Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder but there are some cities in the world that have so much to offer, both in looks and charm, that they simply should not be missed.
With stunning, dramatic views from the top of Sugarloaf Mountain, stunning beaches, lush vegetation and sparkling blue ocean as far as the eye can see, Rio De Janeiro is the city that seems to have everything. As if that wasn’t enough, Rio is also home to amazing food, cool bars and infectious music that won’t let you stand still.
There are many beautiful cities all over the world but Venice is the only one that can also be said to be unique. It is a city that simply has to be seen to be believed. While many modern cities have features and streets that are interchangeable, Venice remains like nowhere else on earth.
One of the best-preserved medieval cities in the world, Bruges has a quiet, relaxed charm all of its own. It is a city that the words ‘picture postcard’ seem tailor-made for. There are stunning Gothic buildings on every corner but also a fantastic selection of bars and restaurants, all of which make it a perfect destination for a short getaway.
No list of the world’s most incredible cities can be considered complete without Paris. The wide boulevards, stunning buildings and a majestic river ensure millions of tourists return again and again. Add to this the chance to see some of the world’s most spectacular works of art and it’s easy to see why Paris is such a favourite. Having inspired the design of so many other European cities, a visit to Paris provides an opportunity to see the original and best.
If you make the journey to the other side of the world, Sydney should be top of your list of must-see sights. The bridge, opera house and stunning harbour are spectacular but a visit to Sydney also provides the chance to experience a unique mix of cosmopolitan charm and beach life that you won’t find anywhere else.
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