Purple 10: Most photographed places in the world

Next time you’re away on holidays and decide to whip out your camera to snap some pics of the area’s most famous attractions like the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia, or the Empire State Building in New York, remember you’re not alone. Sightsmap is a heatmap that charts the most photographed tourist attractions around the world. The images are collated by how ‘hot’ they are, based on the number of people sharing them via Google’s Panoramio. Here’s the top 10 of the world’s most photographed places in the world, with a few that might surprise you. Which one is your favourite?

1. Guggenheim Museum, New York

The Guggenheim Museum

Guggenheim Museum via @ Chris Eason

2. The Spanish Steps, Rome

Pictures taken in May 2010 @ Rome, IT.   Near Spanish Steps (or on it)Spanish Steps via @ Raul

3. Park Guell, Barcelona

Park Guell Barcelona from Purple Travel
4. Moulin Rouge, Paris

Moulin RougeMoulin Rouge via @ Xavi

5. Maiden’s Tower, Istanbul

Maidens Tower IstanbulMaiden’s Tower via @ Sercan Engin

6. Ponte dell’Accademia, Venice

Ponte dellAccademia VenicePonte dell’Accademia via @ HarshLight

7. Hotel de Paris, Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Hotel De ParisHotel de Paris via @ Gary Bembridge

8. Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence

Piazzale MichelangeloPiazzale Michelangelo via @ Andy Hay

9. Caminito, Buenos Aires, Argentina

CaminitoCaminito via @ -Fabio- 

10. St Stephen’s Basilica, Budapest

St Stephens BasilicaSt Stephen’s Basilica via @ Dom Crossley

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  • Arik Katzenberg

    Hotel De Paris combines 2 diff shades of white on a beautiful Beaux Arts style building, but then obscures the central pillars with some sort of tope colour.

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