Top Ten Best Capital Cities


The Top Ten

1 Islamabad Islamabad

It is an amazing;highly developed and absolutely safe capital city, but also regarded as one of the best capitals in Asia and can be competed with any glorious capital city in the world - even from a highly developed country. There is no doubt that international developments are rapidly appearing in nearly every corner of the city. Its unique and awe-inspiring surrounding makes it more than a capital! If compared with Delhi (capital of India) it will surely win. Each and every Pakistani should pleased with such a world-class capital, despite the financial crisis political and religious conflicts, vulnerability to terrorism across the country and several other issues. Thus making a Pakistani proud for what he/she has

I love this city I search in Internet for this city is so beautiful I have never been there always wanna be there but I live in London it is in Pakistan I have heard that Pakistan is so beautiful place to visit I love this country always wanna be there I love there national anthem as well I can't understand in there language but the translation is so beautiful

Clean and green, peaceful and quiet with all sorts of places to go to and all sorts of activities to do.

The nature landscape, the planning of layout and weather makes it the top selection based on beauty among the capitals of the world

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2 London London London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom. Standing on the River Thames in the south eastern part of the island of Great Britain, London has been a major settlement for two millennia.

There is only one capital that London is similar to and that is Paris. London has everything from history, art, nature, science and modern day. There is always a mix of people. It is a beautiful city that the Romans found, similar to Paris.

I live in London, and I will never leave that place.

London... is the place for me

Great city to go to.

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3 Paris Paris Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with an area of 105 square kilometres and an official estimated population of 2,140,526 residents as of 1 January 2019. Since the 17th century, Paris has been one of Europe's major centres of finance, diplomacy, commerce, fashion, science, and the more.

It should be number 1 because it is so pretty - NicholasLoghin

I love Paris. It has many elegant and passionate features in it. - SweetPenny

Paris is for sure the most beautiful city in the world, and has so much landmarks! If I were a country, it would be the 11th economy in the world! Paris is strong on all fronts and is therefor the world's best capital city

Beatiful architecture, few eyesores, great atmosphere

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4 Tokyo Tokyo Tokyo, officially Tokyo Metropolis, one of the 47 prefectures of Japan, has served as the Japanese capital since 1869. As of 2018, the Greater Tokyo Area ranked as the most populous metropolitan area in the world.

Tokyo, Japan is an amazing city to live in and visit since there are so many things to do in this capital city and many job opportunities as well.

Incredibly safe and clean, amazing foods, fashion, arts, sophisticated cultures, you are just spoiled for choices.

Beautiful city with both modern and traditional part nice people and food

Japanese people are not that good at speaking English, yet they are so helpful and caring. Police are kind looking. Taxi drivers' look can be trusted. People speak softly, it gives me the impression that Japanese are kind people. The place has buildings and subways and plenty of people.

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5 Berlin Berlin

Even after being completely destructed during the 2nd world war in 1945, still city like Berlin was able to rise up and include itself amongst the topmost earning and the busiest capitals of the world.

So much history and very nice people, I would say this is by far better than London as it is safe and not full of drug smugglers who want to mug you. There is a diverse culture, many museums and fantastic architecture. So vote for the best!

One of the best city I have ever been!

Love this city, amazing and very nice people it has a amazing river walk and has little to no traffic it has a great public transportation system so you don't even need a car love this city.

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6 Ottawa Ottawa Ottawa is the capital city of Canada. It stands on the south bank of the Ottawa River in the eastern portion of Southern Ontario.

One of the best cites to live - yousuck

Ottawa is magnificent. The Neo Gothic Parliament Buildings are second to none. The Parliament Buildings are situated on Parliament Hill, on a precipice overlooking the Ottawa River and Province of Quebec across the river. Ottawa has some of the best "green belt" parks of any city in the world, let alone a capital city. It is a compact city, easy for walking. In the winter, it is glorious to skate on the Rideau Canal, a UNESCO Heritage Site. Is amazing to see civil servants, with their long coats, suits, ties and brief cases, skating to work on the Rideau Canal. Where else in the world would one see this? Amazing. In May the tulip festival is also worth a visit. The tulips are an annual gift from The Netherlands in thanks for Canada harbouring Queen Juliana, who gave birth to one of her daughters while in exile during WW2 in Ottawa. The Dutch have never forgotten. Ironically, it was the Canadian army that liberated most of Holland in WW2. In the summer, there is Chamberfest, an annual ...more

Its perfect! Good night life, world class museums, many land marks, great places for site seeing, great food and culture. Also it's not a concrete city, balancing nature with the city, a great place to visit in all seasons

Beautiful Ottawa

Amazing place, can't be beat. The best part is enjoying a nice crisp winter day in ottawa!

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7 Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C.

I went there during vacation. - SweetPenny

Sure it has a high crime rate, but from 1995 to 2010 almost 50% percent of the crime lowered.

Crime central. - WorldPuncher47592834

Washington, D.C. > New York City

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8 Athens Athens

This city is so beautiful, friendly people, great food and great culture but Athens is very dirty. But I love this city some much I know it's dirty but doesn't matter. It has lots of beautiful culture and history - NicholasLoghin

It's a lovely city I think it should be higher in the list because of the amazing climate, the museums, the safety it provides to you and the great food.

A must see before you die...

Agree with the dude who said a must see before you die.Athens is not only damn gorgeous but it hss also amazing friendly people gorgeous girls and great food.Its also very safe.

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9 Copenhagen Copenhagen Copenhagen is the capital of the Kingdom of Denmark. At a population of 591,481 inhabitants as of January 2016, it is also the largest city in the country. It is located in the Hovedstaden region of Denmark and is home to the world famous Tivoli Gardens, one of the oldest operating amusement parks in more.

The city is beautiful but I hated my trip to the city because of it's people. Very rude, cold and unpolite unless you are blond like them. I went to Malmo and Stockholm and Oslo and the people are sparkling happy and talkative, pride to help, to give an information... As a tourist I felt the racism and xenophobia in Copenhagen several times in one week as I never felt even just one time while visiting Russia for one entire month for example. I was counting so much the days to get out of the country that I changed my plans and went for 3 days to Malmo by train, just to get out of there. Was a great decision I made, loved Malmo people... I imagine how it would be with me in a daily basis to live in Copenhagen. By the way I am (or I thought I was) European (I'm Portuguese), with white skin but black hair and eyes. For just 2 times I found myself needing information and no one even stopped to listen to me with a city map in the hand. In the restaurants and coffee I went, I found the same, ...more

Stupid dull city, racist and rude people. Why it's here? It should not even touch the top 30.

Because I have been there and it's so beatiful place that I ever been

No Danish people are probably the most kind people in the world even though I'm not danish I'm a tourist(13) year old I thought that if u wanna see smiles then go there. Just meet the local residents and then you'll see how great they are and those rude people u see are tourists as well who come for vocations and then stay there for longer illegally

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10 Rome Rome

Best without a doubt. Don't know how Berlin's ahead of this. It's pretty boring and plain (yes I've been there)

Rome is wonderful city, which I have visited. It is wonderful to see such great constructions and historical legacy Rome have, especially the monuments speaks their history and culture

Most beautiful capital in the world

Rome > London

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The Contenders

11 New Delhi New Delhi New Delhi is the capital and seat of government of India. It is also a municipality and district in Delhi and serves as the seat of Government of Delhi.

Such planned, broad streets coupled with parks all over the capital city, make New Delhi one of the best capital cities in the world! And yeah, not to forget the city's world-class metro system and the fabulous airport!

New Delhi in this List 1st Number Because Islamabad is not 1st Number

New delhi is on number 1

Voted just to piss off the Islamabad voters.

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12 Madrid Madrid

I was born in MADRID

Very Antique, good transportation, very good food and also nice people, and I am from the US

Amazing nightlife, amazing culture, amazing art, amazing people! Number 1 for me and I am from Barcelona.

Too polluted and ugly - AmmarSufyan

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13 Moscow Moscow

The best

Old city with long history and lots of skyscrapers!

The best city in the WORLD. MOSCOW!

Awful people, gangsters, skinheads...

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14 Stockholm Stockholm Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and the most populous urban area in the Nordic countries; 962,154 people live in the municipality, approximately 1.5 million in the urban area, and 2.3 million in the metropolitan area.

Just because

I lived in Stockholm for a year, it's a very safe and friendly place

Rather overrated and boring. People reserved and very expensive give me london any day

Number one its beautiful, low crime rate, and clean as hell what more do you need.

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15 Canberra Canberra


Canberra is an absolutely BORING city.

The dumbass who put Sydney on the list obviously knows nothing about Australia. THIS is the capital city, not Sydney!

Is actually the capital of Australia, not Sydney, which seems to be higher rated in this list.

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16 Oslo Oslo

Born there, very safe, welcoming people and no racism

Free university if anyone wants to go ���"

In the previous comment I wanted to say BORN instead of burn :D

Visited Oslo for the first time in the Summer of 2013. I had no idea of what I was going to find or see there and I never planed a visit to this town. The only thing about Norway I knew was the group A-ha and that they have the Fjords. So then one friend invited me to go with him and I said yes and bought the ticket and just went without any expectation. I was amazed by the polite people since the airport workers, train workers, bus workers, people in the buses very talkative (loudly by the way). This feeling of happyness was wonderful and it would be already a good reason to love this charming and almost unknown town... but there are many things to love about Oslo: good vibration of it's people, amazing new archtecture, old colorful wood houses perfectly preserved, wonderful restaurants, cleanliness of it's streets, ""forest, river and waterfall" in the middle of the town! (clean river by the way - very rare to see in any capital of the world). If there is a place on ...more

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17 Vienna Vienna

The most beautiful city I have ever seen! It's really hard to find ugly building.

Vienna should be in the top 10. Friendly, safe, clean, historical, worlds capitol for classic music, according to MERCER index the best city to live in the world, architecture like Paris and, thank god, without the French

Very beautiful, safe and clean place.

Very beautiful, excellent life style, safe and clean.

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18 Bangkok Bangkok Bangkok is the capital and most populous city of Thailand. It is known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon or simply Krung Thep.

People is friendly children is polite very good!

It might not be the most beautiful capital but I think Bangkok has its own charm and filled of endless things to do.

#1 in Southeast Asia! This is SEA's Powerful Tiger City! - VNTMFans

Beautiful beach and friendly people. The land of smile

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19 Amsterdam Amsterdam

Very safe and a lot of freedom.

Beautiful, human scale city, excellent public transport, excellent for cycling, Van Gogh and Rembrandt paintings, beautiful people and lots of joy of living. Should bee the second better capital

World capital of art. Within 1 sq. Kilometer all the top museums of the world. Scenic canals, great restaurants and lovely people!

Comfortable city, beautiful historic city with a safe village feel.

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20 Budapest Budapest

Budapest=The Pearl of the Danube. An enchanting city that I have recently visited. It is the city of history and culture, the city of lights, of spa, of gorgeous bridges.The city of iconic sights and beautiful surroundings. The city where eveything is lovely, friendly people, excellent transport, quite streets. Budapest is a must visit fairytale town. It deserves a place among the world's 10 best.

Beautiful city, friendly people, good food and excellent Hungarian wine

I forgot to add a detail to describe this Pearl of the Danube: It is actually a very SAFE city. (Souhila from Algeria)

The most Beautiful City where I was!

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21 Wellington

The best capital of austraila

Wellington is great! - ShuhBanggg

There's a very good reason it's called WINDY WELLINGTON!

More coffee shops per capital than New York! You've got a beach, you've walking trails, you've got charming people. So metropolitan but also a real sense of community. WELLY, I LOVE YOU

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22 Buenos Aires Buenos Aires

I'm Brazilian and I love this city! I was mind blown when I first visited there, indeed it is the Paris of South America, people there are beautiful too! Both men and women, amazing place!

It's amazing.. Beautiful people, amazing food, great views

Best capital you'll ever see.

Best capital city in worldy

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23 Brasilia

Unique architecture!

Moving and good nightlife a

24 Cairo Cairo

Cairo isn't very good it's dangerous and lots of ignorance

Beautiful city and great food. People are very kind and friendly and everyone knows each other. The only time people fight is when they are driving. You hear the athan from the Masjid in your house. Tourism JUST NEVER ENDS. It's a lot more than just the pyramids. People are always lively and they play music so loud in the streets at 2 am. Only flaw is the trash everywhere and the pollution.

25 Nashville Nashville

YEE-HAW LOVE ME SOME COUNTRY MUSIC BOY. Also my cousin is my sister

26 Prague

I've traveled all over Europe, the Americas and the Middle East... Prague is hands down the most magical and gorgeous city in the developed world

One of the most beautiful cities in the world. It�'s great! The castle on the hill, you fell like in fairytail, when you are coming on Old Town Square and beautiful Charles Bridge with statues... I love Prague!

Awesome city

27 Brussels Brussels Brussels, officially the Brussels-Capital Region, is a region of Belgium comprising 19 municipalities, including the City of Brussels, which is the capital of Belgium.

Beautiful mix of new and old architecture, vibrant nightlife, great food, and unique people!

Belgium handicap welfare is good. But too bad environment. The dirtist river in the world flows through the city.

It's not Brussel but Brussels with a 's'.

28 Beijing Beijing

Nice place, watch for occasional air pollution, as they can really ruin a tourist's day. At night, the skyline of CBD is very nice. However, there are some rude people, and be sure to wear old shoes as people tend to spit everywhere (you'll get used to it). Traffic is very bad, the jams extend out to the suburbs (it is one of the largest cities in the world by land area). On the other hand, commentors here keep complaining about the presence of communism but surely they have been fed with adequate American propaganda and ranting from a biased point of view on a topic that does not quite relate to the theme.

Same thing with Pyongyang it would be a better city without it communism and dictatorship.

Beijing would be a so much better city if communism isn't exist in China anymore. I just think that Beijing is quite a wasted potential because Beijing has quite many things to offer as a city and many interesting places to enjoy, yet Beijing's potential is completely ruined by the communism in China.

Disgusting foods and not civilized people

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29 Kiev Kiev

Very nice better than Stockholm

It is the best


30 Mexico City Mexico City Mexico City, or the City of Mexico, is the capital of Mexico and the most populous city in North America.

Mexico city is the worst place ever someone remove it from the list

Mexico is the best place I EVER VISITED

The greatest city in the world! It is the best place I have visited so far.

Come on, it is one of the nicest cities in the world. And if you say it is unsafe I can tell you it has lower murder rates that St Louis and Washington DC.

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31 Singapore

Singopore so smart

I've been here twice and sometimes I feel like I wanna live there!

Very beautiful, developed and worthy of visiting

Followed after Bangkok (#19 in the World & #1 in SEAsia). Great place to see & to live! - VNTMFans

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32 Jerusalem Jerusalem Jerusalem is a city in the Middle East, located on a plateau in the Judaean Mountains between the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea.

Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine

Enchanting spiritual atmosphere with prayers rising to heaven.. Navel of universe. City of shalom

Its basically the capital of the world

The Great City of David. JERUSALEM is the capital of the world!

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33 Boston Boston


34 Algiers

Clean and very safe city with the most friendly and welcoming people

Beautiful beaches, friendly people and developing tourist attractions. Viva Algeria!

That's the only place in Africa I've ever been

35 Dublin Dublin

Lovely city, rich in history and culture. Ideal for a city break. The People are really friendly also and there are plenty of great bars, restaurants and nightclubs. Little bit pricy though and the public transport is poor in some areas

Cannot believe that Dublin is down this far, it without a doubt deserves to be in top 15. One of the best cities in the world and anyone who as visited will not tell different.

Beautiful city, lots to do, green spaces are plentiful, people are great for the most part... Overall it's a great city and great representation of Ireland as a whole.

A vibrant city with many cultural venues and a great night life, situated along a beautiful coast line (take the dart coastal train for some amazing views) the locals are friendly and its also very safe. would recommend a visit.

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36 Guatemala City

Lovely city have a great people

37 Edinburgh

By far the most beautiful city on this list near to wonderful nature and great entertainment. Good food and lovely people will always go back again and again

Beautiful city full of history wonderful architecture. And very safe.

38 Helsinki Helsinki

Capital of the most underrated Scandinavian country! Love it!

Stupid city the people who are only Finnish 100% are very rude

Friendly people and beautiful sights.

Clean, safe and attractive.

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39 Beirut Beirut

Great and friendly people. Beautiful architecture and and an amazing nightlife. This city never sleeps. Very luxurious with its countless restaurants and cafes, boutiques, and hotels.

Beirut has great nightclub, rap battle, and pro sports (especially basketball scenes) and even better food.

I have visited beirut around 4 times! Such a nice place. For me it's the best city in the best country Lebanon

The best city in the world, I love Tunis

40 Seoul Seoul Seoul – officially the Seoul Special City – is the capital and largest metropolis of the Republic of Korea, forming the heart of the Seoul Capital Area, which includes the surrounding Incheon metropolis and Gyeonggi province, the world's 14th largest city and second largest metropolitan area.

How is Beirut higher than Seoul? this city is high tech and rich, not like that trash can. - Votebotingsucks

Seoul is the best I went there it is amazing

Seoul is the a bit underesteemed treated as unpopular city but if you go over and experience there, you might turn your impresson of it. It combines varaity of shopping that has many products to choose, sightseeing that is unique not a spectacular but breeze on spring and autumn season and exotic night cultures... Etc. Try to go there! It's treasure under the sea. !

Amazing ancient tradition and modernity at both extreem

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41 Tehran

Nice people nice culture

It's the capital city of Iran, where it used to be a powerful country in the past called Persia. Beautiful people with beautiful culture.

Tehran is a big and wonderful city with very nice culture and people

Persia has the oldest civilization all over the world

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42 Bucharest Bucharest

Hot chicks

Lots of bautiful monuments. Very beutiful city

Nice city. I reccomend visiting the Palace of the Parliament and the Old Centre. Also mind going down Calea Victoriei (Victory Path). But DO NOT GO to Ferentari or Rahova neighbourhoods. They are full of gypsies

43 Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur, officially the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, or commonly known as KL, is the national capital and largest city in Malaysia.

For me, the city never ever sleep at the night time (just as same as the other capitals) but it was kinda peaceful in there more peaceful then London, but Rome is still my favorite - EmilyEgberts

Fake. Nothing interesting and boring.

I love it! This city is amazing! The night view is gorgeous!

I was born there! - PizzaGuy

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44 Warsaw

I love poland

City with the greatest history and the best opportunities

Beautiful city with amazing history!

Amazing city

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45 Albany
46 Riga

A great city to have fun in summer and winter.

47 Bern

Bern is kinda boring zurich is much better

48 Manila

Manila is the best city in the whole world what a happy place has exiting events I love to go there because filipinos are very very friendly

Lots of skyscrapers big malls and home of sm mall of asia

Best city to have fun in all aspects of the word! Laugh out loud

More buildings and high working peoples and friendly best kulture in the Philippines a little dirty in manila

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49 Dhaka

Capital of one of the most fast developing country, Bangladesh. In recent times, people of Bangladesh celebrated 400 years of Dhaka as capital city. Dhaka has a long history of fall & rise. But she always has been the centre attraction of education, politics, revolution, economics etc. She is the 12th mega city of the world. She has so many places of historical interest.
She is considered as the heart of the People of Bangladesh.

Dhaka is the best city in this world

This city is full of beauty

It is beautiful city.

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50 Lisbon Lisbon Lisbon is the capital and the largest city of Portugal, with an estimated population of 552,700 within its administrative limits in an area of 100.05 km².

Love this City!
The culture,diversity,friendly people,food,history, architecture, so much to enjoy!

The most beautiful city in Europe, with great food, friendly people and lovely weather!

Went there once oceanarium is awesome

One of the most beautiful cities in the world. Unique! Great food, very beautiful old city with amazing monuments and great museums. Rich culture with a very nice music (Fadu)

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