The most beautiful cities in the world to see in your lifetime


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Wooded national parks, idyllic seaside towns and secluded country roads all have their charm, but when it comes to world travel, there’s just something particularly magical and inspiring about a beautiful and bustling city. . But with so many beautiful metropolises around the world, where to start? Offering endless cultural adventures of the historical, culinary and entertainment varieties and beyond, as well as spectacular views and skylines, these cities are must-haves to add to your travel bucket lists. Granted, the list of jaw-dropping cities goes on and on, and it’s impossible to capture their spirits in a single image, but we’ve gone ahead and highlighted 25 of the world’s most beautiful cities. to give you a starting point when planning your globe-trotting tour (or, just to virtually satisfy your wanderlust – for now). Fairy tale vibes await.

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Lisbon, Portugal

This pastel-colored city on the Iberian Sea is full of visual wonders. With a backdrop of rolling hills with stunning ocean views and colorful tiled buildings on every street, Lisbon is one of those places that fills you with hope and inspiration, even on a simple stroll. in the neighborhood.

RESERVE NOW Independent Suites

New York City

The New York skyline never fails to stun no matter how many times you see it. Skyscrapers, rivers, bridges, parks, brownstones, it really has it all to deliver unforgettable views everywhere you look. And that goes without saying, but other than that, New York literally has everything and anything a city can offer!

RESERVE NOW Gramercy Park Hotel

Muscat, Oman

Bordered by Saudi Arabia, Yemen, the United Arab Emirates and the Arabian Peninsula, the coastal country of Oman is full of beautiful places to see and visit. As for cities, start with the capital, Muscat. One look at the magnificent skyline gives you a glimpse of fascinating history and unique geography, as it is marked by Portuguese forts, a bustling harbor and a backdrop of dramatic mountains.

RESERVE NOW The Chedi Muscat

Venice, Italy

Whether you feel like you have the place to yourself or it’s cramped with tourists, Venice is undeniably one of the most beautiful places in the world. It is also one of the most romantic places imaginable – you will fall asleep to the water lapping against the buildings. Walk around the canals, go to Piazza San Marco (Saint Mark’s Square) and the many art museums, and take a water taxi or a bus.

RESERVE NOW Il Palazzo Experimental

Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town is the perfect destination for anyone who also loves the outdoors. You can hike to scenic views and do wine tasting, and more!


Budapest, Hungary

This Eastern European gem is full of romantic cafes, scenic views and endless cultural opportunities. Take a walk along the Danube (which separates the two cities, Buda and Pest), soak in geothermal baths and visit the Fisherman’s Bastion, a magnificent neo-Gothic building and gazebo.

RESERVE NOW Corinthia Hotel Budapest

Jaipur, India

From this fascinating coral structure known as the Hawa Mahal (it is built of red sandstone, and its name, Hawa Mahal, translates to “palace of the winds”) to the Chad Baori (an old stepwell), there is so much to see and do in Jaipur, Rajasthan, especially for color-loving maximalists.

RESERVE NOW Taj Lake Palace

San Miguel de Allende

With brightly painted buildings lining the hilly landscape and some of the best restaurants, art festivals, and artisan shops in the world, San Miguel de Allende is easily one of the greatest cities in the world. You’ll especially like it if you’re a fan of Baroque Spanish architecture, colorful flowers and warm weather.

RESERVE NOW Sierra Nevada House

Edinburgh, Scotland

Between all the medieval architecture, charming (and often misty!) cobbled streets and bustling traditional pubs, it’s impossible not to fall in love with Edinburgh. Lose yourself on the winding roads of Scotland for a nostalgic adventure.

RESERVE NOW The Dunstane Houses

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik is located on the Adriatic Sea and offers both a vacation and urban adventure vibe. From crystal clear waters and secluded beaches to incredible local wine and an endlessly rich cultural history, there is so much to experience in this bustling city.

RESERVE NOW Villa Orsula

Bagan, Burma

Dating back to the 9th century, Bagan is a World Heritage Site and one of the oldest cities on the planet. While you’re there, take a hot air balloon ride – floating above well-preserved ancient Buddhist temples and pagodas is truly magical.

RESERVE NOW Hotel at Tharabar Gate

Paris, France

From the Seine to the pastel sunsets behind the Eiffel Tower via the Champs-Élysées illuminated at night. Paris truly has something for everyone, whether you love literature, art, architecture, food, nightlife, shopping or just walking around and exploring new cities.

RESERVE NOW Grands Boulevards Hotel

Marrakech, Morocco

If you are looking for adventure, add the Red City to your list. The bustling North African mecca features more than a dozen souks as well as palaces, world-class gardens, design-centric raids and the Atlas mountain range.

RESERVE NOW The Hotel Marrakesh

Quebec City

For a taste of European splendor without crossing the pond, head to French-speaking Quebec City. You can feel the history while exploring the narrow streets dotted with stone buildings in the town centre, which dates back to 1608. Although it is quite cold, it is particularly cold in winter when covered in snow.

RESERVE NOW Hotel Le Germain Quebec

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Spectacular ocean views, countless cultural events and experiences, and a lush tropical landscape set this Brazilian metropolis apart. If you love the outdoors, strolling the beach, exploring local design landmarks, and eating, then you’ll definitely want to add Rio to your to-do list.


Sydney, Australia

If you are planning an Australian adventure, you cannot miss Sydney, Australia. Spectacular views of Sydney Harbour, made even more stunning by the single-arch steel bridge against the famous Opera House, showcase the city’s elegant architecture, but did you know it’s also a paradise for surfers as well as a hub of design and style?

RESERVE NOW The Old Clare Hotel

San Francisco, California

Climb and descend the many steep hills of this beautiful California region and you’ll wonder how anyone managed to build a city here. But then you’ll reach breathtaking views of the bay, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the twinkling lights all around you, and you’ll be grateful someone managed to do it. Plus, the food scene is unbeatable!

RESERVE NOW San Francisco Hotel

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, is crossed by more than one hundred kilometers of canals, which is just one of the things that make it a majestic place. It is also the Mecca of art, culture and entertainment.


Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Bustling capital of Cambodia since the French protectorate, Phnom Penh is located along the Mekong and the Tonlé Sap river. Besides being a breathtaking destination with endless activities and historical sites to discover, it is also fun to explore the many diverse neighborhoods and try the three delicious dishes.

RESERVE NOW Raffles Le Royal Hotel

Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena sits on the Caribbean coast, so you can expect breathtaking views and vistas wherever you go. Well-preserved colonial gems line the streets of the old town and bougainvillea drapes all the charming balconies.

RESERVE NOW El Marques Hotel Boutique

Barcelona, ​​Spain

Barcelona is full of architectural delights thanks to the city’s Gothic Quarter as well as the many Antoni Gaudí monuments, including La Sagrada Familia, Parque Guell and Casa Battló. And then there’s the surrounding backdrop of palm trees and white sand beaches that makes it all the more beautiful. Not to mention, the world famous nightlife! So basically this Catalan city is like an adult playground.


Kyoto, Japan

Daigo-Ji Temple in Kyoto draws crowds during cherry blossom season, but it’s a remarkable city to visit year-round. Visit all the historical buildings (a pagoda dates back to 951), then venture into the beautiful bamboo forest.


London, England

London is a fun city to visit at any time of the year, but also one of the most liveable cities in the world. IT has so much more to offer than beautiful views. Besides being super livable thanks to an incredibly efficient public transport system, there’s also street style and design inspiration, some of the coolest museums and the most delicious restaurants in the world.

RESERVE NOW Chiltern Fire Station

Havana, Cuba

With its history and visual delights everywhere you look, Cuba’s capital is an endless source of inspiration, especially for anyone with a soft spot for nostalgia.

RESERVE NOW Paseo 206 Boutique Hotel

Prague, Czech Republic

If you love visiting cities that make you feel like you are traveling to a more magical realm and time, you must plan a trip to Prague. As one of Europe’s most iconic and oldest cities, there are countless scenic views to take in.

RESERVE NOW The Emblem Hotel

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