We’ve put together a list of the top Instagrammed places across the globe. According to Instagrammers, these are the most beautiful and fascinating landmarks, and the places to visit if you’re hoping for some fabulous travel pictures. Make your friends green with envy as they scroll through their Insta feeds by heading to these destinations!
It’s not all about boasting on social media though, but capturing your memories in photos that you treasure forever. It’s about creating memories in some of the most beautiful places around the world and snapping those happy moments.
So here are the top 10 Instagrammed places across the globe with some handy photo hacks on how to capture them beautifully.
Eiffel Tower Instagrammed 3.0m+ times
This French landmark shows the impressiveness of art nouveau and Paris wouldn’t be the same without it. Get yourself to Paris for a French city break to tick off the top item on the Insta travel list.
Photo hacks: One of the best places to take photos of the Eiffel Tower is Montparnasse Tower. Go there at sunset for mesmerising views of the city with the tower right in the centre of it. Or, take a lift to the top of the Eiffel Tower for the ultimate selfie.
Big Ben Instagrammed 2.2m+ times
This iconic bell with its harmonious chimes across the city of London is recognised worldwide.
Photo hacks: You can get stunning views of Big Ben from the London Eye. Or if you’ve got a fear of heights, capture a great shot of Big Ban and the Palace of Westminster at the south side of Westminster Bridge.
Golden Gate Bridge Instagrammed 1.4m+ times
Even in the fog, this iconic bridge looks spectacular and is oh so Instagrammable. You can’t go to San Francisco without cycling or walking across the bridge so you may as well get snapping while you’re there.
Photo hacks: Take a sunset cruise that takes you under the bridge for an alternative view.
Burj Khalifa Instagrammed 1.3m+ times
Crowned as the tallest building in the world in 2009, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai stands three times taller than the Eiffel Tower… three times!! Visit in either the day or night for to capture the magnificent architecture that Dubai has to offer.
Photo hacks: The Address Hotel in Downtown Dubai provides a great view of the Burj Khalifa from the hotel bar.
Notre Dame Instagrammed 1.1m+ times
Back to Paris we go, but this time it’s to the medieval cathedral, Notre Dame. The Notre Dame attracts thousands of tourists everyday to its grand spires.
Photo hacks: This cathedral is just as stunning inside so don’t just admire it from the outside. Don’t be put off by the queues, they move surprisingly quickly. If you’d like an outside photo to remember, head to the pretty gardens in Square Jean XXIII behind the cathedral, where you can get a more private photo.
Alhambra Instagrammed 675k+ times
Don’t miss out on visiting the enchanting Alhambra, the most popular tourist attraction in Spain. There are tonnes of photo opportunities as you explore the massive complex of buildings.
Photo hacks: Visit the Mirador de San Nicolas for outstanding views and get the whole of the Alhambra in your photo. Early risers will get to see the morning light beaming on the fantastic architecture for even greater photos!
Machu Picchu Instagrammed 653k times
As one of the most photographed ruins in the world, Machu Picchu should be your next goal if you’re really dedicated to getting the perfect Insta shot. Is it worth the four day hike? We think so.
Photo hacks: The Sun Gate or Wayna Picchu overlooking the Andes is the perfect backdrop to your photos. But it’s going to be crowded so you’ll need to be patient when you’re taking photos.
Angkor Wat Instagrammed 618k+ times
This temple is the largest religious monument in the world, being a photographer’s paradise. Built in the 12th century, it’s a symbol of Cambodia and even features on their flag.
Photo hacks: For jaw-dropping photos of the complex, stand at the top of Phnom Bakheng at sunset or before sunrise.
Taj Mahal Instagrammed 514k+ times
The Taj Mahal will be up there with one of the most beautiful buildings you’ll ever see. With the sun burning through the Indian haze, this building will appear a gorgeous golden colour that will bring your photos to life.
Photo hacks: Head up to a high vantage point such as the top of the Agra Fort by the Onyx Throne for a breathtaking view.
Acropolis Instagrammed 492k times
Athens’ greatest landmark and most Instagrammed hotspot can be seen across the city and sets the benchmark for historical photos.
Photo hacks: Take the Filopappou Hill on the southwest side up to the site for an envy-inducing photo – it’s shaded and has gorgeous views of the Acropolis.
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