So you’ve arrived in a new city, checked into a hostel and the first thing you want to do is go on Instagram. From ancient ruins in Rome to Gaudi-inspired views in Barcelona, there’s no better way to fill your friends with envy than publishing photos on Insta. 

Of course, some cities are more Instagrammable than others, so check out these 10 beautiful, Insta-friendly cities and see which one you love the most.

Lisbon for trams

Lisbon tram

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Famous for its iconic wooden trams, the Portuguese capital is awash with beautiful colours making it the perfect destination for an Insta snap.

Berlin for street art

Berlin Anne Frank

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The German capital has attracted counter-culture artists for decades and their legacy has been awe-inspiring street art, from the Anne Frank mural to “The Kiss” on the East Side Gallery.

Barcelona for views

Park Güell

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Park Guell offers sweeping views of Barcelona and endless Insta possbilities in the Gaudi designed park.

New York for skyscrapers

New York

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If you can do it there, you can do it anywhere…the Big Apple is an Insta-inspired paradise with its sparkling skyscrapers and illuminating lights. 

Rio for parties

Rio

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Glamorous, loud and completely crazy, Rio de Janeiro's sugarloaf mountains and vibrant beaches make it an Insta-friendly city. 

Paris for food

Paris

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Sit down in any Parisian restaurant or cafe and take as many food porn pictures as you like.

London for landmarks

London

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Go for a stroll along the Southbank and spot all the iconic landmarks along the Thames. The UK capital's ever-changing skyline make it a spectacular place to take pictures.

Rome for romance

Rome

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The Eternal City is one of the world’s most romantic cities, you can take a thousand pictures of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum and never tire of its romantic sunsets.

San Sebastián for sea

San Sebastian

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Famous for its Michelin-starred restaurants, the Basque seaside town is also a beautiful place for azure-coloured Insta snaps.

Cape Town for mountains

Cape Town

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Home to some of the most breathtaking mountain scenery in the world, the South African city is where the Atlantic and Indian Ocean collide.

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