If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go? The options are seemingly endless, but as it turns out, there are a few specific spots that people keep going back to. Not only that but these days they are snapping and sharing pictures, too. Instagram has compiled a list of the most snapped and shared places in the entire world, and while some of the results (Niagara Falls and the Empire State Building) may not surprise you, there are also a few hidden gems on the list. So, what made the cut? Click ahead for the 29 most Instagrammed places on the planet, ending with #1.
Sagrada Família, Barcelona
Remarkably still unfinished, this historical Spanish church has been around since 1882 and part of it is a now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors come from around the world for the breathtaking architecture and interiors; the layout is modeled as a Latin cross with five aisles. Tourists and locals have access to a variety of unique rooms, including admission the nave, a crypt, a museum detailing the buildings rich history, a gift shop, and the famous Passion and Nativity towers. The towers are so popular that to accesses them you’ll need a reservation and tickets purchased in advance. Construction on the building is currently estimated to be completed between 2026 and 2028, though the church, which is of Roman Catholic affiliation, is a wildly popular attraction as is.
Giza Pyramids, Cairo
The Giza Pyramids are a thing of legend, drawing in visitors from across the globe, all of who are eager to witness these remarkable ancient monuments. The Giza pyramid complex is home to the both the Great Pyramids and the Great Sphinx, located in the Libyan Desert in Egypt. More than just incredible achievements in architecture and design, the Giza Pyramids encompass fanciful legends; they are believed to have been constructed as a means of housing the remains of the deceased Pharaohs who ruled Ancient Egypt. A portion of the Pharaoh's spirit, known as his ‘ka’, was said to remain with his corpse, so proper care of the remains was essential so that a former Pharaoh could accomplish his new duties as “King of The Dead." The complex is also just 5 miles from the famous Nile River.