Are you looking for your next destination at the beginning of the year or do you just want to dream? Here are the 10 most beautiful and attractive cities in the world.
1) Santorini (Greece)
Santorini has been wearing her blue and white clothes for a long time, to the delight of tourists who come to contemplate it. If the lovebirds prefer it in the hot season, they will also appreciate its breathtaking views of the Mediterranean for the rest of the year.
2) RIO DE JANEIRO (BRAZIL)
Endless beaches, huge mountains and giant buildings, welcome to Rio de Janeiro. The most popular city in Latin America for tourists is considered one of the most beautiful in the world. A confusing mix of modern architecture and lush nature, Rio is unlike any other place. Unique in its kind, it offers unusual spots such as Corcovado, a gigantic mountain on which thrones the Redeemer Christ, symbol of the city. Certainly very religious but also very liberated, Rio knows how to celebrate like no other, especially during its famous carnival which takes place every year in February.
3) LUANG PRABANG (LAOS)
Classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Luang Prabang is the most exceptional spot in Laos. Loaded with cultural and religious monuments, it is not uncommon to come across monks in saffron-coloured robes. In the surrounding countryside, one can discover sublime landscapes: caves, lush nature, turquoise waterfalls and mountains lost in the mist. The change of scenery is there.
4) Chefchaouen (Morocco)
All dressed in blue, this Moroccan city calls for meditation. If tranquility comes quickly to mind, the authenticity of this place is unquestionable. Please make a stop with local artisans.
5) Venice (Italy)
Its name – by itself – evokes beauty. Made up of a hundred islands, Venice has its share of wonder: all you have to do is think of the gondola rides or the architecture of Saint Mark’s Basilica.
6) Saint PETERSBOURG (Russia)
On the border between Europe and Asia, this Russian city is simply magnificent. Built around the water and its river, the Neva, Saint Petersburg has no less than 342 bridges! With the many cultural monuments such as museums, palaces, cathedrals and opera, art lovers will be delighted. In summer, you can enjoy the famous White Nights, and in winter, make way for enchantment with snowy landscapes.
7) BUENOS AIRES (Argentina)
This cradle of tango is the second most populous city in Latin America. Buenos Aires displays an architecture with different faces: colonial, modern or art deco buildings, there is something for everyone. A broth of culture, Buenos Aires is full of museums and buildings, each more surprising than the last. A city that evolves at the marvelous rhythm of tango tunes.
8) MARRAKECH, (MOROCCO)
Marrakech. The ocher city charms its visitors with its ocher colors, its scorching sun, its oriental smells and flavors, its festive atmosphere, its architectural jewels, and of course the jovial humor of the Marrakchi. What makes Marrakech so famous in the world is of course its place of Jamaa Lafena. Tens of thousands of people parade daily through this miracle courtyard to eat, shop, henna tattoo, listen to groups, storytellers, watch magicians and snake charmers. Marrakech is certainly one of the most beautiful Arab cities. A true sensory journey awaits you in a world of a thousand and one nights.
9) DUBAI (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES)
Dubai. Nicknamed the shopping capital of the Middle East, this young Arab city seems to know no limits to its ambitions, with each time more and more grandiose, innovative, disproportionate, sometimes even exuberant projects. The progression of this Arab city from the desert lands to a living and modern metropolis is just spectacular. In Dubai, you can go sunbathing on the beach, explore the desert on a camel, go shopping for the biggest brands in the world, dive and even go skiing in the same day. A city of the future with ostentatious luxury where dreams come and go.
Capital of France, Paris is considered the most beautiful city in the world. Romantic at will, it offers a plethora of places to discover for lovers: the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Pont des Arts… Nicknamed “The City of Light”, it is the symbol of French culture and gastronomy. It is therefore an easy task to eat, after a stroll or a visit to a museum, in a small Parisian bistro with a charm so beautifully old-fashioned.