It’s not because a city is a national capital that it’s automatically a beautiful or even an interesting city to visit. Sometimes it’s rather the contrary; some capital cities are purposely built as the seat of the government and lack history and character. You don’t find photogenic historic capitals all over the world.
New World capitals in particular are typically much less interesting than those in the Old World tend to be. They’re often established much later than the colonial cities in their countries. Canberra, for example, are far less attractive for tourists than Sydney. On the other hand, some historic capitals are spectacularly beautiful and ooze charm.
In this post, we’ve compiled a photographic overview of some of the most photogenic historic capitals in the world. (They’re in random order, so this is not a “top list.”)
The Most Photogenic Historic Capitals in the World
London, United Kingdom
Washington, D.C., United States
What do you think of this list of the most photogenic historic capitals in the world? Did we miss any? Which one do you think is the most beautiful? Let us know in the comments below!