By Codelia Mantsebo
From scenic parks to captivating cityscapes, Instagram is a virtual vision board for those with serious wanderlust. It’s become every discerning travelers’ go-to app for sharing photos from their adventures.
The social media platform has captured millions of photos, from 500 million active users.
Instagram released its year-end data, and it found the 10 cities that people Instagrammed the most over the past year and revealed where in the world we deem the most photogenic.
Take a look at the most Instagrammed cities of 2016.
1. New York
New York’s vibrant atmosphere and colorful social breadth and intercontinental food options create the perfect setting for Instagrammers. The Big Apple, which draws in an expected 50 million tourists every year, was the most Instagrammed city of 2016.
With pops of bright red all over the city, iconic landmarks and unbeatable brunch spots, London is an Instagrammer’s dream. Europe’s second largest city is the second most Instagrammed city of 2016. London provides the perfect photo opportunities involving the world-famous Tower Bridge and the London Eye.
Moscow, Russia’s capital, beat the historic capital of St Petersburg. From hidden gardens to unusual architecture, the city is bustling with instagenic spots.
4. São Paulo
Sao Paulo is a concrete jungle with sweet lines and expressions to be photographed. Tourists flock to Sao Paulo, one of Brazil’s most populous cities, to enjoy the carnival.
Hidden passageways and trendy cafes, are some of the many reasons why the city of love was the fifth most Instagrammed city of 2016.
Instagrammers flock to LA to captures its world famous landmarks, from the iconic Hollywood sign to stars on the Walk of Fame.
7. St Petersburg
Russia’s cultural center, St Petersburg, carries a distinctly Russian soul and makes a wonderful place to explore.
8. Rio de Janeiro
The city’s year-round mild temperatures and bright-blue, sunny skies make photographing Rio an Instagrammer’s dream. Named 8th most Instagrammed city of 2016, Rio de Janeiro has the perfect combination of abundant natural beauty and enticing city vibes.
Istanbul combines stunning scenery with beautiful architecture and is the ninth most Instagrammed place of the year.
Indonesia’s sprawling, busy capital was the tenth most geotagged city in 2016.