Where to Find the Best Views in These 25 Capital Cities

  • Where to Find the Best Views in These 25 Capital Cities

    Rise above the city for a new perspective.

    To get a real feel for a new city, you need to get high. High up, that is. Because—hyperbole incoming—only by scaling staircases to reach the best rooftops, riding cable cars to observation decks, or zipping upwards in terrifyingly speedy elevators to magnificent viewpoints can you really understand the scale and scope of [insert your destination of choice]. And at the very least, you’ll get some great pictures.

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  • Torre Latinoamericana

    WHERE:

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  • The Sky Garden

    WHERE:

    Sky Garden

  • Basílica del Voto Nacional

    WHERE:

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  • Cerro de Monserrate

    WHERE:

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  • Lantern Bar

    WHERE:

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  • Sky Costanera

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  • The Spire

    WHERE:

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  • The Lookout

    WHERE:

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  • Cámara Obscura

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  • Reichstag Dome

    WHERE:

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  • Scott Monument

    WHERE:

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  • Taipei 101 Tower

    WHERE:

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  • The Peace Tower

    WHERE:

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  • Galería Güemes

    WHERE:

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  • El Corte Inglés

    WHERE:

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  • Tour Montparnasse

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  • Orange Garden

    WHERE:

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  • Petřín Hill

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  • Castelo de São Jorge

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    Turismo de Lisboa

  • Opera House

    WHERE:

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  • Mount Victoria Lookout

    WHERE:

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  • Hallgrímskirkja

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  • Ceb Tower Observation Deck

    WHERE:

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  • Namsan Tower

    WHERE:

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  • Sky Circus Sunshine60 Observatory

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