10 Most Photographed Landmarks in Europe
Europe is home to some of the most varied architecture in the world along with an impressive list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It’s no wonder that so many of us are drawn to visit the incredible landmarks and get that all-important photo. With data from Instagram, Sony compiled a list of the most photographed landmarks in the world, and unsurprisingly, Europe features heavily. We’ve pulled out the top ten most photographed landmarks in Europe to inspire your next European photo shoot.
Buckingham Palace, London, U.K.
Buckingham Palace is one of the U.K.’s most famous landmarks. The building at the core of the palace was built back in 1703 and has changed immeasurably since Queen Victoria took up residence in 1837. Today the London residence and administrative headquarters of the monarchy is one of the largest palaces in the world, with an incredible 775 rooms. Crowds gather to see the royal family honor occasions at the newly built balcony on the East Front. Not to mention the many tourists who wait to see the Changing of the Guards in front of the iconic building.
The Red Square, Moscow, Russia
A popular backdrop to many action movies, Moscow’s Red Square cries out to be photographed. The Red Square is at the very centre of the city, the starting point for all its roads. The vast rectangular stretch of cobblestones surrounded by architectural wonders is a sight to behold, and indeed capture. One of the best times to photograph the square is at night when it empties out. Floodlights illuminate the Kremlin towers and St. Basil’s domes, creating a magnificent panorama.
The Alhambra, Granada, Spain
The palace and fortress complex that make up the Alhambra is a testament to the former Arab Muslim rulers of the country. Built in the mid-thirteenth century, the landmark demonstrates the finest in arabesque and Islamic architecture. Set against the backdrop of the Sierra Nevada mountain peaks, the fortress makes an impression on everyone who visits. With around 6,000 visitors every day, it comes as no surprise that there are so many photos of the complex.