The 7 Best Places to Take Photos in Europe

If you're a keen photographer, you have to check out these 7 best places to take photos in Europe, including London, Berlin, Paris and Barcelona.

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  • 28 June 2023
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If you're someone who takes their camera with them everywhere, you'll want to add these 7 best places in Europe to take photos to your shot lists. Europe is a treasure trove of captivating landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and weird and wonderful architecture, all perfect to capture in photos. Whether you're a novice iPhone photographer or a professional paparazzo, from the vibrant streets of Berlin to the romantic alleyways of Paris there's a perfect shot waiting for everyone.

1. Vienna

Vienna's grandeur and artistic legacy make it a dream destination for photographers. Stroll and snap your way through the magnificent Schönbrunn Palace & Gardens , with their perfectly manicured lawns and colourful flowerbeds, or capture the intricate details of Karlskirche . If you're after something a bit more edgy, Vienna's Naschmarkt provides a sensory feast for street photography enthusiasts, with its vibrant produce, fragrant spices, and bustling energy.

2. London

Iconic landmarks and diverse neighbourhoods make London a complete photographer's paradise. Explore the flowering elegance of Kynance Mews in the spring, capture the striking architecture of the Tower Bridge against the Thames, or wander through the lush green open spaces of Richmond Park (complete with deer for bonus points). For those who love street photography, head to the Columbia Road Flower Market for awesome juxtapositions or check out the vibrant streets of Notting Hill during the famous Portobello Road Market.

Check out more of London's picture-perfect locations .

3. Santorini

This famous Greek island is renowned for its stunning sunsets and unique white-washed architecture. The blue-domed churches in Oia and the picturesque town of Thera (or Fira) provide visiting photographers endless opportunities for capturing dreamy, Mediterranean landscapes. Explore the island's unforgettable coastline by heading to Red Beach or Kamari Beach, and lose yourself in the striking contrast of black volcanic sand against the azure sea.

4. Paris

One of the most photogenic cities in the world, Paris still exudes charm at every corner. The Eiffel Tower is an obvious choice for capturing the essence of Paris, but if you want a unique perspective, head to the Trocadéro Gardens or the nearby Bir-Hakeim Bridge. Montmartre, with its winding streets and bohemian atmosphere, is the perfect place for capturing the city's artistic soul. If you prefer inside portraits, you've got to visit the Galeries Lafayette or the Palais Garnier .

Find out more about Paris' best spots for photos .

5. Barcelona

Barcelona is full of the weird and wonderful that photographers love. Start your photography journey at Park Güell, a whimsical wonderland designed by Antoni Gaudí, where you can capture the playful mosaics and breathtaking city views (but don't forget his masterpiece the Sagrada Familia). The Magic Fountain of Montjüic is amazing to photograph in the day or night, with light shows most evenings. Don't forget to explore the enchanting Gothic Quarter and the lively Las Ramblas, which always has something strange to photograph. If you like a hike, head up Mount Tibidabo for the best views over the city - just make sure you do it on a cooler day!

6. Amsterdam

Amsterdam always offers more than first meets the eye. Explore the charming Jordaan neighborhood, with its narrow streets and quaint houses, or capture the iconic street of Zevenlandenhuizen . If you're a big fan of nature photography, visit the blooming tulip fields at Keukenhof during spring, capture the magical atmosphere in Hortus Botanicus or take a trip to Zandvoort beach (yes, you can sunbathe in the Netherlands!).

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7. Berlin

Berlin is a city that effortlessly blends its rich, poignant history with one of the coolest contemporary cultures in the world. Soak up the city's past and capture the Berlin Victory Column , find a stunning contrast of cityscape and nature at the Viktoria Park Waterfall and marvel at the architecture of the Oberbaum Bridge.

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