When travelling we like to think there is one key rule: take lots of pictures so people know you were there.
Around the world there are millions of people snapping pictures of the incredible sights they explore. With so many places to chose from we thought we’d find the 10 most photographed landmarks on Earth to help you decide where to go next! (And the Eiffel Tower and Empire State Building don’t even make the list!)
1) New York City, New York – Guggenheim Museum
Surprisingly, the most camera-friendly landmark in New York is not the Statue of Liberty, but the Guggenheim Museum. Committed to innovation, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation collects, preserves, and interprets modern and contemporary art.
2) Rome, Italy – Trinità dei Monti
The Trinità dei Monti is perhaps better known for its location than for the works inside it. This little gem has evolved with the centuries to become one of the most famous photographed landmarks. Its commanding position above the Spanish Steps forms a backdrop that cannot be ignored.
3) Barcelona, Spain – Park Güell
A historic landmark designed by architect Antoní Gaudi, Barcelona’s Park Güell, makes up one of the largest architectural compounds in southern Europe. The park contains amazing stone structures, stunning tiling, and fascinating buildings.
4) Paris, France – Moulin Rouge
Paris has a lot to offer the photographing traveler: the Eiffel Tower, the Champs Élysées, the Arc de Triomphe, the Nôtre Dame cathedral, and more. But the city’s most photographed landmark is the Moulin Rouge. The cabaret is best known as the birthplace to the modern form of the can-can dance. Originally introduced as a seductive dance, it evolved into a form of entertainment.
5) Istanbul, Turkey – Maiden’s Tower
At the southern entrance of the Bosphorous strait in Istanbul, you can actually see the place where the European and Asian continents meet. While it looks like any other landmass surrounded by water, conceptually, it’s super cool. If it weren’t for the Maiden’s Tower there would be nothing at all to note the area’s significance.
6) Venice, Italy – Ponte dell’Accademia
The Ponte dell’Accademia is one of four bridges that crosses Venice’s Grand Canal, and for whatever reason tourists love to capture it on film. Love, in fact, may actually have something to do with it: couples attach padlocks to the bridge to symbolize their undying affection for one another.
7) Monte Carlo, Monaco – Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo
For high rollers only, Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo is in a rich area of the small principality of Monaco, located between the blue Mediterranean sea and Place du Casino. There are some truly exceptional hotels in the world and The Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo is just one of the more famous luxury hotels in Monaco.
8) Florence, Italy – Piazzale Michelangelo
Italy’s most-photographed masterpiece begins with Florence’s Piazzale Michelangelo. Designed in 1869, Piazzale Michelangelo offers a panoramic view of Florence and the Arno valley. Today, the piazza is filled with tourists, vendors, and a bronze replica of Michelangelo’s David.
9) Buenos Aires, Argentina – Caminito
Located in Buenos Aires’s beautiful La Boca district, the cobblestone Caminito is lined with brightly painted buildings in front of which artists sell prints and paintings from kiosks.
Between the years 1880 and 1930 the majority of Italian immigrants in La Boca worked in the port. The people proudly brought their unique identity to La Boca, and one of their old traditions was to paint the outside of their homes with the leftover paint from the shipyard.
10) Budapest, Hungary – St. Stephen’s Basilica
St. Stephen’s Basilica is dedicated to Hungary’s first king, St. Stephen. About 8,500 people can gather in the beautiful cathedral at the same time. Today the crown jewel is the third largest church building in Hungary.
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