The Most Beautiful Cities in the World

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List of the most beautiful cities in the world, as ranked by world travelers.  For any person who loves to travel and sight-see, heading to a gorgeous distant destination is a dream come true. The planet is filled with amazing monuments and breathtaking views that are just waiting to be discovered by a new set of eyes. Whether you’re looking to explore the ancient buildings of Europe or visit the city attractions in an Asian location, the cities on this list are among the most beautiful places in the entire world.

What are the most beautiful cities in the world? United States locations like New York City and San Francisco are huge attractions for travelers not only for their entertainment but for the many awesome skyline views. Countries like England, France and Italy also house cities known for their stunning sights. From the world-famous view from the Eiffel Tower in Paris to the lesser-known sights of Marrakesh, these cities are the best places to visit for a tourist who can appreciate a nice view.

The cities on this list are often believed to be the most beautiful cities in the world because of their renowned sights. Which of these cities are your favorites? Which beautiful city would you visit if you had the chance?

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    Paris, France is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Beautiful Cities in the World
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    Paris is known as the city of love due to its romantic atmosphere and well-known monuments like the Eiffel Tower.
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    • Located In: Île-de-France, France
    • Area (km sq): 105.4
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    Edinburgh, Scotland is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Beautiful Cities in the World
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    Edinburgh is not only famous for its great city life but also the stunning castle that sits atop a hill.
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    • Located In: Scotland
    • Area (km sq): 264.0
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    London, England is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Beautiful Cities in the World
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    London features amazing sights like Big Ben, the London Eye and Buckingham Palace that lure tourists from all over the world.
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    • Located In: Great Britain, United Kingdom
    • Area (km sq): 1570.0
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    Bruges, Belgium is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Beautiful Cities in the World
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    Bruges is sometimes called the Venice of the North because of the canals and amazing architecture. 
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    • Located In: West Flanders, Belgium
    • Area (km sq): 138.4
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    Amsterdam, Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Beautiful Cities in the World
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    The buildings and other sights of Amsterdam, including Oude Kerk, The Royal Palace and the Amsterdam canals, make it one of the biggest tourist locations in the world.

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    • Located In: North Holland, Netherlands
    • Area (km sq): 219.0
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    Zürich, Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Beautiful Cities in the World
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    Zurich is the home to amazing art and some of the most stunning historical buildings in the world.
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    • Located In: Canton of Zürich, Switzerland
    • Area (km sq): 87.88
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    Kyoto, Japan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Beautiful Cities in the World
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    Kyoto is best known for the Heian Shrine and other classic Japanese structures.
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    • Located In: Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
    • Area (km sq): 827.9
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    Lyon, France is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Beautiful Cities in the World
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    Whether you want to explore nature at the Parc de la Tete d'Or or visit some of the most gorgeous churches in the world, Lyon is the place to be.
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    • Located In: Rhône, France
    • Area (km sq): 47.95
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