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Top 10 Most Beautiful Cities In Nigeria

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The Federal Republic of Nigeria is a country in Western Africa with vast human resources, a vibrant culture, diverse traditions, and stunning natural landscapes. It is one of the most beautiful countries on the African continent with many cities in the country ranking as some of the most beautiful places you can spend time in when visiting Africa.

In Nigeria, there are many states and cities – each with its own unique charm and appeal. Since there are many cities in the country, there are bound to be some cities that are more beautiful than others.

In this article, we shall be taking a look at the top 10 most beautiful cities in Nigeria right now. This ranking of the most beautiful Nigerian cities is based on quite a number of factors which some of these factors include scenic beauty, cultural richness, architectural splendor, and overall livability.

From the hustle and bustle on the streets of Lagos to the peaceful atmosphere of Calabar and the architectural wonders in Abuja, Nigeria is surely home to exceptionally beautiful scenery and whether you’re interested in history, culture, or nature, there’s something for everyone in Nigeria’s most beautiful cities.

Wondering which Nigerian city is the most beautiful? Let’s find out together.

Top 10 Most Beautiful Cities In Nigeria (Latest Ranking)

Nigeria is home to so many beautiful places and honestly, Iit can be quite hard to select the most beautiful city in the country without a ton of research and factors put into consideration. Nevertheless, here is our list of the most Nigerian cities right now.

1) Abuja (Federal Capital Territory)

Abuja is a Nigerian city which is located in the center of Nigeria. It was created to replace Lagos as the capital of the country and it is currently the country’s administrative and political capital and has been since 1976.

This Nigerian city also plays host to so many top tourist attractions in Nigeria including some of the country’s most popular monuments.

Some of these national monuments include the Aso Rock/presidential villa (office of the executive president of Nigeria), the National Assembly complex, Zuma Rock, the Supreme Court complex, the Nigerian national stadium, the National mosque and church, the Abuja Millennium tower, and more.

It is also one of the most planned cities in Nigeria and in the nearest future, Abuja is expected to be one of the world’s most beautiful cities.

Overall, Abuja has some of the most beautiful places in Nigeria and in fact, it is ranked as the most beautiful city in Nigeria right now.

2) Lagos

  • Host State – Lagos State, Nigeria

Popularly referred to as the economic capital of West Africa, Lagos is one of the busiest cities in Africa. It is also the most developed state in the country currently.

Lagos is the largest city in Nigeria and one of the largest in Africa in terms of population and one of the fastest growing cities in the world in terms when population, human resources, and architectural development is put in consideration.

Even with the unending hustle and bustle in Lagos state, it still has some of the most beautiful places you can find in Nigeria. From amusement parks to beautiful hotels, garden parks, the conservation center, beaches, and more, Lagos is surely home to some of the most beautiful places you will find in Nigeria.

Lagos was primarily known as a business-oriented city but has now become a popular destination for tourists because of the popular African events and festivals held in this city almost on a daily basis.

If you’re going to be visiting Nigeria anytime soon, then Lagos should be on your list of places to check out when you arrive!

3) Calabar

  • Host State – Cross River State, Nigeria.

Calabar is the capital city of Cross River State which was originally named “Akwa Akpa“. This Nigerian city is widely described as the tourism capital of Nigeria and it is home to some of the most beautiful tourist sites you will find in Nigeria.

From waterfalls to national museums, national parks, mountain resorts, resort hotels, wildlife sanctuaries, and more, you can be sure that you will get some of the best tourist experiences in Nigeria when you visit the Cross River state capital – Calabar.

Apart from being a top destination for tourists in terms of tourism, Calabar is also a very beautiful Nigerian city with world-class road networks and architectural wonders.

The city is also the host of one of the most popular African street carnivals – the Calabar international street carnival which is conducted on specific dates yearly. The Calabar Carnival is the most popular street carnival in Nigeria attracting thousands of tourists yearly.

Overall, Calabar is one of the places you should pay a visit to if you’re visiting Nigeria or simply exploring the country as a Nigerian.

4) Uyo

  • Host State – Akwa-Ibom State, Nigeria

Uyo is the capital of one of Nigeria’s richest states – Akwa-Ibom State.

This Nigerian city is one of the best cities in Nigeria with a good and well-planned road network, lots of uniquely-designed business buildings, 5-star hotels, and lots more.

Generally, anyone who had lived in or is currently living in Uyo can testify to some of these facts.

The Godswill Akpabio International Stadium which is located in Uyo is ranked as the best stadium in Nigeria in terms of capacity and build quality and it is arguably one of the best stadiums in Africa.

A visit to the 4th most beautiful city in Nigeria – Uyo will give you a memorable experience of a wonderful country called Nigeria.

5) Enugu

  • Host State – Enugu State, Nigeria

Enugu is the capital city of Enugu State, Nigeria. It is located in the South-Eastern part of Nigeria. This Nigerian city is one of the most beautiful cities you can visit when taking a trip to South Eastern Nigeria.

The coal city as it is popularly called is home to some of the most beautiful places you can visit in Nigeria.

Some of these locations include the ever-popular University of Nigeria, Nsuuka, the Cave of Giants, Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium complex, silicon hill, Enugu golf course, and Ezeagu tourist complex to mention a few.

Enugu is one of the most beautiful Nigerian cities with an amazing road network, lots of commercial and residential buildings, hotels, and lots more.

This Nigerian city is the 5th most beautiful city in Nigeria according to the latest rankings.

6) Port-Harcourt

  • Host State – Rivers State, Nigeria

Port-Harcourt is the capital city of the largest oil-producing state in Nigeria – Rivers State.

As the capital city of one of the richest Nigerian states, it is expected of Port-Harcourt city to be one of the most beautiful and well-developed Nigerian cities.

This oil-rich city is no doubt one of the finest places you can visit in the country.

As a city in South southern Nigeria, it is known for numerous waterfronts, bars, restaurants, gardens, aqua life, and lots more.

Port Harcourt is one Nigerian city you can visit during a trip to South Southern Nigeria.

7) Owerri

  • Host State – Imo State, Nigeria

Owerri is the capital of Imo State, Nigeria.

This city is widely known for numerous hotels, nightclubs, and spas to which it plays host. These hotels and nightclubs serve as relaxation spots after a stressful day at work for individuals who reside in this city.

Apart from relaxation spots, Owerri also has some of Nigeria’s most visited tourist sites like the National Museum, Owerri, Oguta Lake, Mbari Cultural and Arts Center, Owerri City mall, and many others.

If you’re visiting Nigeria anytime soon, Owerri is also one of Nigeria’s most beautiful cities which you can at to your extensive list of places to visit.

Owerri is ranked as the 7th most beautiful city in Nigeria right now.

8) Kaduna

  • Host State – Kaduna State, Nigeria

Kaduna is the capital of Kaduna state and the first and only Northern state on this list of the most beautiful Nigerian cities. This city is known for its well-preserved pre-historic buildings, artifacts and improved road networks.

This city is one of the most industrialized cities in Northern Nigeria and it is home to one of the four main oil refineries in Nigeria.

Apart from being a highly commercialized city, Kaduna also has some of the most beautiful places in Nigeria you can visit.

9) Akure

  • Host State – Ondo State, Nigeria

Akure is the capital city of Ondo State in South Western Nigeria. It is the second Southwestern city to appear on this list.

This Nigerian city is currently the most beautiful city in the South-Western part of Nigeria with a good town planning system.

Akure is also host to some of the best educational institutions in the country such as the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) – which is currently ranked as the 2nd best university of technology in the country, Ondo State University of Science, and Technology (OSUSTECH) e.t.c.

Apart from these educational institutions, Akure also has some good relaxation spots (hotels, bars, restaurants, etc.), natural tourist sites (rocks, wild animals, etc.), mineral potentials, and a very beautiful landscape for sightseeing.

10) Warri

  • Host State – Delta State, Nigeria

Warri is an oil-rich city which is located in Delta State, South-Southern Nigeria.

This Nigerian city served as the colonial capital of the then-Warri province. It is also widely known for its unique use of pidgin English which most Nigerian comedians take their inspiration.

Warri also has a lot of tourist sites you can visit while on a visit there. Some of these tourist sites include the Nana Living History Museum, Red Mangrove Swamp, Abraka Golf Course, 911 Resorts, Warri City Stadium, Delta City Mall, and Olu’s Palace all linked by a very high-standard road network.

Overall, Warri is a beautiful city and the last city on our list of the most beautiful Nigerian cities.

Wrapping Up

In conclusion, Nigeria is an amazingly beautiful country and its cities are no exception – in fact, Nigerian cities are some of the top contenders for the most beautiful cities on the African continent.

The 10 most beautiful Nigerian cities which we have explored in the article showcase Nigeria’s diversity, cultural richness, and natural splendor. So whether you’re interested in exploring different natural sceneries, historic landmarks, cool beach vibes, architectural wonders, or vibrant nightlife, these aforementioned Nigerian cities have got you covered.

And that will be it for this article. If you were searching for an updated list of the most beautiful cities in Nigeria, we hope our list helped you extensively.

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U. Onyekachi

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