National Museum of Fine Arts
  • Teatro Colón
  • Puerto Madero

21. Toronto, Canada

Toronto is famous for its wonderful lake scenery and mesmerizing skyline adorned by the magnificent CN Tower. With its maple leaves and Niagara Falls, Toronto is iconic and one of the most beautiful cities in North America.

Must-See Attractions in Toronto

  • Art Gallery of Ontario
  • Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
  • Royal Ontario Museum
  • Niagara Falls
  • St. Lawrence Market
  • Casa Loma
  • Aga Khan Museum
  • High Park
  • Toronto Islands
  • Little Italy
  • Black Creek Pioneer Village
  • Rogers Centre
  • CN Tower

22. San Diego, California

Excellent climate, pristine beaches, vivid art and culture scene, diverse culture, good beer, and stunning landscapes make San Diego an exceptionally beautiful place. If you’re heading to the US, make sure to add this beautiful city to your itinerary.

Must-See Attractions in San Diego

  • Balboa Park
  • La Jolla
  • Gaslamp Quarter
  • Torrey Pines Gliderport
  • Belmont Park
  • USS Midway Museum
  • Oscars Mexican Seafood
  • Whaley House Museum
  • The Belly Up Tavern
  • San Diego Museum of Art
  • Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcalá
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23. Quebec City, Canada

The cobblestone streets that swarm with historical prosperity and French charm add a unique vibe to Quebec City’s beauty deriving from the gorgeous architecture, amazing coastline, and landscapes.

Must-See Attractions in Quebec

  • Place Royale
  • Museum of Civilization
  • Montmorency Falls
  • Le Château Frontenac
  • Canadian Museum of History
  • Old Montréal 
  • Jean Drapeau Park
  • Notre-Dame Basilica
  • Mont Tremblant
  • La Citadelle de Québec

24. Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a marvelous synthesis of Western influence and Asian culture, with skyscrapers gracing the splendid skyline whereas in the alleys you find a vibrant life that carries on the Chinese traditions in a pluralistic culture.

Must-See Attractions in Hong Kong

  • Star Ferry
  • Big Buddha Statue
  • Victoria Peak
  • Wong Tai Sin Temple
  • Temple Street Night Market
  • Hong Kong Disneyland
  • Dragon’s Back
  • Tai O Fishing Village
  • Hong Kong Park
  • Nan Lian Garden and Chi Lin Nunnery
  • Repulse Bay
  • Ocean Park
  • Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery
  • Man Mo Temple
  • Lamma Island

25. Chicago, Illinois

The spectacular Chicago skyline meets the city’s greenery and sandy beaches in the most sumptuous manner. Add to the mix the breathtaking architecture, and an abundance of arts and cultural events, and it’s the perfect city for you. 

Must-See Attractions in Chicago

  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • Grant Park
  • The Magnificent Mile
  • Millennium Park & Cloud Gate
  • 360 CHICAGO Observation Deck
  • Navy Pier
  • Museum of Science and Industry
  • Chicago Cultural Center
  • Garfield Park Conservatory
  • Adler Planetarium
  • North Avenue Beach
  • University of Chicago

26. Bruges, Belgium

Bruges is an astonishing relic from medieval times, with its delicious food and drinks, charming little shops, old canals, and cobblestone streets. It’s a small town with numerous beauties to offer.

Must-See Attractions in Bruges

  • Canal Cruise
  • Quay of Rosary (Rozenhoedkaai)
  • Belfry of Bruges
  • Historium Bruges
  • Basilica of the Holy Blood
  • St. Boniface Bridge
  • Burg Square
  • Lace & Tapestries
  • Church of Our Lady
  • Groeninge Museum
  • Bruges Beguinage
  • Lake of Love (Minnewater)
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27. Madrid, Spain

Madrid is a charming city with beautiful alleys, charming streets, superb architecture, and vivid scenery during both daytime and nighttime. If you’re planning to move to Spain, why not check out Madrid?

Must-See Attractions in Madrid

  • Prado National Museum
  • Royal Palace and Gardens
  • Puerta del Sol
  • Plaza Mayor
  • Buen Retiro Park & the Crystal Palace
  • Reina Sofia National Art Museum
  • Temple of Debod
  • Goya Frescoes at the Hermitage of San Antonio de la Florida
  • Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
  • The Stadium of Real Madrid (Estadio Santiago Bernabéu)
  • Sorolla Museum
  • National Archaeological Museum 
  • Royal Basilica of Saint Francis the Great
  • National Museum of Romanticism

28. Havana, Cuba

The incredible beauty of Havana is due to its historical and cultural prosperity, as well as its fantastic architecture. Havana’s colorful streets and revolutionary iconography of Cuba merge in together to create an unmatched authentic atmosphere.

Must-See Attractions in Havana

  • Old Havana
  • Prado Avenue
  • National Museum of Fine Arts
  • El Floridita Historic Cocktail Bar
  • Statue of the Gentleman from Paris
  • Havana Club Rum Museum
  • Square of Arms (Plaza de Armas)
  • Castillo de la Real Fuerza
  • Catedral de La Habana
  • Fusterlandia
  • Ernest Hemingway Museum
  • El Malecon
  • Playas Del Este 
  • Partagás Tobacco Factory

29. Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai is a glamorous city with a skyline that meets the shimmering Gulf waters amidst astonishing landscapes and contemporary structures. All these make Dubai one of the most attractive cities in the world.

Must-See Attractions in Dubai

  • Burj Khalifa
  • The Desert
  • Old Dubai (Al Fahidi Quarter)
  • Dubai Creek
  • Souks of Deira
  • Jumeirah Mosque
  • La Mer Beach
  • Global Village
  • Dubai Museum
  • Sheikh Saeed Al-Maktoum House
  • Dubai Miracle Garden
  • Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Dubai Opera
  • Alserkal Avenue
  • Dubai Butterfly Garden

30. Jerusalem, Israel

Jerusalem is a magically exciting place with its holy sites, old city walls, ruins, and lights adorning the whole city at night, especially during the holiday season.

Must-See Attractions in Jerusalem

  • Tower of David
  • Church of the Holy Sepulchre
  • Mount of Olives
  • Western Wall Plaza
  • Haram Al-Sharif
  • Israel Museum
  • Armenian Quarter
  • Muslim Quarter
  • Kidron Valley
  • Via Dolorosa (Way of Suffering)
  • Mount Zion
  • The Biblical Zoo

31. Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

As one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, Edinburgh welds together various beauties: rustic buildings, vast greenery, mighty hills, and red cliffs, the blue of the sea, a medieval vibe, a dynamic art scenery, and a vivacious nightlife. 

Must-See Attractions in Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Arthur’s Seat
  • Royal Mile
  • The Elephant House 
  • St. Andrew’s & Fife
  • Loch Ness
  • Scottish Highlands
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse & Holyrood Abbey
  • National Museum of Scotland
  • Royal Botanic Garden of Edinburgh
  • Princes Street
  • Scottish National Gallery & Portrait Gallery
  • Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
  • St. Giles Cathedral
  • The Museum of Childhood
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32. Quito, Ecuador

Quito is a vibrant city that gets spring-like weather all year round. The city–the old town which is the first UNESCO world heritage site–is built in the mountains and offers something to everyone with its rich culture. 

Must-See Attractions in Quito

  • La Compania de Jesus
  • Plaza Grande
  • El Panecillo
  • San Francisco Church
  • Calle La Ronda
  • TeleferiQo
  • Chapel of Man (La Capilla Del Hombre)
  • Plaza Foch
  • La Carolina Park
  • Basilica del Voto Nacional

33. Zurich, Switzerland

With its clean, safe, and picturesque streets, proximity to nature and the Alps, peace and quiet, and friendly people, Zurich is an exceptionally beautiful city.

Must-See Attractions in Zurich

  • Lake Zurich
  • Niederdorf 
  • Old Town
  • Kunsthaus Zurich (Fine Arts Museum)
  • Bahnhofstrasse
  • Fraumünster
  • Lindenhof
  • Swiss National Museum
  • Rietberg Museum
  • Great Minster
  • Zurich-West
  • St. Peter’s Church
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34. Cusco, Peru

Cusco carries the iconic Peruvian atmosphere and the traces of the history of South America on every inch of its cobblestone streets. 

Must-See Attractions in Cusco

  • Machu Picchu
  • The Rainbow Mountain
  • Coricancha Temple
  • Siete Borreguitos Street
  • San Pedro Market
  • The Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • The Qosqo Center of Native Art
  • The Illustrative Inca Museum
  • Quaint Cathedral of Cusco
  • The Sacsayhuaman Complex

35. St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg is home to some of the most magnificent palaces and castles in the world. Add to their beauty the glamor of the Baltic Sea, numerous museums, cultural events, and a mesmerizing–but cold–winter, and the result is a dreamy city. 

Must-See Attractions in St. Petersburg

  • The Winter Palace (The Hermitage)
  • River/Canal Cruise
  • Peterhof
  • St. Isaac’s Cathedral & Colonnade
  • The Mariinsky Theatre
  • The Peter & Paul Fortress
  • Opening Bridges
  • Nevsky Prospekt
  • Tsarskoye Selo 
  • Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood

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36. Berlin, Germany

Berlin is a spectacular city that swarms with art, creativity, diversity, and color. The exciting and vibrant lifestyle and assorted architecture make Berlin the only one of its kind. 

Must-See Attractions in Berlin

  • The Reichstag Glass Dome
  • Berlin Cathedral
  • Museum Island
  • East Side Gallery
  • Bellevue Palace
  • Holocaust Memorial
  • Charlottenburg Palace
  • Checkpoint Charlie
  • Brandenburg Gate
  • Berlin TV Tower
  • French Cathedral
  • Victory Column
  • New Church
  • Konzert Haus
  • Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

37. Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi is a stunning combination of the present and the past. The city has managed to preserve its sacred temples, pagodas, and historical buildings, which adds a dash of picturesqueness to the already existing charm of the city.

Must-See Attractions in Hanoi

  • Old Town Quarter of Hanoi
  • Temple of Literature
  • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
  • Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
  • Water Puppet Theater
  • Hoan Kiem Lake
  • Hoa Lo Prison Museum
  • Imperial Citadel
  • Fine Arts Museum
  • Hanoi Memorial House
  • Co Loa Citadel

38. Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown is a great city with diverse landscapes and beautiful greenery. Life in Queenstown is quite in touch with nature and offers outdoor activities all year round. 

Must-See Attractions in Queenstown

  • Queenstown Gardens
  • Skippers Canyon
  • Lake Wakatipu
  • Gibbston Valley
  • Shotover River
  • Coronet Peak Ski Area
  • Lake Wanaka
  • Kiwi Birdlife Park
  • Ben Lomond Track

39. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

The historical texture, relaxing gardens, cobblestone streets, and beautiful architecture make San Miguel de Allende a magical place to both visit and live in.

Must-See Attractions in San Miguel de Allende

  • Fabrica La Aurora
  • Cañada de la Virgen
  • San Miguel Arcangel
  • El Jardin
  • Instituto Allende
  • Sanctuary of Atotonilco
  • Hot Springs
  • El Charco de Ingenio (Botanical Garden)
  • San Miguel de Allende Public Library
  • San Miguel de Allende History Museum

40. Seoul, South Korea

Seoul is full of serenity and beauty with its mountains and hills, historical and modern buildings, cultural prosperity, and amazing food. 

Must-See Attractions in Seoul

  • Bukchon Hanok Traditional Village
  • National Museum of Korea
  • N Seoul Tower
  • DeMilitarized Zone
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace
  • Lotte World Tower
  • Seoul Museum of Art
  • Bongeunsa Temple
  • Blue House
  • Urban Stream of Cheonggyecheon
  • Jingwansa Temple
  • Gwangjang Market

41. Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik is a wonderful city with many brilliant beaches, picturesque cobbled streets, a great Mediterranean climate, the historical vibe of its Old Town, festivals, and other cultural activities.

Must-See Attractions in Dubrovnik

  • The City Walls
  • Rector’s Palace
  • Stradun
  • Fort Lovrijenac
  • Onofrio Fountain
  • Pile Gate
  • Franciscan Monastery
  • Lokrum Island
  • Church of St. Ignatius
  • Dubrovnik Cathedral
  • Lapad Beach
  • Minceta Fortress
  • Copacabana Beach
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42. San Sebastián, Spain

San Sebastian brings together brilliant in-city beaches, excellent cuisine, and beautiful old buildings. Walking around the city, you may come across a wonderful surprise at any corner.

Must See Attractions in San Sebastián

  • La Concha Bay
  • Miramar Palace
  • Old Town (Parte Vieja)
  • San Telmo Museum
  • Mount Ulía and Mount Urgull
  • Santa Clara Island
  • Basilica de Santa Maria del Coro
  • Playa de la Zurriola
  • Cathedral of the Good Shepherd (Buen Pastor)
  • Aiete Park

43. Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok has a quite diverse environment that also contains all the essentials of Thai culture. With its charming buildings, museums, and must-try street food markets, the city offers a unique experience. 

Must See Attractions in Bangkok

  • Grand Palace
  • Wat Arun
  • Wat Pho
  • Giant Swing 
  • National Museum and Wang Na Palace
  • Lumpini Park
  • Wat Suthat
  • Street Food Stalls
  • Temple of the Emerald Buddha
  • Chinatown
  • Kalayanamit

44. Cartagena, Colombia

The colonial buildings, delicious cuisine, golden beaches, and vivid nightlife provide Cartagena with an irresistible charm.

Must See Attractions in Cartagena

  • Walled City
  • Getsemani
  • Catedral Santa Catalina de Alejandria
  • Castillo San Felipe de Barajas
  • Plaza Bolivar
  • Sanctuary of St. Peter Claver
  • Plaza de la Trinidad 
  • Plaza Santo Domingo

45. Dublin, Ireland

Dublin is a great place for those who enjoy vast greenery, majestic cliffs, architectural gems, literature, and a night at the pub.

Must See Attractions in Dublin

  • National Gallery of Ireland
  • Kildare Street Museums
  • St. Stephen’s Green
  • National Museum of Ireland: Archaeology
  • James Joyce Center
  • National Museum of Ireland: Decorative Arts & History
  • St. Patrick’s Cathedral
  • Kilmainham Gaol (Jail)
  • Christ Church Cathedral
  • Dublin Castle & the Chester Beatty Library
  • Irish Museum of Modern Art
  • Cliffs of Moher

46. Marrakesh, Morocco

Marrakesh is a city that’s definitely worth visiting, with its enchanting atmosphere, prosperous history, colorful little alleys, diverse landscapes, great food, luxurious palaces and hammams. 

Must See Attractions in Marrakesh

  • Majorelle Gardens
  • Koutoubia Mosque
  • Djemaa El Fna
  • Medina Souks
  • Hammams
  • Medersa Ben Youssef
  • Dar Si Said Museum
  • Bahia Palace
  • Marrakesh Tanneries
  • Saadian Tombs
  • Marrakesh Museum

47. Bergen, Norway

Located in between magnificent mountains, Bergen offers all the beauties that a Scandinavian city can have: enormous fjords, interesting museums, mesmerizing nature, and charming buildings.

Must See Attractions in Bergen

  • Mount Fløyen
  • Hanseatic Museum & Schøtstuene 
  • Old Bergen Museum
  • KODE Museums
  • Grieg Museum
  • Bergenhus Fortress
  • Bergen Cathedral
  • Mount Ulriken
  • Lisøy Island
  • Hardangerfjord and Sognefjord
  • Gamlehaugen: The Royal Residence
  • University Museum of Bergen
  • Market Square

48. Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Jaipur swarms with awe-inspiring palaces and forts, and colorful markets. Its historical richness and the stories relevant to that prosperity are as charming as its architecture is. 

Must See Attractions in Jaipur

  • Hawa Mahal
  • City Palace
  • Albert Hall Museum
  • Jantar Mantar
  • Amber Fort
  • Galta Ji (Monkey Temple)
  • Nahargarh Fort
  • Museum of Legacies
  • Jaigarh Fort
  • Markets
  • Birla Mandir
  • Panna Meena ka Kund (Stepwall)
  • Jal Mahal
  • Amrapali Museum

49. Beijing, China

Home to many UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Beijing is also full of museums and national monuments. 

Must See Attractions in Beijing

  • The Great Wall of China
  • The Temple of Heaven
  • Forbidden City/Imperial Palace
  • Beihai Park
  • Tiananmen Square
  • The Summer Palace
  • The Lama Temple
  • Beijing Capital Museum & the National Center for the Performing Arts
  • Coal Hill Park
  • Beijing National Stadium
  • 798 Art Zone
  • The Fayuan Temple
  • The Old Summer Palace at Yuanmingyuan Park
  • The Beijing Temple of Confucius
Most beautiful cities in the world Beijing

50. Athens, Greece

In addition to being the cradle of  Western Civilization, Athens is home to some excellent Cycladic architecture, fantastic beaches, and crystal clear waters. No need to mention the delicious food and drinks and the great climate.

Must See Attractions in Athens

  • Acropolis Museum
  • National Archaeology Museum
  • Ancient Acropolis
  • Ancient Agora
  • Museum of Cycladic Art
  • Hadrian’s Library & the Roman Agora
  • Temple of Olympian Zeus: Olympieion
  • Monastiraki 
  • Panaghia Kapnikaréa Church
  • Byzantine Museum
  • National Gardens and the Zappeion
  • Church of the Holy Apostles
  • National Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Church of Demetrius Loumbardiaris

Most Beautiful Cities in the World: The Wrap-Up

There you have it… We’ve provided you with a list of the most beautiful cities in the world, all of which have their specific charms and characteristics. We hope that this list will provide a basis for the route to your next journey.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are some hidden gems that tourists usually miss in beautiful cities?

Beautiful cities often have hidden gems in their old town areas. Exploring the narrow streets may reveal quaint and moving places that are unexpected. Don't forget to go inside buildings, such as places of worship, as they may contain beautiful art.

What are usually the most famous landmarks in beautiful cities?

Some of the most beautiful landmarks in cities are major public buildings, principal places of worship, impressive bridges, famous monuments, and skyscrapers. Nighttime can also be an ideal time to view them, as they are often beautifully illuminated.

What are common mistakes that tourists make when visiting beautiful cities?

Tourists often make the mistake of taking tours by bus, taxi, or tuk-tuk without exploring on foot. This can cause them to miss out on less obvious delights. Additionally, visiting during the busiest times of the year can be overwhelming and make it difficult to enjoy the city.

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