Thanks to our generation of tech geniuses, smartphone is something very few of us can live without especially when out on an adventure. Not only is it today’s ultimate communication tool, but it also has apps that can make your trips a breeze, including maps and language translation tools. What’s more, it lets you capture the best moments of your trip, and share it to the rest of the world! You know what app I’m talking about – INSTAGRAM!
Today, gramming a photo of a place or city essentially goes hand-in-hand with traveling. How else would you relieve the memories of your trips? As a matter of fact, according to Instagram’s recent data, some of 2017’s most famous hashtags center around our love for traveling, such as #travelphotography, #nature and #travel. There are, of course, cities that are specifically well suited for IG snaps aka “INSTA-WORTHY”. Here are the 10 most Instagrammed cities across the world in 2017 (based on Instagram data: most geo-tagged cities).
Surprised? Just because it’s not as popular as Bali or Paris, it doesn’t mean Jakarta isn’t an Instagram-worthy city. In the data released by Instagram last quarter, Jakarta was even the most geo-tagged city in its “Stories” feature. And, make no mistake about it – there’s a good reason why Jakarta has become an Instagrammer’s favorite. After all, it has a thriving tourism scene, and is jam-packed with Instagrammable daily scenes, from friendly people to buzzing vehicles.
New York, USA
For the last couple of years, the Big Apple has been the biggest draw for IG junkies, especially in Manhattan and its well-known tourist spots, like the Central Park and Times Square. Furthermore, the Brooklyn Bride pops up quite often as well as celebrated treasure troves like MOMA and Met.
London, United Kingdom
With a wealth of spectacular iconic sights on display, it’s no wonder London has landed a spot on IG’s list of the most hashtagged cities in the world. Here, you’ll get to snap dozens of photographs of its mesmerizing museums, galleries and famous landmarks, such as the London Eye, Big Ben, Tower of London and Buckingham Palace.
Paris is never a bad idea, even when it comes to IG snaps. Keep in mind, the “City Of Lights” is home to some of the world’s most outstanding and famous landmarks, including Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame de Paris, The Louvre, Arc de Triomphe, Disneyland Paris, Sacré-Cœur, and Place de la Concorde. Yet, surprisingly, it is the trendy cafes as well as hidden passageways that make Paris one of the most grammed cities on the face of the earth.
No list of the best and most Instagram-worthy cities is complete without the inclusion of Turkey’s undisputed tourism star – Istanbul. Ranked as one of the top Instagrammed places in 2017 and 2016, Istanbul combines striking scenery with gorgeous architecture. For memorable IG snaps in Istanbul, make sure to check out Hagia Sophia, Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Topkapı Palace, Bosphorus and Grand Bazaar.
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Sao Paulo is a vibrant concrete jungle with sweet expressions and lines begging to be photographed. Photography connoisseurs and tourists flock this populous city also to see the kaleidoscopic and supremely lively carnival.
Los Angeles, USA
Instagram junkies flock to the glitziest city in California to capture its world-renowned landmarks, including the starts on the Walk of Fame, the iconic Hollywood sign, Griffith Observatory, Griffith Park, Getty Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Of course, the city of Angels is also the best place to catch sight of the biggest, prettiest and most sought-after celebrities and A-listers.
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Saint Petersburg – the second largest city in Russia – is, hands down, one of most gorgeous hubs on the planet. Billed as the cultural epicenter of the country, Saint Petersburg will unleash your inner shutterbug with its fabulous collection of noteworthy sights, including Hermitage Museum, Peterhof Palace, Church of the Savior on Blood, Winter Palace, as well as Peter and Paul Fortress.
From romantic narrow alleys and sacred churches to architectural marvels and the scenic Park Guell, Barcelona has no shortage of spectacular sights. More than just an Instagram-worthy city, Barcelona has ton to offer to other types of traveler as well, whether it’s the culture lover, the party animal, the couple or the adventurer.
Moscow – the capital of Russia – isn’t labeled as one of the world’s most photogenic cities for nothing. From extraordinary architecture to unheralded gardens, the city is teeming with marvelous instagenic spots. To get a profusion of love on Instagram in Moscow, don’t forget to gram the beloved Red Square. With the crazy colors and ornate architecture of Saint Basil’s Basilica, Red Square is indeed the perfect backdrop for any photograph.