25 Cities Everyone Should Visit Before They Die

#6 – Marrakech, Morocco

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The vibrant spices that were once traded through Marrakech have rubbed off on the city itself. Posted By MMK on Dec 11, 2014 | comments

The expert travelers at Tripadvisor came together to compile their list of the best rated cities in the world to visit. #18 – Chicago, USA

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Chicago is the stronghold of the American Midwest, the home of the blues and a hotbed for jazz music. This same traditional architecture is found throughout the city, including in the century-old wooden trams. #8 – Hanoi, Vietnam

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Hanoi is an fascinating blend of East and West, combining traditional Vietnamese culture with French colonial flair. Petersburg’s canals and neoclassical architecture was designed by Italians, giving the city a European look. Source:   Distractify Whether you visit the modern Dancing House or the medieval Prague Castle, the city has found a perfect balance between new and old. #9 – Siem Reap, Cambodia

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Although the city of Siem Reap is relatively new, it is surrounded by the ancient remains of Angkor Wat, the City of Temples and the largest religious monument in the world. How many have you visited, and where to next? The city is overlooked by the gargantuan Caste of St. Much of the city is as it was centuries ago, with narrow streets everywhere you look. #10 -Shanghai, China

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The joy of Shanghai lies on the street level, where everyday life bustles across miles of metropolis. With a history of more than 3,000 years, the city is home to some of the most important monuments in China, including remnants of the Great Wall and the Forbidden Palace. The city contains centuries worth of art and architecture from across the world, housed in historical venues like the Louvre and Orangerie. At the end of a long day, be sure to take a moment to relax in a luxurious bathhouse. Unlike Moscow, which features red bricks and domes, St. #22 – Sydney, Australia

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While Sydney is a sprawling city, it remains largely dominated by nature, with national parks carving their way through the ports. #4 – Beijing, China

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Beijing is one of the largest and oldest settlements in the world. It also has a European feel, with modern art galleries and underground clubs, which make the city a spectatle at night. #24 – Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Chiang Mai is far greener and quieter than other cities in Thailand. #25 – San Francisco, USA

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The city by the bay is laden with adventure and attractions, whether it be a ferry ride to Alcatraz, sampling the cuisine of Little Italy, or exploring the hills that surround the city. The ‘Rose of the North’ township encapsulates much of what is unique and breathtaking about Thailand, including magnificent temples. With buzzing markets and colourful bazaars, the city is ideal for anyone who wants to get a taste of traditional Moroccan life. #17 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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If you’re less into history, and more into futuristic metropolises, Dubai is the flashiest of them all. Be sure to get breakfast at Mama’s before heading onto Coit Tower and the Golden Gate Bridge. The city is built on numerous hot springs, making the local bathhouses a must-see. Sights include Ostia Antica, an ancient preserved port the villa of Emperor Commodus. Street artists and fine restaurants line the roads and monumental landmarks of this eternal city. #14 – Buenos Aires, Argentina

#13 – Florence, Italy

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Florence is a city, seemingly paused in the past. Other features include amazing artificial islands and some of the best beaches around. Berlin is a time capsule, including the remnants of time periods from the medieval to the modern and from Brandenburg Gate to the Berlin Wall. Whether you’re taking a leisurely bike ride through Central Park, exploring the endless heights of downtown, or chowing down at historic pizza parlors, the city has something for everyone. #11 – Berlin, Germany

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Just like London and Paris, Berlin is the centre of centuries worth of unique culture, art, and architecture. The value of the dollar makes this incredible city a relatively cheap place to travel. The neoclassical city is just as gorgeous, though it still wears scars from World War II and the 1956 Uprising. San Francisco is home to one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse communities in the United States, making it an amazing place to visit. #1 – Istanbul, Turkey

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Istanbul is a vibrant city, straddling Europe and Asia as well as Christianity and Islam for thousands of years. The city is by far one of the most cosmopolitan in Africa, stemming from its colonial roots, which one can still see in the architecture today. #21 – Budapest, Hungary

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Hugging the Danube River, with the Buda Hills to the west, and Great Plains to the east, Budapest is surrounded by beautiful landscapes on all sides. Thankfully, the city was untouched by decades of war and is now more vibrant and active than ever, with the Old Quarter serving as one of the greatest markets in the world. The city is home to the tallest building (Burj Khalifa), as well as the Dubai Mall, the largest of its kind in the world. George. Petersburg has been called Russia’s window to the West. One week would barely be long enough to scratch the surface of what this city has to offer – let alone the magnificent food in restaurants like Le Fumoir. The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza della Signoria serve as a good stepping stone into this amazing city. Now, the city is having a renaissance. #16 – St. Share with your friends by clicking below! The picturesque skyline is home to the world’s first skyscrapers, as well as some of the best comedy clubs in the States. You’ll find the Shanghai Museum, Jade Buddha Temple, and Dongtai Road market, which make the city a once in a lifetime experience.

Updated: 12.12.2014 — 00:52