Top 10 Cities With the Best Architecture

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The Top Ten

1 Barcelona, Spain Barcelona, Spain Barcelona is a city in Spain. It is the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of Catalonia, as well as the second most populous municipality of Spain.

Taking cues from modern Gothic and oriental techniques, the early-19th-century Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí wanted to create organic, urban spaces in the city he loved. - fuadmondeo

2 Istanbul, Turkey Istanbul, Turkey Istanbul, formerly known as Byzantium and Constantinople, is the most populous city in Turkey and the country's economic, cultural and historic center.

I'm voting for this city to outrank Dubai. Dubai is way too inhuman and places form over function: good architecture should always be built to the human scale in my opinion.

Great city with deep history and culture.
This has also a profound effect on her architecture.

3 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Dubai, United Arab Emirates

When you're there it's like you've traveled in time to the year 3000 because of its unique style of glass, glass, glass.

A city with quite a unique style of architecture, with a diverse range of buildings towering over the city.

Has some of the most amazing skyscrapers ever designed

Dubai should be NUMBER 1

4 Florence, Italy
5 Paris, France
6 Tokyo, Japan Tokyo, Japan 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.
7 New York City, United States New York City, United States The City of New York, often called New York City or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.
8 Miami, Florida Miami, Florida Miami, officially the City of Miami, is the cultural, economic and financial center of South Florida. Miami is the seat of Miami-Dade County, the most populous county in Florida.

Miami have the largest collection of Art Deco architecture in the world. - fuadmondeo

9 London, UK
10 Boston, United States

The Contenders

11 Rome, Italy Rome, Italy
12 Shanghai, China Shanghai, China Shanghai is one of the four municipalities under the direct administration of the central government of the People's Republic of China, the largest city in China by population, and the second most populous city proper in the world, with a population of 24.18 million as of 2017. It is a global financial ...read more.
13 Prague, Czechia Prague, Czechia
14 Athens, Greece Athens, Greece
15 Chicago, United States
16 Jerusalem, Israel Jerusalem, Israel Jerusalem is a city in the Middle East, located on a plateau in the Judaean Mountains between the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea.
17 Brasilia, Brazil
18 Berlin, Germany Berlin, Germany
19 Lugano, Switzerland
20 Venice, Italy
21 San Marino, San Marino
22 Helsinki, Finland Helsinki, Finland
23 Carcassonne, France
24 Madrid, Spain

Very underrated. Most beautiful city in Europe

25 Milan, Italy
26 Isfahan, Iran
27 Islamabad, Pakistan
28 Lahore, Pakistan

The Mogul era Fort, mosques, and the Sikh era buildings and the Hindu temples... plus the Colonial era buildings... awesome

29 Santa Fe, United States
30 Hong Kong, China Hong Kong, China Hong Kong, officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is an autonomous territory on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary in East Asia.
31 Beijing, China Beijing, China
32 Guangzhou, China
33 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, officially the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, or commonly known as KL, is the national capital and largest city in Malaysia.
34 St. Petersburg, Russia
35 Buffalo, United States Buffalo, United States Buffalo is the second largest city in the U.S. state of New York and the largest city in Western New York.
36 Montreal, Quebec Montreal, Quebec Montreal is the most populous municipality in the Canadian province of Quebec and the second-most populous municipality in Canada.

With 50 skyscrapers, they are somehow ALL different

37 Baku, Azerbaijan
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