A team of researchers at social media giant Instagram compiled a list of the top Instagramed cities of 2017. Analysts used geotag data between January 1st and November 17th to come up with this year’s list of the most popular places on earth for travelers to post Instagram selfies.
Unsurprisingly, New York City took the top spot yet again in this year’s survey. The Big Apple is home to three of the world’s most frequently Instagramed locations: Central Park, Times Square, and the Brooklyn Bridge.
The number two spot went to Moscow this year. Study authors say that the Russian capital is becoming a great center for creative talents. Of course, the number one Instagrammed spot in Moscow is the colorful St. Basil’s Cathedral.
London moved down from second to third place in this year’s study. While many people still take Instagram selfies by historic sites like Big Ben and the Tower Bridge, modern buildings like the Shard are also appearing on Instagram more often.
The number four most Instagramed city goes to São Paulo, Brazil. An extremely popular place to take an Instagram photo in this sprawling metropolis is at the graffiti-filled Batman Alley.
La belle Paris comes in at number five on the 2017 Instagram list. Obviously, the most iconic spot to snap a pic in this romantic city is by the Eiffel Tower, but the Louvre Museum is quite popular too.
Counting down from number six to number ten, here are the rest of the cities that made Instagram’s 2017 list: Los Angeles, St. Petersburg (Russia), Jakarta, Istanbul, and Barcelona.