Cities are a big part of our civilisation. With so many great cities around the world with so many distinct characteristics, it’s hard to pick one to travel. In our blog to explore the most beautiful cities in the world, we tried to list a few that we liked, albeit in the region surrounding the Mediterranean Sea.
Despite narrowing down our area of exploration, it was still a mammoth task. So, explore the most beautiful cities in theworld from our blog, but, don’t feel offended if we have left one of your favourite ones!
With the sky blending into the landscapes to create a mesmerising atmosphere, Santorini is loved by travellers of all backgrounds, especially the romantics. Known as the pearl of the Cyclades, the city showcases its great historical heritage that dates back to the ancient times, has a perfect mix of visually pleasing architectures, some glorious beaches, and a Volcano that tested the grit of this region many times. Don’t forget to step into Fira too, the capital of Santorini with cosy alleys and cube houses and colourful roofs.
Spain has plenty of gorgeous cities, but if you have to pick one to explore the most beautifulcities in the world, pick Malaga. The Andalusian capital is filled with some great architectural heritage from the Roman and the Arabic era, some incredible museums including the Picasso House Museum, the castles, and the adventurous King’s Pathway, etc. It is also a great city to enjoy Flamenco dancing, while the Malaga fair is also famous for its non-stop, week long party fervours.
Lisbon – The Portuguese capital is so picturesque, colourful and vibrant that it feels like a city of a fantasy world. From its ancient castles to UNESCO world heritage sites, to quirky trams and funiculars; the more time you spent in Lisbon, the more seduced you become. Children would love the Lisbon Oceanarium, while the homemakers can spend some quality time in the Museum of Decorative Arts. We didn’t even mention the enchanting sunset that you can enjoy from the top of its vibrant old town – the Alfama district.
While almost every city in Italy can be categorised as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, we picked Naples as an homage to the old saying that states, “See Naples and then die”. The capital of Middle East Italy has a history of surviving many natural calamities over the years, giving it some unique characteristics. Today, you can enjoy both the old town called the Babel of Naples and the modern developments, along with the many cultural and artistic heritage including the magnificent castles and cathedrals.
To conclude, if you decide to explore one or more of these beautiful cities, you can take advantage of a voyage from the Costa Cruises.