The World is indeed a beautiful place. There are so many places known and unknown which never fail to enchant with their timeless beauty. Nature weaves its magic and casts its spell in infinite ways, whether it be in the form of the Northern Lights, the Niagara Falls, or the rainforests of the Amazon. But in this post, we look at the beauty crafted by Man in the shape of cities of the world. Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder and hence everyone’s list of the 5 most beautiful cities in the world will be different.
5 Most Beautiful Cities in the World
Here is our list of the 5 most beautiful cities in the world in random order.
The sight of crisscrossing canals with charming buildings flanking them is indeed one of the characteristics of beautiful Amsterdam. Amsterdam is a city that is sure to rank in the list of beautiful cities of the world for most people. The museums and the prolific examples of great architecture combined with breathtaking natural beauty make Amsterdam one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The extensive use of bicycles ensures that the air remains fresh and pollution is kept at bay unlike many of the bustling cities of the world. The presence of the great artists Van Gogh and Rembrandt can still be felt in the museums that house their works and add to the charm of Amsterdam. The beauty of Amsterdam needs to be experienced once in a lifetime at the least.
Rome apart from being one of the oldest and historic cities of the world is also one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The city that traces its origins to as back as 753 BC is a living museum that showcases some of the best examples of art, architecture, and sculpture in the world. For us what makes Rome one of the most beautiful cities in the world is the old city of Rome. The Rome of magnificent Piazzas, fountains, churches, and hauntingly poignant ruins is sure to cast a magic spell and have the visitor enthralled. The impressive structure of the Colosseum, the exquisite beauty of fountains like the Trevi fountain ensure that Rome in spite of its age remains one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The presence of a city within a city, the Vatican adds to the charm of Rome. The ethereal charm of the Vatican Museums and St Peter’s Basilica takes Rome to an altogether different level that seems to transcend the realms of imagination. Rome stands today as a grand tribute to the hands of great masters that shaped it, some known and some unknown and unsung.
A city that takes something as basic as food to fine art and has been a driving force in shaping the fashions and styles of the world finds a place by default in the list of the most beautiful cities in the world. Paris. The city that is embellished with beautiful boulevards, graced by magnificent squares, and dotted with quaint cafes is a treat to the visual senses. The sight of the Seine river meandering across the city is sheer poetry. Paris is not only one of the most beautiful cities in the world, but it is also one of the most romantic. A stroll by the river Seine or sunset cruise on the Seine is definitely one of the most romantic experiences in the world. The presence of landmarks like the Notre-Dame and the Eiffel Tower adds to the charm of Paris. The presence of the Louvre and other museums establish Paris as a place of beauty and joy forever.
if there existed a city somewhere on the threshold of reality, beyond the frontiers of dreams, then that city must be Florence. The city which was the nerve center of the Reinassance movement is beyond an iota of doubt one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It is as if the city has been chiseled to perfection by the expert hands of Michael Angelo and ornamented by the magical brush strokes of Leonardo Da Vinci. Florence is a painting come to life, a poem dramatically visualized, a city which enchants and enthralls around every bend in the road. Symmetric tree-lined avenues criss-cross the city and its exquisite gardens, villas, churches, bridges, squares, and fountains seduce with their timeless beauty. Museums weave a web of fascination with the artistic genius of the masters. The Uffizi Gallery is home to the priceless masterpieces of artists like Botticelli, Michael Angelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raffaello, and others. When in Florence it would be a virtual blasphemy if one were not to pay a visit to the Accademia Gallery for here stands the World’s most famous sculpture in the form of Michael Angelo’s David. Indeed Florence is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and a city that will haunt you with its beauty.
The sound of the oars gently splashing water as your Gondola glides through the famous canals of Venice seems like music as you experience a dream come alive in broad daylight. The baritone of the Gondolier singing an Italian love ballad completes the surreal picture. You realize that you are in Venice, one of the most beautiful cities in the world and doing what millions dream of. The romance of Venice is indeed intoxicating and surreal and something that would remain evergreen in memory. The 100 odd islands that are connected by canals contribute to constituting Venice into a unique city. Reinassance and Gothic palaces add grandeur to the romance of Venice. As you watch the pigeons congregate at the Piazza San Marco and look at the grandeur of Saint Mark’s Basilica, one can only heave a sigh at the Bridge of Sighs.
These then are 5 of the most beautiful cities in the world according to us. If you are looking to celebrate life then these cities beckon you with their alluring charm.
Which city do you think is the most beautiful in the world? Which city feels like paradise on earth?
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