Cape Town is one of the “World’s Most Beautiful Cities”. Popular website Forbes.com has published its list of the “World’s Most Beautiful Cities” for this year,
and Cape Town has been included, along with cities such as Paris, Vancouver, Sydney, Florence, Venice and London.
The website states: “Since beauty is subjective, we surveyed city specialists from a range of fields, including urban planning, architecture and sustainable development.”
According to the website, Raymond Levitt, director of the construction programme in civil and environmental engineering at Stanford University, and one of the judges, said “open spaces” were what made Cape Town special.
“Renowned English sea navigator, Sir Francis Drake, once referred to Cape Town as the fairest cape in the world. The city houses the Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, while the top of Table Mountain offers a breathtaking view of the city from roughly 3 500 feet above sea level.”
Levitt said that Cape Town is a “manageable size” and leaves a minimal ecological footprint as a result.
The world’s most beautiful cities according to Forbes.com:
1. Paris (France)
2. Vancouver (Canada)
3. Sydney (Australia)
4. Florence (Italy)
5. Venice (Italy)
6. Cape Town (South Africa)
7. San Francisco (USA)
8. Chicago (USA)
9. New York City (USA)
10. London (England)
11. Cambridge (England)
12. Tokyo (Japan)