Today there are several hundred thousand cities in the world, on the territory of which most of the world's population lives. At the same time if we take only large settlements with the number of inhabitants over 150 thousand people, the figure is reduced to 4 thousand cities. Each continent, country, region and even individual settlements have unique features, including history, traditions, culture, climate, architecture, landscape and so on.

The most beautiful cities in the world have an incredible atmosphere and color that attracts millions of tourists and immigrants from all over the world. Such places make you want to come back again and again. Some cities are known for their picturesque architecture and others for their stunning nature. Based on ratings of reputable travel companies and reviews of people from different countries, we select the ten most beautiful cities in the world in 2024.


1. Paris
2. Venice
3. Rio de Janeiro
4. Prague
5. Amsterdam
6. Edinburgh
7. Kyoto
8. Cape Town
9. Istanbul
10. Sydney




The most beautiful city in the world is Paris. This is partly confirmed by the fact that annually about 30 million people or one third of the total tourist flow of the country come to the French capital. And according to the official data of the UN World Tourism Organization, France is the most visited country in the world. In the "City of Love" is an amazing atmosphere, which is created by unique architecture and sights, including the Eiffel Tower, the Champs Elysees, the Louvre and many others.



According to many travel agencies, based on surveys of people from around the world, Italy is considered one of the most beautiful countries in the world, and in Europe very often takes the lead. Several Italian cities deserve a place in the Rating, but Venice stands apart. Thanks largely to its unique canals, narrow streets, numerous bridges and fascinating architecture of the Early Renaissance. Venice is an incredibly beautiful and exciting city.


Rio de Janeiro

The flavor of Rio de Janeiro cannot be described in words. It must be seen. A special delight is the popular carnival and the most famous urban beach in the world about 4 km long - Copacabana, located practically in the center of the city. Around the clock there is an atmosphere of celebration. People play volleyball and soccer, enjoy the sun, eat and just relax. Another famous sight in Rio de Janeiro is the Monument of Christ the Redeemer (38 meters high) located on the top of Corcovado mountain, at the foot of which about 2 million tourists come every year.



Beautiful Renaissance architecture makes the capital of the Czech Republic one of the most beautiful in the world. The history of the city has more than 1,100 years, which in itself is "breathtaking". Prague hosts incredible live music festivals and fun festivals all year round, celebrating vegetarian foods, ice cream, and beer. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the largest castle in the world, Prague Castle, is located here. No less important attraction is one of the most beautiful bridges in Europe – Charles Bridge.



At the end of the top 5 most beautiful cities in the world is Amsterdam. It is a very harmonious settlement consisting of many canals that are crossed by more than 1,500 bridges. The city looks especially fascinating at night, when all these bridges are lit by small lanterns. Here is the only floating flower market in the world, a lot of art galleries and museums are open. In short, contrary to all kinds of stereotypes, Amsterdam fascinates tourists not only because of its very liberal laws.



The capital of Scotland is deservedly considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world in the classical sense of the term. Edinburgh reflects very vividly the fascinating history of the state and the cultural peculiarities and traditions of the Scottish people. Just a short walk from the city center are the small village communities that have existed in the city for centuries. Notable attractions in Edinburgh include the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh Castle, St. Giles Cathedral and Holyroodhouse Palace.



The Asian region in the ranking of the most beautiful cities in the world is represented by the Japanese city of Kyoto. It is the former capital of Japan, located on the island of Honshu. It has one of the largest collections of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world. The main attractions of the city are more than 1,600 ancient Buddhist temples, the Samurai castles and over 400 shrines dedicated to the ancient religion of the country. In addition, Kyoto has magnificent walking gardens, picturesque bamboo forests and mountain scenery.


Cape Town

Of course, the list of the most beautiful cities in the world can not do without such a unique to the natural phenomena of the continent as Africa. Cape Town, the capital of the Republic of South Africa, stands out brightest against the general background. It is a very friendly city with a modern infrastructure, friendly people, mild climate and a world-famous beauty. The favorite places of tourists are Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, and the Cape of Good Hope, located very close to Cape Town.



The most beautiful city in Turkey is fascinating because of its fascinating history. The first Greek settlements on the territory of today's Istanbul arose in the 7th century before Christ. During its existence the city was the capital of four empires – the Roman, Byzantine, Latin and Ottoman. In addition, Istanbul is located on the territory of two parts of the world – Europe and Asia. No other place in the world can boast such facts. Besides architectural monuments, a unique attraction of Istanbul is the Grand Bazaar, one of the largest covered markets in the world.



Rounding out the top 10 most beautiful cities in the world is a fascinating Australian metropolis called Sydney. It is an amazing combination of modern engineering and colorful nature, including unique flora and fauna, manicured beaches and the Blue Mountains. Sydney has an atmosphere of daily fun with lots of cultural and sporting events. The most interesting places are the Royal National Park, the Harbor Bridge, and the Sydney Opera House.

In conclusion, it is impossible to reflect all the beauty and versatility of the planet in a ranking of only ten cities. In addition to the above list, you can add Vienna, Bruges, Lisbon, Rome, London, Barcelona, Athens, Budapest, St. Petersburg, Vancouver, and many other interesting places. So do your best to visit as many countries as possible and discover by yourself which city is the most beautiful in the world.

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