If you’re looking to trade in your usual summer holiday lazing by the pool or the beach for a dose of culture, where are the best places in the world to check out?
‘Culture’ can be hard to define, but we’ve analysed some of the world’s major cities on factors such as World Heritage Sites, museums, art galleries and more to try and define the World’s Most Cultural Cities.
From the high fashion, cuisine and art of Paris to the contrast of the modern and traditional worlds in Tokyo, here’s how the cities rated.
A multicultural city which has attracted artists, writers and academics for centuries, the city sees millions of tourists each year visit its many museums and historic landmarks such as the Louvre, Notre-Dame and, of course, the Eiffel Tower.
It was followed by two more of the world’s most prominent cities, New York and London, with two from the Far East rounding out the top five: Seoul and Tokyo.