British painter Francis Bacon said that “Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder”. The writer Émile Zola added that beauty depended on the state of mind and the moment of life in which it is contemplated. It is somewhat subjective to define which cities are beautiful and which are not.

1. Kyoto, Japan

2. Dubrovnik, Croatia

3. St. Petersburg, Russia

4. Prague, Czech Republic

5. Cape Town, South Africa

6. Bergen, Norway

7. Istanbul, Turkey

8. San Francisco, United States

9. Venice, Italy

10. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico