The nostalgia of gazing at a picture often brings a grin to a person’s face. A photograph is indeed the most ideal possession to cherish the blissful memories of a place. In the past decade, the number of pictures taken has increased steadily due to the use of smartphones. With access to digital platforms and social media to share the pictures, photography has now become a quintessential part of every trip, even to the supermarket.
A picture exudes instant positive vibes, especially if it is of place that a person has enjoyed being. Here is a list of 10 most photographed places on earth that have been meticulously listed through data from Sightsmap. Make sure to add these magnificent destinations to your bucket list.
10 New York: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
The phenomenal city of New York has never ceased to amaze its visitors. In the list of places that attract the most shutterbugs, this vibrant city tops the chart. According to the reports in Sightsmap, The Solomon. R Guggenheim Museum located in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City is the world’s favorite spot for photography. It lets you witness the unique blend of modern and contemporary art. This landmark art museum has an impressively designed spiral building. The atrium and ramp gallery showcase splendid interiors, which itself is an exemplary form of art. The amazing museum celebrates 60 years as an architectural icon in 2019.
9 Rome – The Church of Santissima Trinità dei Monti
The true essence of Rome is in its artistic treasures and architectural wonders at every turn. The Church of Santissima Trinità dei Monti, the Roman Catholic Church located in Central Italy, holds the second position in the most photographed places on earth. Its dominating position above a tall stairway makes it a perfect place for taking photographs of the church. The view of the fountain in front of the steps and the façade of the church is often found on various postcards. Sitting on the Italian steps has now been banned, hence it is much less crowded than it used to be.
8 Barcelona – Park Guell
Barcelona is one of the most renowned tourist destinations in Spain. The city is famous for its rich cultural heritage and exquisite architecture. Park Guell, which is a true reflection of the creative Catalan Modernism, has always been the center of attraction for tourists while visiting in Spain. This public park is an appealing space where nature and architecture go hand in hand, making it an amazing destination for photography. The large cross at the park amidst the serene greens offers the complete view of Barcelona and the bay. The park was been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984.
7 Paris - Moulin Rouge
The first word that comes to our mind when we hear Paris is ‘romance,’ thanks to the lovely shots of couples posing in front of the iconic Eiffel Tower. Surprisingly, the most photographed place in Paris is not the Eiffel Tower, but Moulin Rouge. According to the data on Sightsmap, the number of pictures clicked at the famous cabaret is manifold than all other places in Paris. The historic stage is also the birthplace of the modern Cancan dance that was invented by Charles Morton. The glimpse of the red windmill on the roof of Moulin Rouge is now a common sight in many souvenirs of Paris.
6 Istanbul – The Ortaköy Mosque
The Ortaköy Mosque located on the Bosporus in Istanbul is considered an architectural wonder. The dynamic monument gives an insight into the Neo-Baroque style of architecture. The place is naturally illuminated with sunlight from two rows of high bay windows. Photographers throng in from all over the world to capture the interior pictures of the Ortaköy Mosque, especially during the day. The reflections of the mosque in the water in daylight and the stunning calligraphy in the interiors are captured in lenses the most in Turkey. The mosque is located in the center of Istanbul and is easily accessible by public transport.
5 Venice - Ponte dell ‘Accademia
Venice, the iconic Italian city is known to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Ponte dell ‘Accademia is a stunning wooden bridge that spans the Grand Canal in Venice and provides a breath-taking view during sunset. The bridge was initially made of iron and was created to facilitate foot traffic. The glittering view of the canal by myriad shades of lights attracts photographers from all over the world. People usually prefer to carry a tripod to click pictures while they enjoy the priceless view. It is also a popular spot for couples to enjoy the ambiance.
4 Monte Carlo, Monaco - Hotel de Paris Monte Carlo
Hotel de Paris Monte-Carlo is a legendary and majestic hotel located in Place du Casino. The luxurious hotel has secured the rank 7 in the most photographed places. The crystal chandeliers and the marble colonnades give a magical treat to the eyes. The view of the harbor from the rooms and the sea from the terraces is breathtaking. The delicate interiors and light colors provide a soothing experience to visitors. It has been awarded the Best Hotel Group in Europe in 2017. It is a perfect blend of historic architecture with all modern facilities. Even the pictures of this place help you to escape into a world of peace and serenity.
3 Florence, Italy – Piazzale Michelangelo
To experience the mesmerizing panoramic view of Florence, Piazzale Michelangelo is a must-visit destination. It has been named after the genius Italian sculptor and painter and inventor Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni. He is known to have contributed extensively to Western art. The bronze cast of Michelangelo’s David stands tall among the incredible view from the top. The spectacular tourist spot appeals to photographers during the early hours and at noon. It’s a favorite spot for picnics among the locals too as there are a lot of cafes and restaurants. It is a perfect evening destination where you can just sit back, relax and enjoy the view.
2 Buenos Aires – Caminito
Caminito or the little walkway is a colorful street museum located in La Boca. It is known for the different hues of pastels on the walls that were painted with leftover paints. The artist to be credited for this is Benito Quinquela Martín. The bright street attracts a plethora of travelers and also provides impeccable picture backgrounds. Talented Tango dancers showcase their skills in street performances and they catch the eye of visitors. The music in the street and the collection of souvenirs in various shops create a lively and delightful vibe, making it one of the best tourist destinations in Argentina.
1 Budapest, Hungary – St. Stephen’s Basilica
Budapest lets you witness the magical transformation of the style of architecture from distinct periods. Starting from Roman-style to contemporary buildings, the charming city has a huge collection of picturesque views to offer. St. Stephen’s Basilica is a landmark church in Budapest and is a major tourist attraction of Hungary. It is a masterpiece of the Neo-classical style architecture and the two bell towers anchoring the façade offers a splendid view to be captured through the lens. The intricate interiors, crafted dome, and exquisite paintings have all the potential to leave you spellbound. Classical music concerts are also held at the Basilica throughout the year.