A list of “The Most Beautiful Streets In The World” was just released by the UK-based real estate company GetAgent. Some of them are really beautiful.
Here is a compilation of the most stunning streets from around the world. This Top 15 list features roads in Japan, Singapore, The Netherlands, the United States, and the UK. Let’s explore some of the most breathtaking streets across the globe.
Top 15 Most Beautiful Streets in the World
1. Philosopher’s Path, Kyoto, Japan
This stone footpath is beautifully adorned with cherry trees, creating a serene and picturesque walkway that connects the temples of Ginkaku-Ji and Nanzen-Ji in Kyoto. This route is named after two 20th-century Japanese philosophers from Kyoto University, Hajime Tanabe and Nishida Kitaro. It is said that they used this route for their daily exercise.
2. Rue Principale, Rocamadour, France
This charming street can be found in the beautiful Dordogne region of France. Rocamadour, with its breathtaking cliffside location, rich array of monuments, and sacred sanctuaries, has long been a magnet for artists and pilgrims alike. The Main Street attracts over a million visitors annually.
3. Via Baldassarre Galuppi, Burano, Italy
This vibrant street, which can be found on the Venetian island of Burano, is stacked with stores and Best restaurants.
4. Herbert Baker Street, Pretoria, South Africa
During the months of September through November, this street is a stunning location for taking a selfie because it is surrounded by hundreds of Jacaranda trees that are white and purple in color.
5. Lombard Street, San Francisco, USA
Lombard is situated between Russian Hill and Hyde Street and is known for its unique stretch of road that features eight turns, earning it the distinction of being the most sinuous street in the United States. The concept of creating a curvy design for the street can be traced back to 1922. At that time, Carl Henry had the vision of reducing the steep 27% slope of the street, making it more accessible for cars from the 1920s.
6. Circus Lane, Edinburgh, Scotland
This location in Edinburgh is truly stunning and perfect for capturing beautiful photographs. The area is known for its charming cobblestone houses, each with a unique colored door and an abundance of flowers and plants.
7. The Circus, Bath, England
This street has a distinct feature: a circular shape with three entrances of the same length and a beautiful garden in the center. This street is truly remarkable and definitely worth a visit. Don’t forget to capture some stunning photos while you’re there!
8. Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, England
This street is a popular spot for tourists to capture stunning views, thanks to its hillside location. This street offers one of the most enchanting views in England and has been featured in numerous films and TV commercials.
9. Lijnbaansgracht, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
This quaint street winds its way alongside the picturesque canal, enveloped by the charming architecture that defines Amsterdam. The name of this area is derived from the ropeways (“lijnbanen”) used by the rope-makers who were situated in this section of the historic city center.
10. Orchard Road, Singapore
This street is truly a haven for those who have a passion for shopping and the vibrant glow of lights. It spans approximately 2.2 km (1.36702 miles) and offers an abundance of delights for avid shoppers. There are various options available, including discount and department stores, exclusive boutiques, and luxury hotels.
11. Bourbon Street, New Orleans, USA
Bourbon Street, one of the oldest streets in America, has a rich history that dates back to 1718 when it was founded by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville. It’s a street renowned for its vibrant atmosphere and lively music scene. With its vibrant neon lights, this street attracts countless visitors from all over the country. In 2017, a staggering 17 million individuals passed through it.
12. Cherry Blossom Avenue, Bonn, Germany
This street is definitely worth seeing. The area is adorned with a multitude of cherry trees, giving it global recognition. When the cherry blossoms are in bloom, you can capture an absolutely stunning photo.
13. Quechua Street, Cusco Province, Peru
The streets built by the Incas have managed to withstand the test of time, remaining intact for centuries. One notable feature of these constructions is the precise fitting of Inca stones. In addition to the street itself, witnessing the native Quechua Indians in their traditional attire and speaking their ancient language is truly a remarkable sight.
14. Rua do Bom Jesus, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
Rua do Bom Jesus, known as the oldest street in Recife, earned the nickname ‘Street of the Jews’ due to the Jewish immigration into Brazil during the Second World War. The street is particularly unique due to its vibrant and Dutch-inspired architecture.
15. Vicars’ Close, Wells, UK
Vicars’ Close, a stunning medieval street nestled near the Cathedral, is renowned as the oldest residential street in Europe with its original buildings still standing. The structure measures 140 meters (459,318 ft) in length and is constructed using rectangular quarried stone.
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Perhaps you’re curious as to why your preferred street isn’t included in this list. How did the GetAgent portal determine which streets were considered the most visually captivating in the world?
The Ultimate Ranking
Lastly, the average amount of time spent looking at the pictures was used to rate the “attractiveness” of each street. That’s right—the winning streets really were the most interesting.