Here is the new addition to the All World Travel blog series the 151 Most Beautiful Cities in the World, which is part of the AWT MegaSeries which also includes the 101 Best Cities in the World for Food and Cuisine.
110. Vilnius, Lithuania
Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, is a city that boasts stunning architectural beauty, urban green spaces, and charming neighborhoods. One of the most picturesque places in Vilnius is the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This neighborhood features beautiful baroque churches, narrow streets, and colorful houses. And at the heart, stands the Cathedral Square, which is surrounded by neoclassical buildings, including the breathtaking Vilnius Cathedral.
A very unique neighborhood is Užupis, the self-proclaimed independent republic of artists. This bohemian oasis features funky street art, cafes, galleries, and sculptures, including the famous Angel of Užupis.
Finally, there is St. Peter and Paul’s Church, which is recognized as a one-of-a-kind baroque/rococo masterpiece, and the Gates of Dawn, which is a must-visit building in Vilnius. It is the only remaining gate of the original ten that once surrounded the city.
109. Vigan, Philippines
Vigan is a city in the Philippines known for its preserved Spanish colonial architecture and cultural heritage. One of the most beautiful places in Vigan is the Calle Crisologo, a narrow street lined with well-preserved colonial-era houses, cobblestone streets, and horse-drawn carriages. Many of these houses are now converted into small shops, restaurants, and cafes that add to the charm of the street.
Another area that must not be missed is the Plaza Salcedo. It is surrounded by several historical buildings, including the St. Paul Metropolitan Cathedral, the Provincial Capitol Building, and the Archbishop’s Palace.
The Bantay Bell Tower is another notable landmark in Vigan. Built in 1591, this bell tower stands tall at 33 meters and sits on a hill offering panoramic views of the city. And finally, the Syquia Mansion Museum is a beautiful 19th-century mansion that has been converted into a museum.
108. Moscow, Russia
Moscow is a city that has a rich array of impressive architecture, beautiful parks, and iconic landmarks. The Red Square is undoubtedly the most famous landmark in Moscow, home to the stunning St. Basil’s Cathedral, which boasts a unique onion dome-roof design that is unique to Russian architecture.
Arbat Street is one of the oldest and most picturesque streets in Moscow, lined with historic buildings, art galleries, street performers, and souvenir shops. The street is famous for its lively atmosphere, making it a favorite destination for tourists.
Finally, Gorky Park is a beautiful green space located along the banks of the Moscow River. It is a perfect location for outdoor activities, including cycling, roller-skating, and picnics, and offers visitors a chance to relax and take in beautiful views of the city skyline.
107. Cairo, Egypt
Cairo is a city that is steeped in history, boasting some of the most beautiful landmarks in the world. One of the most iconic landmarks in Cairo is the Great Sphinx. It is an ancient statue carved out of a single piece of limestone, which was built as a symbol of strength and power.
The Pyramids of Giza are another must-see attraction. These towering structures are among the world’s oldest and most revered wonders. No visit to Cairo is complete without a trip to this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Khan El Khalili Market is a bustling bazaar that features narrow streets lined with shops and food vendors selling traditional Egyptian delicacies. The market is an essential stop for anyone who wants to experience the vibrant culture of Cairo up close.
Another notable attraction is the Cairo Tower, the city’s tallest building. It offers stunning views of the city skyline, including the Nile River and the surrounding desert.
Finally, the Mosque of Muhammad Ali is a beautiful Ottoman mosque located in the Citadel of Cairo. It is one of the city’s most prominent landmarks, featuring ornate domes, intricate patterns, and stunning views over the city.
106. Shanghai, China
Shanghai, the largest city in China, is home to a diverse range of impressive landmarks and scenic areas. One of the most famous landmarks in the city is the Oriental Pearl Tower. It is a 468-meter-high tower that boasts an incredible observation deck offering panoramic views of the city.
The Bund is another must-see attraction, located along the Huangpu River. It is a waterfront area comprising mostly Western-style buildings that are a powerful testament to Shanghai’s colonial past. For more nature, there is the Yuyuan Garden is a beautiful traditional Chinese garden, renowned for its stunning beauty and the rare flower species that bloom there.
The Lujiazui district is famous for its modern skyscrapers, including the Jin Mao Tower and the Shanghai Tower, which is one of the tallest buildings in the world. As well, the French Concession is a charming area that features Art Deco architecture, tree-lined streets, boutique shops, and excellent cafes. It is a unique part of the city, offering visitors a glimpse into Shanghai’s multicultural history.
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