There are many cities around the world that are photographed by thousands of visitors each day. Here is the list of the top 10 most photographed cities in the world, as well as their most photographed attractions. While the cities on the list might not surprise you, their most photographed attractions will. Many of the cities on the list are known for certain monuments or places, but some of the world’s most famous structures are not among the most photographed attractions in the world.
1. New York City, New York. It is no surprise that New York City is the most photographed city in the world, but its most photographed attraction might surprise you. Many would think that the Empire State Building would be the most photographed attraction in New York, but it is actually the Guggenheim Museum. Designed by famous American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the Guggenheim Museum on Manhattan’s Upper East Side is notable for its unique cylindrical shape.
2. Rome, Italy. The beautiful city of Rome has a lot to offer tourists. While many would think that the Colosseum would be the most photographed attraction in the city, the Church of the Santissima Trinita dei Monti is the most photographed attraction. The Church of the Santissima Trinita dei Monti is a late Renaissance church best known for its position above the Spanish Steps.
3. Barcelona, Spain. Park Guell is the most photographed attraction in Barcelona. It is a famous park whose construction began in the early 1900s. However, it is not your average park with benches, picnic tables, and playground swings. Park Guell is composed of beautiful tiling and stunning buildings. At the entrance to Guell Park is a dragon fountain, and within the park is a walkway supported by rock pillars that give the illusion of growing out of the ground.
4. Paris, France. When we think of Paris and its most photographed attraction, the Eiffel Tower is the first to come to mind. However, the Moulin Rouge in Paris is the most photographed attraction in the City of Lights. The most famous cabaret in the world needs no introduction. Located in the Montmartre District, the Moulin Rouge is most notable for the red windmill on its roof.
5. Istanbul, Turkey. One would think that the Hagia Sophia would be the most photographed attraction in Istanbul, but Kiz Kulesi is Itanbul’s most photographed attraction. When translated, “Kiz Kulesi” means “Maiden Tower.” The Maiden Tower is a tower on a small islet. There is a restaurant on the first floor of the tower and a café at the top of the tower.
6. Venice, Italy. Venice’s most photographed attraction is the Ponte dell’Accademia, one of only four bridges in Venice to span the Grand Canal.
7. Monte Carlo, Monaco. Hotel de Paris is Monte Carlo’s most photographed attraction. The luxury hotel on the Nice Riviera was built in 1864 and is one of the world’s leading luxury hotels today.
8. Florence, Italy. Piazzale Michelangelo is the most photographed attraction in Florence. Designed in 1869, the famous square offers beautiful panoramic views of Florence.
9. Buenos Aires, Argentina. Caminito, a street museum, is the most photographed attraction in Buenos Aires. What began as an abandoned street in 1960 was transformed into a work of art by local artist Benito Quinquela.
10. Budapest, Hungary. St. Stephen’s Basilica is Budapest’s most photographed attraction. The Roman Catholic Church is named in honor of St. Stephen, the first King of Hungary whose right hand is kept in a shrine.