Personal Tour - Grandeur

Your answers to the psychometric questions at the RANKING TEST tab reveal your personal favorites among the 15 Beautiful Facets.  You can then prioritize your visits to beautiful places in’s 25 cities, by focusing on your favorite Beautiful Facet.  Clicking on any Beautiful Facet below will take you to a table that has all 25 cities’ Principle Features and Honorable Mentions that have been classified by that specific Beautiful Facet.  Each table is sorted by the highest scoring city for that Beautiful Facet down to the lowest scoring city. 


This webpage is the personalized tour of all the beautiful places that have the Beautiful Facet classification of GRANDEUR.



WASHINGTON DC84.6L'Enfant's Master Plan for Washington D.C., The Capitol Building, The MallUnion Station, Treasury Building
CHICAGO76.9Towers--Willis [Sears] Tower, John Hancock Building, Reliance Building, Federal Center , 860-880 Lake Shore Drive, etc.; Chicago Board of Trade; Marshall Field and Company BuildingChicago Theater, McCormick Place, Merchandise Mart, Union Station
PRAGUE76.9Grand Squares--Old Town Square, Wenceslas Square, Charles Square, Castle Square, etc.; Loreta  (Loretánské); RudolfinumČernín Palace (Černínský palác), Wallenstein Palace (Valdštejnský palác), Main Train Station (Hlavní nádraží)
ISTANBUL69.2Hagia Sofia (Ayasofya ), Dolmabahçe Palace (Dolmabahçe Sarayi), Crowned Prince Mosque Complex (Sehzade Külliyesi)Beylerbeyi Palace (Beylerbeyi Sarayi), Bosphorus Bridge (Boğaziçi Köprüsü)
PARIS69.2Eiffel Tower,  Panthéon, Place de la Concorde Madeleine
ROME69.2Colosseum, Pantheon, Piazza NavonaPiazza del Popolo
BUENOS AIRES61.5Palacio Barolo, Congreso, Círculo Militar a.k.a. Palacio PazCentro Naval, Edificio Kavanagh 
KYOTO61.5Kiyomizu Temple, Sanjusangen-do Hall, Heian-jingū ShrineTofuku-ji Temple
RIO DE JANEIRO61.5Corcovado and Cristo Redentor, Palácio Das Laranjeiras in Guinle Park, Praça XV de NovembroCarioca Aqueduct (Aqueduto da Carioca aka Arcos da Lapa) 
SAN FRANCISCO61.5Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Bridge, Palace of Fine ArtsNob Hill (Huntington Park Surroundings)
ST. PETERSBURG61.5Huge, Magnificant Squares -- Palace Square;  Arts Square, Ostrovsky Square, etc.; General Staff Building (Glavny Shtab) the longest building in Europe; Smolny Cathedral and Convent (Smolny Sobor)Admiralty Building; Peter and Paul Cathedral's Bell Tower is the world's tallest Orthodox bell tower.
ATHENS53.8The Acropolis, Mount Lycabettus (aka Lycabettos, Lykabettos or Lykavittos) including St. George Chapel and Lycabettus Theater,  Temple of Hephaestus (aka Theseion/Hepasiston), [None]
BARCELONA53.8Plaza de Toros Monumental, Edificio Fòrum aka Museu Blau, with Torre Diagonal Zero Zero, Mirador de ColónArenas de Barcelona, Torre Agbar
BUDAPEST53.8Buda Castle a.k.a. Royal Palace (Királyi Palota);Railway Stations -- East Station (Keleti pályaudvar) West Station (Nyugati pályaudvar);  Széchenyi Medicinal Bath (Széchenyi-gyógyfürdő)Royal Palace of Gödöllo (Gödölloi Királyi Kastély)
SEOUL53.8Eight Gates (Gwanghwamun, Sungnyemun, Dongdaemun, etc.); Gwanghwamun Plaza; 63 City BuildingCOEX Mall
AMSTERDAM46.2Principal Squares -- Dam, Rembrandtplein, Leidseplein, etc.; Central Station (Centraal Station); Maison de la NavigationBerlage's Stock Exchange (Beurs van Berlage)
HONG KONG46.2Bank of China Tower, HSBC Building,                       Two International Finance CentreInternational Commerce Centre, Central Plaza
JAIPUR46.2City Palace Complex,  Rambagh Palace (former residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur and now a luxury Taj Palace Hotel), Ishwari Minar Swarga Sal (minaret/tower) [None]
SYDNEY46.2Harbour Bridge, Sydney Tower, Central StationCentral Station
CAPE TOWN38.5City Hall, Parliament, Mutual Heights Building[None]
LONDON38.5Somerset House, St. Pancras Station, Canary WharfThe Mall 
MELBOURNE38.5Royal Exhibition Building, Hotel Windsor, Flinders Street StationMelbourne Mansion at Werribee, Melbourne Town Hall
FEZ30.8Bab Boujloud; Heri el Souani (Royal Granaries); Hotel Sofitel Fès Palais Jamaï[None]
JERUSALEM30.8Rockefeller Museum, Supreme Court Building, King David HotelWaldorf Astoria Jerusalem
VANCOUVER23.1One Waterfront Station, Lions Gate Bridge[None]