Cities of the world
Paris is the capital of France, the most beautiful and elegant city in the world, a symbol of love and romance, fashion and sophistication. There is no such person.
Rome is the capital of Italy, one of the oldest cities in the world and the ancient capital of the Roman Empire. Tourists can hardly resist the deafening.
Venice is the most romantic place in Europe, the city on the water. Located on the northern coast of the Adriatic Sea in Italy. Today the city is.
Rio de Janeiro – the city of carnivals, fiery samba and fragrant mate. It is not called a symbol of Brazil for nothing: bright, contrasting.
Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey, stately sprawling on the shores of the Bosphorus. Luxurious, stunning, enchanting, with.
New York is perhaps the most famous city in the world, with a concentration of financial institutions, numerous historical and cultural.
Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands and one of Europe’s largest historic cities. Amsterdam is unique in everything: architecture, manners and.
Prague – the capital of the Czech Republic and a major tourist center of Europe, located in the bend of the Vltava River between Berlin and Vienna on the same level.
Vancouver is a magical and full of contradictions city in Canada, where several cultures come together, where there are many restaurants and boutiques, and.
Cape Town is the most beautiful city in South Africa, which is both familiar and unfamiliar to us. It is familiar because each of.
The city of St. Petersburg is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, which travelers from all over the world come to see.
Sydney is the capital of the Australian state of New South Wales, a colorful and diverse, the largest and oldest city in Australia, located on the.
Tokyo is the capital of Japan and one of the largest and most populous cities in the world. Tokyo stuns tourists literally from the first moments.
The multifaceted Guangzhou, one of China’s oldest cities, is located in the south of the country and is the capital of the coastal province of Guangdong. This one.
Jakarta is the capital of Indonesia. The date of its foundation is commonly accepted as June 22, 1527, when the local sultan Fatilla broke into the mouth of the river.
Seoul is the capital of the Republic of Korea, or South Korea, a giant city approaching Moscow in population, and together with the agglomeration.
Shanghai is the most populous city in the world, located at the mouth of the Yangtze River. Originally it was a small seaside fishing village.
Mexico City – the city of contrasts and the capital of Mexico, where historic buildings and skyscrapers of metal and glass, modest.
Delhi – the capital of India and the second largest city in the country (after Mumbai), is popular with tourists because of the abundance.
New York is perhaps the most famous city in the world, with a concentration of financial institutions, numerous historical and cultural.
São Paulo is a major Brazilian metropolis, full of museums, parks and ancient architecture next to skyscrapers.
Karachi is the largest city in Pakistan, many times larger than the rest of the country.
Mumbai is the largest and most populated city in India; originally it was an island archipelago inhabited by fishermen and Buddhist monks.
Manila, the capital of the Philippines and one of the largest metropolitan areas in Southeast Asia, is the main “gateway” of the country, so it is likely.
The most ancient cities
Jericho is a city in Israel, 40 km east of Jerusalem, in the Jordan Valley, is the capital of Jericho Province. “City of Palms.”
Byblos (Jebeil) is one of several cities in the Middle East claiming the title of the oldest settlement in the world, its history.
Plovdiv, the second largest in Bulgaria and the oldest in Europe, is called the city of contrasts, and also the city of artists – for the amazing.
Beirut is the capital of Lebanon, one of the oldest cities in the world, inhabited at least 5 thousand years ago. In 2015, Beirut was officially included in.
Jerusalem, the capital of the state of Israel, marked on mystical maps as the center of creation, is located in the heart of the Middle East.
Tyre is the fourth largest city in Lebanon, founded as early as the 3rd millennium BC by the Phoenicians. The city is situated 20 km from the.
Thebes is a city in Greece, associated with the name of Oedipus, the unhappy son of the king of Thebes, who asserted himself after a decisive military victory over Thebes.
Athens is a special city: no European capital can boast a similar historical and cultural heritage. It is rightfully so.
Larnaca is located on the southeastern coast of Cyprus and is the third largest city in this country after the capital Nicosia and Limassol. В.
Pingyao is a city in China with preserved medieval buildings and intact city walls, the capital of Shanxi Province.
In recent decades, Jaffa became part of Tel Aviv, but for the previous 4,000 years it was a separate city with a rich history.
50 cities worth visiting in this lifetime
From the great ancient capitals to the modern cities of Asia, Europe and America, you’ll have an unforgettable experience when you visit. These 50 cities are worth seeing for the fascination, the history and the excitement.
1. Venice, Italy
We couldn’t resist including Venice with its picturesque canals, grandiose basilicas, colorful houses and cozy wine bars. There is no second such place on earth.
2. Seville, Spain
Photo by Stefi G.
Seville is the jewel of imperial Spain, where tourists can enjoy strolling through the city’s narrow streets with fleur-de-lis, Moorish castles and the famous Spanish tapas.
3. New York, USA
Photo by Naldo P.
No wonder New York City is often referred to as the “crossroads of the world.” Nowhere else can you find such a mind-blowing concentration of art, culture, cuisine and business.
4. Lhasa, China
Lhasa is the spiritual center of Tibetan Buddhism in the rugged Himalayas. Incense-filled monasteries and palaces lie against a backdrop of magnificent scenery.
5. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
From the world-famous carnival to the iconic sites, Rio de Janeiro is a source of experiences for all five senses. And it’s home to two of the most famous beaches on Earth!
6. London, England
Prestigious museums, famous street markets, and a vibrant financial center contribute to London’s consistent hold as one of the most visited cities in the world.
7. Marrakech, Morocco
Photo by Dan Mirica
You will never forget a visit to the Medina of Marrakech. Endless mazes of streets full of colorful bazaars, stunning architecture and tagines on every corner.
8. Petra, Jordan
Petra stands out among all the majestic ancient cities of the world. To believe in the existence of these epic, open to the winds of the desert monumental buildings carved into the rocks, you have to see them with your own eyes.
9. Rome, Italy
Walking around Rome is like exploring a vast open-air museum. No other place on earth holds such an abundance of fine art, cuisine, and masses of ancient history as the Eternal City.
10. Varanasi, India
Photo by Gary Asp
Varanasi is one of India’s most sacred cities. Watching the sunrise on the ghats by the banks of the Ganges with devotees, pilgrims and locals will forever be in your memory.
11. Florence, Italy
Photo by Alexandar Pavlovic
Florence is the birthplace of the Renaissance, famous for its incredible collection of art, not to mention its magnificent cathedrals, delicious Tuscan cuisine and rich, enchanting architecture.
12. Havana, Cuba
Photo by Nicolaas Kuipers
A stroll through Old Havana will take you back in time to the past, to the atmosphere of majestic prerevolutionary buildings, classic cars and the smell of home cooking mixed with the sea breeze.
13. Kyoto, Japan
Photo by Catman C.
Kyoto was once the capital of Japan and the main residence of the emperors. Visiting elegant tea houses, gardens, and local castles is the best way to experience the true essence of the traditions of the land of the rising sun.
14. Jerusalem, Israel
Photo by Milutin Milosevic
Jerusalem is a real crossroads of cultures, cuisines and beliefs. The most striking confirmation of this is found in the streets of the Old City, associated with the greatest people and events in history.
15. Paris, France
Photo by Margarita Cabre
This is the city of lights, which is considered the most romantic place on earth. Here you can get carried away with going to museums and strolling through amazing squares with lots of cozy cafes.
16. Beijing, China
Beijing is the historical and cultural capital of China, famous for two of the most impressive monumental complexes on Earth: the Forbidden City palace complex and the Great Wall of China.
17. Lalibela, Ethiopia
Photo by Nathan C.
Lalibela is one of Ethiopia’s greatest holy cities, known the world over for its unique and stunning collection of monolithic churches carved right into the rock.
18. Granada, Spain
Granada is filled with magic from the Alhambra itself to the narrow cobblestone streets of the Albaycin district. Such charm is not to be found even in some of the big cities of Europe.
19. Athens, Greece
Photo by Esther Loumbardas
Athens Acropolis ranks as one of the most recommended places to visit. But Athens is much more than just ancient ruins. Sun-drenched streets, colorful squares, and incredible museums await.
20. Bagan, Myanmar
Here you can experience some of the most beautiful sunrises in the world. Imagine the rolling fog, the first glimmers of light, and the almost endless plain of Bagan’s ancient pagodas.
21. Kathmandu, Nepal
For many, Kathmandu is the gateway to the majestic Himalayas. It is one of the most colorful cities on earth, populated by ascetic sadhus and monks in saffron robes, chanting cultic prayers.
22. Vatican City
The Vatican is a city-state and the center of the Roman Catholic Church. Even if you are a non-religious tourist, one look at the columns and dome of St. Peter’s Square is enough to take your breath away.
23. Lisbon, Portugal
Photo by Maria Roco
Lisbon really does have it all: sun, sea and an enchantingly decadent atmosphere along with colorful urban neighborhoods like Chiado and Alfama.
24. Tokyo, Japan
Photo by Teruo Araya
Once in Tokyo, you’ll feel transported to the future. This glittering metropolis of 13,000,000 inhabitants has become a mecca for shopaholics, foodies, and partygoers. And yet it still has room for peaceful gardens and shrines.
25. Istanbul, Turkey
In this city the East meets the West. Istanbul with its thousand-year history, monumental mosques and bustling bazaars is more relevant than ever.
26. Hoi An, Vietnam
Photo by Tuan Do
Hội An is a historic Vietnamese port and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This unique old city reflects Japanese, Vietnamese and European influences. Oh, and the local cuisine is something to behold.
27. Amsterdam, Netherlands
Photo by Victor Laken
Amsterdam has one of the highest quality of life scores in the world. This fact attracts millions of tourists, fascinated by its famous Red Light District and the stunning Van Gogh Museum.
28. Luxor, Egypt
Luxor is the most beautiful of the ancient cities of Egypt. It is located on the banks of the Nile near the cities of Karnak and Thebes and not far from the Valley of the Kings, making it a must-see if you love history.
29. Berlin, Germany
Few cities have played such an important role in recent history as Berlin. Plus its legendary nightclubs and lively restaurants make the German capital one of the most interesting cities in modern Europe.
30. Jaipur, India
Jaipur is the capital of the state of Rajasthan with spectacular palaces and gardens. This major city is part of India’s famous “Golden Triangle” along with Agra (location of the Taj Mahal) and Delhi.
31. Lyon, France
The ancient part of Lyon is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the history of the city goes back to Roman times. Try to visit it during the “Festival of Lights” (Fête des Lumières), when the cathedrals, gardens and streets are lit by thousands of lights.
32. Iya, Greece
Iya is the most famous town on the Greek island of Santorini. Its magnificent white and blue houses cascading down to the sea look like they came off a postcard!
33. Siem Reap, Cambodia
Most travelers rush to this country to visit the stunning ancient complex of Angkor Wat, but Siem Reap with its laid-back bohemian tourism energy and delicious food is also worth your attention.
34. Vienna, Austria
Vienna is a majestic imperial city with beautiful palaces, manicured gardens and elegant cafes. It has been recognized more than once as one of the most livable cities in the world – just the cherry on the cake.
35. Cusco, Peru
In addition to being the main starting point for those wanting to explore the Andes and Machu Picchu, the World Heritage city of Cusco is full of historic temples, monasteries and magnificent colonial houses.
36. Cartagena, Colombia
The colonial city of Cartagena on the Caribbean coast of Colombia has a history of explorers, pirates and kings. The old city is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is as charming as you can imagine.
37. Zanzibar, Tanzania
Zanzibar is one of Africa’s most popular ancient cities, famous for its white sandy beaches and the mix of African, Arab and Portuguese culture in the historic Stone City district.
38. Mexico City, Mexico
Photo by Juan Pablo Tellez Giron Gual
Mexico City offers a delightful mix of sights, sounds and colors. A city of more than 20 million people, beautiful colonial architecture, close proximity to ruins and a thoroughgoing cuisine.
Photo by Graciela Barraza
Whether on vacation or on a business trip, while in Singapore, be sure to visit its Little India neighborhood. Here you’ll find some of the best street food in the world.
40. Las Vegas, USA
Photo by Ethan Ledbetter
Sin City is a favorite destination for Americans and tourists from all over the world. The place with the incomparable combination of fine hotels, famous restaurants, and major casinos. Viva Las Vegas!
41. Samarkand, Uzbekistan.
Photo by Anuradha Yalamanchili.
Samarkand is the ancient city of the Great Silk Road. Its mosaic and monumental Registan Square with its madrassahs of Ulugbek, Sher-Dor and Tillya-Kari is one of the world’s most beautiful examples of Islamic architecture.
42. Sydney, Australia
Photo by Khurshed Marolia
Sydney, with its iconic opera house and famous beaches, perfectly blends nature’s divas with urban amenities. It is undoubtedly one of the greatest cities on earth.
43. San Francisco, California
Photo by Michael Perry
We couldn’t forget about San Francisco. It’s a city with historic buildings, nearby natural parks and great food – the undeniable star of the American west coast.
44. Mont Saint-Michel, France
More than three million visitors a year can attest that the local sights leave the most romantic memories, for example, the spire of Mont Saint-Michel Abbey towering over the tranquil Normandy coastline.
45. Dubrovnik, Croatia
Photo by Feray Umut
The centuries-old walled city-fortress of Dubrovnik is the pearl of the Adriatic and one of the most picturesque regions in all of Europe.
46. Bangkok, Thailand
Photo by Pramod Kanakath
From peaceful temples to exotic markets to raucous nightclubs, Bangkok has something to offer everyone. It has become so popular that in 2013 it beat London as the most visited city!
47. Buenos Aires, Argentina
Photo by Frank Plamann
Buenos Aires is often called the Paris of South America. It is a city with wide avenues in the center, colorful houses and tango clubs in the La Boca area. Buenos Aires is a place for fun.
48. Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
Photo by Roberto Destarac
Magical is the word that best describes the city of Antigua Guatemala. Here travelers can explore the ruins of colonial churches and monasteries or dip into a bohemian café, all under the watchful gaze of three watchful volcanoes looming on the horizon.
49. Prague, Czech Republic
Photo by Jaromir Tretina
A mix of rich history, stunning architecture, and hearty cuisine makes Prague one of the most visited cities in the world. It is definitely worth a visit to experience the spirit of Central Europe.
50. Budapest, Hungary
Photo by O. Mehes
The countless empires that have ruled Budapest over the years have left their mark on this city that many consider to be the most beautiful in Europe. Add to that the bustling nightclubs and the many thermal springs and you have a great trip guaranteed.