Lisbon the fourth most beautiful city in the world

Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, has been named the fourth most beautiful city in the world by travel website Urban City Guides, which places it in the top 10 of the most alluring cities on the planet.

Lisbon Car Hire Portugal- Lisbom Beautiful cityAt the top of the ranking of the top ten destinations to visit, Venice comes first, followed by Paris and Prague. The election of the Portuguese capital is described thus; “Magnificently sited on a series of hills running down to the grand Tagus River, Lisbon is one of the world's most scenic cities.
Beautiful unexpected views are found at every turn down its colourful, picturesque streets, and especially from strategically-placed viewpoints or terraces at the top of each hill. The city has an unpolished, seductive appearance; an effortless beauty with captivating details such as cobbled designs, tiled façades, and pastel-coloured buildings blending together to give it a singular atmosphere now lost in so many other cities."

Lisbon is highlighted as one of the most scenic cities in the world, with its attractive old architecture, hills and picturesque streets – a city of “effortless beauty with captivating details” says the website.

Fado music, which was inscribed in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists in November 2011, also makes Lisbon one of the world’s most soulful and inspiring cities.

The portal also recalls the period of the Discoveries; "In a place as beautiful as this is not strange that many of the world's greatest explorers have been asked about what beauties were beyond the horizon. Was here that departed in the fifteenth century."

In the rankings from 5th are Rio de Janeiro, Amsterdam, Florence, Rome, Budapest and Bruges.

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