A World Illuminated: 12 City Skylines at Night

By Michelle Yastremsky


The Eiffel Tower twinkling in the night, the Colosseum illuminated against a dark sky...these are the sights worth noting down as vacation ideas!

Whether you're a first-time visitor or a local looking for a new way to experience your city, scope out the city's best vantage point and experience these skylines at night for yourself!


Prague, Czech Republic

Best Vantage Points in Prague:

• Under the Charles Bridge
• Smetanovo Nabrezi (Vltava Waterfront)
• Old Town Hall Tower
• Charles Bridge Tower
• Strelecky Ostrov (Shooters Island)


London, England

Best Vantage Points in London:

• The Shard
• Big Ben (must be UK resident to climb to the top)
• The London Eye
• St. Paul's Cathedral
• Emirates Air Line Cable Car


Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Best Vantage Points in Dubai:

• The top of Burj Khalifa (buy your tickets two weeks ahead of time)
• Palm Jumeirah
• Business Bay
• Dubai Marina
• Jumeira Public Beach


Paris, France

Best Vantage Points in Paris:

• Tour Montparnasse (home to Europe's fastest elevator!)
• Eiffel Tower
• Basilica of Sacré-Cœur
• The Centre Pompidou (take the elevator to the 5th floor)
• Galeries Lafayette Department Store (take the elevator to the rooftop terrace)


Amsterdam, Netherlands

Best Vantage Points in Amsterdam:

• A'DAM Toren Lookout
• Nemo Science Museum Terrace
• Westerkerk Tower
• Ouderkerk Tower


New York City, New York

Best Vantage Points in New York City:

• Top of the Rock
• The View, New York Marriot Marquis
• Governors Island
• Empire State Building
• Fort Tyron Park
• Le Bain Rooftop Bar, The Standard Hotel


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Best Vantage Points in Kuala Lumpur:

• Petronas Twin Towers (Skybridge on level 41 and level 42)
• Kuala Lumpur Tower
• Taman Tasik Titiwangsa
• Kuala Lumpur City Center Park


Dresden, Germany

Best Vantage Points in Dresden:

• Bank of the River Elbe in Neustadt (New Town)
• Brühlsche Terrasse


Rome, Italy

Best Vantage Points in Rome:

• Janiculum Hill (Gianicolo)
St. Peter's Basilica
• Villa Borghese (Pincio)
• Lo Zodiaco
• Castel Sant'Angelo


Berlin, Germany

Best Vantage Points in Berlin:

• Fernsehtrum (TV Tower)
• Reichstag
• Viewing platform at the French Cathedral
• Park Inn Hotel Rooftop
• Zion Church


Dublin, Ireland

Best Vantage Points in Dublin:

• Guinness Storehouse Gravity Bar
• Great South Wall
• Killiney Hill
• Matt Talbot Bridge
• Montpelier Hill
• Howth Head (outside Dublin, in Howth)


Venice, Italy

Best Vantage Points in Venice:

• Campanile Di San Marco
• Rialto Bridge
• Ponte Dell'accademia
• Naval Museum, Castello District
• St. Maria of Salute Basilica

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