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London Didn’t Make It To The World’s Top 10 Most Visited Cities by Density

London Didn’t Make It To The World’s Top 10 Most Visited Cities by Density

When it comes to dense tourist hotspots, some cities attract more visitors per square kilometer than you’d expect. Deluxe Holiday Homes analyzed data such as visitor numbers, city populations and geographical areas in km². Surprisingly, iconic cities like London are missing from the list. Discover which cities made the cut and why they’re drawing in the crowds.

10. Bucharest

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Visitors per km²: 22,124 / Visitors per Population: 273%

Bucharest is known for its Belle Époque buildings and the massive Palace of the Parliament, one of the largest buildings in the world. The city’s charming old town offers a mix of history, tiny boutiques, and energetic nightlife.

9. Rome

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Visitors per km²: 27,132 / Visitors per Population: 1218%

Rome offers a heady mix of haunting ruins, awe-inspiring art, and vibrant street life. The city is home to invaluable ancient sites such as the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, alongside the treasure-filled Vatican Museums.

8. Los Angeles

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Visitors per km²: 41,570 / Visitors per Population: 1307%

LA is the entertainment capital of the world, home to Hollywood, the Griffith Observatory, and the Getty Center. Explore the bustling Santa Monica Pier or take a leisurely stroll down Venice Beach for a quintessential Californian experience.

7. Budapest

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Visitors per km²: 57,143 / Visitors per Population: 1708%

Budapest is known for its dramatic skyline marked by the historic Buda Castle, stunning views from the Fisherman’s Bastion, and the grandeur of the Hungarian Parliament Building. The city is also famed for its thermal baths.

6. Amsterdam

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Visitors per km²: 71,559 / Visitors per Population: 1911%

Amsterdam is famous for its historic canals, the Anne Frank House, and masterpieces by Van Gogh and Rembrandt housed in the city’s array of museums. The vibrant flower markets and the eclectic nightlife scene add to its charm.

5. Stockholm

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Visitors per km²: 76,596 / Visitors per Population: 1476%

Stockholm, spread across 14 islands, is known for its stunning natural beauty and historic architecture, with highlights including the Royal Palace and the medieval streets of Gamla Stan. Don’t miss the Vasa Museum, which houses a 17th-century ship.

4. New York City

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Visitors per km²: 80,760 / Visitors per Population: 748%

NYC is a bustling metropolis filled with iconic landmarks such as Times Square, Central Park, and the Statue of Liberty. The city’s museums like the Metropolitan Museum of Art and MoMA are among the best in the world.

3. Chicago

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Visitors per km²: 81,500 / Visitors per Population: 1813%

Chicago is renowned for its bold architecture, including the Willis Tower and the neo-Gothic Tribune Tower. The city’s vibrant arts scene is anchored by institutions like the Art Institute of Chicago and a thriving theater district.

2. Bern

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Visitors per km²: 85,045 / Visitors per Population: 3298%

This UNESCO World Heritage-listed city captivates with its well-preserved medieval city center, featuring the Zytglogge clock tower and the Münster Cathedral. The Bear Park and the Rose Garden offer lovely spots for relaxation and scenic views.

1. Paris

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Visitors per km²: 351,429 / Visitors per Population: 1708%

Paris dazzles with its unrivaled collection of art and architecture, home to the Louvre Museum and the iconic Eiffel Tower. Stroll along the Seine for picturesque views or enjoy the vibrant café culture of this romantic city.

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Emese Maczko is a travel blogger behind Eco Lodges Anywhere. Having explored several destinations around Europe, the US, Indonesia, and Australia, and resided in Germany, the United Kingdom, and Luxembourg, Emese possesses a keen understanding of diverse cultures and an appreciation for the beauty of each destination she visits. She advocates for sustainable travel and ecotourism.