These are some of the most extraordinary cities in the world, that you absolutely must see in your lifetime! From culturally rich histories to beautiful architecture and delicious food all these cities have something special to offer.
10. Lisbon, Portugal Lisbon has everything you would want in a vacation destination- sun, sea, atmosphere and charm. From colorful neighborhoods to the massive Moorish Castle of St. George over looking the city Lisbon has something special for everyone.
9. Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala This beautiful city can only be described as unique. The magic comes from the ruins of old colonial churches and monasteries, and the bohemian style cafés lining the streets. There are also 3 volcanoes surrounding the city that dominate the skyline and leave tourist and locals alike in awe.
7. Luxor, Egypt This city is a history lovers delight. Located on the banks of the Nile River it is one of Egypt’s most spectacular ancient cities due to its proximity with Karnak, Thebes, and the Valley of the Kings. A true marvel of the ancient world.
Entering the vibrant medina of Marrakech is not something that is easily forgotten. Everywhere you go you encounter dynamic colors, architecture and food- so give yourself a day to wander around and get lost in the maze-like corridors, you’ll be sure to discover something amazing.
4. Kathmandu, Nepal Kathmandu is one of the most colorful cities in the world and serves as a gateway to the majestic Himalayas. Everywhere you go in this city you will see a mixture of sadhus, saffron-robed monks, and the typical prayer flags, which makes the eclectic charm and culture irresistible.
2. Kyoto, Japan
Kyoto is the former Imperial Capital of Japan and was historically known as the “City of Ten Thousand Shrines”- and it lives up to that nickname, there are so many wonderful shrines, gardens, tea-houses and castles to explore.
1. Istanbul, Turkey
This is where the East meets the West. This city’s long history gives it is charm, from grand mosques and churches to the amazing coffee and food, not to mention the bazaars- Istanbul is at the top of our list! And at the end of a long day of sightseeing be sure to take a break in some of the most luxurious bathhouses in the world.