Do you mean big city or any size of city? Because every big city has a lot of modern buildings.Which European city would you say has the best preserved architecture with the least modern buildings?
it was completely rebuilt in XIX century, like the vast majority of capitals in france i would say carcassonne is very preserved
That's also the german-scandinavian taste. the fact is that in Venice the original colour of buildings is itself unique and worth preserving, even if it looks faded. These monuments are to be handled carefully.. They are studied and monitored by experts from universities.Yes, that is an our age's problems: mcdonaldization made people has some problematic tastes, disregarding the historical values of actual ancient buildings: venice is beautiful also because of that! We should really improve our aesthetical taste if we want the world to move on and produce better aesthetical results. If you want clean and polite things...