In classical antiquity, the Greeks found expression in the beauty of mathematics, geometry and physical laws, especially in the values 1: 1’618, the divine or golden ratio. Available in many places in nature such as flowers and even DNA, they began to use it to create architectural structures, sculptures and paintings, showing that science can also create beauty.
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Online Mortgage Advisor is based on this premise to conduct the Golden Ratio Study, which it reveals the 30 most beautiful cities in the world according to science, led by Venice, Rome and Barcelona. To find the result, they scanned central photos of more than 2,400 emblematic buildings and streets in historic cities through Google Street View. Then they draw points on the corners of each of the buildings to see what percentage corresponds to the divine proportion, as shown in the image of the Sagrada Familia.
Because of this, The city where this value usually occurs in Spain is Barcelona, with 81.9% coincidence. Although science is not needed to prove the beauty of Barcelona, this study allows us to scientifically measure the perfection of its alleys and squares. In the global ranking it is in third place, followed by Venice (83.3%) and Rome (82%).. This is the classification of the ten with the most buildings that coincide with the golden ratio:
- Venice (83.3%)
- Rome (82%)
- Barcelona (81.9%)
- Prague (78.7%)
- New York (77.7%)
- Athens (77.5%)
- Budapest (75.9%)
- One (75.8%)
- Bordeaux (75.3%)
- Milan (75.1%)
Due to this method of study, cities as different from each other as Venice and New York appear in the same classification. The global ranking of 30 cities includes four Italian cities: Venice, Rome, Milan and Florence (13th position), which is the country with the largest representation. For its part, only Spain has Barcelona, The European continent takes almost all the positions in this top30, although with New York the American Miami (24) is also included.
Although there are no British cities in the ranking, Online Mortgage Advisor also analyzes the cities of the United Kingdom that are most compatible with the divine proportions and, therefore, most beautiful. Chester, London, Belfast, Liverpool and Durham stand in the top five positions.