romantic cities

The World’s Most Romantic Cities 2018

Top 5 Most Romantic Cities in the World

Exploring a city as a single person can be a fantastic thing; however, some places are even better experienced with someone by your side.

1. Venice, Italy

Venice canal with gondola, Italy © JD Photograph / Shutterstock

This is the city of Casanova – so you know you’re in for romance in a big way, Arguably the best romantic city in the world, Venice showcases history and heritage in the same canvas. The long list of best places to visit in Venice includes crisscrossing canals, ancient museums & castles, cathedrals, art galleries, public squares, and more.

For that ultimate romantic experience: Cruise the canals by water taxi, take a gondola past the Bridge of Sighs, sip one of the oldest hot chocolate recipes at Cafe Florian, and watch the watercolor sunset reflecting over the canal

2. Paris


Paris is a lovely city to explore on your own; however, it is even better when you have your significant other by your side, especially since the city exudes romance. The neighborhood of Montmartre, with its cobblestone streets, is a charming place to explore and witness breathtaking views of the City of Light below. In Paris, you can describe an entire neighbourhood (like Montmartre) as romantic. You can’t miss the Arc de Triomphe, the Pont des Arts Bridge, a show at the Moulin Rouge, the Eiffel Tower, the Jardin du Luxembourg, and the great Hausmann-style architecture found throughout the city. Get yourself a bottle of wine, some camembert, a baguette, and a blanket and you’re set for a romantic picnic along the river bank.

3. Buenos Aires


Exuding passion, Buenos Aires is a beautiful, multicultural city that is the birthplace of the tango, and dancing is one of the most romantic things a couple can do. Visit La Boca, a colorful area within the city, where this sensual dance was created and take a tango class or two. But make no mistake about it .

4. Prague


The old town in Prague is perfectly preserved. The fairy-tale architecture and European atmosphere combine to make romance come alive. Tour castles, roam Old Town Square, and then cross Charles Bridge for a beautiful view of the river. This is an old city filled with cobblestone streets, church spires, and winding alleys. The city comes alive at night and has a magic feel that completes this marvellous and romantic package.

5. Marrakech, Morocco


City steeped in artisan heritage Marrakech, the erstwhile imperial city of Morocco, also finds its mention in the list of most romantic cities in the world. With the vast-stretches of Sahara Desert on one side and the mighty Atlas Mountain peaks on the other, the city provides a unique setting for a romantic vacay. Jemaa el-Fnaa public square, artistic Majorelle Garden, intricately designed Bahia Palace, Koutoubia Mosque, and Saadian Tombs are some of the popular tourist attractions here.