Top 15 Instagram Picture Locations Globally

The Most Instagramabble Places Around the World

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Everyone knows the saying, “Pictures speak louder than words,” and this couldn’t be more true when it comes to travel experiences. All around the world, breathtaking sites and architecture beg to be captured. From the iconic Giza Pyramids, standing sentinel for millennia, to the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa, piercing the Dubai skyline, these landmarks transcend mere descriptions. So, pack your camera and get ready to translate your extraordinary travel experiences into unforgettable Instagram pictures.

1. Alhambra, Granada, Spain

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Alhambra, in Granada, Spain, is one of Spain’s biggest tourist attractions. This UNESCO World Heritage Site draws visitors worldwide for its well-known Islamic architecture and contains notable examples of Spanish Renaissance architecture. The best spot to view the Alhambra is at the Generalife Gardens from the eastern side. Better yet, this adjoining Generalife garden complex and Palace is included in your admission to Alhambra.

2. Giza Pyramids, Cairo, Egypt

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Of course, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World would be on the list of Instagram-worthy destinations. The Giza Pyramids in Cario, Egypt, practically beg visitors to capture their beauty. To capture your perfect Instagram picture, consider visiting Panorama Point during sunset or the middle of the day—the golden hues of the sunset dawn upon the pyramids, offering an exceptional view.

3. Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Sitting at the top of Corcovado Mountain is the mere 125-foot statue of Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor). Despite its seemingly modest height, the figure commands awe with its outstretched arms, embracing the entire city of Rio de Janeiro below. Take the train from Cosme Velho to reach the top of the statue. Not only is the train ride scenic, but it’s also the quickest. It’s genuinely such a spectacular view not only through the lens but as well as reality.

4. Taj Mahal, Uttar Pradesh, India

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This grand ivory-white marble mausoleum attracts millions of visitors worldwide. The Taj Mahal, located south of the Yamuna River, was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor. It’s known that the Taj Mahal is “the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage.” That said, it’s no brainer it was named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1983. To achieve the perfect Instagram snaps, take in the beauty of the Taj Mahal on the opposite side of the Yamuna River and in the garden complex of Mehtab Bagh.

5. Rocky Mountains, Colorado

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The Rocky Mountains beckon with jagged peaks, vibrant wildflowers, and crystal-clear lakes. Visitors worldwide explore this national park to the fullest and snap a few shots along the way. The best spots to capture stunning shots of the Rocky Mountains are in Moraine Park. Here, you can see the diverse landscape in the area, creating an amazing photo backdrop. If you think the Rocky Mountains are amazing in pictures, wait till you see them in real life!

For adventures outside of the Rocky Mountains, check out some of the best small towns in Colorado.

6. Empire State Building, New York

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As the third tallest building in New York City, it’s no surprise that the Empire State Building has made it on this list. As a global icon, this skyscraper isn’t just one of the most famous worldwide; it’s also a constant fixture on Instagram feeds. From the top of the Empire State Building, you can see the endless skyline of New York City, creating impressive Instagram pics.

After visiting one of the most well known buildings in New York City, be sure to explore some hidden gems scattered throughout the city.

7. Amalfi Coast, Italy

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From every inch of this coastal masterpiece, there’s a picturesque spot waiting to capture a flick. The Amalfi Coast in Italy provides visitors with views of the ocean, colorful pastel villages, and cliffs cascading into the water no matter where you turn. After all, there truly is no bad shot on this stretch of paradise – every corner begs to be your new favorite travel photo.

8. Colosseum, Rome, Italy

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When in Rome, make sure you stop to take a pic of the famous Roman Colosseum and post it on Instagram; that is what everyone is doing… When visiting the Eternal City of Rome, a visit is not complete without stepping inside the ancient Colosseum of the Roman Empire Ruins. Whether inside the colossum or out, there will be a unique photo opportunity for your gram!

9. Burj Khalifa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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The Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the highest skyscraper in the world, so of course, it has to be on the list of the top Instagram picture locations. To truly take in this stunning site, view it from the entrance or pool at the Palace Downtown Hotel. When visiting the hotel for the marvelous views of the Burj Khalifa, arrive early in the morning for less crowds and a more perfect photo.

10. Banff, Canada

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Banff National Park in Canada isn’t just a majestic expanse of mountains and turquoise lakes; it’s a photographer’s dream. Make sure to capture the iconic view of Moraine Lake with its emerald water reflecting the snow-capped peaks of the Ten Peaks. For a different picture perspective, hike the Johnston Canyon trails and snap photos of the cascading waterfalls nestled amongst the limestone cliffs for a different perspective.

11. Grand Canyon, Arizona

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Horseshoe Bend isn’t just a Grand Canyon marvel; it’s an Instagrammer’s dream. The Colorado River’s dramatic curve, carved over millennia, creates a stunning composition. The best Instagram shot is truly done at the edge of the red rocks, with a small number of sandstone outcroppings separating you from the 1,000-foot drop below. But we have to say that it is the most breathtaking shot anyone could get on camera!

12. Machu Picchu, Cusco, Peru

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Machu Picchu isn’t just an ancient Incan city in the Peruvian Andes; it’s an Instagrammer’s dream. Wrapped in mist and shrouded in mystery, the meticulously crafted stone structures starkly contrast the lush green mountains. For the ultimate shot, capture the panoramic view from the Inca Bridge, showcasing the city sprawling majestically across the valley below. Sure, you’ll see countless Machu Picchu photos online, but capturing yours will be an unforgettable experience.

13. Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

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Niagara Falls is the second-largest waterfall in the world. With more than 10 million visitors annually, it’s an exceptional site to see and photograph! To capture the best spots of this iconic waterfall, head to the observation tower in Niagra Falls State Park. For an even more unique view, consider hopping on a boat tour, Maid of the Mist, and experience an up-close encounter with the falls.

14. La Fortuna Waterfall, Costa Rica

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La Fortuna Waterfall isn’t just a cascading wonder in Costa Rica’s rainforest; it’s a photographer’s playground. The 200-foot plunge into a turquoise pool creates a dramatic scene, surrounded by lush jungle foliage. For the classic shot, capture the waterfall’s grandeur from the observation deck. Are you feeling adventurous? Hike down the 500-step trail for a closer perspective and to feel the refreshing mist on your face. No matter how you frame it, La Fortuna Waterfall promises a picture-perfect Costa Rican memory.

15. The streets of Tokyo, Japan

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The bustling city of Tokyo, Japan, is crawling with millions of photo opportunities. Anyone visiting Tokyo should not leave without taking an iconic picture in one of Japan’s brightest streets, Shibuya Crossing. From the neon-drenched chaos of Shibuya Crossing to serene temple gardens bathed in soft light, Tokyo offers a dazzling contrast that begs to be captured. Prepare to fill your feed with a kaleidoscope of colors and experiences unique to the Land of the Rising Sun.

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