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The World's Most Cultured City Has Been Revealed, and You'll Never Guess Where

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Social Content Editor
Updated: 29 March 2017
Art fiend? Culture junkie? Or just love a good gig? Well, guess what, a new ranking from TotallyMoney.com reveals which places have the most cultural attractions in the world, and it turns out Amsterdam is home to the most amount of cultured spots on the planet!

The nifty credit comparison website looked at 30 of the world’s most visited cities (just in case you were wondering, this is the world’s top destination) and used TripAdvisor data and the Michelin Guide to find culturally savvy countries with the most theatres, museums, UNESCO World Heritage Sites and the finest restaurants.

How did they decide on it all? The full list takes into account the total number of cultural institutions per capita (the smaller ones, obviously have less), as well as all the Michelin data they could get their hands on and the number of overnight international visits (provided by the guys who put the Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index together).

Here’s the top 10, ranked by Totallymoney.com:

10. London, England, United Kingdom…

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Theatres: 878
Museums: 186
Art galleries: 125
World Heritage Sites: 4
Concert halls: 17
Michelin-starred restaurants: 67

9. Vienna, Austria…

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Theatres: 55
Museums: 103
Art galleries: 14
World Heritage Sites: 2
Concert halls: 7
Michelin-starred restaurants: 9

8. Rome, Italy…

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© Reidl / Shutterstock

Theatres: 93
Museums: 151
Art galleries: 42
World Heritage Sites: 5
Concert halls: 3
Michelin-starred restaurants: 18

7. Milan, Italy…

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© Boris Stroujko /shutterstock

Theatres: 43
Museums: 76
Art galleries: 42
World Heritage Sites: 1
Concert halls: 4
Michelin-starred restaurants: 17

6. Barcelona, Spain…

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Theatres: 80
Museums: 95
Art galleries: 46
World Heritage Sites: 1
Concert halls: 3
Michelin-starred restaurants: 25

5. Paris, France…

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© Neirfy / Shutterstock

Theatres: 245
Museums: 147
Art galleries: 69
World Heritage Sites: 1
Concert halls: 6
Michelin-starred restaurants: 100

4. Miami, Florida, USA…

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© Sean Pavone / Shutterstock

Theatres: 72
Museums: 18
Art galleries: 27
World Heritage Sites: 1
Concert halls: 1
Michelin-starred restaurants: 0

3. Prague, Czech Republic…

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© Catarina Belova / Shutterstock

Theatres: 129
Museums: 110
Art galleries: 201
World Heritage Sites: 1
Concert halls: 4
Michelin-starred restaurants: 3

2. Dublin, Ireland…

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© Littleny / Shutterstock

Theatres: 127
Museums: 57
Art galleries: 32
World Heritage Sites: 0
Concert halls: 6
Michelin-starred restaurants: 5

1. Amsterdam, Netherlands…

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© Kavalenkava / Shutterstock

Theatres: 96
Museums: 81
Art galleries: 54
World Heritage Sites: 2
Concert halls: 8
Michelin-starred restaurants: 43

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