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Defining a city can be difficult, butHugh Newell Jacobsen may have managed a way to do so, but describing the beauty of a city and actually naming the top most beautiful cities in a world, can be a task that can only be described as herculean. Beauty, as they say in the age old clichΓ©d manner, lies in the eyes of the beholder and hence, this list is completely subjective.

Top Most Beautiful Cities in the World

Barcelona

Steeped in history, art and culture, Barcelona is a port city and the second largest city in Spain, which is also home to one of the biggest names in football, FC Barcelona. The city leads the world, where the design industry and gastronomical experimentation is concerned. The love for design is also apparent in the stunning structures that dot the city. A green cover that can be widely attributed to its 68 parks and the work hard, play hard vibe that is visible for everyone at the 7 beaches that it boasts of, Barcelona is also one of the most disabled-friendly cities in the world, thanks to the improvements it had to make in preparation for the 1992 Olympics.

Buenos Aires

The capital and the largest city of Argentina, Buenos Aires is known for its cultural vibrancy and cosmopolitan inhabitants. PorteΓ±os or people of the port as the citizens of Buenos Aires, are known to exhibit their live culture, food, fashion, and share a deep rooted love for their traditions. This city which is heralded as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, was founded in 1536. Home to one of the finest opera house in the world, Teatro Colon, La Boca’s pressed tin houses, and the passionate dance, Tango, Buenos Aires, is a city that is definitely worth a visit.

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Cape Town

One of the most beautiful cities in the world and also one of the most popular destinations for tourists to Africa. With beautiful beaches and the famous Table mountain, that gives a panoramic view of the city at a height of 3,500 feet above sea level, the city is an astonishing potpourri of natural beauty, brilliant architecture, with buildings constructed in the Cape Dutch style, and a rich heritage. The city is the legislative and economic capital of South Africa with a mix of people from different races inhabiting it. In the recent past, Cape Town has topped a number of lists citing the top most beautiful cities in the world.

Chicago

Chi-town, Chi-city, Windy City, Second City, City of Big Shoulders; it is amazing, the number of epithets the city has been awarded with. A few people may question the inclusion of this city in the list of the most beautiful cities in the world, but this city with its cultural dynamism manages to capture the heart of anyone who visits it. A few other feathers in its cap, is that we owe the emergence of skyscrapers, deep dish pizza and America’s first African American President to the city of Chicago.

Hong Kong

Four of the tallest buildings in the world – need I say more about the architectural spectacle that is Hong Kong. And all these buildings are picturesquely set against a mountain as a backdrop. This city which is a special region of the People’s Republic of China, is definitely one the most beautiful cities in the world. This city is a perfect example of,’east meets west,’ blending its traditional Chinese heritage with the values that it imbibed during the British regime. Hong Kong is home to several famous martial arts performers like Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan and famous directors like Wong Kar-wai.

London

Sweeney Todd very famously sang, “There is no place like London”. Though he may have had only bad things to say about the city, we cannot stop gushing about this mega-city that was founded almost 2 millennia ago by the Romans. Art, entertainment, music, culture, literature and even films – you name it and London commands its presence in the field. From the picturesque view that the London Eye offers you, to the almost mannequin like Buckingham Palace guards and the Big Ben, London travel ensures enough tourist spots and attractions for everyone and every choice.

New York City

New York, I Love You, a recently released film pays homage to the city that is the financial capital of the U.S.A. The Big Apple is captured in its many moods and sights but the movie still fails to do justice to the city, which is definitely one of the top most beautiful cities in the world. Tom Wolfe had one famously said, “Culture just seemed to be in the air, like part of the weather”. Nothing seems truer for New York City, which can boast of being the center for several movements including the Harlem renaissance, jazz dance, hip hop and abstract expressionism. Of course, the fact that it is home to Broadway, Ellis Island, Times Square, Rockefeller Center and the Central Park is just a pleasant afterthought.

Paris

The most romantic city in the world, the home to the Eiffel Tower, Louvre and Notre Dame de Paris which have been the spectacular settings to many a movies, Paris remains ‘the city of dreams’ for most modern day tourists. Once the world leader in most cultural and artistic pursuits including movies, fashion, philosophy and even gourmet food, today Paris city is fighting a battle to maintain the cultural heritage. But that does not take away from the fact that this gorgeous city remains one of the most beautiful cities in the world and will continue to inspire writers and poets alike.

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