The Big Apple, the Eternal City, the City of Love… You probably know which cities these nicknames refer to without even having to think about it. New York City, Rome, Paris. But have you ever wondered why we call them like that? What are Paris’ merits to be known as the City of Love all around the world? Is Rome really eternal? Of course, now you need to know.

For all of us who are curious about this, Globehunters put together this infographic with the stories behind the nicknames of 13 of the world’s best-loved cities. Fun facts to add to any conversation where these cities come up!

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