Most beautiful capitals of the world

By Mariam Malik
Fri, 10, 15

This world of ours is divided into countries. Some of these countries are renowned for their scenic beauty and have beautiful capital cities. Here is a list of some of the most beautiful capital cities of the world, according to a study done by the website, Among the top 10 most beautiful capitals, our very own, Islamabad, was ranked as the second most beautiful capital. Let us take a look at the full list!

10. Moscow

Moscow is the capital of Russia and it is also the largest city of the European continent. Ranked last but not the least, Moscow also has many other top rankings to its credit. It is the 9th most expensive city in the world, 10th largest city according to population, and is one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in the world. Earlier, it was referred to as ‘the city by the Moskva River’ and that is how it got its name. The top must see places in Moscow are: the Moscow Kremlin, Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral, Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow Museum of Modern Art.

9. Ottawa

Ottawa, being the capital of Canada, is also situated near River Ottawa in the eastern portion of Southern Ontario. Ottawa is a city famous for its climate, snow and ice being dominant during the winters and the summers are humid. Due to the snowfall, ice-skating is a widespread entertainment and also one of the tourist attractions. The most beautiful places in this city include the Rideau Canal, Canadian War Museum, National Gallery, Major’s Hill Park, Library and Archives.

8. Budapest

When asked a lot of tourists, they reviewed the capital of Hungary to be the most beautiful city they had visited. The city is famous for its very friendly people along with great food. The name Budapest was coined by combining the name of two cities cites, ‘Buda’ and ‘Pest’, which became one in 1873. Some of the places that make Budapest stunning are Hungarian Parliament Building, Chain Bridge, Buda Castle, Fisherman’s Bastion.

7. Tokyo

Tokyo, officially known as Tokyo Metropolitan is the capital of Japan and is also the largest metropolitan area in the world. Apart from being beautiful, Tokyo is a city famous for its night life, shopping, transportation and the trendy fashion scene. It has also been ranked in ‘The best overall experience’ category by TripAdvisors. The Meiji Shrine, Tokyo Skytree, Imperial Palace, Disney land, Disney Sea, Yoyogi Park are some of the must see sights of Tokyo.

6. Rome

Rome, Italy’s capital, is a city with 2.9 million residents and is also the 4th most populous city in the European Union. The population here is predominantly Roman Catholic and, in addition, it is also the native land of many famous saints and popes. The legendary Julius Caesar also belonged to Rome. In short, Rome has a great history. The places of interest in the city include the famous Colosseum, Pantheon, Pizza Navona, Trevi Fountain, Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel.

5. Paris

Paris, the city of love, the city of lights, the international capital of style, is the capital of France. Paris has attained worldwide fame owing to its arts, fashion and monuments. We all have, once in a lifetime, longed to have a glimpse of the Eiffel Tower and see what lies at the top. The country is also famous for its history. It was here that Marie Antoinette and LouisX1V were guillotined during the French Revolution. Tourist attractions of Paris include Eiffel Tower, Louvre Pyramid Museum, Notre Dame de Paris, Disneyland, Arc de Triomphe.

4. Washington

Washington D.C., simply known as Washington or D.C., is the capital of the United States. This beautiful city lies on the north bank of the Potomac River and exhibits four distinct seasons. It is a city famous for being up-to-date in every field. Places of interests here include the White House, National Mall, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, National Museum of Natural History, National Zoological Park, etc.

3. Berlin

Berlin, the capital of Germany, has great historical significance. It is a country belonging to a hard working nation. After the World War II, the country and its people were utterly shattered, but they worked hard and literally rose from the ashes to acquire their current prosperity and stability. Many exciting events take place in the capital for tourist attractions like Berlin Air Show, Berlin Fashion Week, Bread & Butter Trade show. Places to visit in the city include Brandenburg Gate, Berlin Wall, Museum Island, Pergamon Museum.

2. Islamabad

Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan lies on the Potohar Plateau, one of the earliest sites of human settlements in Asia. Together with its twin city, Rawalpindi, it has a population of 4.5 million. The word Islamabad means ‘the city of Islam.’ It has a humid subtropical climate with five seasons. It is famous for its overall greenery, peace and cleanliness. The places worth seeing in this city include Lok Virsa Museum, Rawal Lake, Faisal Mosque, Pir Sohawa, Islamabad Zoo, Pakistan Museum of National History, the Centaurus Mall, etc.

1. London

The most beautiful capital city, London, the city of the Kings and Queens, is situated on the River Thames and that is one of the reasons how it got ranked as the most beautiful capital city. The city is renowned for its arts, education, entertainment, fashion and tourism. The capital of England is also known as the artistic capital of the world, probably because of the fine architectural style of buildings. If you visit the city, you should visit the London Eye, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Palace of Westminster and Madame Tussauds.