The 14 most photogenic cities in the world

love taking pictures when I travel. Even before the days of Instagram, I would sometimes spend hours a day on a trip trying to find pretty landscapes, colorful street art, stunning architecture, and interesting people and try to turn them all into interesting photographs.

To help others with a similar passion, I’ve created this list of the 14 most photogenic cities in the world. This list is unranked, as they are all truly special in their own way and worth a visit with your camera.

Medellín, Colombia


This stunning city is nestled in the northern end of the Andes, with spectacular views in every direction, and is one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Dubrovnik, Croatia


There’s a reason why both Star Wars and Game of Thrones have filmed in Dubrovnik – it’s out-of-this-world beautiful.

San Francisco, CA

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Visit San Francisco and you’ll leave with a ton of postcard worthy photos.

Hong Kong

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Mountains, some of the tallest skyscrapers in the world, and Victoria Harbour help make Hong Kong one of the most photogenic cities in the world.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The picture above is all the explanation I need for including Rio on this list.

Cape Town, South Africa

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Cape Town has a truly stunning landscape and access to some awesome wildlife experience.

Vancouver, Canada


Squeezed between the coast and mountains, Vancouver is a travel photographers dream.

Paris, France


Paris was made for pictures – okay, not really, but with how easy it is to get a beautiful shot here, it might as well have been.

Melbourne, Australia


Melbourne boasts the tallest public vantage point in the southern hemisphere along with a harbor, a thriving street art scene, and neighborhoods with their own unique vibes.

Innsbruck, Austria


The Alps serve as the perfect background in this Austrian city that once played host to the Winter Olympics.

Lisbon, Portgual


Cobblestone streets, centuries-old architecture, a trolley system, hills, and a river running through it serve to make Lisbon one of the most photogenic cities on Earth.

Honolulu, Hawaii


Honolulu is Hawaii’s largest city, located right on the coast with views galore.

Venice, Italy


The water, the buildings, the history, and the gondolas make Venice a can’t-miss for any travel photographer.

Prague, Czechia


Truly of the most stunning cities in the world, Prague’s beauty will leave you breathless.

Are there any cities that I’ve missed? Let me know in the comments!

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