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Cities Everyone Should Consider Visiting

Cities Everyone Should Consider Visiting

The world is full of exciting plethora of beautiful places that most of us don’t even know about. From lost cities with quaint landmarks and glorious medieval capitals to those with mysterious waterfalls and jaw-dropping natural wonders, you would spend a lifetime to fully discover them all. However, this is not quite possible and so creating a wish list of the best places to visit would be the best idea. Thankfully, we have compiled for you a list of the ones that should always be close to the top of your bucket list. To help you plan your next travel, here are the 25 best cities Everyone Should Consider Visiting.

1. Rome, Italy


Having existed for more than 2,500 years, Rome is a perfect travel destination for the history lovers. Most of the tourists who visit the city flock sites such as the Pantheon, The Colosseum, and Trevi Fountain. Within the city, you will also come across the well-known Vatican City which is virtually the smallest independent state in the world. Being the headquarters of the worldwide Roman Catholic Church, you should expect to come across various historical legacies and ancient architecture.

2. Paris, France


Regarded as the most beautiful and romantic city in the entire world, The French capital is a city like no other. In fact, according to figures, it comes it is rated the third most visited city in the world coming just after London and Bangkok. The city is home to a good number of world-renown tourist attractions including the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, the Moulin Rouge, and the Louvre museum.

3. Budapest, Hungary


While Budapest may be one of the most underrated cities in Europe, surprisingly, the city has more than enough to offer traveler's. From its history and poignant scars of war to Art Nouveau architecture and an abundance of hot springs, Budapest is a traveler's dream city. Popularly known as “the city of naturally warm pools of water”, most visitors who come for Budapest city breaks never hesitate from taking a dip at one of the city’s famous baths. Other attractions in the city include 16th-century old Turkish pools and Secessionist buildings that promise to satisfy the architectural cravings of any visitor.

4. London, England


Apart from being the largest city in the Western part of Europe, London is also one of the most beautiful and vibrant cities in the world. It is in fact the ultimate center in England for medieval art, history, and literature. After visiting some of the most popular tourist hot spots in the city, make sure you also tour the infamous Buckingham Palace which is the official home of the Queen of England.

5. New York City, US


With over 50 million people visiting each and every year, New York City is another incredibly rewarding city to visit. From the Brooklyn Bridge and Grand Central Station to the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty, this city has a good number of the most popular attractions in the world. Add to that the music, fashion, and art all that are on display and you will definitely be delighted in everything about this city.

6. Marrakech, Morocco


Popularly referred to as the “red city” because of its rose-colored buildings, Marrakech is a very popular tourist destination. In fact, the city’s walled medina is now a UNESCO world heritage site. Apart from housing old monuments that are as old as a thousand years, medina has grown to be a crowded marketplace where you will find all the traditional Moroccan goods. Other notable attractions within the city include stunning mosques and fascinating.

7. Istanbul, Turkey


With one foot in Europe and the other in Asia, Turkey’s largest city is one place with an exciting blend of cultures. Being a former capital of the Roman, the Byzantine, and also the Ottoman empires, the city is a haven for the history buffs. Some of the must see in the city are its two most famous religious buildings including the Hagia Sophia. The buildings here perfectly display the city’s ancient architecture which features prominent displays of both Ottoman and Byzantine styles. Other major attractions in the city include Turkish baths, mosques, bazaars, galleries, and clubs.

8. Prague, Czech Republic


Prague is one of the few cities that quickly grew into very popular spots for world travelers. Today, it is one of Europe’s most fascinating cities thanks to its very striking architecture, travel itineraries, hilltop views, and charming markets. The city is also known for producing some of the world’s best brew. While here, you should never miss visiting John Lennon Wall street and walking across the Charles Bridge to get a sense of this beautiful city’s quiet revolutionary soul.

9. Buenos Aires, Argentina


Often referred to as the “Paris of South America", the city of Buenos Aires is considered as the most European-style city of the South America. The buildings and neighborhoods here are embellished with European heritage and burst with romantic restaurants and pumping nightlife. The city is also well known for its wide streets, varied architectural building styles, and surprisingly exciting social life. If you are a soccer fan, you should never miss visiting the infamous La Bombonera stadium which is the home of Boca Juniors soccer club.

10. Florence, Italy


Being the birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence is one city that features ancient art and architecture. As a matter of fact, the city is home to over one million legendary and famous works of Renaissance art. Florence is filled with numerous popular tourist attractions that ranges from the striking Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica di Santa Croce to Ponte Vecchio and Cinema teatro Odeon. Thanks to its stunning views, Florence appeals to most photographers and instagrammers who flock here to take snaps.

11. Barcelona, Spain


From its expansive beaches and imaginary architecture to the gothic style churches and historic buildings, you will certainly fall in love with Barcelona. The architecture in the streets of the city and the fact that it is the center of the Catalonia are what makes Barcelona one of the best cities in the world. As you stroll around the city's beautiful streets, you will come across very fine pieces of stonework and ironwork.

12. Cape Town, South Africa


With all the Mother Nature’s charming wonders that this city has, it is often regarded as the “Mother City”. Thanks to it’s one of a kind city-meets-the-sea appeal, Cape town city comes out as one of the most beautiful cities to visit. The most important attraction in this city is the Table Mountain National Park which kind of defines the city as a whole. Just nearby you will also find the glorious sapphire blue Table Bay that is well known for its great white sharks.

13. St. Petersburg, Russia


Founded in 1703, this city offers tourists with very calm beauty. The city is also well known for housing over 200 world-class museums and it’s wide collection of priceless art. Hermitage Museum alone currently packs more than three million works of art. In addition, St. Petersburg features a large number of magnificent cathedrals that are known worldwide such as the St. Mary’s Cathedral, St. Paul Cathedral, and the Kazan Cathedral.

14. Bangkok, Thailand


Aside from being the capital center of Thailand, Bangkok is beyond reasonable doubts the most tourist-friendly place in the whole of Southeast Asia. Regardless of whatever your travel budget is or what interests you, the city has something for everyone. The city is well known for housing numerous royal golden palaces, Buddhist temples, floating markets, and porcelain inlaid spires. The city’s diverse cuisine also contributes much to making it a hot spot for tourists.

15. Athens, Greece


Being the inception place of Western civilization, the city of Athens is one of the oldest places in the world. Having existed for over 4,000 years, it should definitely be on top of your bucket list if you are a history buff. You can get some good views of the city from the famous Acropolis which gives visitors striking views of the city as well as a close-up view of the Parthenon. After that, you can proceed to visit the new Acropolis Museum, walk in Socrates’ footsteps at Agora, and then explore the flea markets of Plaka and Monastiraki.

16. Queenstown, New Zealand


New Zealand is one of the most exciting countries to visit and Queenstown is the country’s most beautiful South Island. Often considered as the adrenaline capital of the world, Queenstown is arguably the number one city for outdoor adventures such as hiking, skiing, and boating. If you are a fan of the "Lord of The Rings" film which is a product of Queenstown, you will get an opportunity to explore all the places where the movie was filmed.

17. Hong Kong, China


From glorious skylines and skyscrapers to magnificent temples and hiking trails, Hong Kong is one place that is impressive from every angle. While here, you can decide whether to eat out at a traditional dim sum teahouse or go and shop at Mong Kok which is among the most densely populated places on Earth.

18. Hanoi, Vietnam


Hanoi is one city in the world that that perfectly blends the medieval era and the modern world. After surviving the Russian planners and American bombs, the city underwent economic reforms and re-emerged with grand boulevards, huge mansions, beautiful parks, lakes, and more than 600 temples and pagodas. Some of the must see attractions in the city include the Temple of Literature which was built in 1070 and Hoan Kiem Lake which is one of the most beautiful sights in the city.

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19. Sydney, Australia


Regarded as the “New-Years-Eve party destination”, the capital of New South Wales is among the most visited cities in the world. The city also features various iconic landmarks and amazing beaches that make it worth visiting any time of the year. Being Australia’s biggest city, Sydney has many appealing neighborhoods and a waterfront culture that has the locals hopping on ferries every single day.

20. Bruges, Belgium


Popularly known as the "Venice of the North” the city of Bruges is another must visit. The city is a charming fairy-tale and medieval city with historic churches and exceptionally photogenic canals. Today, the city is a major producer of a wide variety of medieval and early modern art. Much of Bruges charm lies in its carefully preserved old buildings and cobblestone streets which were built as early as the 12th century.

21. Venice, Italy


This city is built on a lagoon and consists of an archipelago of over a hundred small islands that are connected together by numerous scenic canals bridges. Throughout the city, canals and bridges crisscross making it a very enchanting place to be at. For over 1,500 years, people have been walking the paths and padding through the canals in Venice.

22. Shanghai, China


Shanghai is the capital city of China and also ranks among the largest cities in the world. The city features a metropolis space and boasts of a futuristic skyline that is formed by a large number of skyscrapers strategically positioned in the centre of the city. The city also features various stunning tourist attractions such as Jin Mao Tower which offer visitors with dramatic backdrop for taking very beautiful snaps.

23. Jerusalem, Israel


Dating back to as early as 4 B.C, Jerusalem comes out as one of the most ancient cities in the world. When you enter the city, it is like you are leaving behind the 21st century and travelling back in time. Likewise, when you move from the Jewish area to the Muslim area, you will feel as if you have travelled to a totally new country. Some of the notable attractions in Jerusalem include the city's monuments of faith like the Dome of the Rock and the Western Wall.

24. Dubai, UAE


Dubai is one of the few cities that popped up out of nowhere and within no time grew into being the world’s best in almost everything. From having the tallest building in the world and most luxurious hotel to the largest artificial islands and extraordinary architecture, the city is full of surprises. Despite being a very modern and developed city, Dubai is still changing day by day with its number of extraordinary architecture and shopping malls multiplying each and every day.

25. Singapore


With its elaborate temples, world-class architecture, and extraordinary gardens, Singapore is unquestionably a superlative city. The beauty in this city is both man-made and natural. Most visitors who come here head to its tropical jungles and Botanic Gardens. Singapore is also known to have some of the cleanest streets and subways in the entire world.

Whether you prefer sitting back and relaxing or backpacking and embarking on an adventure, the cities in this list have a little bit of something that will please everyone. Each will leave you fascinated and wanting more with its mystery, beauty, and ingenuity. In fact, visiting just one will leave you wondering just how many secrets this world still has in store for you.

This is a contribution from one of our contributing writers.


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