The world boasts of some 4,416 cities right from Rome’s grandeur to the statuesque brilliance of Shanghai. Or the tiny Adamstown, a small settlement in the Pitcairn Islands which has only 48 people. Some amazing cities have a distinctive personality, grandeur, allure, picturesque places that make them one of the most beautiful places globally.
This ancient Japanese city is a sight to behold. Here you will find modernity blending with ancient elements in a harmonious whole. You will still find women wearing traditional garments, kimono, yet you have modern neighborhoods with symmetrical architecture. It is one of Japan’s cultural hubs. And it has numerous Buddist temples, shrines, film studios, and gorgeous gardens.
While Rome is the most historic city, Florence takes the cake for being one of the prettiest cities. A stroll down the cobblestone street will help you discover hidden gems right from tiny piazzas and cathedrals. And the skyline powering over the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore is breathtaking. Don’t forget to visit the beautiful museums and galleries with some of the world’s most beautiful and priceless art. For instance, Michelangelo’s iconic David, which makes its majestic presence in the city.
St. Petersburg, Russia
St. Petersburg is popular as the Paris of the East. Would you believe the foundation of the city was in an uninhabited swampland? From these not-so-great beginnings, Peter the Great, built a Russian city that boasts of Baroque and Renaissance fortresses of Europe’s West, inspired by Paris’s grandeur.
It boasts of some beautiful islands, for the pulsing artwork of Nevsky Prospekt, and the beautiful imperial towers of the Hermitage. The museum boasts of so much beautiful art that you can spend your life looking at it and still may not be able to view it all.
Charleston in South Carolina
Located on the Atlantic coast of South Carolina, Charleston has a beautiful pull for tourists. And it is truly a place you cannot wait to visit and take in its wonderful feel. The grand city boasts of a street lined with majestic homes, also popular as boulevards of the Battery, the Bermudian cobbles street. This pulsing city also has many modern bars, fancy restaurants, and super luxurious hotels.
This erstwhile seaport city in Western Flanders has got its Venice-like vibe. Yes, you can go from one part of the city to another via canals. The bucolic squares, the picturesque canals is a picture-postcard worthy look. This city od vivid imagery that one cannot have enough of.
The city has magnificent squares, with cobbled alleys, and tourists flock to the city to experience its beautiful parks to charming old-world hotels. Folklore blends with modern love to make it a must-visit city. The side-street cafes are a tourist’s delight, so are the stately castles and abbeys, providing you with a whiff of romance.
Edinburgh and the Leith in the United Kingdom
Edinburgh is full of pure drama and non-convoluted romance, Edinburgh complete with its seaside settlement, Leith, which makes it the top contender for the most beautiful city in the UK. It also hosts one of the annual arts festivals. The city has a robust collection of beautiful Victorian streets, polished pubs and markets, and wonderful architecture, not to forget the wonderful Edinburgh Castle.
Leith, the city’s port, is the place’s trendiest new neighborhood. The place shot to fame because of the film Trainspotting has become even more popular and an exciting place for tourists to explore. Right from the hub of bars, expansive galleries, Michelin-starred restaurants, and large performance spaces.
The next time you pack your bags, plan to visit these beautiful cities. Much of these cities’ charm lies in the fact that these cities have retained their old-world charm. And they do that while still embracing the technology of the modern world. You can sit in a street-side corner and linger there for ages.
And you can watch life pass by as the city comes alive with its distinctive stereotypical beauty! There’s no greater joy in watching a city bathed in the grandeur and soak in its magical aura. And if you plan your finances and travel right, you could live and retire in any one of these beautiful cities. All you need to do is talk to your financial advisor, plan with your partner, and gear up for memories of a lifetime!