Everyone on this planet loves to travel in their free time, and there are plenty of wonderful cities to visit and enjoy all over the world. What your perfect city to visit needs to have? Is that architecture, culture offer, history, shops or something else? Maybe friendly population makes a town beautiful and comfortable or harmonious relationship with nature? What is on your list for best cities to visit? In the article below you can read what are the best cities to visit in our opinion.
1. Moscow, the capital of Russia
This Russian gem with more than 12 million people is the most important city in Russia. One of the best ways to explore this city is to take a free walking tour in Moscow that starts every day at the same time, and it covers all important sites and story of this beautiful city, including Red Square, Saint Basil’s Cathedral and Lenin’s Mausoleum.
2. Kyoto, Japan
Kyoto is the best-preserved city in Japan, where you can see temples from the tenth century. This town has been reborn after a 2011 earthquake when many of artists, photographers, and chefs moved here. Kyoto is the number one city for specialty crafts shops where you can buy special sake.
3. Vienna, the capital of Austria
This city is cluttered with museums, beautiful architecture and fancy restaurants. Vienna is an artistic and exquisite town with the musical and intellectual background, and you can see the royalty at Schönbrunn, the Habsburgs’ former summer residence. And, of course, you do not want to miss a chance to taste the Sacher cake.
4. St. Petersburg, Russia
Tsar Peter the Great founded this stunning city in 1703 and made it the imperial capital of Russia. This second largest city in Russia has Hermitage, which you definitely want to see during your visit as it is a location where one of the finest art collections in the world is kept. St. Petersburg free walking tour will allow you to see all the most important locations during your vacation.
5. Paris, the capital of France
This destination needs no detail description because everyone knows for The Louvre, the Eiffel Tower and Notre-Dame. You can walk through the busy streets of this city, or you can eat the croissant and drink coffee in the beautiful French bistro. You can also spend the whole day in the Louvre and watch the beautiful works of art.
6. Barcelona, Spain
In this beautiful Catalan city, you can see beaches and mountains with lots of contemporary art and modern architecture. This city is packed with many museums and streets are crowded with beautiful small restaurants with perfect tapas. The most famous church is Sagrada Familia designed by Antoni Gaudi and the most famous museum of Picasso and Fundació Joan Miró. City history museum MUHBA, have several Roman archaeological sites.
7. Budapest, the capital of Hungary
This is the best European city with the best Art Nouveau architecture. If you are going to visit Budapest, you need to go to the capital’s spa culture at thermal baths built in the 16th and 17th century. Also, walk the Széchenyi Chain Bridge at night over the Danube River.
8. Istanbul, Turkey
This is the Byzantine and Ottoman architecture gem, with the Grand Bazaar and Spice Market, and historic taverns. Here you can see the most wonderful tulips in the palace’s garden and shop till you drop in the streets of Istanbul.
9. Athens, the capital of Greece
This is one of the world’s oldest cities where you can see the Acropolis and the Ancient Agora. You do not want to miss shopping at Monastiraki’s flea market, eat souvlaki or two at O Kostas, which serves the best in town.
10. Rome, the capital of Italy
Rome is the world’s greatest outdoor museum. Eternal City is full of ancient history; you just need to walk the street at the Piazza Della Rotonda. Ditto the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, and the Colosseum are some of the sightseeing you must visit during your excursion. If you are in Rome, you must try different kind of traditional food, which is delicious. You need to feel dolce far niente, the Italian lifestyle, which means joy over long lunches and vine breaks during the work hour.