We can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t marvel at the idea of visiting a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If we could fly anywhere and anytime, most of us would have portfolios with every single destination on the list (Nearly 1100 and counting). Adding to our ever-growing bucket list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites to photograph, we have decided to make things easier for photographers like ourselves, who can’t wait to capture every single location on the list. Team Coinaphoto has voted the destinations which they believe are the 9 Most Picturesque European UNESCO World Heritage sites, so you can book your flight one at a time, taking photos which add even more value to your photography collection.
This southern part of Andalusia is known for its architecture which resonates a majestic journey through history. From Gothic, Renaissance to Baroque elements in every nook and cranny of the Andalusian capital, Cordoba is a place that every photographer must visit at least once in a lifetime!
2. Verona, Italy
Imagine strolling through the bustling squares of Verona, through its Shakespearean piazzas and lanes with your camera by your side! Famously known as the town where Shakespeare based his Romeo and Juliet, Verona boasts one of the most romantic views to photograph from all the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Europe.
3. Tallinn, Estonia
Think of a scene right out of your favorite childhood fairy-tale. The magical city of Tallinn does actually exist beyond the boundaries of your imagination. With its curved domes, medieval streets and cobbled walls, the charm of Tallinn silently urge a photographer to never leave.
4. Palace of Versailles, France
Possibly one of the most popular tourist attractions in France, the Palace of Versailles offers plenty of unforgettable sights whether you’re with or without your camera! Host to enchanting artworks and interiors as well as expansive and delightful garden and park, the palace is a destination you just can’t miss photographing.
5. Lake Bled, Slovenia
The sublime charm of Lake Bled in Slovenia remains unparalleled against many sceneries of its kind. Lake Bled lures a photographer in with its enchanting hues and varying terrain. Host to a small tear-shaped island to its right and 6km trail around, this destination offers plenty of picturesque views to capture.
6. Bryggen, Norway
Despite being ravaged by many fires, Bryggen is built on the foundations laid in the 12th century. If that doesn’t scream a must-visit location of historic importance, we don’t know what does. With its tiny arched and colorful houses, fish markets, museums, and vendors selling local crafts, Bryggen is reminiscent of a time bygone.
7. Cinque Terre, Italy
With sights which appear to have stepped right out of postcards of your dreams, the picturesque appeal of Cinque Terre remains unrivaled. Stony terrain, tiny colorful houses, endless blue coastline, steep terraces and fine vineyards… shall we continue explaining exactly why you need to head to this UNESCO World Heritage Site to build on your photography portfolio?
8. Plitvice National Park, Croatia
It hardly comes as a surprise that Plitvice National Park in Croatia is fast becoming a popular tourist destination. Boasting natural fauna as well as terraced lakes merging into myriads of waterfalls, it’s hard to resist a dip in its turquoise waters!
Let us know if you have already been to and photographed some of the destinations from our list. Feel free to post the link to your photo in the comments, if you have already posted it in our market. Watch this space to discover even more UNESCO World Heritage Sites that we love but from another part of the world!