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One Canadian city made the top 10 ‘Best Cities in the World' by Condé Nast Traveler. The 2019 Readers Choice Awards tallied over 600,000 reader votes to determine the winners. 

Québec City, Canada came in third place overall for ‘Best City in the World'.

Quebec city best city in the world

Hilltop Québec City is a place for all seasons. The charm of its 17th-century castles and cathedrals is only enhanced by the snow it receives in winter. Old Québec, a UNESCO World Heritage treasure, is walkable and safe. Stroll the only fortified city north of Mexico and its cobblestone streets.  Brush up on your military history at the citadel atop Cap Diamant, and head to the Quartier Petit-Champlain for pedestrian-only streets and artisan boutiques.

Visitors to the city can reserve a room at the stunning and historic Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, and dine at the property’s 1608 Wine and Cheese Bar, which specializes in Québec cheeses.

Fairmont Le Château Frontenac
Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

When the snow is falling on the winter capital, an aura of magic and romance embraces the city. The lights, decorations and snow of Old Québec create an enchanting Christmas setting like no other

European charm, romantic ambiance, exquisite cuisine and charming hotels make Québec City a top global destination for tourists. 

Quebec City Winter

There’s no shortage of nature in Québec City—the downtown core is surrounded by lush parks and reserves. Whether you’re a thrill seeker or a relaxation expert, you’re sure to have a memorable experience with all the great activities.

Cross a majestic waterfall, hike through canyons or cycle epic mountain trails. Québec City has endless nature and outdoor activities just outside the city limits. 

outdoor activities quebec
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Quebec city nature bridge
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Rounding out the top three “Best Small Cities in the World‘ by Condé Naste were Dresden, Germany in 2nd and Mérida, Mexico in 1st. 

Dreseden Germany 2nd best city in the world
Dresden, Germany named 2nd best city in the world
Merida Best city in the world
Mérida, Mexico names Best City in the world by Condé Nast

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