"When you look at a city, it's like reading the hopes, aspirations, and pride of everyone who built it."
Defining a city can be difficult, but Hugh 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 clichéd manner, lies in the eyes of the beholder, and hence, this list is completely subjective.
Cities that are Considered the Most Beautiful
There are many beautiful cities in the world and listing out all of them suiting everyone's tastes and preferences is near impossible. In this list, we talk about those cities that have captured the imagination of travelers everywhere.
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.
A few people may question the inclusion of this city in this list, 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.
It is also home to the Corocvado & Sugarloaf mountains, and the statue of Christ the Redeemer, which is widely considered the largest art deco statue in the world. Today it is Brazil's primary tourist attraction. Rio was also the host of the 2016 summer Olympics. The city also has a vibrant night life.
This list has hopefully been illuminating to most of you. While the beauty of a place is inherent, it is the people of the city that give it the character that tourists tend to love. This may not be an all-inclusive list, but we have tried to make it as expansive as possible.