Profitable tip: Jaipur, India
Nahargarh Fort sprawls round a rocky outcrop above the Pink Metropolis of Jaipur in Rajasthan province. Take a rickshaw up the hairpin highway or go within the night and deal with the stiff 20-minute hike up the trail from town’s northern edge. Wander the intensive battlements and discover an empty rampart or dome-covered lookout for unbelievable views over the fixed tumult of Jaipur. Seize a late beer on the fort’s Padao Cafe and watch the well-known pink render of town’s buildings glow within the night solar.SPD
Havana, Cuba

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The most effective views of the colorful homes and glowing blue bay of Havana may be discovered hiding in plain sight on the nook of the Plaza Vieja in Outdated Havana, at its tallest constructing: Edificio Gómez Vila. It was surprisingly bereft of holiday makers once I visited: after ascending within the elevate and paying the 2 pesos ($2) to enter the terrace, I had the big terrace with its amaing views to myself. The panorama is definitely worth the entry charge alone, however the present inside guiding you thru reside views from the one Cámara Obscura within the Caribbean, which affords 360-degree views of town at 30x magnification, are price a glance too.• lahabana.comAnna

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Verona, Italy

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We found a rare view over the rooftops of Verona’s historic coronary heart once we visited a wine competition there, with tasting stations all through town. The ultimate tasting concerned crossing Ponte Pietra and taking the funicular as much as Castel San Pietro. Terraces lengthen in entrance of the fortress, from the place the view over medieval Verona, its towers and palaces all tucked inside a loop of the Adige river, is a stunner. Romantics ought to purpose for sundown. The Reteodorico restaurant on the high of the funicular has backyard terraces good for having fun with the panorama over a meal.• Funicular €1 every approach,, reteodorico.comMartha
Bergen, Norway

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Bergen after darkish, seen from close to the highest station of the Fløibanen funicular railway, is a magical sight. The daytime view is spectacular, nevertheless it’s as night attracts in that the lights of town and ships across the harbour sparkle, particularly if it’s chilly and clear. If my associate and I hadn’t had already had the discuss not getting married, that view would possibly effectively have introduced on a bended-knee second … You don’t should take the prepare to see it: you may stroll as much as the point of view from town centre and head again down for a espresso, or one other costly beer, afterwards.• 125kr return (£11), 65kr single, visitbergen.comKeith Rickaby
Valparaíso, Chile

This metropolis is filled with implausible viewpoints, and also you get a distinct sense of the place from every of them. A favorite was the terrace of Fauna, a resort/restaurant that did wonderful pisco sours in Cerro Alegre; relying on which route you look, you both benefit from the sight of a whole lot of vibrant homes perched haphazardly on town’s 42 hills or, should you time it proper, watch the moon rise over the mountains throughout the bay. The poet Pablo Neruda so cherished wanting over Valparaíso that he constructed an amazingly surreal home (open for excursions) excessive above it.• Mains at Fauna from $9, faunahotel.clCarly
Bilbao, Spain

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Every time we take associates to Bilbao, our start line is the Mount Artxanda funicular, offering them with a wonderful perspective of the whole metropolis and the best way it sits completely between the encircling peaks. The funicular journey takes lower than three minutes and prices €3.60 return, a far cry from somewhat dearer counterparts in different cities. The view from the highest is actually spectacular, taking in the entire metropolis together with the Casco Viejo, the Guggenheim museum, San Mamés Stadium and numerous bridges throughout the River Nervión. As an added bonus, the park on the summit is an ideal picnic spot. • bilbaoturismo.netStuart La-Ffin
Hanoi, Vietnam

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Try the superb statement deck on the high of the Lotte Heart. An £eight ticket (grownup) and a 50-second elevator journey will whisk you as much as the 65th flooring, the place you may gawp at panoramic views throughout town. Probably the most spectacular parts are the 2 vertigo-inducing glass sky decks. You’ll be able to spend as little or lengthy as you need up high – there’s a bar, quick meals stall, and cafe to maintain your vitality up for all these photograph calls. Deck open till midnight. • Ditcham
New York Metropolis

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After paying $25 to shuffle across the Museum of Trendy Artwork (Moma) with the hordes within the afternoon, we went within the night to a “free” session on the Whitney Gallery of American Artwork within the Meatpacking district. On a Friday night from 7-10pm it’s pay-what-you-like within the gorgeous Renzo Piano-designed constructing. The views from the rooftop terraces over the lights of the Hudson, New Jersey and downtown have been wonderful. Higher but we had the place and exhibitions nearly to ourselves. And for a distinct metropolis view, the Excessive Line walkway simply across the block permits a glimpse into the residences of the wealthy and doubtless well-known as you stroll by their home windows.• whitney.orgJoanne Welding
Kyiv, Ukraine

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Pastel-hued St Andrew’s Church, on the high of a steep hill within the historic Podil district of Kyiv, has fantastic baroque structure. However what actually units this church other than the numerous others is the viewing platform, accessed for a mere 60p, which affords magnificent 360-degree views of town. You’ll be able to gaze down upon the colorful outdated homes, domed church buildings and the cobbled avenue generally known as the Andriyivskyy Descent earlier than turning round to find the river and trendy metropolis.Charlotte
Cape City, South Africa

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This should be one of the crucial lovely cities on Earth and the view from the highest of Desk Mountain is an apparent one. However not many individuals comprehend it’s much more lovely from neighbouring Lion’s Head. At nearly 700 metres, Lion’s Head has probably the most breathtaking vistas of Cape City beneath and the mountain above. The 2-hour hike entails some steep ascents and, on one route, holding on to chains near precipices (the primary route signposted to the left is way simpler) – nevertheless it’s all very rewarding and many enjoyable. The path twists across the peak so that you get views of the entire space. For the courageous, there’s additionally a vertigo-inducing rocky outcrop on the very high, good for posing on the Insta! Erika Lelovicova
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