5 most multicultural cities in the world

We live in a globalised world, where people move around all the time and make different countries and cities their home. In this way, we can be in places like Buenos Aires and speak in English with friends from the US, taste delicious kebabs from Turkey or dance to the rhythm of Brazilian samba. But just where are the biggest melting pots in the world? Here are the 5 most multicultural cities on the planet!

 

1. Toronto, Canada

 

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Toronto was named the most multicultural city in the world by the BBC because 51% of the city’s residents were born outside of Canada. Plus, with more than 200 ethnic groups living in the city speaking 150 languages, you can find people from every corner of the globe: China, Italy, Poland, India, Greece, the UK, and more!

 

Multicultural places to explore:

 

  • There are 6 Chinatowns scattered around Toronto.
  • You can attend the International Film Festival every year, which features movies from more than 50 countries.
  • Visit Little Italy, Greektown, Little India, Koreatown or Little Portugal to feel as if you were travelling the world without ever leaving the city!

 

 

2. Los Angeles, USA

 

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Los Angeles, one of the most stylish places in the world, is also very multicultural. With residents who speak almost 100 different languages, you can find people from all over the world sharing their traditions, lifestyles and even cuisines!

 

Multicultural places to explore:

  • Countless ethnic neighbourhoods, like Koreatown, Little Tokyo, Chinatown and more.
  • Learn about the fascinating Japanese culture by visiting the Japanese American National Museum.
  • Visit the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, featuring sculptures, paintings and photographs by artists from all around the globe.

 

 

3. Sydney, Australia

 

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Australia is known for being a multicultural country as a whole, with Sydney as its beacon. According to the latest census, people speak more than 260 languages in the city, where you can find restaurants and themed stores from the likes of Vietnam, the Philippines, Italy, Portugal, Brazil, China, Japan and more.

 

Multicultural places to explore:

  • Have a taste of delicious Indian cuisine at the more than 50 restaurants that serve this ethnic food.
  • Explore Beamish Street in Koreatown, full of Korean restaurants, grocery stores and K-pop stores.
  • Participate in the annual Multicultural Festival!

 

 

4. Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

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Amsterdam is a city full of immigrants who have left their mark here. Just take a stroll around the city centre and you’ll find restaurants, themed shops and even foreign architecture, like the Chinese Mahayana Buddhist monastery that you can find in Chinatown.

 

Multicultural places to explore:

  • Taste exotic Turkish or Moroccan food on the streets!
  • Visit the Holocaust Museum in the heart of Amsterdam.
  • Go to Tropen Museum, which features artifacts from different parts of Europe.

 

 

5. London, UK

 

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People from all continents have decided to make London their home. With almost 37% of the population being foreign-born, London is the most multicultural place in the UK. In addition to finding an array of multicultural spots around the city, you can participate in the international festivals that take place year-round, like the famous Notting Hill Carnival.

 

Multicultural places to explore:

  • Visit Camden and enjoy some Latin American vibes at the Cuban, Argentinian, Spanish or Peruvian restaurants located there.
  • Enter a reggae music store in Brixton.
  • Find all sorts of Polish delis and restaurants in Ealing.

 

Have you ever visited any of these multicultural places? Which one did you like the most? Let us know in the comments and share with us any others we might have missed!