Personal Tours of Beautiful Cities Worldwide

 

By answering the psychometric questions at the RANKING TEST tab, you will discover your personal favorites among the 15 Beautiful Facets.  You can then use this knowledge to prioritize your visits to beautiful places in the 25 cities.  For example, if the Beautiful Facet of “Elegance” happened to be scored the highest by you in the psychometric test, you would likely first want to visit the cities that have very high Cities Beautiful Index (CBI) scores for Elegance.

 

Shown below are the 15 Beautiful Facets.  Clicking on a Beautiful Facet – in this example, Elegance – will take you to a table that has all 25 cities’ Principle Features and Honorable Mentions with the Elegance classification.  Each table is sorted from the highest scoring cities  (Athens tied with Kyoto in the case of Elegance) down to the lowest scoring.  An example of several cities from the Elegance table is shown below.  Whatever your personal favorite Beautiful Facets are, you can quickly access a table of the beautiful places you should visit!

 

Additionally, note that Members can download an Adobe PDF document containing all 1,800+ beautiful sites that have been classified and mapped in the 25 cities currently covered by CitiesBeautiful.org, for Members personal use offline!
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ELEGANCE
CITYSCOREPRINCIPLE FEATURESHONORABLE MENTIONS
ATHENS84.6The Parthenon, The Erechtheion, Temple of Athena NikeAcademy, University
KYOTO84.6 Temple of the Golden Pavilion (Kinkaku-ji),  Temple of the Silver Pavilion (Ginkakuji), Kodai-ji TempleNishi-Hongan-ji Temple, Byodo-in Temple, Ninna-ji Pagoda
ISTANBUL76.9Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Camii), Rüstem Paşa Camii (Rüstem Pasha Mosque), Yeni Cami (New Mosque)Mosque of Sokollu Mehmet Pasha (Sokollu Mehmet Paşa Camii), Çiragan Palace (Çırağan Sarayı), Küçüksu Palace or Pavilion aka Göksu Pavilion (Küçüksu Kasrı), 
PARIS76.9  Opéra Garnier,  Sainte-Chapelle, Place des VosgesPalais Royal, St-Eustache
LONDON69.2Victoria and Albert Museum, Terraces of th Outer Circle of Regent's Park, Brompton OratoryQueen's House, Palm House at Kew Gardens, Leadenhall Market, Richmond Bridge
PRAGUE69.2Municipal House (Obecní dům), Interior of the Strahov Monastery (Strahovský klášter),  Lobkowicz Palace (Lobkovický palác)Interior of the Spanish Synagogue (Španělská synagog), Hotel Paris
SAN FRANCISCO69.2Civic Center, Especially City Hall; Conservatory of Flowers; Garden Court in the Sheraton Palace HotelCoit Tower,  Ferry Building, James Flood Building