Top 10 Best Capital Cities in the World

The top ten best cities that are the capital city of their country.
The Top Ten
1 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.

Indeed, we are proud to be Pakistani citizens, it's the country facing terrorism and extremism and so many other challenges to its integrity like ethnicity, etc. Insh-Allah we'll overcome these challenges through collective efforts and with the cooperation of the government. Instead of these challenges, government trying its best to promote tourism in the country. Pakistan is best place for tourism and the foreigners are warm welcome to our country. Here are God gifted natural sights including Northern areas and specially our the natural location of our beautiful capital Islamabad. Regards - Sohail. A Islamabad, Pakistan.

Islamabad is such a peaceful city surrounded by Greenery, Cleanliness and welcoming people! Islamabad is actually a very safe city itself, Yes we know this is the capital of Pakistan however it doesn't mean ALL of Pakistan is bad... Most is pretty amazing including Islamabad. It's just so beautiful and peaceful with many luxurious homes! I wish I'd move there :/
How to get there? Islamabad has a airport called 'Benazir Bhutto International Airport' with connects major cities of the world such as; Dubai, London, Toronto, Paris, Tokyo etc

Unlike most capital cities of the world, Islamabad was planned. Hence, they've got everything right on track. Great facilities, clean and green. Within minutes you can be hiking up a mountain, to sailing in the lake. It's a safe place, and especially with all the rape cases in India going on, Islamabad on the contrary is safe for women. Great road network. World class educational facilities, excellent health care. Food and restaurants from just about all over the world. Property is a little on the high side, with the average house costing around US $1 million, though a lot cheaper to rent. Some great hotels, with a 7 star hotel coming up.

2 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. London is one of the world's most important global cities. It exerts considerable influence upon the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, tourism and transportation

In my opinion London is the capital in the world, and to the Parisians below me look at all of the "immigrants" sleeping in shanty towns and tents, London has also got more green spaces than New York and Paris so we can go outdoors more, London is also a hub more many businesses around the world come to London to do it. London has a diverse culture due to the British Empire which was once the world capital from a Indian takeaway to middle eastern cuisine London has it all. London also has some very beautiful architecture such as houses of parliament, Buckingham palace, the Shards, London Oprah house and West end and an arrange of nightclubs London dominates in night life as well.

"When a man is tired of London! He is tired of life" - You can find almost anything and anyone (one of the most multi-cultural cities in the world, anyone from any country will surely find a restaurant or shop or community centre belonging to theirs), there's constantly new things opening here and new areas to explore (I.E dalston and Stratford being redeveloped), there's something for everyone and it's so easy to get around with the underground transport, this is also where much of the world has been ruled and developed from historically and where so much has and will happen.

London is the natural and totally apt international cosmopolitan capital of the cultural world. No other city can come close to the historical, cultural diversity, architectural, commercial, financial and internationally connected hub that London is. It spans the globe and belongs to everyone on the planet!

As well as London being historical, it also has many attractions, such as the London Eye, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, London Dungeons and it also has high class places such as the Ritz, Harrods and Hamleys. A great place to go! You can also experience the underground, Oxford Street shopping, or if you prefer, the Science and History museum.

3 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 arts. Paris is a major railway, highway and air-transport hub served by two international airports: Paris–Charles de Gaulle (the second busiest airport in Europe) and Paris–Orly. Opened in 1900, the city's subway system, the Paris Métro, serves 5.23 million passengers daily.

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 therefore, the world's best capital city.

Splendid city, architectures from ages to modern building, among the most numerous cathedrals and Churches, abundance of all kinds of restaurants offering top international cuisine and of course French one.

So many theaters, exhibitions, festivals etc... And that also through the country France. :-))

The most beautiful city in the world. The cultural center of France and a major cultural center of the world. Extremely economically significant. Overall an amazing city that crushes London in all aspects.

Concerning 'graffiti' it is part of the modern art.

Some places are just dedicated to this new street art.

So just enjoy instead of always make critics which do not give any added value.

Think the future, do not look only you back.

4 Tokyo Tokyo, officially Tokyo Metropolis, one of the 47 prefectures of Japan, has served as the Japanese capital since 1869. Located at the head of Tokyo Bay, the prefecture forms part of the Kantō region on the central Pacific coast of Japan's main island of Honshu. Tokyo is the political and economic center of the country, as well as the seat of the Emperor of Japan and the national government. As of 2021, the prefecture has an estimated population of 13,960,236.

Tokyo is the most incredible city in the World. Fashionable, a mix between crazy fashion, sexy fashion and Business fashion. You are most likely to meet really good looking people, from Japanese to other nationalities, models and rich people everywhere and the technology is just BY FAR way better then anywhere else. LOVE Tokyo

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.

I have been there and liked it, the people are nice, the culture is nice, relatively clean, safe, food is nice, technologically advanced, smart, and unique. Tokyo has the mix of traditionally Japanese and modern into a package of cool city that I like.

The most beautiful and vivid city I have ever been to!
Tokyo is rich in history and sparkling with modern architecture and exciting cultures!
You will never visit such an amazing city!

5 Berlin Berlin is the capital and largest city of Germany by both area and population. Its 3.8 million inhabitants make it the European Union's most populous city, according to population within city limits One of Germany's sixteen constituent states, Berlin is surrounded by the State of Brandenburg and contiguous with Potsdam, Brandenburg's capital. Berlin's urban area, which has a population of around 4.5 million, is the second most populous urban area in Germany after the Ruhr. The Berlin-Brandenburg capital region has over six million inhabitants and is Germany's third-largest metropolitan region after the Rhine-Ruhr and Rhine-Main regions

Was difficult deciding between Berlin, Tokyo or London. I don't know how Islamabad is good because I have been there and there is nothing special. I remembered the crappy traffic you find in London is more crap compared to the other 2 and Berlin seems to have a greater history. Being a great city after becoming ruins in WW2.

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!

Best city I have been too! Amazing culture, great history, people are friendly, lots to see and do. Great public transport, mega cheap for a capital city, easy to get around and amazing nightlife! So much more I could say!

A must visit before you die city! Loved my experience and I stayed for 1 month and returned for more two weeks. Felt safe walking at night, cheap prices, warm and polite people, easy and good public transport... Perfect!

6 Washington, D.C.

I'm American and I have family in DC. It used to be quite violent but in the last ten years it has emerged as a clean, safe, nice city. Great History and a lot to do.

Incredible city with a very unique nightlife. A lot of interesting history packed into a fairly combat place. Strongly recommend.

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

7 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.

Ottawa is a beautiful, open, green city. It's easy to get around and has a quiet yet cultured atmosphere. The city features parklands and tree-lined boulevards throughout, along with two rivers and a canal crossing in different directions. The gothic-style Parliament buildings stand on a strategic spot on a slight hill beside the Ottawa River. Rideau Hall, the residence of the Governor General, is surrounded by spectacular treed grounds. There are no slums or rundown areas in the city. Ottawa is big enough, with a metropolitan population of over 1,000,000, but not overwhelmingly so. It's simply a great place to live or visit.

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

I visited Ottawa in winter and it was amazing! The glittering snow on the towering Gothic turrets and the city is just yelling that it's friendly. I'm from Toronto which is about 5 hours away, but geez it's worth the visit. Ottawa by far is one of the nicest capitals on earth.

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

8 Rome Rome is the capital city and a special comune of Italy, as well as the capital of the Lazio region. The city has been a major human settlement for almost three millennia. With 2,860,009 residents in 1,285 km2 (496.1 sq mi), it is also the country's most populated comune. It is the third most populous city in the European Union by population within city limits. It is the centre of the Metropolitan City of Rome, which has a population of 4,355,725 residents, thus making it the most populous metropolitan city in Italy. Its metropolitan area is the third-most populous within Italy. Rome is located in the central-western portion of the Italian Peninsula, within Lazio (Latium), along the shores of more.

Can't believe Rome is not in top 3. This city is incredible. It's like a huge museum all around. Everywhere you look there is something interesting which is hundreds or thousands of years old. The churches are beautiful. The weather is perfect. I'll admit though that it is not the cleanest city but that's because of poor administration and bad politicians.

I know this list is for capital cities only, but I suggest visiting Naples, just over 2 hours south of Rome by car or 1 hour on the high speed train. Naples is such a beautiful and underrated city.

Surprised that Rome is not number 1. The history and culture this city has is unbelievable. This city has it all, good weather, good food, awesome people. If you want museums full of art and sculptures you got it. You want party? you got it. You want beaches? Drive about 50 minutes and you got it. Other amazing cities are close by, like Naples only 2h drive south, Florence 3h drive north.

I don't think any other capital city, at least in Europe, has as many things to see and do as Rome.


It should be much higher. It's crazy that's ranks lower than Berlin, Rome is so much prettier, cleaner, has much more culture and beautiful polite people. It's architecture is vast superior to ugly Berlin's buildings. Rome should at least in the top 3

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

9 Athens

Athens is a beautiful city, and it has so much. It is way better than Delhi, because it is much more beautiful, and has a much better quality of life! Its skyline is amazing. Yes, it may not be buzzing with ugly skyscrapers, and yes its buildings might be white, but at least they are white and beautiful, unlike buildidngs of London, which are ugly, brown, and depressing. Rome is ugly also, full of poorly maintained ugly buildings. About Delhi, how can you even mention it as a beautiful city?

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.

The best mythic city I had visited, great people and fabulous food. For sure you must see the Athens b4 you die. Just excellent.

Without a doubt it has to be in the top tens! The best capital city in the must beautiful country!

10 Madrid Madrid is the capital and most populous city of Spain. The city has almost 3.4 million inhabitants.

Just amazing! A beautiful city were history is in the air, it's also remarkable that it was the most powerful city in the world during the Spanish Empire. Best gastronomy on the whole globe. Full of museum, amazing monuments and one of europe's biggest parks, the Parque del Retiro, with statues and a big pond with little boats on it. A modern, metropolitan city where tradition and modernity are combined wisely.

Madrid is cool, but would not be in my top 10. I lived in Madrid for 14 years and it doesn't have as much to offer as other cities (other than party and some monuments) in my opinion.

Latest among the European capitals, dates only from the sixteenth century. Lacking in History, just like a new-town.

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

The Contenders
11 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!

This should be first because this is the only city to have thousands of visiting places. This is 12th beautiful capital in the world. It has many monuments to visit! (It has 195 monuments)

Delhi has the worlds best malls I refer to select city walk. The Christmas celebrated in this mall Farr better than the New York Rockefeller centre one.

Yes, New Delhi provides you a long lasting impression... here in New Delhi people comes form the different different part of the world, its spicy food and many more

12 Moscow

Old city with long history and lots of skyscrapers!

I thought always it would be worse but not, Moscow surprised me about even the Russians. I was treated very well every where but in the airport. If I left the first impression take over, I would dislike my trip to Moscow. Good that I did not pay attention to the police stupid girl in the passport control. She acted not like controlling the entrance of tourist but a bandit or so... Well, after that my stay was so nice, loved the fact the city is really clean (cleaner than most of European cities called more "civilized" I visited before). Felt really safe there even walked a whole night with two friends taking pictures. We walked until 5 in the morning without a sign of robbers or gangs. I saw a lot of police at night (more than I found even in Brussels during the day! - European capital - a shame! ). My friend that is gay and really out once had a Moroccan immigrant in Brussels that spit in his face and beat him, while here in Moscow "anti-f**-city" had no problem during the entire ...more

13 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 the world.

Copenhagen has everything from clean air, shopping, art to wild nightlife. The city never sleeps and contains beautifull danish people in it

Fantastic capital. Top10 world at least

How could CPH not make it to the top 10?! This is the most awesome capital in the whole world!

It's the best okay

14 Stockholm Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and the most populous urban area in the Nordic countries. It has the most populous urban area in Sweden as well as in Scandinavia.

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

It's a Beautiful, ok sized, near the ocean and simply great.

If are in Stockholm visit the Vasa museum. It is a whole ship in there! And also go to Gröna Lund to go on eclipse. You can't not hate This city.

Nice people and a beautiful city!

15 Oslo Oslo is the capital and most populous city of Norway. It constitutes both a county and a municipality.

Oslo is the best city in the world. It has amazing restaurants that serve really delicious food. The city is clean everywhere including its public transportation and the people even make sure that Oslo does not get dirty. It's also really safe in Oslo and the people are very kind and even help out tourists if they need any help; they are even fluent in English. The tourist spots in Oslo are perfect for picture taking. Especially its cold weather which is perfect for tourists coming from hot countries to escape the heat.

Such a great place! Why isn't this higher in the list? What?! The people here are VERY friendly, and so filled with glee that you can even tell! My friend was going on a trip to Oslo for vacation and to meet relatives, and I wasn't very motivated to go because I thought Norway was just snow and cold, but I was wrong-ish. Yes, it is a bit cold, but we stayed there until late spring and it totally started to warm up. But that didn't really matter in my opinion. I felt kind of safe due to the people being so friendly. We did not speak much Scandinavian languages; we only knew a bit of Norsk, but people helped us that spoke English. The place, in general, had such great charm too. It's a bit unexplainable, but it's very varied, and there's much to do! My favorite place that we went to had to be downtown. Especially when it snowed or it was at night, it was so beautiful! My friend's relative made me take a chance at skiing. I sucked at it, but it was a good experience. It was great; I did ...more

A gorgeous and highly modern city. Oslo is one of the safest and most peaceful cities in the world. Oslo is also a spotless city even its public transportations are clean. The restaurants in the city serve good food and the people living there are friendly and helpful to anyone. The city offers breathtaking views and their weather is beautiful. Indeed, Oslo is truly one of the best cities in the world. It is a city worth visiting.

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 earth you go and ...more

16 Canberra

Fun fact: Melbourne and Sydney got in a dispute over which city should be capital in the early 20th Century. So some people built a smaller city (Canberra) right between the two and said "Chill guys, neither of you get to be the capital, this place between you is". I think I quoted that word for word.

Canberra is a very nice city to visit and live in.
There are lots of major sights that you can have a look around and Australia's important buildings or institutions.
There are lots of historical sights to learn about Australia's history.
Canberra is a definitely pleasant capital city.

I live in Canberra and I find it a very nice and safe place, however it can get very boring compared to other cities as it is not as large and is mostly suburbs.

Canberra is certainly one of the most amazing capital cities in the world in terms of wealth, education, security and environment.

17 Vienna Vienna is the federal capital and largest city of Austria, and one of the nine states of Austria. more.

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

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

Beautiful city but the people are very rude and unfriendly. I have bèn in 20 different countries and the Austrian people are by far the nastiest I have ever met

Very beautiful, excellent life style, safe and clean.

18 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.

Totally agree
The people are very very nice and friendly.
Food are delicious and clean. Everything is wonderful in Bangkok.
I want to go there every single months if possible.

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

Awesome city that have awesome people.
Really attractive city with both traditional and modern parts.

People is friendly children is polite very good!

19 Amsterdam

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.

Lovely town old and full of history. Very kind helpful people can't wait to visit again

20 Budapest Budapest, the capital of Hungary, is often referred to as the "City of Spas" due to its numerous thermal baths and springs. The city straddles the Danube River and is characterized by its stunning architecture that blends Gothic, Baroque, and Art Nouveau styles. The Buda Castle, a historic palace complex, offers panoramic views of the city. Budapest's vibrant cultural scene includes renowned music festivals, theaters, and museums. The Chain Bridge, connecting Buda and Pest, is an iconic symbol of the city's unity.

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.

Budapest = classical music. Don't miss the Art Deco style Academy of Music and the Opera!

Countless gorgeous spas, best thermal waters on the Continent!

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

21 Wellington Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand and is located at the southwestern tip of the North Island. Known for its beautiful waterfront, the city is nestled between steep hills and a rugged coastline. As the political center of New Zealand, Wellington houses the country's parliament and various government agencies. The city also has a vibrant cultural scene, featuring institutions like the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and the Wellington Zoo.

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

Great place to live or visit, with tourist attractions worthy of visiting. Friendly people that are always up for helping anyone who needs it.

New Zealand is a amazing country and Wellington is the most wonderful capital among all countries.

Wellington is a lovely place to live.

22 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!

Best capital you'll ever see.

23 Brasilia
24 Cairo

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

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.

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

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