No Instagram tags or Tripadvisor ratings, but according to science, these are the 20 most beautiful cities in the world.

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While travelers have time and time again rated their favorite cities, we have a group of scientists telling us the best this time around! And according to them, the most beautiful city in the world is the walled city of the Roman cathedral in England – Chester! The study was conducted by Online Mortgage Advisor in which researchers scanned Google Street View for face-on photos of hundreds of streets and more than 2,400 buildings in historic cities around the world – also reported by lbc. co.uk.

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To arrive at the results, they then plotted points at the corners of each building to calculate the “proportion of the longest and shortest lengths of its dimensions”. The data was then compared to the “golden ratio” (1:1.618). Commenting on this, a spokesperson for Online Mortgage Advisor said: “Many artists over the past few centuries have incorporated the golden ratio into their work, believing it to be a gold standard of perfection. natural aesthetic.Using the golden ratio to measure regular buildings and iconic landmarks, we set out to find out which city in the UK and around the world can claim to have the most beautiful buildings.

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Similarly remarking, a spokesperson for Visitcheshire.com added: “Chester has the most comprehensive city walls, the oldest hippodrome and the largest Roman amphitheater in Britain, and a 1,000-year-old cathedral. years with the finest example of medieval sculpture in Europe. The ancient city is a truly breathtaking experience.

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While Chester appeared first on the list, it was followed by Venice and London in second and third place. Other names of the ten most beautiful cities include Belfast, Rome, Barcelona, ​​Liverpool, Durham, Bristol and Oxford.

These are the most beautiful cities in the world according to the golden ratio –
1. Chester, UK – 83.7%
2. Venice, Italy – 83.3%
3. London, UK – 83%
4. Belfast, UK – 82.9%
5. Rome, Italy – 82%
6. Barcelona, ​​Spain – 81.9%
7. Liverpool, UK – 81%
8. Durham, UK – 80.5%
9. Bristol, UK – 80%
10. Oxford, UK – 79.7%
11. Birmingham, UK – 79.4%
12 Edinburgh, UK – 78.9%
12 Cardiff, UK – 78.9%
13. Prague, Czech Republic – 78.7%
14. Exeter, UK – 78.5%
15. Bath, UK – 78.2%
16. Canterbury, UK – 77.8%
17. New York, USA – 77.7%
18. Worcester, UK – 77.6%
19. Athens, Greece – 77.5%
20. Cambridge, UK – 76.1%

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