Most photographed places in the world revealed
Most of us like to take plenty of photographs when we go on holiday, with the camera rarely enjoying a five-minute break inside its case. This is most certainly the situation in Europe, where a whopping eight cities have been included in the top ten in the ‘Most Photographed Places in the World’ survey, carried out by Google.
According to the company’s geolocation-oriented photo-sharing website Panoramio, Rome and Barcelona proved especially popular with snappers, with the latter’s iconic Parc Güell spurring photographers to particular heights with its curvy architecture and colourful sights.
But the top destination actually proved to be fabulous New York, with its city-never-sleeps attitude and Empire State Building proving very inspirational indeed, the data compiled by Sightsmap.com indicated.
However, while the famous skyscraper certainly proved a pull, tourists were more interested in getting shots of the Guggenheim Museum and the Tweed Courthouse than the record-breaking behemoth.
It proved to be a similar case in Paris, where the Eiffel Tower failed to top the list as the top most photographed attraction, surrendering the spot instead to the iconic burlesque venue Moulin Rouge, as featured in the musical jukebox film starring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGreggor.
Three cities in Italy made the list, making it a must for those looking to fill out that photo album – Florence, Venice and the aforementioned Rome proved picturesque enough for the cameras.
Other destinations included Hungary’s Budapest, Istanbul in Turkey and Monte Carlo in Monaco.
With landmarks such as the Church of Santissima Trinita dei Monti and the Kiz Kulesi appearing on the list, you might be tempted to grab your camera and head off straight away.
Be careful with that valuable piece of equipment, however, and make sure you can recount the cost if it gets stolen on your trip by taking out adequate travel insurance.