151 Most Beautiful Cities in the World, #30-#26

151 Most Beautiful Cities in the World, #30-#26

This blog list is part of AWT’s MegaLists Series, 151 Most Beautiful Cities in the World.

30. Quito, Ecuador (4)

Quito, the capital city of Ecuador, is a charming and historic city located in the Andes Mountains. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and offers many spectacular views, cultural heritage attractions, and beautiful parks.

The historic center of Quito, known as the Old Town, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and features well-preserved colonial architecture. Visitors can explore the Plaza Grande, the Cathedral of Quito, and the Compañía de Jesús Church, which are some of the city’s most iconic buildings.

Quito’s Teleférico, a cable car system, offers an amazing birds-eye view of the city. From the top, visitors can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and admire the beautiful scenery of Pichincha volcano.

El Panecillo, a hill located in the historic center of Quito, is home to a monument of the Virgin of Quito, which can be seen from all over the city. Visitors can climb the hill to see breathtaking views of Quito and the surrounding mountains.

Parque La Carolina, located in the heart of the city, is a beautiful urban park featuring walking trails, lakes, and gardens. Visitors can enjoy leisurely walks, bike rides, and picnics in this stunning landscape.

Quito’s Basilica del Voto Nacional is one of the world’s largest neo-Gothic churches and a popular tourist spot. Visitors can climb to the top of the church’s towers for stunning views of the city.

Photo Credit to Kiyoshi, Luis Desiro, Janna Miski, and Gabriella Larreategui

29. Havana, Cuba (4)

Havana’s Malecón is a stunning oceanfront boulevard that stretches for eight kilometers. It’s a perfect spot for a leisurely stroll to take in the views of the sea and colorful buildings.

Plaza de la Catedral, located in Old Havana, is a magnificent square featuring stunning Baroque architecture, including the Catedral de San Cristobal.

The National Capitol Building of Havana is an impressive dome-shaped building, modeled after the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. The building is open for visitors to explore and offers splendid views of the city from its dome.

El Morro Castle, a fortress dating back to the 16th century, is situated on a high cliff overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. It’s a popular tourist destination and offers great views of the Havana Harbor.

Parque Almendares is a beautiful urban park situated in the Vedado district of Havana. The park features an artificial lake, walking trails, and lush greenery.

Havana’s Vedado district is also home to the famous Hotel Nacional de Cuba, a stunning property located on a hill overlooking the ocean. The hotel is known for its beautiful gardens and historic architecture.

Photo Credit to Spencer Everett, Mark de Jong,

28. Bruges, Belgium (4)

Bruges, a charming city located in Flanders, Belgium, is often referred to as the “Venice of the North,” thanks to its stunning canals and picturesque bridges. Below are some of the most beautiful places, buildings, parks, and sites in Bruges.

The Markt square is the heart of Bruges and features stunning architecture, including the famous belfry. Visitors can climb the belfry for spectacular views over the city.

Bruges’ canals are a must-see attraction and a great way to explore the city’s beauty. Visitors can take a boat tour or simply stroll along the canals and admire the medieval buildings and charming bridges.

The Beguinage is a tranquil courtyard surrounded by small white houses and a charming garden. It’s a perfect spot for a peaceful walk and enjoying the quiet atmosphere.

Bruges’ Burg Square is another beautiful square with stunning architecture, including the Gothic-style Stadhuis (Town Hall).

The Church of Our Lady, one of the most recognizable landmarks in Bruges, is a beautiful Gothic church featuring a 122-meter-high brick spire. Visitors can also admire the church’s works of art, including Michelangelo’s sculpture Madonna and Child.

The Minnewaterpark is a delightful urban park located near the canals and surrounded by a picturesque lake. It’s a great spot for a picnic or a leisurely walk.

Photo Credit to Elijah G., Thierry Lemaitre, and Shalece Elynne

27. Hong Kong (4) 

Victoria Peak is a must-visit attraction in Hong Kong. Visitors can take a tram up to the peak for breathtaking views of the city’s skyline and harbor.

The Big Buddha, located on Lantau Island, is a 34-meter-tall bronze statue that symbolizes the harmonious relationship between man and nature. Visitors can take a cable car to the top and enjoy the stunning panoramic views of the surrounding areas.

Hong Kong’s skyline is world-famous and boasts impressive skyscrapers. The International Commerce Centre, the Bank of China Tower, and the Central Plaza are just a few of the stunning buildings worth admiring.

The Hong Kong Park, located in the heart of the city, is a world of calm amid the hustle and bustle. It’s a hidden oasis that has a large lake, playgrounds, and landscaped gardens.

The Wong Tai Sin Temple, one of the most famous Taoist temples in Hong Kong, is a beautiful building decorated with stunning colors and ornate Chinese architecture.

Photo Credit to Ruslan Bardash, Goh Win Nie, Fy Chic, Steven Wei

26. Buenos Aires, Argentina (4)

La Boca is a historically significant district known for its colorful houses, tango, and street art. Visitors can wander through the vibrant streets and enjoy the lively atmosphere.

The Teatro Colon, one of the most impressive opera houses in the world, is a beautiful building with stunning architecture. Visitors can take a guided tour and admire the grandeur and beauty of the theater.

The Palermo neighborhood is a picturesque area with tree-lined streets, beautiful parks, and stunning buildings. The area offers a pleasant escape from the busy city and is perfect for a leisurely walk.

The Recoleta Cemetery is a stunning labyrinth of mausoleums and sculptures. It’s a fascinating and beautiful place to explore the city’s history and architecture.

The Japanese Garden, an oasis of serenity in the heart of the city, is a beautiful park inspired by Japanese design and culture. Visitors can stroll through the gardens, admire the koi fish, and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere.

The Obelisco, located in the center of the city, is an iconic monument and a symbol of Buenos Aires’ proud history and identity. Visitors can admire the structure and stunning views of the surrounding areas.

Photo Credit Barbara Zandoval, Nestor Barbitta, Benjamin Roscoe, Nathana Reboucas

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