To make your Instagram photos stand out, you need a great camera and stunning locations. So, here are some captivating European destinations you absolutely can't miss. The photos themselves will undoubtedly inspire you to grab your camera and your passport and take off on a great adventure.
St. Luke’s News, England
It’s one of the most popular London streets on Instagram and it’s mainly because of the beautiful homes which were originally designed as stables. But now they make a beautiful background with their cobbled stone streets. In fact, St. Luke’s Mews was used in a scene in the film “Love Actually.”
Eltz Castle, Germany
This stunning medieval castle is found in the hills over the Moselle River. The surrounding nature of the Eltz Forest gives off that romantic vibe that will make anyone feel like a Disney prince or princess.
Sultan Cave Suites, Cappadocia, Turkey
It’s located on top of the Aydinli Hill and offers cavernous rooms complete with antiques that reflect that culture of Turkey. The roof terrace is one of the coolest Instagram-worthy spots in the area because of the hot air balloons that are floating around.
Hotel U Prince, Prague, Czechia
It’s right across the Astronomical Clock in Old Town Square that contains cobbled streets, restaurants, and shops. The hotel itself has a labyrinth-like interior and parquet floors that are seriously stunning. And it’s only a seven-minute walk to the Charles Bridge.
Fisherman’s Bastion, Budapest, Hungary
Budapest has a 19-century Chain Bridge that connects the Buda district with Pest, hence why it’s called Budapest. But the Hungarian capital has sprawling fairy tale palaces and city views full of old-world charm that are oh-so photogenic. This stunning work of architecture is the Fisherman’s Bastion, a truly stunning fortress that's worth visiting.
Burano, Near Venice, Italy
Various brightly colored houses line up the canals on the island of Burano. It can only be accessed by a ferry leaving from Venice or a private boat tour, but the hassle is worth the Instagram snap.
It contains over 1,000 well-preserved monuments from the Roman Empire. You can snap a lovely shot while taking a jog by the river bank, or while marveling at the pristine architecture, like St. Peter’s Cathedral in the Old Town. If all else fails, a selfie in a field full of sunflowers works too.
Rainbows Stairs, Istanbul, Turkey
The rainbow stairs were designed in four days by retired forestry engineer Huseyin Cetinel, who gave the ginormous stairs a rainbow-colored makeover to make more people smile. Surely this will make a colorful Instagram photo.
Rent an electric scooter or city bike and look for the perfect selfie spot, like the Helsinki Cathedral, or the National Library of Finland that has some stunning overhead artwork and architecture. Or try the Sibelius Monument, which is made of 600 steel organ pipes and is simply surreal.
Walk around the historic streets of the Malta Silent City. The limestone structures, colorful doors, winding streets, and decorated facade are worth exploring and will make for a stunning Insta-worthy photoshoot.
Ristorante Hotel Grotta Palazzese, Puglia, Italy
Come for the Mediterranean, Italian, or seafood cuisine and stay for the beautiful scenery. Reserve a table in front of the sea to get a view of the romantic sunset when you dine at this restaurant carved into the cliffs by nature.
Bercy Village, Paris
Bercy Village offers retail shopping and picturesque spots that are located in the old wine warehouse districts. There are tons of interesting shops and restaurants that are traditionally French. Also, the Musee Arts Forains is within walking distance.
Covent Garden, London
Enjoy the various boutiques, markets, and restaurants by day and visit the Royal Opera House at night. The Covent Garden is particularly lit in their Infinity Chamber, so you won’t need to turn the flash on to take the perfect photo.
Located on the South Coast of Iceland near the fishing village of Vík í Mýrdal, Reynisfjara is famously renowned for its black sandy beaches and panoramic views that will make for a most stunning backdrop.
Grindelwald is a village located at the focal point of the Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau Mountains which are truly magical. The sheer beauty of the area will take your breath away, especially in the winter when it’s snowing. Skiing selfie, anyone?
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Edinburgh looks like a Renaissance oil painting. One of the obvious reasons to visit here is the location of the Edinburgh castle, which you can view from various places. You can also visit Calton Hill in Edinburgh to catch the sunny glow of the sunset or snap a photo of the Nelson Monument.
Gamla Stan, Stockholm, Sweden
The 17th and 18th-century buildings are too colorful to not take a photo as you stroll by the cobbled streets of the old town. Don't forget to snap a selfie in front of the Storkyrkan cathedral and the Royal Palace.
Amalfi coast, Italy
The cliffs and shoreline dotted with small beaches and fishing villages are to die for. But perhaps the terraced vineyards, cliffside lemon groves, or the dramatic mountains and white sand beaches would make for an even colorful shot.
Bloemenmarkt in Amsterdam, Holland
It’s located on the Singel Canal in the heart of Amsterdam where you can visit several floating house markets. You can literally smell the roses at the Bloemenmarkt, buy some tulips and take a few snaps to share with your followers.
Causeway Coast, Northern Ireland
The local legend suggests the Causeway was created by a giant. But its creation was a natural phenomenon caused by a volcanic eruption 60 million years ago. When the molten lava cooled and solidified, it created cracks that became this wondrous series of polygon columns.
Plaza de España, Seville, Spain
Plaza de España mixes Renaissance Revival and Moorish Revival forms of Spanish architecture, which makes this historical landmark so exquisite. Plus, the Seville Aquarium and Bandalai Discotheque aren't too far from here.
Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
There are plenty of reasons why you'd want to visit Paris. The buildings and monuments, like the Eiffel Tower, is one of them. It’s one of the most recognized structures in the world. But when you’re done, make sure to visit the Arc de Triomphe, too.
Thermal Baths, Budapest, Hungary
When you’re done sightseeing on a cruise across the Danube River, you can enjoy one of Budapest’s thermal baths, like RUDAS Baths. The octagonal bath chamber is on top of the building, so you can enjoy the view of the city.
Blue Lagoon, Grindavik, Iceland
Go on a winter trip to Iceland. Once you’re done with all the shopping and eating you have on your itinerary, relax your fatigue away in the hot spring of the Blue Lagoon and take a selfie while you’re at it.
Benagil Cave, Portugal
The Benagil Cave offers seaside cliffs, sandy beaches, and a nice place to catch some sun. And it’s only a 15-minute drive to and from the town of Lagoa, a fishing village with a couple of cafes and restaurants to stop in.