Cities come in all shapes and sizes, and for the most part, we tend to imagine a large, sprawling metropolis that’s made up mostly of concrete and smog when we picture a city. But this isn’t always the case, and some cities have gone to extraordinary lengths to ensure that they are not just visually appealing, but also clean and welcoming.
With that in mind, these are the world’s most beautiful cities that are worth seeing at least once in a lifetime.
Budapest is one of the biggest cities in the European Union, and is the cultural and political centre of the country. The Hungarians first settled in the area in the 9th century after the Romans have left the region. It hosts the second oldest railway system in the world, and thanks to its many sites and activities, it’s been ranked as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Over 3 million visit Budapest every year, and it’s been host to the European and World championships, as well as the Olympic Games.
Florence, like many of the cities within Italy, is steeped in endless amounts of ancient history, with it being one of the very oldest cities in Italy that’s still very much thriving. It was once the commercial and financial centre of the medieval world, known globally as a hub of trade and commerce that draw in hundreds and thousands of travellers. Today, the city is home to museums, eateries, and plenty of other attractions, such as Uffizi Gallery, Pitti Palace, and the Basilica of San Lorenzo, and enough hotels for visitors to retire to and enjoy a game of online slots Australia or local television.
Another city from Italy, this time we’re looking at the country’s capital, and perhaps the most successful metropolis that has ever existed. Started hundreds of years ago when the Romans were first building up their mighty empire, Rome served as the central trading and commercial hub of the planet, and has been home to countless decades of history. Many of the buildings in the city can be traced back to the time of the ancient Romans, with the Colosseum being Rome’s most well known national heritage site.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Amsterdam is known throughout the globe as the city to see when looking to have a good time. It’s a peaceful and welcoming city that attracts millions of people from every continent on the planet, and has earned itself a name as the city to go to for its unique nightlife. The city was added as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010 thanks to its unique and colourful history, with the oldest building in Amsterdam being the Oude Kurk, built in 1306.
Located in the northwestern part of the country, Bruges is the largest city in the province of West Flanders, and the centre of the region. It’s often known as the Venice of the North, and has served as a major trading hub more than once in its lifetime. Like Amsterdam, Bruges is currently listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.