Warsaw, Poland – Pack your phones, Instagrammers, it’s time to up your game. The Big 7 Travel website has compiled a list of the top 50 most Instagrammable spots and cities in Europe, based on Instagram data, travel expert’s votes and readers opinions.
And the top winner is… Dubrovnik, the charming and picturesque Croatian seaside city, that rose to worldwide fame in recent years for standing in as the background of King’s Landing in HBO’s blockbuster hit series Game of Thrones. Iceland comes in second, followed by Scotland’s Highlands, completing the podium.
But amateurs of Central Europe won’t feel left out of the ranking either.
Budapest, Hungary – 4th
“A fairy tale city in Eastern Europe”, the Hungarian capital ranks as the fourth most Instagrammable spot in Europe.
The Big 7 Travel website also listed the seven most Instagrammable landmarks in Budapest: the Széchenyi Thermal Baths, the largest medicinal bath in Europe; the Fisherman’s Bastion, chosen by Ellie Golding in her latest music clip; the New York Cafe, billed as “the most beautiful cafe” in the city; the luxury Aria Hotel; the Széchenyi Chain Bridge (actually copied by Huawei for its new campus in China), the Vintage Garden, a French-bistro style restaurant famous for its blossoming pink flowers; and finally the Jewish Quarter Street Art, “the best street art in Budapest”.
Prague, Czech Republic – 12th
Consistently ranked among the most beautiful cities in Europe, if not the world, Prague ranks as the 12th most Instagrammable spot on the continent.
So, where should you head if you want to impress your followers? Here are the most Instagrammable spots of the Czech capital, according to the Big 7 Travel list: Letna park, which offers one of the most beautiful views of the city centre; the iconic Charles Bridge and the enigmatic Dancing House; the unmissable Klementinum Library, “one of the most magical libraries in the world” housing over 20.000 books and documents; Old Town Square, of course, with its world-famous astronomical clock; the lesser-known Augustine Hotel, a 13th-century monastery turned into hotel; a finally, the John Lennon Wall, which recently got a long-awaited face-lift.
Warsaw, Poland – 30th
And last but not least, Warsaw is ranked as the 30th most Instagram-worthy city in Europe, due to its “gorgeous old town, beautiful architecture and storied history”.
If you’re looking for the perfect picture, here are the best spots to do so: the surprising Warsaw University Library Rooftop garden and unmissable Market Square Old Town, the heart of the historic centre; Klar Cocktail Bar, where “the cocktails taste amazing and photograph even better”; the awe-inspiring Wilanow Palace, built in the 18th century; and don’t forget to visit the Gdanski Bridge, the recently-refurbished indoor market Hala Koszyki nor St. Anne’s Church Observation Deck.