Europe is truly a travel photographer’s paradise, with hundreds of ancient cities and important historical structures that would make for great pictures no matter the angle one shoots from. If you are traveling across this marvellous continent with your camera, here are some of the best places to include in your itinerary.
The City of Lights is perhaps the most photographed city in all of Europe, but you do not have to shy away from Paris if you are an aspiring travel photographer. You will never run out of things to see and take beautiful photos of—and for sure, with a bit of creativity, you can make the Eiffel Tower, the Moulin Rouge, the Sacre Coeur, the Louvre, and the Notre Dame Cathedral look fresh again.
Budapest is Hungary’s capital city, established in 1873 when the cities of Buda, located on the right side of the River Danube, and Pest, on the left side of the iconic river, merged into a single city. Budapest is bisected by the scenic river, with beautiful historic and modern structures on both sides of the bank. The best photogenic landmarks that you should snap with your camera include the intricately designed Chain Bridge that links the Buda and Pest sides of the city, the Royal Palace with its fine example of Hungarian baroque architecture, and of course, the vibrant cityscape by the riverside at night.
Prague, Czech Republic
Prague truly has that European Old World Charm in spades, and visiting the city is like entering a fairytale. The Old Town Square is one of the best places to visit in the capital of the Czech Republic, thanks to its whimsical Astronomical Clock. The Prague Castle is also a must-visit site, with the sprawling grounds boasting of being photogenic down to the last square inch. The city is also home to other beautiful landmarks, and you would never run out of places to point your camera at.
The River Danube is known for being very close to some of the most beautiful places in the world—including the Austrian capital of Vienna. This city is a great example of the well-preserved Old World charm that many European capitals have, but instead of just preserving their rich and colorful urban history, the Viennese have built their modern lives around the best spots of their magnificent city. Photographers will never run out of subjects in Vienna—from intimidating and beautiful gothic cathedrals, centuries-old buildings, exciting cafés and restaurants to modern buildings and street art, Vienna has eye-catching spots in spades.
The many wonderful sculptures, exquisite artworks, and magnificent buildings of Rome will definitely make for wonderful photographic subjects. Make sure that you bring tons of memory cards (or film, if you are into that) as you will want to take pictures of everything you encounter in this breathtaking city. Make sure to head over to the Coliseum, the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and the Vatican City for truly beautiful photos from your Roman holiday.