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Certainly, you have probably seen lots of lists so far which contain some of the world’s most beautiful cities. Various websites prepare various lists of astonishing cities based on their taste. Here is ours!

There are, of course, many different standards and perspectives to determine the “beauty” of a city. As for us, we have simply tried to have put together the beauty perspectives of the East and the West. So, this attitude will probably clue you all in the fundamentals and main philosophy of Doyouknowturkey. That is to say, bringing together the occident and the orient…

So, get ready to discover the most beautiful cities in the world and tell us which one you have already visited. What if you have a different idea? Then, we would be grateful if you share your favorite one with us below in the comment section! And of course, via our social media accounts…

21- Tabriz, Iran

The northern city of Iran, Tabriz.
The northern city of Iran, Tabriz.

Tabriz is the most populous city in the northwestern part of Iran. This colorful city with many architectural movements will sweep away all the prejudice you have ever had!

20- Seville, Spain

Seville, Spain. (Image Credit-TripSavvy)
Seville, Spain. (Image Credit-TripSavvy)

Lord Byron once said of Seville, “it is a pleasant city, famous for oranges and women.” However, there’s more to this magical city than its eponymous orange. Seville’s elegant architecture makes it one of the most beautiful cities in the world. You should discover it with your own eyes!

19- Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Dublin, Ireland. (Image Credit-National Geographic)
Dublin, Ireland. (Image Credit-National Geographic)

The city of Dublin is the city of renowned novelist James Joyce! If you have read one of the most famous novels of the writer, “Dubliners“, you will understand what we mean. The cold city of the north will warm you up with its magical beauty.

18- St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg is Russia's gate that opens to the West.
St. Petersburg is Russia’s gate that opens to the West.

There are some cities in the world becoming identical with their artists just like Dublin itself. So, if there is one city around the world, which is one of the most of them, if not most, is St. Petersburg. Who is he or she in your mind? Dostoyevski, of course. The city takes place on the Neva River, at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea. What’s more, Petersburg is Russia’s second-largest city after Moscow. and the former capital. “White Nights” of Dostoyevski will explain you to the reason for the title!

17- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

No one could think of a list of the world’s most beautiful cities without representing Rio de Janeiro! Perhaps it’s the coastal location and famous Copacabana beach that draw people to Rio. Or else, maybe it’s the imposing Art Deco statue of Christ the Redeemer on Corcovado Mountain. Either way, from the ocean to the forested Parque Nacional da Tijuca, there’s no denying that this Brazilian metropolis has natural beauty. Even more, humanmade beauties also enrich the city.

16- Mostar, Bosnia Herzegovina

Mostar is a glamorous city of Bosnia Herzegovina.
Mostar is a glamorous city of Bosnia Herzegovina.

The tragic city, Mostar witnessed the most bloody face of the war during the 1990s. Despite huge destruction during the war, the city still stands today. What’s more, Mostar welcomes millions of visitors every year. While wandering the city’s stone streets, you can still see young men jumping down to the river to prove their courage. Thus, they deserve to marry with whom they are in love!

15- Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver, Canada.
Vancouver, Canada.

Let’s turn our face to the far north from the Balkans. With an unrivaled setting between water and the mountains, there may not be a more stunning city in Canada.

14- Izmir, Turkey

Izmir is the Pearl of Aegean.
Izmir is the Pearl of Aegean.

Izmir could be the first city to come in mind when foreigners talk about the most modern Turkish city. With its long seaside along with the Gulf of Izmir, the city stands on the Aegean coast of Turkey. Do not leave Turkey without spending a couple of days in the “Pearl of Aegean.”

13- Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto is the city where the East meets with the West. (Image Credit-Washington Post)
Kyoto is the city where the East meets with the West. (Image Credit-Washington Post)

As the center of Japanese culture for hundreds of years, and surrounded by magnificent and easily accessible mountains, there’s much in this city that will impress you. Walk around the east side of the city see the best of the traditional temples. Find out more about Kyoto. Kyoto is a true combination of tradition and modernism.

12- Cairo, Egypt

Cairo is an ancient city in Egypt.
Cairo is an ancient city in Egypt.

Situated in the northern part of Egypt and the coast of the Mediterranean, Cairo is an ancient city that hosted ancient civilizations. The home of Ancient Egypt, the city also hosts “World Wonders” such as Pyramids.

11- Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland.
Edinburgh, Scotland.

It’s famed for its excellent annual festival, but there is more to Edinburgh than great comedy and arts. And for sure, its dazzling beauty what we are talking about. Head east of the city and make the short walk up Arthur’s Seat. It is an 823ft-high dormant volcano, to take in views of Scotland’s capital. You will not need to question why it takes a place in World’s Most Beautiful Cities list!

10- Budapest, Hungaria

Budapest, Hungary.
Budapest, Hungary.

The city, Budapest is one of the old-world gems of Europe. The name of the city comes from the unification of Buda and Pest cities. Danube River splits the city into two parts. Apart from all, the Hungarian Parliament, St. Stephen Basilica, Chain Bridge are only some of those you must see while in Hungaria!

9- Sydney, Australia

Sydney is one of the most beautiful city in the world. (Image Credit-Matador Network)
Sydney is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. (Image Credit-Matador Network)

A sparkling harbor, beautiful beaches, and impressive landmarks galore are responsible for Sydney’s place in our beautiful cities countdown. Its charm is further amplified by leafy suburbs like Surry Hills and picturesque coastal paths, such as the one that leads from Bondi to Coogee. Hence, Sydney undoubtedly deserves to be in our world’s most beautiful cities list.

8- Venice, Italy

Venice is too good to be true.
Venice is too good to be true.

The floating island of Venice is taking its place as the 7th most beautiful city in the world. Millions of tourists rush into its streets every year. Venice will always have charm, with its undeniably romantic setting, classic architecture, and wonderful sea views.

7- Paris, France

Paris is the city of love as it is famous for.
Paris is the city of love as it is famous for.

France’s capital has been long considered the paragon of style and the most magical city in Europe. Yet, you might be surprised to see this both historic and romantic city not seeing at the top of the list. Don’t be! We love its elegant streets and boulevards, the lofty Eiffel Tower and the huge range of incredible art and architecture found throughout the city.

6- Florence, Italy

Florence is the capital of classic art.
Florence is the capital of classic art.

The cathedral dome that dominates the city’s skyline is just one of the many attractions that make Florence one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The river Arno that cuts through the heart of the city, the Piazza Della Signoria, and the gorgeous church of San Miniato al Monte is all among Florence’s highlights.

5- Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul is where Asia meets the Europa.
Istanbul is where Asia meets the Europa.

So, here we are with Şehr-i Istanbul (the city of Istanbul). Istanbul, above all, is the capital of tens of civilizations throughout history. It hosted many empires in that you will find historical monuments in every step in the city.  Furthermore, Bosporus with its glamorous beauty will allure you. So, Istanbul deserves through for being one of the world’s most beautiful cities.

4- London, England

One of the oldest metropolis in the world, London.
One of the oldest metropolis in the world, London.

With sprawling green spaces, its huge gothic parliament buildings, and perhaps the most famous residence in the world, Buckingham Palace, London can lay claim to being one of the most beautiful cities ever built. Even in the grittier east, you can find allure at Columbia Road flower market, or atop the hill in Greenwich Park overlooking the Canary Wharf towers across the Thames. Moreover, needless to say, there is a world-famous London Eye!

3- Prague, Czech Republic

The gothic city makes you feel like you are in a Middle Age city.
The gothic city makes you feel like you are in a Middle Age city.

Next up in our poll, one of the most beautiful cities in the world is Prague. The city has two sides: by night it’s a buzzing metropolis with a hedonistic party scene. But by day you can lose yourself in a warren of quaint cobbled streets. Or else, spend an afternoon admiring the view from the Charles Bridge, that stretches across the Vltava river.

2- Bruges, Belgium

Brugge or Bruges is called as the Venice of the North. (Image Credit-The Intrepid Guide)
Brugge or Bruges is called as the Venice of the North. (Image Credit-The Intrepid Guide)

Located in Flanders in Belgium, very close to the North Sea, Bruges is an open-air museum. Its medieval center has been extremely well preserved which explains why it is listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. The city flourished in the Middle Ages when it was a major trade center in Europe. The “Venice of the North”, as it is often called because of the many canals stretching across the city. Bruges (or Brugge in Flemish and Dutch) is the perfect place to stay at for a get-away weekend. Further, it has every right to be in the world’s most beautiful cities list.

1- Rome, Italy

All roads lead to Rome...
All roads lead to Rome…

All Roads Lead to Rome” is so famous proverb that it is still used in Western civilization. And the proverb showed up for nothing, but for a reason! Rome was both cultural, religious, political, and the trade center in the world for thousands of years. And what’s more, thousand-year-old buildings, beautiful piazzas, and world-class art – not to mention Vatican City – make Rome the most beautiful city in the world. Rome, after all, is the capital of the so-called bel paese, or “beautiful country”.

So, this is the end of our world’s most beautiful cities list. Please feel free to share your comments whether here or on social media!

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