10 Most Beautiful Cities in the World Are Determined!

Once again in 2014, CNN Travel readers have determined the most beautiful ten cities in the world. Most of them are cities in Europe, where as there are some in Africa, America and Asia. These ten cities are all rich in tourism with its natural beauties and ancient heritages. We bet these cities are a must visit before you die, so they should be added to your bucket list one by one. So, lets make a countdown!

10- Santa-Fe, New Mexico, USA


Santa Fe, a small but beautiful city in New Mexico is on the bottom of the list, yet deserved to be on the 10th rank.  is the capital of the state of New Mexico and is the fourth-largest city in the state. Santa Fe is the oldest capital city in the United States and the oldest city in New Mexico. This old town looks like nowhere in USA since it has its own unique building style.  The city has been designated as a UNESCO Creative City in Design, Crafts and Folk Art.


9- Barcelona, Spain


Barcelona, one of the most historic and splendid cities in the world, is on the 9th place on the list. We believe that it deserved a better point with its glorious buildings and spectacular architecture. The city was almost built by Antoni Gaudi since the most important buildings, churches and parks are his masterpiece. Parc Güell, Sagrada Familia, Casa Mila, Casa Battlo are one of the symbolic building in the city. This pleasant city of Barcelona is waiting for its enthusiastic and curious travelers.



8- Siem Reap, Cambodia


Siem Reap in Cambodia, is on the 9th rank of the list. and a popular resort town as the gateway to Angkor region. Siem Reap today—being a popular tourist destination—has a large number of hotels, resorts, restaurants and businesses closely related to tourism. This is much owed to its proximity to Angkor temples, the most popular tourist attraction in Cambodia. Additionally in 2014, Siem Reap was ranked as the world’s fourth best city for tourists by TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards.


7- Rome, Italy


Rome, one of the most historic and beautiful cities in the world has the 7th place on the list. Wherever you go, whatever you see and touch has a story and almost everything is ancient in this town. Colosseum is the oldest masterpiece in Rome, which dates back to 70 AD, and it is still standing. The Pantheon, Altare della Patria and the Fountain Trevi are one by one a must see in the city. You should never skip to try the Italian’s famous pasta and pizza when you are in the heart of the country.



6- Prague, Czech Republic


Prague, deserving the 6th place on the list of the best cities is another destination which smells history. Recalled as the Golden City, Prague with its famous old town square, its churches, ancient bridges, astronomical clock tower, castles, theatres and catedrals, it has many things to tell. A river divides the city and hosts many bridges, like the most famous one, Karl Bridge. The old town of Prague is in the list of Unesco World Heritages and is a must see in Europe.


5- San Miguel de Allende, Mexico


San Miguel de Allende is a municipality located in the far eastern part of the state of Guanajuato in centralMexico. It is part of the macroregion of Bajío. This alluring city got the 5th place on the list of the best cities in the world. The main attraction of the town is its well-preserved historic center, filled with buildings from the 17th and 18th centuries, the historic center remains much as it was 250 years ago. This and the nearby Sanctuary of Atotonilco have been declared World Heritage Sites.


4- Cape Town, South Africa


Cape Town is the second-most populous city in South Africa, after Johannesburg. The city is famous for its harbour, for its natural setting in the Cape floral kingdom, as well as for such well-known landmarks as Table Mountain and Cape Point. As well as deserving the 5th rank on this list, In 2014 Cape Town was named the best place in the world to visit by The New York Times. The Table Mountain, beautiful beaches, ports, crystal clear water and the coastline makes you wanna stay there forever.



3- Budapest, Hungary


Budapest, the capital of Hungary is on the 3rd place on the list. With its beautiful bright bridges which are built in different centuries, Budapest is a good spot for history-loving travelers. If you like river boat tours at night, city lights, splendid building and beautiful intriguing stories, Budapest is the right city to visit. A river divides the city into Buda and Pest cities, which makes the town more interesting.


2- Charleston, South Carolina, USA


Charleston is the oldest and second-largest city in the southeastern state of South Carolina, known for its rich history, well-preserved architecture, distinguished restaurants, and mannerly people. It is called as “America’s Most Friendly City” by some newspapers in 2011,2013 and 2014, and also “the most polite and hospitable city in America” by a magazine. Charleston Historic District is the most visited area of the city which attracts many tourists every year.


1- Florence, Italy


Florence absolutely deserves the first place in the list of top 10 best cities in the world! If you havent been in Florence before, what you should do is buy a ticket and visit this most beautiful city in the universe. Florence, Firenze in Italian, is definitely a must see since it is a dreamland. Whether you love history or not, this city absolutely makes you fall in love with it! Large historic squares, ancient statues, sculptures, buildings and museums, Firenze is the heart of art and artists, and it makes you wanna cry of this beauty. Nothing gives you more pleasure to walk in the streets or sip tour coffee in an ordinary cafe in Firenze.


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