Most Beautiful Cities in the World 2024

Beauty is subjective, or “is in the eye of the beholder.” Beautiful cities are each unique. Some are surrounded by breathtaking nature, while others are built with grand, distinguishable architecture. The world’s most beautiful cities boast some of the richest cultures in the world.

Because beauty is subjective, determining the most beautiful cities in the world must be done through a survey. Flight Network surveyed over 1,000 travel writers, bloggers, and agencies about which cities they find to be the most beautiful. The result was 50 cities that are meant for the travel bucket list.

The top ten most beautiful cities in the world are:

  1. Paris, France
  2. New York City, United States
  3. London, United Kingdom
4. Venice, Italy 5. Vancouver, Canada 6. Barcelona, Spain
7. Cape Town, South Africa 8. San Francisco, United States 9. Sydney, Australia
10. Rome, Italy

According to the Flight Network survey respondents, Paris is the most beautiful city in the world. Paris has distinguishable architecture, most notably the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Élysées, and Palace of Versailles. As the most beautiful city in the world, it’s no surprise that Paris is called “the city of love.”

Two U.S. cities – New York and San Francisco – made the top ten most beautiful cities. New York has the perfect mix of history and modern culture, with sights such as the Statue of Liberty, Broadway, Times Square, and Central Park. San Francisco sits on the opposite coast of New York and has its own character with trolleys, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, and Fisherman’s Wharf.

No two of the 50 most beautiful cities are alike. Each city has unique, defining characteristics that make them their own – from the people to the food, the architecture, and the culture overall.

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Ranking
City
Country
1ParisFrance
2New York CityUnited States
3LondonUnited Kingdom
4VeniceItaly
5VancouverCanada
6BarcelonaSpain
7Cape TownSouth Africa
8San FranciscoUnited States
9SydneyAustralia
10RomeItaly
11SingaporeSingapore
12LisbonPortugal
13AmsterdamThe Netherlands
14PragueCzech Republic
15Rio de JaneiroBrazil
16BudapestHungary
17IstanbulTurkey
18TokyoJapan
19ViennaAustria
20Beunos AiresArgentina
21TorontoCanada
22San DiegoCalifornia
23Quebec CityCanada
24Hong KongHong Kong
25ChicagoUnited States
26BrugesBelgium
27MadridSpain
28HavanaCuba
29DubaiUnited Arab Emirates
30JerusalemIsrael
31EdinburghUnited Kingdom
32QuitoEcuador
33ZurichSwitzerland
34CuscoPeru
35St. PetersburgRussia
36BerlinGermany
37HanoiVietnam
38QueenstownNew Zealand
39San Miguel de AllenedeMexico
40SeoulSouth Korea
41DubrovnikCroatia
42San SebastianSpain
43BangkokThailand
44CartagenaColombia
45DublinIreland
46MarrakeshMorocco
47BergenNorway
48JaipurIndia
49BeijingChina
50AthensGreece
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