October 4, 2023

Earlier this yr, TheLuxuryTravelExpert.com embarked upon a doubtlessly controversial mission: rating essentially the most stunning cities on the planet. Why? Nicely, as a result of they may. As a result of it’s enjoyable. As a result of all of us love lists?

We particularly love this one, as a result of it consists of a number of cities close to and pricey to our hearts — and one most of all.

The voice behind the listing — a well-traveled physician and devoted blogger who retains his identification beneath wraps — admitted that selecting cosmopolitan beauties “might sound like a mission unimaginable.” Some folks gravitate to historic wonders, he identified, and others to spectacular views, “however though all of us have our private favorites, there are some cities which might be so exceptionally stunning – whether or not or not it’s due to their historic character or pure setting – that they need to be on everybody’s bucket listing.”

The listing skews European with 4 out of the ten, however Cape City takes the highest spot, because of its stunning seashores and mountains, wine nation and buzzy eating scene. Rio de Janeiro will get a shout out, full close to a Brazilian saying we’d by no means heard earlier than: “God made the world in six days. The seventh he dedicated to Rio.”

And who can argue with their No. 5 alternative, San Francisco?

Right here’s the highest 10. Be taught extra about every vacation spot and different journey ideas at theluxurytravelexpert.com.

High 10 Most Stunning Cities

1. Cape City, South Africa

2. Vancouver, British Columbia

3. New York Metropolis

4. Rome, Italy

5. San Francisco

6. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

7. Paris, France

8. Hong Kong

9. Prague, Czech Republic

10. Amsterdam, Netherlands