With so many beautiful cities around the world, it’s hard to narrow down a list of the most magical places to visit. You can find magic along the wooden boardwalks of an old western town just as much as when you walk beneath the Eiffel Tower. While they may be difficult to rank objectively, we’re sure you can agree that these cities have a little bit of “joie de vivre,” or “a little something special” to offer visitors and residents alike.
Prague is the capital city of the Czech Republic. Nicknamed “the City of a Hundred Spires,” it features colorful baroque buildings built in the Gothic and Renaissance eras. The city is more than 1,100 years old and offers visitors countless historical buildings and neighborhoods to explore. Prague’s gorgeous architecture leads to picturesque views.
London is a city with a history stretching back to Rome. Old architecture like Big Ben and Westminster Abbey collides with newer features like the London Eye observation wheel. It is a sophisticated mashup of old and new. Walking among the Houses of Parliament and past Buckingham Palace is walking through history.
Rome is one of the oldest cities where people have consistently lived in Europe. Home to the now-extinct Roman Empire, “The Eternal City” includes some amazing ancient architecture that still stands today. Along with aqueducts and the Colosseum, Rome also boasts another unique aspect. The Italian city is the only one in the world that has an entire country inside its borders: Vatican City.