The World’s Most Photogenic Historic Capitals

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

Paris, France

Eiffel Tower in Paris, France
Eiffel Tower in Paris, France

Stockholm, Sweden

Waterfront in Stockholm, Sweden
Waterfront in Stockholm, Sweden

Rome, Italy

Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italy, most photogenic historic capitals in the world
Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italy

London, United Kingdom

Palace of Westminster in London, United Kingdom
Palace of Westminster in London, United Kingdom

Warsaw, Poland

Colorful square in Warsaw, Poland
Colorful square in Warsaw, Poland

Riga, Latvia

Architecture in the Old Town of Riga, Latvia
Architecture in the Old Town of Riga, Latvia

Tallinn, Estonia

Market day in Tallinn, Estonia
Market day in Tallinn, Estonia

Moscow, Russia

The Kremlin in Moscow, Russia
The Kremlin in Moscow, Russia

Havana, Cuba

El Capitolio in Havana, Cuba, architecture
El Capitolio in Havana, Cuba

Washington, D.C., United States

Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C., United States, cherry blossom, usa,
Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C., United States

Ottawa, Canada

Parliament Building in Ottawa, Canada, architecture
Parliament Building in Ottawa, Canada

Muscat, Oman

Mosque in Muscat, Oman, architecture
Mosque in Muscat, Oman

Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo Tower in Tokyo, Japan, skyscraper, city, asia
Tokyo Tower in Tokyo, Japan

Kathmandu, Nepal

Pigeons in a temple in Kathmandu, Nepal, temples, pigeons, asia
Pigeons in a temple in Kathmandu, Nepal

Bangkok, Thailand

Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand, temples, asia, architecture
Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand

Cairo, Egypt

Pyramids in Cairo, Egypt, pyramid, ancient, ancient egypt, cairo
Pyramids in Cairo, Egypt

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!

About Bram

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Bram is a Belgian guy who’s currently living in the USA. For over four years now, he has been wandering the globe, with jobs here and there in between. So far, his travels have taken him to four continents and twenty-two countries. Bram likes to try different styles of travelling: from backpacker and adventurer to tourist and local, he has been all those stereotypes and probably will be many more in the future. You can follow his adventures on his travel blog, on Twitter and on Facebook.

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