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.

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30. Apple Parc 66 Jinan

Foto: Located in Lixia District, Shandong, China.sourceApple

29. Apple Greenwich Avenue

Foto: Located in Greenwich, Connecticut.sourceApple

28. Apple Lincoln Road

Foto: Located in Miami Beach, Florida.sourceApple

27. Apple Pasadena

Foto: Located in Pasadena, California.sourceApple

26. Apple Irvine Spectrum Center

Foto: Located in Irvine, California.sourceApple

25. Apple Union Square

Foto: Located in San Francisco, California.sourceApple

24. Apple Scottsdale Fashion Square

Foto: Located in Scottsdale, Arizona.sourceApple

23. Apple Upper West Side

Foto: Located in New York, New York.sourceApple

22. Apple Royal Hawaiian

Foto: Located in Honolulu, Hawaii.sourceApple

21. Apple Williamsburg

Foto: Located in Brooklyn, New York.sourceApple

20. Apple Regent Street

Foto: Located in London, England.sourceApple

19. Apple Pioneer Place (closed for renovation)

Foto: Located in Portland, Oregon.sourceApple

18. Apple Brisbane

Foto: Located in Brisbane City, Queensland, Australia.sourceApple

17. Apple Kurfürstendamm

Foto: Located in Berlin, Germany.sourceApple

16. Apple Sainte-Catherine

Foto: Located in Bordeaux, France.sourceApple

15. Apple Jungfernstieg

Foto: Located in Hamburg, Germany.sourceApple

14. Apple Kunming

Foto: Located in Wuhua District, Yunnan, China.sourceApple

13. Apple Jiefangbei

Foto: Located in Yuzhong District, Chongqing, China.sourceApple

12. Apple Park Visitor Center

Foto: Located in Cupertino, California.sourceApple

11. Apple Pudong

Foto: Located in Pudong District, Shanghai, China.sourceApple

10. Apple Zorlu Center

Foto: Located in Istanbul, Turkey.sourceApple

9. Apple Brussels

Foto: Located in Brussels, Belgium.sourceApple

8. Apple Holiday Plaza Shenzhen

Foto: Located in Nanshan District, Guangdong, China.sourceApple

7. Apple Shibuya

Foto: Located in Tokyo, Japan.sourceApple

6. Apple Downtown Brooklyn

Foto: Located in Brooklyn, New York.sourceApple

5. Apple Cotai Central

Foto: Located in Cotai, Macau.sourceApple

4. Apple Iconsiam

Foto: Located in Bangkok, Thailand.sourceApple

3. Apple Piazza Liberty

Foto: Located in Milan, Italy.sourceApple

2. Apple Michigan Avenue

Foto: Located in Chicago, Illinois.sourceApple

1. Apple Grand Central

Foto: Located in New York, New York.sourceApple

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