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Hagia Sophia, Bosphorus Bridge, Maiden's Tower, Galata Tower, Topkapı Palace and more...
Napoleon sad:"ISTANBUL is world capital city"
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I think there is many beautiful cities to visit, I personally like huge cultural cities like my favourite Buenos Aires. I have read some of the other posts on here and I agree Stockholm is beautiful, The old town Gamla Stan espeically. You can't fail with Prague. I found Chicago was excellent. I have a big soft spot for Barcelona, but Salamanca is a lovely little place. I come across Plovidiv in Bulgaria this year, I liked it a lot, the feel to the place was so comfortable surrounded by 3 hills, it's very different and worth a mention. -snip-
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Unconventional but i would defnitely say Varanasi in India, very spiritual, chaotic and magical city down beside the Ganges. I also fell in love with Pokhara on the first day i was there - maybe its because its after weeks of India, but the mountains, the breeze, the lake, and going for long strolls by the lake and steak dinners and long discussions into the night... pretty amazing
Philippines is the best place to visit, actually, never been to any other country
Boracay is the best place to stay, it is located in Aklan City
I know this question is similar to the 'most amazing place' post, but I wanted to limit my search to just cities. If you could spend 3 months somewhere, which city would it be? Prague? Florence? Tokyo? Paris. Purely in terms of beauty/places to explore (as opposed to 'things to do' or "most modern" or what have you). I'm looking for a very historically rich place to spend a few months. Preferrably with a nice mix between historical/natural beauty without being too far removed from some of the modern niceties. A good example city is Prague. Any others that people really love? (exlcuding american cities)
is the capital and largest city of Serbia.
The city lies on two international waterways, at the confluence of the Sava and
Danube. Great night life, a lot of friendly people and most beautiful girls, definitely!
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Having just been to Belgrade, I disagree....It is a dilapidated, bland city with a bunch of crumbling buildings that threaten to fall on the people that walk under them. This is not hyperbole! My experience marks the locals, for the most part, to be disinterested grim faced folks. I did find the multiple buildings with bullet pockmarks in them interesting....and the giant picture of Matthew Fox selling a local cologne in the main roundabout lends an international air to the whole place.
I don't get why people side with Buenos Aires either. It is a giant urban crunch where they actually made sure that a waterside city actually hides it's coast line from it's inhabitants. Montevideo is actually prettier, and more manageable, across the river.
If I had to pick a city that I thought was gorgeous, I would side with Salzburg as we;l. Not VERY big but with many neat places to go. A nature stroll right over the top of the city adds a nature element. The world's best Irish Pub outside Ireland makes things great.
If you were talking about setting, and not the city itself, I would have to say....And hang on to your hats here, as I slag my own city often....that Vancouver is hard to beat. The city itself is a green glass nightmare and dull and without a whit of it's own history...But Gorgeous mountains, beautiful sea, majestic Islands, and the constant fascinating train of interesting ships entering the harbour, make Van a place to look at.
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Everytime I go to Brugge I fall in love all over again!!! Something special about that place...