3 Most Beautiful Capital Cities
There are hundreds of beautiful capital cities all over the world, all of which feature enormous, beautiful buildings, natural features, and rich history. Every year surveys and studies are conducted to see which capitals are the most beautiful based on visitors' opinions and objective observations. Many famous cities have made this list, including Rome, Moscow, Paris, and Tokyo, but competition is very stiff, and not all of them can make it into the top spot. Here are the three most beautiful capital cities in 2019 according to several different news outlets.
3. Berlin, Germany
The German capital of Berlin is home to dozens of historical sights, such as the Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag (the meeting place of the German Government and the home to a very impressive glass dome for sightseers), the Berlin Cathedral (complete with crypts underneath), and the UNESCO World Heritage Site Museum Island. It is also home to art galleries and a prominent zoo that not only puts animals on display, but also promotes conservation and reintroducing endangered species back into the wild. Even just walking down the streets here is beautiful, especially in the spring when the sun is out and the bright, colorful flowers are in bloom.
2. Islamabad, Pakistan
Famous for its Faisal Mosque, the largest mosque in Asia, Islamabad is number two on our list - and it could hit number one next year. This city has a perfect balance between architectural sites and natural beauty. A great example of the latter is the Pakistan Monument hidden with the woodsy hills overlooking Islamabad, whose arched granite blocks resemble a flower closing its petals as night falls. The structure was made to symbolize the national unification of Pakistan, with each stone "petal" representing one of Pakistan's four major provinces. If you're more interested in Islamabad for its status as the "Green City," take a trip to its beautiful, lush, green Margalla Hills, where you can hike trails and catch a glimpse of some of the native Rhesus macaque monkeys.