Whenever we travel to a big city there are many things on our to-do list, but getting a breathtaking view of its horizon is definitely a top priority. Many destinations have become synonymous with their urban silhouettes, and there's simply no better way to feel the pulse of a metropolis than by seeing its most distinctive landmarks at our feet.
While the NYC skyline is as iconic as it gets, there are plenty of international contenders that are pretty spectacular in their own right. Ahead, we've put together a roundup of some of the most jaw-dropping cityscapes around the world — and the best spots to plot your Instagram shots. Be prepared to hashtag #thisviewthough about a million times.