places/travel 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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11 people just voted on Paris, France


Paris 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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#2 on The Best Honeymoon Destinations in Europe

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9 people just voted on London, England


London is listed (or ranked) 2 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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#14 on Cities with the Best Sports Teams

#26 on The Best Honeymoon Destinations in Europe

#1 on The Best European Cities to Visit

#4 on The World's Best Cities To Eat Well

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8 people just voted on Bruges, Belgium


Bruges is listed (or ranked) 3 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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#3 on The Best European Cities for Day Trips

#15 on The Best European Cities to Visit

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#1 on The Best Day Trips from Paris

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Zürich, Switzerland


Zürich is listed (or ranked) 4 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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#27 on The Best Honeymoon Destinations in Europe

#24 on The Best European Cities to Visit

#64 on The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe

#23 on The Best European Cities to Visit with Kids

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8 people just voted on Amsterdam, Netherlands


Amsterdam 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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#37 on Cities with the Best Sports Teams

#23 on The Best Honeymoon Destinations in Europe

#4 on The Best European Cities to Visit

#49 on The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe

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Edinburgh, Scotland


Edinburgh is listed (or ranked) 6 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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#15 on The Best Honeymoon Destinations in Europe

#6 on The Best European Cities to Visit

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#8 on The Best Small Cities to Visit in Western Europe

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Kyoto, Japan


Kyoto 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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#5 on The Best Asian Cities to Visit

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Bordeaux, France


Bordeaux is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Beautiful Cities in the World
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UNESCO World Heritage Site. World famous ine region. 

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Located In: France

Area (km sq): 49.36

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#17 on The Top Must-See Attractions in France

#54 on The Best European Cities to Visit

#23 on World's Best Cities To Eat Well

#9 on The World's Best Cities To Eat Well

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