Updated July 2020 - When you think about the world's great cities, you think of noise, excitement and crowds, of good food and even better nightlife, of galleries.
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10. Rome (Italy)

10. Rome (Italy)

Italy has countless areas known for their beauty, but strolling through one of the world's ancient cities is hard to top. The capital of Italy has its famous spots like the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain and St. Peter's Basilica (technically in Vatican City). 

But Rome has plenty of hidden gems that are equally delightful, including Gianicolo Hill, the Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona and several rooftop restaurants and bars that overlook the city. 

9. Sydney (Australia)

9. Sydney (Australia)

Enjoy views of the South Pacific Ocean from this harbor city that is the capital of New South Wales. The Sydney Opera House, with its sail-like design, is one of the most iconic images of Sydney

The Harbour Bridge, Darling Harbour and Bondi Beach all offer additional stunning views of one of Australia's largest cities.

8. San Francisco (USA)

8. San Francisco (USA)

The City by the Bay stuns with its waterfront setting along the Pacific Ocean, classic Victorian homes and iconic landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge. 

The city is particularly gorgeous (in an eerie kind of way) when the fog descends, as it often does. 

7. Cape Town (South Africa)

7. Cape Town (South Africa)

South Africa's port city on the southwest coast is rich in natural beauty, including splendid beach views and the commanding Table Mountain. Head to Cape Point for Instagram-worthy views of the Atlantic Ocean, and take the cliffside Chapman's Peak drive. 

There are numerous gorgeous beaches, including Long Beach, Blouberg Beach and Eden on the Bay.

6. Barcelona (Spain)

6. Barcelona (Spain)

Beaches, art and soccer (ahem, futbol) all make the capital of the Catalonia region of Spain a must-see city. Beloved Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí's stunning work can be seen throughout Barcelona at La Sagrada Familia, Park Güell and Casa Milà. 

Catch a game at Camp Nou stadium or a show at the Palau de la Música Catalana, both of which are beautiful in their own way. 

5. Vancouver (Canada)

5. Vancouver (Canada)

From lush forests to sparkling blue waters to imposing mountains, Vancouver has so much beauty it's hard to know where to look. The seaport city is one of Canada's densest and most diverse metro areas. 

Picturesque spots are endless. Just a few include Stanley Park, English Bay, Grouse Mountain, Granville Island, the Capilano Suspension Bridge and the Gastown neighborhood.

4. Venice (Italy)

4. Venice (Italy)

This famous Italian port seems like a tourist trap until you experience it. The ornate bridges, colorful houses, cute canals and divine architecture make the crowds worth it. 

A few things not to miss: St. Mark's Square, Piazza San Marco, Doge's Palace, Teatro La Fenice and the cluster of islands known as Murano.

3. London (England, UK)

3. London (England, UK)

Like the other cities topping this list, one can always find new beauty in London. There are the classic beauties like Big Ben, Tower of London, Waterloo Bridge, St. Paul's Cathedral and Buckingham Palace. Then, there's the natural elegance of St. James' Park, Syon House and Richmond Park.

 London's cute neighborhoods are endless in their artistry as well and include Notting Hill, Knightsbridge, Wingate Road, Soho, Shoreditch and many more.

2. New York (USA)

2. New York (USA)

The densely populated North American urban oasis has it all: art, culture, food, nature, architecture, theatre, shopping — the list goes on. Five distinct boroughs make up the city that sits where the Atlantic Ocean and the Hudson River connect. 

Some of the most iconic New York City views are at the top of Rockefeller Center, on the Brooklyn Bridge and in Central Park. Experience some of the world's best art on Broadway, at The Met, during a show at Lincoln Center or strolling the downtown art scene.

1. Paris (France)

1. Paris (France)

The City of Love also happens to be the most beautiful. From the sparkling lights of the Eiffel Tower to the sweet smells of the Jardin des Tuileries, Paris exudes beauty. See the city from a sunset cruise on the Seine, indulge in rich pastries, stroll across the ornate bridges and take in the opulent architecture. 

Classic and timeless Parisian beauties include the Arc de Triomphe, Place du Trocadéro, the Panthéon, Palais Garnier and Sacre-Coeur.

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