World’s Most Beautiful Cities You Must Cross Off Your List!

We live in a world of beauty, nature, love, romance and history and this world is full of surprises especially for travelers. Everywhere we go we find a different culture, different food, various languages, colorful festivals and diverse sights, isn’t it just so amazing! Who says life is monotonous when you can wake up in a different city every morning, have lunch in some other city and dine in a different one! Life is much more than monotony when this world has such spectacular sights to offer.

This world is certainly a beautiful place to live in and here are five most beautiful cities in the world which we should all visit at least once in a lifetime.

Venice, Italy

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Poets, travelers, philosophers or actors, Venice has charmed all and its breathtaking beauty spares none! The capital of northern Italy’s Veneto region, Venice is not just a city, it is a magician, an artist and a celebration, every part of Venice is a piece of art in itself and that tells why the spell of Venice is too hard to break.

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Built on more than 100 small islands in a marshy lagoon in the Adriatic Sea, the city has The Grand Canal running through it. Venice’s extravaganzas include La Biennale di Venezia’s art, architecture, theater, music, dance and film festivals; and Carnevale, the world’s largest and most famous masked ball that also garners praises for the city.

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Definitely one of the world’s most beautiful cities, Venice’s magical scenery is fascinating and enchanting much like a splendid painting on a big canvas. Both sunrise and sunset in this city are like a vermilion mark on a newly wed bride’s forehead. And, if you are planning your honeymoon then you cannot ignore the world’s most romantic city!

Book a flight to Venice.

Ideal Stay: 5-7 days

Attractions: Piazza San Marco, Basilica di San Marco, Doge’s Palace, Torre dell’Orologio, Gallerie dell’Accademia, I Frari, Palazzo Ducale, San Giorgio Maggiore, Santa Maria della Salute,  Rialto market and the Rialto BridgeZattere

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Activities: Romantic Dinner Cruise, Ride a Vaporetto,  Walk through the alley ways,  take the water taxi

Cuisine: cuttlefish, cicchett, Polenta Nella Seppia

Buy: gloves & accessories, locally made leather bags, hand-made mask and costume, Venetian masks, Venetian glass chandeliers, Venetian glass jewelry   

Most Dazzling Canal Cities Of The World

Paris, France

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France’s capital, Paris is a major European city widely popular as a global center for art, fashion, and culture. This spellbinding city has 19th-century picturesque cityscape and while it is synonymous to The Eiffel Tower, yet Paris is much more than just that.

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The elegant and sophisticated city is also known for its extraordinary architecture, cafe culture, designer boutiques, beautifully manicured gardens, elegant shopping streets and of course the peaceful Seine. Paris has been a dream city for almost everyone and it indeed is a dream-like place which holds you firm and yet sets you free!

Romantic Things To Do In the City Of Love: Paris

It is not untrue if someone keeps repeating the phrase, Come Fall in love in Paris! Folks often get it wrong; well, we would interpret in the way it must be, drown yourself in self love and appreciate and admire when life is this beautiful in Paris!

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The Louvre, Source: pixabay

Ideal Stay: 5-7 days

Attractions: Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, The Avenue des Champs-Elysées, Sacré Coeur, Notre Dame Cathedral, Louvre Pyramid, Place de la Concorde

Activities: photography, Cabaret shows, amusement parks, high end shopping, boat rides on the Seine

Eat: Baguette, caramels, kouglof, jamon (cured ham), macaroon  (All types of food available)

Buy: Fashion accessories, antiques, musical instruments, artworks, shop at brand outlets or at flea markets

Kyoto, Japan

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many might not be aware but,Kyoto is a refined city on the island of Honshuthe and its ecstatic blend of modern and classical styles makes it quite intriguing. This good looking city is stuffed with thousands of Buddhist temples, imperial palaces, shinto shrines and traditional wooden houses, however, what truly makes the city alluring to most people are the surreal gardens.

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For those who love to spend some time close to nature observing its magnificence, Kyoto is going to be a pleasant surprise! The best part is that Kyoto is full of cultural, artistic, and nature related events throughout the year. It surely has all the reasons to carry the reputation of being one of the most beautiful cities on planet earth. Visit Kyōto in spring and fall and you will fall hard for this city.

Reasons Why You Need To Visit Japan Right Now!

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Ideal Stay: 5-7 days

Attractions: Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Kinkaku-ji Temple, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Sanjusangendo Hall, Zenrinji-temple, Nijo Castle, Ginkaku-ji Temple, Monkey Park Iwatayama, Tofukuji Temple, Kinkaku‑ji, Ninomaru Garden

Activities: Public bath at Funaoka Onsen,  meditation at Taizo-in and Shunko-in, strolling along cherry blossoms

Festivals: Setsubun (February 3 or 4), Hanatoro (March 14-23 in Higashiyama and December 14-23 in Arashiyama), Cherry Blossom Season (April 1-15),

Cuisine: matcha, Yatsuhashi, hamo,  hamo (a white fish served with ume as sushi), tofu, suppon (turtle dish), vegetarian dishes, and kaiseki-ryori (multi-course chef’s choice)

Buy: Parasols, incense, Damascene and carved wooden dolls

Book a flight to Kyoto.

Vienna, Austria

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The capital of Austria, Vienna lies in the country’s east on the Danube River and the city is known for its amazing quality life. Known for its Imperial palaces, including Schönbrunn and the Habsburgs’ summer residence, the city also boasts of historic and contemporary buildings display works by Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt and other artists in the Museums Quartier district. A metropolis with unique charm, vibrancy and flair, Vienna is a dream city for anyone with a romantic streak or an interest in history.

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Danube cruise

 

The Danube has been an inspiration for many classical music pieces, lined with walking and biking lanes and with extremely clean crystal water, so a dip on a hot day isn’t such a bad idea. Enjoy a tram ride on the yellow tram and orient yourself with the heart of the city’s attractions and get acquainted with its eternal charm and elegance as you enjoy a 30 min tour with an audio guide.

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Ideal Stay: 5-7 days

Attractions: Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral), Kunsthistorisches Museum (Museum of Fine Arts), Albertina, MAK- Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art, Historic Center of Vienna, Schoenbrunn Palace, Tiergarten Schoenbrunn – Zoo Vienna, State Opera House, Imperial Palace (Hofburg), Belvedere Palace Museum, University of Vienna

A Perfect Weekend In Vienna

 

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Activities: attend open-air-film festivals,  the ImPulsTanz Festival, balls,  visit Naschmarkt for fresh fruits, lipsmacking world cuisnes & interesting accessories and other stuff, Prada park for some relaxation

Cuisine: try Viennese tarts and cakes in one of its numerous cafes, sausage, Gulash, Schweinsbraten, Tafelspitz, Knödel, Spätzle

Prague, Czech Republic

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Capital of the Czech Republic, Prague is another city stuffed with all the ingredients that makes it an ideal vacation for just everyone. Quite famous for its charming Old Town Square, colorful  and elegant baroque buildings, historic pedestrian Charles Bridge and the medieval Astronomical Clock, majestic, magnificent and colorful Prague is a die hard romantic, historic and modern in its own unique ways. 

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Old town square

Each of Prague’s districts has its own characteristic atmosphere and unique charm. Every corner of this ever-welcoming city has a beautiful story to narrate. The iconic Charles Bride dates back to 500 years and was built by King  of Bohemia, Charles 1 in 1357 adorned with series of striking statues that speaks throughout its length of the city’s opulent history. Interestingly, this stunning city was fortunate enough to escape the horrors of the 2nd World War and has been a major hub of trade and commerce for most of the time.

Prague: The Soul Of Central Europe

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Dancing house

Ideal Stay: 5-7 days

Attractions: Old Town (Stare Mesto), Charles Bridge, Old Town Square, St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague Zoo, Prague Castle, Old Town Hall and Astronomical Clock, Dancing House, Mala strana, Lobkowicz Palace, Vysehrad National Cultural Monument, Jelenei Prikop park, Mucha Museum, Miniature Museum

Activities: Prague Segway tours, walk tours, photography tours, bike tours, afternoon scenic cruise on the Vltava river, take the local tram

Eat: Koleno, Vepřo-knedlo-zelo, Tatarák , Ovocné knedlíky, Pivo, Bramboráky , Nakládaný hermelín, Utopenci, Turtleneck, Pislner Beer

Buy: Bohemian crystal, soccer shirts, arts, craft, food, drink and Prague memorabilia

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Aren’t you getting pangs of wanderlust after seeing the beautiful pictures of these hypnotic cities? I know I just awakened the wanderlust in you. So, what are you waiting for? Pack your stuff, book your first trip to these magnificent cities.

Bon Voyage!

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