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The 25 Most Beautiful Cities of the World - Official Ranking 2021

It could be a nicetravel itinerary, a good resolution to leave: visit the most beautiful cities in the world! Yes but ... what are they? The problem in these cases is always which one to exclude, since there are thousands of wonderful cities, and in truth, each of them certainly deserves to be on this special list.
We have tried to establish ours top 25 of the most beautiful cities to visit.


Classification criteria

To draw up the ranking we called in the members of the community of.
After selecting a group of 100 magnificent cities around the globe, we asked a sample of over 10.000 users to indicate 5 preferences, evaluating for each of them the beauty of the landscapes, the historical, artistic and cultural heritage, the wealth of leisure opportunities and the cleanliness / quality of tourist services. By analyzing the data collected, we were able to decree the most beautiful city in the world! Let's find out what it is ...


25 - San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

A city of colonial charm at 2.000 meters above sea level, less than 100 km from Mexico City. Yes, we are in Mexico, but no, there are no beaches, no resorts ... we are not in Cancun. The identity of this country lies in its own colonial history, with architectures that recall the Catalan ones inserted in a 100% Mexican culture.
Do not miss: Jardìn principal, Parroquia de San Miguel Arcàngel, Casa de Don Ignacio de Allende, El Chorro spring, Jardìn Botànico.


  • Landscapes and environmental beauty: 6/10
  • History, art, culture: 6/10
  • Leisure and fun: 4/10
  • Cleaning and services: 6/10
  • TOTAL: 22/40

24 - Istanbul, Turkey

Mystery and beauty, monuments and churches, markets ... or rather no, Bazaar ... or rather no ... the Grand Bazaar, which is something else. The Turkish metropolis combines dream architecture with a Middle Eastern charm, which smells of spices.
Do not miss: the Blue Mosque, the Topkapi Palace, the Grand Bazaar, the Aya Sofia.


  • Landscapes and environmental beauty: 6/10
  • History, art, culture: 8/10
  • Leisure and fun: 6/10
  • Cleaning and services: 3/10
  • TOTAL: 23/40

23 - Bergen, Norway

Second city of Norway after the capital Oslo, perhaps compared to the latter it is even more "identity", less cosmopolitan, more linked to the origins of Nordic culture. Called "Gateway to the fjords", it is an extraordinary mix of mountains, ports, music and culture.
Do not miss: Bryggen Marina, Bergenhus Fortress, Mount Fløyen, Hardangerfjord and the "Troll's Tongue".

  • Landscapes and environmental beauty: 7/10
  • History, art, culture: 5/10
  • Leisure and fun: 6/10
  • Cleaning and services: 7/10
  • TOTAL: 23/40

22 - Cairo, Egypt

The most important city in Egypt and one of the oldest in the world, was born on the banks of the Nile. It is probably the reference point for lovers of ancient history and, of course, ancient Egypt, with everything that revolves around it: mysteries, pyramids, sphinxes and hidden treasures.
Do not miss: the Necropolis of Giza and its 3 Great Pyramids (Cheops, Chefren, Menkaure), the Great Sphinx, the Egyptian Museum, the Alabaster Mosque and the Coptic Quarter.


  • Landscapes and environmental beauty: 8/10
  • History, art, culture: 9/10
  • Leisure and fun: 4/10
  • Cleaning and services: 3/10
  • TOTAL: 24/40

21 - Charleston, South Carolina (USA)

We went back in time to the pre-industrial revolution: horse-drawn carriages, cobbled streets, pastel-colored buildings. In the "Holy City" you can breathe southern hospitality, embraced by a small gulf in the Atlantic Ocean. From its "Downtown" to the French Quarter, via the Cooper and Ashley rivers, it is impossible not to fall in love with it.
Do not miss: Arthur Ravenel JR Bridge, French Quarter, Waterfront Park, Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, Fort Sumter National Monument.


  • Landscapes and environmental beauty: 6/10
  • History, art, culture: 6/10
  • Leisure and fun: 6/10
  • Cleaning and services: 7/10
  • TOTAL: 25/40

20 - Quebec City, Quebec (Canada)

Among the most fascinating cities of the gigantic Canadian state. Perched on a rocky hill and crossed by the San Lorenzo river, it is divided into the upper city and the lower city. In 1985 it was included among the World Heritage Sites by Unesco: visit its Citadelle andHotel Chateau Frontenac... you will understand why.
Do not miss: Chateau Frontenac, Montmorency Falls, Citadelle, Notre Dame de Québe Cathedral, Terrasse Dufferin.


  • Landscapes and environmental beauty: 7/10
  • History, art, culture: 6/10
  • Leisure and fun: 5/10
  • Cleaning and services: 7/10
  • TOTAL: 25/40

19 - Athens, Greece

Democracy is born here, politics is born here (the real one, or at least what "should be"). Many things are born here: we are in the cradle of Mediterranean civilization, we are in a city where the weight of history is such as to create an echo without borders. Although the economic situation is not prosperous, Athens remains an essential point of reference for those who love ancient history. But also for those who don't love it.
Do not miss: the Acropolis, the Agora, Syntagma Square, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Plaka and Monastiraki districts.

  • Landscapes and environmental beauty: 7/10
  • History, art, culture: 9/10
  • Leisure and fun: 7/10
  • Cleaning and services: 3/10
  • TOTAL: 26/40

18 - New Orleans, Louisiana (USA)

One of the most fascinating destinations on the continent with stars and stripes, home of blues and jazz, and with a troubled history and still indissolubly linked to the first slave routes from Africa. Not even Hurricane Katrina of 2005 managed to wipe out his soul, which reveals itself in the French Quarter, at the Cafè du Monde, even in its famous cemeteries! And it is even the city of Ghosts and Voodoo ... need more?
Do not miss: Jackson square, Bourbon street, Frenchmen street, St. Louis Cemetery


  • Landscapes and environmental beauty: 6/10
  • History, art, culture: 6/10
  • Leisure and fun: 9/10
  • Cleaning and services: 5/10
  • TOTAL: 26/40

17 - Kyoto, Japan

It is the city of 1.000 Temples, ancient capital of Japan, where to experience the soul of the oriental country in its quintessence. From Buddhist temples to the neighborhoods of the Geishas, ​​Kyoto, unlike the capital Tokyo, is a city to live slowly, a city to breathe deeply.
Do not miss: the Kinkaku-ji (the Golden Pavilion), the Nishiki Market, the Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, the Pure Water Temple (Kiyomizudera).

  • Landscapes and environmental beauty: 8/10
  • History, art, culture: 7/10
  • Leisure and fun: 4/10
  • Cleaning and services: 8/10
  • TOTAL: 27/40

16 - Vienna, Austria

More than a city on a human scale, we would define it as "fit for kings, queens and princesses". Vienna cannot (and must not) abstract from its imperial past, from its having been the residence of the Habsburgs, but at the same time from being the city of Klimt and the Sacher Cake! Feel like kings, queens and princesses for a weekend, in Vienna it is possible!
Do not miss: Hofburg Palace, Schönbrunn Palace, Belvedere Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral, Danube Cruise.

  • Landscapes and environmental beauty: 7/10
  • History, art, culture: 8/10
  • Leisure and fun: 6/10
  • Cleaning and services: 6/10
  • TOTAL: 27/40

15 - Bangkok, Thailand

Culture and hectic life find a perfect synthesis here, a striking example of postmodernism who wants a cocktail in the skybar at who knows what level of height, a Thai massage and a visit to Buddha. Yes, you can really find everything here. Culture is sliced, landscapes are eye-popping and ... food ... well, we're in world capital of street food!
Do not miss: Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha), Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Wat Arun (the Temple of Dawn), Royal Palace / Wat Phra Kaew.

  • Landscapes and environmental beauty: 7/10
  • History, art, culture: 8/10
  • Leisure and fun: 8/10
  • Cleaning and services: 5/10
  • TOTAL: 28/40

14 - Cape Town, South Africa

Port city on the slopes of Table Mountain, among the 7 natural wonders of the world, is a favorite destination for surfers, for lovers of adventure, African history, photographic safaris ... the city of Nelson Mandela and the Robben Island prison, the "Big Five" and the Cape of Good Hope, a reserve inhabited by ostriches, baboons, warthogs and other strange animals!
Do not miss: the beaches of Blouberg and Boulders Beach, Robben Island, Table Mountain, Kruger National Park.

  • Landscapes and environmental beauty: 8/10
  • History, art, culture: 7/10
  • Leisure and fun: 6/10
  • Cleaning and services: 7/10
  • TOTAL: 28/40

13 - Siena, Tuscany (Italy)

Pearl of the Tuscan region, still linked in architecture and soul to its medieval identity. It is the land of the Palio, of good wine, but also of museums and art galleries. Just a few minutes away is even the legendary Sword in the Stone of British memory, and in general the surroundings are also spectacular.
Do not miss: Cathedral, Piazza del Campo, Medici Fortress and Italian Wine Shop, Montepulciano, Montalcino.

  • Landscapes and environmental beauty: 7/10
  • History, art, culture: 8/10
  • Leisure and fun: 7/10
  • Cleaning and services: 8/10
  • TOTAL: 30/40

12 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

It is the city of carnival, of Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, of Monte Corcovado and of Christ the Redeemer. It is simply Rio, one of the most famous cities in the world, and there will be a why. Gigantic (about 6 million inhabitants), it is also known for its favelas, it is true, but also for football and the Tijuca National Park. A life is not enough to know it, but to love it just a moment!
Do not miss: Statue of Christ the Redeemer, Copacabana and Ipanema Beaches, Corcovado Mountain, Sambodromo, Maracana Stadium, Sugar Loaf.

  • Landscapes and environmental beauty: 8/10
  • History, art, culture: 7/10
  • Leisure and fun: 10/10
  • Cleaning and services: 5/10
  • TOTAL: 30/40

11 - Sydney, Australia

Let's start well ... if a paradise like Sidney is at the bottom of the top 10, what awaits us higher? Australia's largest city will take comfort in being at the top of the most liveable cities in the world, meanwhile its beaches, its Harbour Bridge el 'Opera House they are placed in tenth place!

  • Landscapes and environmental beauty: 6/10
  • History, art, culture: 6/10
  • Leisure and fun: 9/10
  • Cleaning and services: 9/10
  • TOTAL: 30/40

10 - Venice, Italy

Second Italian city in the special ranking, and could not miss the most romantic city in the world. Its lagoon and its carnival, its gondoliers and St. Mark's Square, are arguments that alone would be enough, and that have made it a Unesco World Heritage Site.

  • Landscapes and environmental beauty: 10/10
  • History, art, culture: 8/10
  • Leisure and fun: 7/10
  • Cleaning and services: 5/10
  • TOTAL: 30/40

9 - Prague, Czech Republic

Also the Czech capital for many it is at the top of other rankings, precisely those of city ​​with the most beautiful women in the world! But Prague also has a historical center UNESCO heritage, it was capital of the Holy Roman Empire, and the old town at night, is a daydream!

  • Landscapes and environmental beauty: 7/10
  • History, art, culture: 8/10
  • Leisure and fun: 9/10
  • Cleaning and services: 7/10
  • TOTAL: 31/40

8 - Amsterdam, Holland

And enough to say that Amsterdam is all transgression, red light districts and legal cannabis! For heaven's sake, it certainly is, but it is much, much more. Amsterdam is its canals, it is the capital of modernity, it is art. It is mills and it is Van Gogh, and it is also many, many stories and identities.
Do not miss: Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank House, Rijkmuseum, Red Light District, canal cruise.

  • Landscapes and environmental beauty: 7/10
  • History, art, culture: 7/10
  • Leisure and fun: 9/10
  • Cleaning and services: 8/10
  • TOTAL: 31/40

7 - San Francisco, California

Economic, financial, as well as cultural and artistic center of the area of San Francisco Bay, famous among other things for the Golden Gate Bridge, skyscrapers such as the Transamerica Pyramid and the Millennium Tower, and parks such as Golden Gate Park, is also linked to key figures of the "Beat Generation" like Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg.

  • Landscapes and environmental beauty: 7/10
  • History, art, culture: 7/10
  • Leisure and fun: 9/10
  • Cleaning and services: 8/10
  • TOTAL: 31/40

6 - Florence, Italy

Could not miss the mother of the Rinascimento, the homeland of Dante Alighieri, cradle of art and architecture.
Who says Florence says Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Botticelli ... he says Uffizi Gallery, and he could go on saying without ever stopping for one and infinite lifetimes.

  • Landscapes and environmental beauty: 8/10
  • History, art, culture: 10/10
  • Leisure and fun: 7/10
  • Cleaning and services: 7/10
  • TOTAL: 32/40

5 - Rome, Italy

And with this, the Bel Paese takes home 3! But how could Roma Caput Mundi be missing, the absolute center of the ancient world, a city where every corner shines with its own light. The Coliseum is among the 7 wonders of the modern world, but all of Rome, between monuments, cuisine and history ... here is fourth, but it is certainly second to none!

  • Landscapes and environmental beauty: 10/10
  • History, art, culture: 10/10
  • Leisure and fun: 8/10
  • Cleaning and services: 5/10
  • TOTAL: 33/40

4 - Barcelona, ​​Spain

We are in the top 5, in the elite of the most beautiful cities in the world: and here is Barcelona, ​​the city of Gaudi and Sagrada Familia, the Parc Guell and Montjuic. But also las Ramblas, and why not the football temple of Camp Nou, the Barcelona stadium of the award-winning Leo Messi Golden Ball!

  • Landscapes and environmental beauty: 9/10
  • History, art, culture: 9/10
  • Leisure and fun: 9/10
  • Cleaning and services: 8/10
  • TOTAL: 35/40

3 - London, UK

The cosmopolitan city par excellence rises on the lowest step of the podium. The city of parks, la European capital which dictates the trends and which is itself a trend. The city of red double-decker buses and the "changing of the guard", the largest in Europe, the city of Tower Bridge, the Queen and ... Pink Floyd!

  • Landscapes and environmental beauty: 8/10
  • History, art, culture: 9/10
  • Leisure and fun: 10/10
  • Cleaning and services: 8/10
  • TOTAL: 35/40

2 - New York City, USA

It doesn't get there by a hair, and the city of takes second place Manhattan and Bronx; the city of paradoxes, of one of the most impressive skylines in the world and of Statue of Liberty. Even the city of the Empire State Building, del Central Park, the one found at the Metropolitan Museum and of... Friends!

  • Landscapes and environmental beauty: 9/10
  • History, art, culture: 8/10
  • Leisure and fun: 10/10
  • Cleaning and services: 8/10
  • TOTAL: 35/40

1 - Paris, France: The Most Beautiful City in the World

Here we are finally at what, according to the community of travelers, it is the most beautiful city in the world: Paris, muse of writers, singers and artists, fashion capital and elegance, it is an extraordinary meltin pot of culture, history, traditions, legends. Here, from the Eiffel Tower to Mont Martre, from Notre Dame Cathedral to the Louvre, if it becomes a museum even a cemetery ... oh yes, but at Père Lachaise there is even Jim Morrison! And say it then ...!

  • Landscapes and environmental beauty: 9/10
  • History, art, culture: 10/10
  • Leisure and fun: 10/10
  • Cleaning and services: 7/10
  • TOTAL: 36/40
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