Top Ten Coolest Cities EverHere is a list about a few of the world's cities and why they are cool. Every city is cool one way or another, but this just shows some of the coolest. I will be touching on a city's history, its main landmarks, and maybe some more.
London is a beautiful city with nice and welcoming people. It is also the capital of the United Kingdom. Let's first talk history. This city is a very old one, it was first founded by the Romans in 47 AD. It has a very interesting history, from fighting a long war against France, to surviving the Plauge and getting burnt down, to getting bombed by Germans in WW2, to transforming into a very large and prosperous city nowadays. It has many tourist attractions, such as the Big Ben clock tower, the London Eye Ferris Wheel, and the Tower Bridge. All in all, it's a great city, and a must-go for tourists.
Founded long before 47 AD and the Romans. This was a major city in Middle Earth thousands of years before that, and is plainly designated as "Lindon" on Tolkien's maps.
I have been here and love it.
When thinking cities with a rich history, Rome always comes to mind, and there is good reason for that. This city has been through so much, been around for so long, that it really has a deep history. Rome was first controlled by a monarchial system, then becoming a republic, and then turning into an empire. In 64 AD Rome got lit on fire, and then it was fixed, but eventually the City of Rome was sacked, and it's empire split into two and collapsed. After the Roman Empire collapsed, it was under the control of the papacy and still was until 1870, where Italy took control of it. In WW2, it fell under the control of the Allies, and then went back to Italy after that. Some interesting landmarks in Rome include the Colosseum, the Pantheon, and St. Peter's Basilica.
Moscow is the spectacle of Russia, a city brimming with buildings, a long history , and formidable defenses. Many have attempted to take it, and few have succeeded to even occupy it. For a city with this formidable of a history, it deserves recognition. It was founded in 1147 AD, and it was sacked by the Tatars multiple times, then they had to fight off the Mongols, then it was sacked by the Crimean Tatars (so much sacking of this city), and in 1703, when the capital was transferred to St. Petersburg, the city's growth began slowing. In 1812, August the 26th, French soldiers under Napoleon occupied the city, but they were driven out in October 7th not long after. In 1918, when the Communists started rebelling, they moved the capital back to Moscow. In WW2, German forces reached the outskirts of Moscow but were not able to take it. After the war, Moscow rebuilt itself and stayed under Soviet control. This is how it was until 1991, where the Soviets lost control, and the Russian ...more
New York is an amazing city, but it doesn't have that deep of a history. It was founded in 1624, which is not that long ago. Although, it's large amount of landmarks makes it a great place to go to if you're a tourist. Originally a British colony, this city grew very big under Britain. That is mainly due to it's location, since it is right on the coast, and that opens it up to exporting and importing cargo by boat, which was important back then and still important today. Today the city has many interesting places to visit, such as: Central Park, Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Times square, and so much more landmarks and interesting places, the list is just nearly endless.
Ok, I'm not obsessed with Anime, but I had to put this on here. This city is just so high tech, that it's beauty is within it's technologies. It also has a lot of advertising screens, and a lot of lights that it really lights the city up. Now, let's look at some of Tokyo's history. It was originally founded in 1457 as the small fishing town Edo, and then in 1657, a terrible fire broke out that claimed 100,000 lives, but it recovered and grew to 1.3 million people in 1721, and then it was renamed to Tokyo in 1868. In 1923, a earthquake claimed another 140,000 lives, but it recovered and it's population was 6 million in 1935. But then, Japan would join WW2 which would cost half of Tokyo's population. In 1945, after heavy bombing from the Allies, Tokyo's population was about 3.5 Million, a huge drop from just 10 years ago. Fortunately, Tokyo recovered and became a prosperous city, the largest city in terms of population in the world. Some landmarks of this amazing city include: Mount ...more
It's got a ton of awesome landmarks, such as the cocoon tower, the beautiful Tokyo tower, the Tokyo Skytree, which is the second tallest structure in the world, mount fuji, the bright and awesome Shibuya crossing, and more. Definitely on my bucket list
Paris, a great city, the Capital of France, known as the City of Love for it's romantic atmosphere, and also known as the City of Light because of its leading role during the Age of Enlightenment. It was first called Paris in the 4th century AD. Paris was founded in 259 BC as a small fisherman town, and was conquered by the Romans and named Lutetia. In 1328 AD, Paris was struck hard by the Bubonic plague, and in 1431 was occupied by Britain till 1436. In 1799, Napoleon took power and that led to a long 15-year war which would devastate many cities, and could drain Paris' resources. After that, the city began focusing on urban development, and was occupied by the Prussians in 1871. In 1940, Paris fell under the occupation of the Germans and was recovered in 1944. Since then, Paris has experienced a few terrible attacks and riots, but it continues to prosper until today. Some Landmarks of Paris include the Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, Notre Dame, and more.
Berlin is a very interesting city with a long and war-filled history at the heart of Europe. Berlin has been through many different types of government, from fascism to communism to a democracy. The first historical record of Berlin was in 1244. In 1411 the Hohenzollerns came to power as the dominant dynasty of Berlin. Berlin was devestated after the Thirty Years' war which lasted from 1618-48 and it's population was only 7,500. But after recovery, Berlin came back with 61,000 people in 1712. In 1918, Germany lost WW1 and became the German Republic with Berlin as it's capital. All of Germany struggled after WW1, and Berlin is no exception. In 1939, The Germans invaded Poland starting WW2, but this caused Berlin to be completely obliterated. After WW2, Berlin was split in 4, and then America, Britain and France united their occupation zone, and that's how Berlin was split in 2. In 1989, The Berlin wall was broken down, Berlin united, and the city has prospered ever since. Some ...more
Ah Cairo, the land of the Pyramids. That's what it's known most for, and they play an important part in the city's history. The city has a long and interesting history, from being ruled by Ancient Egyptians, to rule under Romans, to rule under Muslims, to rule under Turks, to rule under the British, and finally Independence. Let me highlight some of the main events in Egypt's History
-1168: becomes the capital of Egypt
-1517: conquered by Turks
-1798: conquered by Napoleon for a short while
-1882: Colonized by Britian
-1953: Gains Independence.
Cairo has many landmarks, such as: The pyramids, the Egyptian Museum, and even more.
Istanbul is an amazing city, with a very long and interesting history. It used to be a Byzantine stronghold under the name Constantinople. But before it was called Constantinople it was called Byzantium, and it was settled mainly by Greek settlers. In 324 AD, Constantine I decided to move the capital to Constantinople. It was attacked many times by: the Persians, Arabs, Bulgars, Russians, and a Turkic people called the Pechegens, and they all failed to breach Constantinople. In 1203, the fourth crusade, the city fell to crusaders and was sacked and burnt. In 1453, Constantinople fell to the Ottoman Turks, and it became their capitol till 1923, and it was replaced by Ankara. Some of the landmarks of Istanbul are: The Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, and more.
Rio De Janeiro is a big city, and it is the biggest city of Brazil. It was first settled in 1568, and then it became the colonial capital of Brazil in 1763. It suffered a economic decline during that period. It's really a beautiful city and it has a lot of interesting statues such as the Christ the Redeemer statue, and it has a lot of mountains, a rainforest and more to do in this city.