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The Most Beautiful Small Towns Around the World

Cosmopolitan Logo By Jennifer Vishnevsky of Cosmopolitan | Slide 1 of 18: Although big cities offer organized trips, packed itineraries and tons of tourists, you may be surprised to see how much the small towns on this list pique your interest. Small towns around the world bring their own charm, culture and beauty. These breathtaking towns may be small, but they pack a big punch for tourists. Besides scenic water and mountain landscapes, these small towns also boast an interesting history. You’ll be able to take a stroll and shop through some of these walkable quaint towns. And if getting out to nature is more of your thing, you’ll find pristine skiing conditions, hiking trails and plenty of beauty.Some of these towns are a bit remote, so you may need to act as your own travel agent to come up with an itinerary for these trips. If you're looking for something truly remote, check out these abandoned spots around the world. While some of these countries may not yet be welcoming visitors, you can still vicariously imagine yourself there as you click through this gallery.

Although big cities offer organized trips, packed itineraries and tons of tourists, you may be surprised to see how much the small towns on this list pique your interest. Small towns around the world bring their own charm, culture and beauty.

These breathtaking towns may be small, but they pack a big punch for tourists. Besides scenic water and mountain landscapes, these small towns also boast an interesting history. You’ll be able to take a stroll and shop through some of these walkable quaint towns. And if getting out to nature is more of your thing, you’ll find pristine skiing conditions, hiking trails and plenty of beauty.

Some of these towns are a bit remote, so you may need to act as your own travel agent to come up with an itinerary for these trips. If you're looking for something truly remote, check out these abandoned spots around the world. While some of these countries may not yet be welcoming visitors, you can still vicariously imagine yourself there as you click through this gallery.

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