Although most people think of cities as places of excitement and culture rather than beauty, many of the world's major centres.
Explore some of the world's most stunning urban areas online, from historic districts to cutting-edge skyscrapers.
These stunning metropolises are home to stunning scenery, magnificent buildings, and iconic sites.
Rio's inclusion on our list is due to more than simply the spectacular, feather-filled, multicolored Rio Carnival.
Mount Corcovado, keep an eye on the city's many attractions, including Copacabana and Ipanema Beach, with their swirly black-and-white.
The granite summit of Sugarloaf Mountain and the ivory statue of Christ the Redeemer, which stands with wide arms atop Mount Corcovado.
Bruges's small size and picture-perfect beauty may make it seem surreal, like a vintage postcard come to life or a toy town.
Town Hall built in the 14th century, and Markt Square has the medieval Belfry, one of the city's most recognizable sights.
The city's architecture includes winding bridges, canals, and medieval towers.