Historic churches, grand plazas, diverse architectural styles and breathtaking views—Budapest has it all. This makes it one of the most photogenic cities in Europe.

Visit Budapest for the ‘Gram

Visit Budapest for the ‘Gram

Historic churches, grand plazas, diverse architectural styles and breathtaking views—Budapest has it all. This makes it one of the most photogenic cities in Europe.

Follow our social producer, Selena, around Budapest as she offers her tips on where to take that perfect Instagram photo. Whether you’re using a professional camera or your smartphone, getting those likes has never been easier.

Szimpla Kert

Everyone knows that if you come to Budapest, you have to go to a ruin bar, and while you’re at it, might as well take a photo. My favorite is Szimpla Kert, which boasts of graffiti covered walls and mismatched furniture. I suggest going in the afternoon to get a more interesting picture. I went during the week, mid-afternoon and it was the perfect setting. Not too many people, the lighting was ideal, and there were no line-ups for mulled wine. Win-win.

Fisherman’s Bastion

When I first saw the Fisherman’s Bastion, I was in complete awe. Everything about it was beautiful and grand. I knew straight away that I needed a photo here. Problem is, sometimes when a landmark is so iconic, it’s hard to pin down where to take the best photo and give it that personal flare. My suggestion is to stand on the terrace and use the city views as a backdrop. But beware—go early in the morning to avoid the busloads of tourists.

Exterior of Great Market Hall

Great Market Hall

The Great Market Hall is great for many reasons, a major one being the delicious food. While you’re chowing down on lángos, use the hall as a backdrop for the perfect Instagram photo. Since the hall itself is breathtaking, there’s no need to stop and pose for a photo here. I suggest capturing the bustling scene and market ambiance within instead—it’ll definitely be enough to delight your followers.

Jewish Quarter Street Art

One of my favorite things to do in Budapest is to check out the street art in the Jewish Quarter. The area sometimes gets overlooked but, in my opinion, it’s one of the best places to take a good Instagram photo. My favorite mural is the Rubik’s Cube, which is located in Erzsébetváros. My tip would be to stand across the street and get a wide shot of the mural—that way you can capture its 3D effect.

Széchenyi Chain Bridge

Bridging the Buda and Pest sides together, the Chain Bridge is considered one of Budapest’s most iconic monuments. Its features, which include cast irons, stone sculptures and massive pillars, attract photographers from around the world. The beauty of the Chain Bridge is that it’s just as photogenic during the day as at night.

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