25 Amazing Cities You’ll Be Able To Recognize With One Picture

Posted by , Updated on September 24, 2018

Today’s post is a bit of a geographic challenge. We made a list of 25 photos of cities that are identifiable with just one picture, featuring some of the most popular scenes or landmarks of that particular city. To make it a bit easier for you, we added a little hint to each of the pictures. Give it a try, and test your geographical knowledge. The correct answers are at the end. Here are 25 Amazing Cities You’ll Be Able To Recognize With One Picture.



Let's start off slowly. You probably don’t need any assistance with this one, so let's just say this world-renowned metropolis is also known as “The City of Lights.”


This one should also be easy. Measured by international arrivals, this is the world's most-visited city.


Piece of cake, isn't? The unmistakable mountain panorama gives it away.


The Acropolis will not let you hesitate about what city is in this photo, right?


Nor this iconic statue…

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The St. Peter's Square, so typical of this city, is one of the most famous squares in the world.


This city is home to another famous square – The Tiananmen Square.


The Cloud Gate sculpture is an indisputable sign that you are in the third most populous city of the U.S. Do you know which one it is?


Featuring La Sagrada Familia temple and one of the most popular soccer teams in the world, there shouldn't be any doubt about which city this is.


If the snow and the colorful St. Basil´s Cathedral are not sufficient hints, we can add that the city is the world´s northernmost metropolis with the largest number of billionaire residents in the world.


Picturesque bridges, numerous historical monuments, and world-famous beer are some of the many reasons why this Central European city attracts millions of tourists every year.


If you are not sure about this African city, we can tell you that the river shown in the picture is the Nile.


The obelisk is one of the iconic features of this metropolis often referred to as the “Paris of South America.”


Originally constructed for Expo 58, The Atomium became the symbol of the city that ranks among the smallest on this list but is the de facto capital of the European Union.


The second most populous city of Italy is also often considered the world's capital of fashion and design.


The name of this city is the same as the emirate in which it lies.


If you look carefully at this photo and focus on the building to the left, you shouldn't have any problem identifying this city.


Packed with astounding Buddhist temples and tourist attractions of all kinds, this city is the most popular vacation destination in Southeast Asia.


The neoclassical triumphal arch called The Brandenburg Gate is the most iconic symbol of a metropolis that is also a capital to this Western European country.


If the downtown skyline of this city leaves you undecided, we will tell you that it hosted the 1996 Olympics.


This panorama belongs to the African city which is the largest in its country but is not the capital of it. Still not sure? We can also tell you that the city is notable for its gold and diamond resources.


Bikes, yes. A lot of bikes. That’s what this European city is famous for. Along with its lenient attitude towards soft drugs.


Boasting the primacy of being the tallest twin buildings in the world, the Petronas Twin Towers is the architectural symbol of the city.


Dominated by the Suleymaniye Mosque, this is another city which is the largest in its country but is not the capital of it.


If you cannot recognize this city from the photo of its historical center, we will tell you that it's the westernmost capital city of Europe and the only one along the Atlantic coast.


25. Paris, 24. London, 23. Los Angeles, 22. Athens, 21. Rio de Janeiro, 20. Rome, 19. Beijing, 18. Chicago, 17. Barcelona, 16. Moscow, 15. Prague, 14. Cairo, 13. Buenos Aires, 12. Brussels, 11. Milano, 10. Dubai, 9. Sydney, 8. Bangkok, 7. Berlin, 6. Atlanta, 5. Johannesburg, 4. Amsterdam, 3. Kuala Lumpur, 2. Istanbul, 1. Lisbon.

Photo: Featured Image - shutterstock, 1. Bert K. from Roermond, Netherlands, The rooftops of Lisbon, CC BY 2.0, 2. Julian Nitzsche, Istanbul Hagia Sophia Sultanahmed, CC BY-SA 4.0, 3. naim fadil, Moonrise over kuala lumpur, CC BY-SA 2.0, 4. Sergey Galyonkin from Berlin, Germany, Bikes in Amsterdam (6073899154), CC BY-SA 2.0, 5. (Public Domain), 6. (Public Domain), 7. Pierre-Selim Huard, Berlin - 0266 - 16052015 - Brandenburger Tor, CC BY 4.0, 8. User:Diliff, Bangkok skytrain sunset, CC BY-SA 3.0, 9. Duncan Hull, Australia, Sydney Harbour Bridge by Rodney Haywood, CC BY 2.0, 10. Lciuffo (Leandro Ciuffo, originally published in Flickr), Panoramic of Dubai - Nov 2009, CC BY-SA 3.0, 11. Photo by CEphoto, Uwe Aranas or alternatively © CEphoto, Uwe Aranas, Milano Italy Duomo-Milan-01, CC BY-SA 3.0, 12. Theedi, Atomium, Brussels, Belgium, CC BY-SA 4.0, 13. Nestor Galina, Obelisk Buenos Aires, CC BY 2.0, 14. Alx R, Egypt, Cairo, Nile river - panoramio - Alx R (3), CC BY 3.0, 15. Moyan Brenn from Anzio, Italy, Prague (6365119737), CC BY 2.0, 16. (Public Domain), 17. Bernard Gagnon, Sagrada Familia 01, CC BY-SA 3.0, 18. (Public Domain), 19. (Public Domain), 20. Diliff, St Peter's Square, Vatican City - April 2007, CC BY-SA 3.0, 21. Luiz Gadelha Jr., Christ Statue, Corcovado, Rio de Janeiro, CC BY 2.0, 22. A.Savin (Wikimedia Commons · WikiPhotoSpace), Attica 06-13 Athens 50 View from Philopappos - Acropolis Hill, CC BY-SA 3.0, 23. Ron Reiring, Los Angeles, CA, with air you can't see, CC BY 2.0, 24. Jim Trodel, Palace of Westminster - London, England, CC BY-SA 2.0, 25. (Public Domain)

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