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These are the 30 most famous landmarks around the world


What are the most famous landmarks around the world that people just can’t help but grab a selfie with? Sony collected the #data from Instagram to create a list of the Top 30 most photographed landmarks and the numbers are mind-boggling.

#1 Eiffel Tower, France

The iconic landmark in Paris has come in at #1 on the most photographed landmark list with a whopping 4,654,699 pictures on Instagram.

#2 Big Ben, United Kingdom

England’s most famous bell tower has a cool 2,435,223 images on Insta.

#3 The Louvre, France

Parisian landmarks show up a lot on this famous landmarks list! The museum’s glass pyramid is very Insta worthy with 1,740,908 pics.

#4 Empire State Building, USA

Seems like a lot of people have the Empire state of mind when in New York, with 1,570,167 uploaders.

#5 Burj Khalifa, United Arab Emirates

Once the world’s tallest structure, at 829.8 metres, it’s easy to spot in Dubai scoring it the fifth place on this list with 1,446,682 pictures.

#6 Notre Dame Cathedral, France

Paris again! The Hunchback’s home has 1,330,688 images on Instagram.

#7 St Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City

Potentially the most well-known church in the world, between spotting the Pope and admiring the luxe interiors, it’s easy to see why 1,131,705 snaps have been shared.

#8 Times Square, USA

It’s touristy but getting the shot in NYC is a must. 1,100,344 people agree.

#9 La Sagrada Familia, Spain

Gaudi’s church isn’t even finished but this Barcelona icon is Insta-worthy with 936,216 snaps.

#10 Colosseum, Italy

Standing the test of time, Rome’s old gladiator arena is still impressive today with 860,248 pics.

The Colosseum in Rome, Italy.

#11 Statue of Liberty, USA

Lady Liberty is not only a symbol of New York; it’s a symbol of America. 813,930 folks have captured her.

#12 Machu Picchu, Peru

A bucket list worthy hike with bucket list worthy views. 745,815 people have trekked Machu Picchu and immortalised it on Instagram.

#13 Alhambra, Spain

One of Spain’s most beautiful places, Granada’s Alhambra will take your breath away… before you get it again and upload to Insty with 745,716 other people.

#14 Borobudur, Indonesia

667,086 people have captured the beautiful temples and Buddha’s of Borobudor.

#15 Red Square, Russia

Moscow’s most famous square has many stunning buildings like the Kremlin and St Basil’s Cathedral. 591,430 snappers have uploaded their shots.

One of Moscow's most famous landmarks, St. Basil's Cathedral, is a must-see.

#16 Christ the Redeemer, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro’s imposing statue watches everyone, and we watch it… 581,523 to be exact.

#17 Taj Mahal, India

We’re surprised this iconic sight doesn’t rank higher but it is up against some tough competition! 571,070 people have shared a pic of the Taj Mahal.

#18 Burj Al Arab, United Arab Emirates

Dubai’s other famous tower is equally impressive. 534,562 Instagrammers have posted a snap, which makes this one of the most famous landmarks in the world.

#19 Mount Fuji, Japan

Japan’s highest mountain is extremely picturesque and has been snapped by 533,696 people.

#20 Buckingham Palace, United Kingdom

498,280 people have taken a picture of the Queen’s London pad.

Buckingham Palace, one of the most famous landmarks in London, England.

#21 Tokyo Tower, Japan

Tokyo’s pointy tower is a great landmark to find out where you are in the busy city. Maybe that’s why 485,744 people have taken a picture.

#22 Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Astonishingly pretty Ha Long Bay is impossible not to capture really. 475,390 shots have been shared.

#23 Arc de Triomphe, France

Bonjour again Paris! 449,856 snappers have snapped for Insta.

#24 Berlin Wall, Germany

There’s a lot of great shots you can get along the graffiti covered walls in Berlin. Check out the 434,869 shots on Instagram for some inspo.

#25 Trevi Fountain, Italy

Rome’s second entry on the list and unlike the other landmarks, this one might grant you a wish if you throw a coin in! It has 427,708 snaps and many more wishes (wait until you find out how much money gets thrown in every year!).

A woman is standing in front of one of the most famous landmarks, the Trevi Fountain.

#26 Great Wall of China, China

It’s great alright! 412,603 travellers have taken a shot of the Wall proving they made it there.

#27 Sydney Opera House, Australia

Australia’s Sydney sneaks onto the list with its famous white sailed landmark. 408,919 people have taken a shot, which makes sense since it’s loved by locals and tourists alike.

#28 Table Mountain, South Africa

386,723 folks have been in awe of Cape Town’s epic mountain.

#29 Park Güell, Spain

Another famous Barcelona Insta hot spot, 383,853 have shared a pic.

#30 Sacré-oeur Basilica, France

The last one from Paris and the last one on the list, the Sacred Heart church sits pretty atop a hill and with 376,730 pics.