Europe is the hot destination for travellers from around the world. With great food, culture, adventures and endless photo ops, yep, Europe’s got it all.

We’ve rounded up the 6 most Insta-worthy photo ops in Europe that you can go and check out for yourself. Your Instagram will have never looked so good ✨

1. Fira, Santorini, Greece

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If you’re looking for Mediterranean magic, Santorini is the way to go.

Santorini can be reached either directly by plane or by boarding a ferry from Athens.

While the sunset at Oia is a famous spot for a Santorini sunset, walking just a short distance out of Fira instead, the island’s main town, will lead you to quieter viewpoints.

Head out there for stunning sights of the island’s postcard-perfect whitewashed buildings and bright blue sea.

2. Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain

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While Madrid has fewer viewpoints than some other cities in Europe, Spain’s capital city still has some stunning spots.

For a modest €3, you can get the lift up to the Círculo de Bellas Artes rooftop terrace. Soak in the vitamin D, sip on a cocktail or simply take in the view.


3. La Bastille, Grenoble, France

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Grenoble calls itself the ‘Capital of the Alps’ for good reason. The city is the flattest in France but it’s surrounded by sky-high mountains.

Head up La Bastille on foot or via the Grenoble-Bastille cable cars which are known as ‘Les Bulles’ (‘the bubbles,’ cute).

Once up, there’s beautiful views of the whole city with a backdrop of snowy mountains. Yaaaas.

4. Prague Castle, Prague, Czech Republic

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Any visitor to Prague Castle will be impressed by its beauty. The Guinness Book of World Records has even ranked it as the largest castle complex in the world!

As well as a maze of historical buildings, the castle also has a vantage point over Prague‘s red roofs and turquoise domes that’ll make any traveller snap-happy.

Go, go, go!

5. Mount Lycabettus, Athens, Greece

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The flat landscape of Athens means that anywhere slightly elevated, such as the Acropolis, will offer epic views.

But, for the ultimate spot, head to Mount Lycabettus and walk for approx. 45 minutes to reach the top.

Legend has it, the city’s patron goddess Athena dropped this limestone mountain when transporting materials to construct the Acropolis 😎

Ideal visiting time has got to be at sunset, when Athens is drenched in a gorgeous glow. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to nab a spot to watch the sky do its thing.

6. Bunkers del Carmel, Barcelona, Spain

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Catch the metro or bus to Barcelona’s El Carmel district and climb up to the Bunkers del Carmel.

These disused military bunkers were built during the Spanish Civil War and have transformed into a popular tourist spot to appreciate the city in all its splendour.

Despite the occasional local playing the guitar and couples taking excessive snaps, the Bunkers still remain one of Barcelona’s lesser-known viewpoints.

So, grab a drink (or two) and head up to this magical spot to admire the city’s beauty.

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Emily Abbott
Emily studies Liberal Arts at Bristol University and has spent her last year living in Spain. Now in her final year of university, she’s trying to figure out if her dream job exists: it would ideally be a combination of chatting, travelling and speaking Spanish.