The most beautiful cities in the World

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The most beautiful cities in the World
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These are, according to my criteria, the most beautiful cities in the world; cities of the 5 continents appear, of all sizes and different characteristics.

TOP 27:
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
One of the largest commercial cities in Asia and strategic point in the international financial system. Hong Kong has become a modern and cosmopolitan city that does not leave its ancestral customs aside. Whoever travels to this destination should not miss the magnificent views over the harbor at Victoria Peak, the imposing Buddha of 34 meters or the Stanley Market flea market. By the way, once here take the opportunity to visit Macao, there are daily ferries for 15 euros.

TOP 26:
Beijing (Beijing)
Beijing (Beijing)
The imperial city, seat with thousands of years of history in its streets, streets that form a city that has seen the future of a nation like China. It is essential not to miss Tiananmen Square or the forbidden city; In addition to this and taking advantage of the fact that this year is the venue for the Olympic Games, the city has been modernized and completely adapted to tourism. Highly recommended


TOP 25:
Agra
Agra
Agra is a city located on the banks of the Yamuna River, in India. It is known worldwide for one of its constructions, the Taj Mahal, the mausoleum of Sha Jahan and his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj-Mahal is considered one of the seven wonders of the world. The city has other charms such as the Red Fort or the Ram Bagh gardens

TOP 24:
Tokyo
Tokyo
Nailed in the land of samurai, the imperial city of Tokyo will surprise visitors with its history rich in events and its impressive economic development, which occurred in the 50s and 60s. It is the sixth world city with more international tourists , which is why it is fully adapted to Western customs. Do not forget to visit its large commercial areas, you will be amazed before the things that are there. Another place where you should go is to the national parks in Tokyo, places of peace and harmony.

TOP 23:
Havana
Havana


TOP 22:
Luxor
Luxor
On the eastern bank of the Nile is the pharaonic city of Luxor, a city that has seen the passing of better times when the omnipresent pharaohs ruled the Egyptian nation. Currently it has become the mecca of African tourism along with Cairo. We can find works such as the temples of Luxor and Karnak, with the Valley of the Kings or the Colossi of Memnon. It's a dazzling city, really to remember.

TOP 21:
Seville
Seville

TOP 20:
Istanbul
Istanbul
Istanbul has been and is a cultural and ethnic melting pot, where churches, mosques and synagogues mix harmoniously. From Byzantium to the republic it has become a modern city that connects Europe and Asia culturally, economically and geographically. The traveler should not miss the sensation that the crossing of the Bosphorus river gives, a natural and political border between two continents. You can contemplate the past splendor of this imperial city in the Basilica of Saint Sophia or in the Blue Mosque.


TOP 19:
Vienna
Vienna
World capital of music, refined capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Known for its bakeries, where you can taste a delicious sweet accompanied by a typical Viennese coffee. Take a tour of the Prater, get on the Ferris wheel, the oldest in the world, and enjoy the views. And if you like luxury, stop by the Schönbrunn Palace and its gardens, the Opera House or the Stephansdom, its wonderful Gothic cathedral.

TOP 18:
Sidney
Sidney
Although the capital of Australia is Canberra, Sidney, it is its largest and most cosmopolitan city.

TOP 17:
Bruges
Bruges
Located in the vicinity of Brussels; Bruges has a historic center declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Thanks to its multiple channels it is known along with Amsterdam and Stockholm as the Venice of the North. Bruges is representative of the typical Central European architecture and great exponent of the Gothic. A good option to tour this city is to take a bicycle.


TOP 16:
Moscow
Moscow
The great city of northern Europe, the imperial city of the tsars. Despite its imposing medieval history (In constant war with the Mongol empire) and its recent Soviet era, Moscow is becoming one of the most modern cities in Europe. The Kremlin, the Red Square, the St. Basil's Cathedral or the Cherkizovskiy market, the largest in Europe, with a daily turnover of more than 30 million dollars, are mandatory.

TOP 15:

NY

NY
Modern and cinematographic city where they are, destiny of hundreds of thousands of immigrants throughout the s. XX, cosmopolitan city and wakes up 24 hours. It has a melting pot of cultures in its streets, which full of cement provide sustenance for its impressive skyscrapers. Among the latter we highlight the Empire State, the Madison Square Garden or the Chrysler building. Whoever goes through the city does not hesitate to take a walk through Harlem or the Bronx, which is not like they put them in the movies.

TOP 14:

Lime

Lime
The capital of Peru, one of the most beautiful cities in South America. Its center, of a typical colonial style, in which the Plaza de Armas stands out; It contrasts with the modern districts of San Isidro and Miraflores, where skyscrapers abound.

TOP 13:

Venice

Venice
This Italian city is known worldwide for its canals and Gondolas, for the art that is breathed in its streets and for the all-encompassing palatial architecture. I recommend that if you go to Venice you take a bus, any, and it will take you through the water ... the transports in this city are aquatic. Among other wonders in Venice you can find the Plaza de San Marcos, the impressive Ducal Palace or the Basilica of San Marcos.


TOP 12:

Prague

Prague
European city where there are, former capital of Bohemia and Czech nerve center; With its eleven centuries of history, Prague has become one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Among its tourist attractions we find among others with the Cathedral of San Vito, the Prague Castle, the Charles Bridge or the Strahov Monastery. To enjoy the city do not hesitate to rent a bicycle or motorcycle, you will have more mobility than with a car. Likewise, the tram is a great option to see the city in all its splendor.

TOP 11:

Cartagena de Indias

Cartagena de Indias
Founded in 1533 by Pedro de Heredia, this city has seen the passing of the colonial and republican stages. Among its tourist attractions we can find its magnificent Hispanic structures such as the San Felipe Castle or the reflection of modernity in the neighborhood of Bocagrande. Cartagena de Indias was a glorious witness to the greatest naval battle in history at the battle of Cartagena, in 1741, where England was humiliated before Admiral Blas de Lezo and the nascent Spanish empire.

TOP 10:

Athens

Athens
If for some reason this city (Country in its best times) was known, it was because of its past of wisdom and culture. In Athens was where the most notable philosophers and mathematics of the West arose, which would influence the future of Europe until today. A city of culture that offers us among other places the historic Acropolis, the Arch of Hadrian, the Monastery of Dafni or the Academy of Plato.

TOP 9:

Cuzco

Cuzco
What can I say about this city that we do not already know because of its grandeur, cradle of the Inca empire and culturally and architecturally influenced to the core by the colonial era. It is the oldest inhabited city in America. Among the multitude of attractions that Cuzco offers to the traveler, its renaissance cathedral will stand out (The first cathedral, which dates from 1539 is currently an auxiliary chapel of the current Cathedral), the Convent and Church of La Merced and the Plaza de Armas (Here Francisco proclaimed Pizarro in the name of the Spanish kingdom the conquest of Cuzco).

TOP 8:

Barcelona

Barcelona
The Ciudad Condal is a world exponent of architecture, design and art. The city is bathed by unique examples such as the Casa Batlló, the Casa Milá, the Teresiano school, the Güell Park, etc. At the most exponent of modernist architecture we have the pharaonic Sagrada Familia, a temple designed by Antonio Gaudí and that is still under construction for the moment. We can miss Las Ramblas or the marina of Barcelona.


TOP 7:

Florence

Florence
Hometown of Pinocchio, capital of Tuscany. An authentic Renaissance gem, appreciable in its grandiose Cathedral (Il Duomo) work of the great architects and painters of the time. Also in Michelangelo's David or Ponte Vecchio over the Arno river.

TOP 6:

Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires
Mecca of immigrants for many years, a city of passion and tango, a mixture of cultures and traditions; Buenos Aires, a city to discover. We can not stop visiting Florida Street, the neighborhood of San Telmo, the magnificent Japanese Garden (a splendid Japanese garden in the middle of Buenos Aires), the Plaza de Mayo, La Bombonera or the Recoleta Cemetery, where the remains rest of María Eva Duarte de Perón among other greats of Argentina. The perfect point to start a journey through South America.

TOP 5:

Madrid

Madrid
Capital of Spain, the only city in the world, that concentrates three museums (Prado, Thyssen and Reina Sofía) of international level in a single Paseo. It is enough to pay a visit to La Latina or Lavapiés, to soak up its characteristic Castizo flavor, which you can top off with some tapas in the Plaza Mayor or a walk in the Retiro. Do not miss the Gran Vía with its cinemas and theaters, or the Barrio de Salamanca, with its luxury shops.

TOP 4:

London

London
It is an authentic melting pot of cultures, living together in this cosmopolitan and modern city, where you can do everything from visiting important museums such as Nathional Gallery or the Brittish Museum; or the mythical Big-Ben, enjoy a show in the West End, or the many street artists you'll find yourself wandering around.

TOP 3:

Rome

Rome
The one that was the capital of the world twenty centuries ago continues today to rule the earth (Metaphorically) with its glorious Roman past, its overflowing art history, and its Italian pride. You have to walk quietly through the historic center, witness the grandeur of the complex of San Juan de Letran, contemplate the Basilica of San Pablo Extramuros or the historic Coliseum among many other works of art and samples of pulsating history.


TOP 2:

Paris

Paris
Well, what can you say about this city that is not known? A city with style, with history, with taste for gastronomy and with civic citizens. In Paris there is not only to see the Eiffel Tower or the Champs Elysees; We also have the Notre Dame cathedral, the Seine at night, the Paris City Hall, the financial district or the Louvre Museum. Among many other possible destinations in the city of love, of course.

TOP 1:

Pomegranate

Pomegranate
Granada is the city that represents medieval Spanish history, a melting pot of cultures and reference for Al-Ándalus. The Alhambra, as the seat of power, the neighborhoods of Albaicín and Sacromonte as a center of traditions or the Parque de las Ciencias as the conversion to the new times of the city is, among many other points, what this city offers us.