Prague Castle crowned world's most Instagrammable

A new analysis of castles around the world reveals that Prague Castle has received the most Instagram hashtags

Jason Pirodsky

Written by Jason Pirodsky
Published on 04.04.2021 11:37 (updated on 08.04.2021)

Prague Castle has been declared the world's most Instagrammable castle in a new analysis of royal landmarks around the world released by London-based surveying company Stokemont.

The analysis was not terribly complex: Stokemont took a look at the raw number of Instagram hashtags that 30 of the world's most notable castle had received, and ranked them accordingly.

Prague Castle came out as the clear winner, with 667,933 Instagram hashtags. Scotland's Edinburgh Castle ranked second with 581,111 hashtags on the popular social media platform.

No other castle received more than 400,000 hashtags, with Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany and Windsor Castle in England coming in at just under that mark.

World's most Instagrammable Castles via Stokemont.com
World's most Instagrammable Castles via Stokemont.com

Pena Castle in Portugal and Buda Castle in Hungary were the only other castles to top 200,000 Instagram hashtags.

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Each of the top ten castles were in Europe, with Alhambra Castle in Spain, Leeds Castle in England, and Bran Castle and Peleș Castle in Romania filling out the top 10.

The number of hashtags received is valid as of March 23 and subject to change; it's not immediately apparent if Stokemont combined related hashtags for a total number in the rankings. A search for #praguecastle today returns about 550,000 hashtags.

Prague Castle has been closed to tourists for much of the past year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but just opened the gates to select areas this Easter weekend.

From Friday, April 2, visitors now have access to the popular Deer Moat and Prague Castle Gardens, though the Castle's main courtyard remains closed. Visitors are also allowed to enter the castle's St. Vitus Cathedral to attend morning mass from Monday through Saturday.

The Castle also announced that it would end blanket security checks on visitors, a new policy that will remain in place even after the rest of the castle has reopened to the public.

A date for fully reopening the location to all visitors has yet to be announced but is expected in the coming months. Prague Castle officials had previously stated that they would fully reopen the castle as soon as the epidemiological situation allows for it.