We ranked the 30 most beautiful Apple stores in the world

Samantha Lee/Business InsiderApple has more than 500 stores around the globe.

Apple opened its first physical retail store in 2001.

Almost 20 years later, the company now has more than 500 stores in 24 countries around the world.

In many ways, Apple stores have come to represent Apple’s other devices, like iPhones and Mac computers: They are beautiful, forward-thinking, and meticulously crafted around the customer.

Many Apple stores reside in malls around the world, but some of the most beautiful stores are architectural marvels themselves. That’s why we wanted to round up and rank the most beautiful Apple stores in the world.

We only had a couple of criteria for this ranking: to what extent the store’s design catches your eye, and how well the store either complements, or improves upon, the surrounding local environment.

Take a look at our ranking of the most beautiful Apple stores in the world.

30. Apple Parc 66 Jinan

AppleLocated in Lixia District, Shandong, China.

29. Apple Greenwich Avenue

AppleLocated in Greenwich, Connecticut.

28. Apple Lincoln Road

AppleLocated in Miami Beach, Florida.

27. Apple Pasadena

AppleLocated in Pasadena, California.

26. Apple Irvine Spectrum Center

AppleLocated in Irvine, California.

25. Apple Union Square

AppleLocated in San Francisco, California.

24. Apple Scottsdale Fashion Square

AppleLocated in Scottsdale, Arizona.

23. Apple Upper West Side

AppleLocated in New York, New York.

22. Apple Royal Hawaiian

AppleLocated in Honolulu, Hawaii.

21. Apple Williamsburg

AppleLocated in Brooklyn, New York.

20. Apple Regent Street

AppleLocated in London, England.

19. Apple Pioneer Place (closed for renovation)

AppleLocated in Portland, Oregon.

18. Apple Brisbane

AppleLocated in Brisbane City, Queensland, Australia.

17. Apple Kurf├╝rstendamm

AppleLocated in Berlin, Germany.

16. Apple Sainte-Catherine

AppleLocated in Bordeaux, France.

15. Apple Jungfernstieg

AppleLocated in Hamburg, Germany.

14. Apple Kunming

AppleLocated in Wuhua District, Yunnan, China.

13. Apple Jiefangbei

AppleLocated in Yuzhong District, Chongqing, China.

12. Apple Park Visitor Center

AppleLocated in Cupertino, California.

11. Apple Pudong

AppleLocated in Pudong District, Shanghai, China.

10. Apple Zorlu Center

AppleLocated in Istanbul, Turkey.

9. Apple Brussels

AppleLocated in Brussels, Belgium.

8. Apple Holiday Plaza Shenzhen

AppleLocated in Nanshan District, Guangdong, China.

7. Apple Shibuya

AppleLocated in Tokyo, Japan.

6. Apple Downtown Brooklyn

AppleLocated in Brooklyn, New York.

5. Apple Cotai Central

AppleLocated in Cotai, Macau.

4. Apple Iconsiam

AppleLocated in Bangkok, Thailand.

3. Apple Piazza Liberty

AppleLocated in Milan, Italy.

2. Apple Michigan Avenue

AppleLocated in Chicago, Illinois.

1. Apple Grand Central

AppleLocated in New York, New York.

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