One more year, Trip Advisor has announced the winners of the Travelers’ Choice for Sites of Interest, a prize that recognizes the most popular tourist attractions places in the world, in the opinion of travelers.
The Cathedral-Mosque of Cordoba, which in turn ranks second in the European ranking and the first in Spain, and the Alhambra in Granada, in eighth place in the world, fourth of Europe and second nationally. Here we present, in order, the best places on the planet. Do not miss them!
- 1 Machu Picchu (Peru)
- 1.1 Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi (UAE)
- 1.2 Angkor Wat, Siem Reap (Cambodia)
- 1.3 St. Peter’s Basilica (Vatican)
- 1.4 Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba (Spain)
- 1.5 Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg (Russia)
- 1.6 The Alhambra, Granada (Spain)
- 1.7 The Reflecting pool of the Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC (USA)
- 1.8 Duomo of Milan (Italy)
- 1.9 Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco (USA)
- 1.10 Museum-church of Saint Sophia, Istanbul (Turkey)
- 1.11 Eiffel Tower, Paris (France)
- 1.12 Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris (France)
Machu Picchu (Peru)
The sacred city of Machu Picchu, considered one of the places in the world, was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1983. The citadel was discovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911 and is located on a granite mountain, about 130 kilometers away from the city of Cusco.
Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi (UAE)
The third largest mosque places in the world and the largest in the Arab Emirates is a spectacular and absolutely recommendable place for tourists. Built in honor of the first president of the country, the Sheikh Zayed Mosque stands out for the height of its four minarets, which reach 107 meters, and for its columns – it has 1048 on the outside and 96 inside. Another aspect that draws attention is its decoration with precious stones and other delicate ornaments.
Angkor Wat, Siem Reap (Cambodia)
The temple of Angkor Wat is considered the largest religious building ever made. Located in the province of Siem Reap, in Cambodia, it is one of the integral parts of a vast complex of temples built in the area of Angkor, which in its day was the capital of the Khmer Empire. The work, dating from the twelfth century, is listed as a World Heritage Site by Unesco since 1992.
St. Peter’s Basilica (Vatican)
The fourth must-see in the opinion of travelers on TripAdvisor is the basilica of St. Peter’s Vatican, one of the most sacred corners of Catholicism. Built between 1506 and 1626 places in the world where it is believed that the remains of the apostle are buried, it hosts the most multitudinous acts that take place in Rome. Although it is not the most important temple in the city, it has a spectacular dome that has inspired other great works.
Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba (Spain)
The Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba is, as in previous years, the favorite tourist attraction for travelers from all over the world, according to the comments and opinions expressed in the TripAdvisor portal. Declared a Cultural Heritage of Humanity, it began to be built in the year 785, by order of Abderraman III. Centuries later, in 1238, after the Reconquest, it became a Catholic cathedral. It is a clear example of the mixture of architectural styles that took place over nine centuries.
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg (Russia)
Undoubtedly, the church of the Savior on the spilled blood, characterized by a colorful multicolored silhouette, has become one of the most emblematic buildings of St. Petersburg. Located in front of the waters of the Griboyedova Canal, it was built on the site where Tsar Alexander II of Russia was assassinated in 1881. The temple, also known as the Church of the Resurrection of Christ, is Russian style.
The Alhambra, Granada (Spain)
The ancient and extraordinary walled city of Granada is considered the highest expression of Muslim art in Europe. Crossing the walls of the Alhambra means going back a thousand years. And it is that the Alcazaba, the Nasrid Palaces or the Generalife allow us to imagine life in other times. Precisely, the beautiful palace and the exuberant gardens of the Generalife were some of the first monuments of Spain to be cataloged in 1984 World Heritage of UNESCO.
The Reflecting pool of the Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC (USA)
The reflecting pool of the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall is a symbol of the American capital. Designed by Henry Bacon and built in the early 20s of the last century, it has been the scene of great historical events, such as the famous Martin Luther King speech of 1963. The pond, 318 meters long and 51 wide, is little deep, but it offers a spectacular image.
Duomo of Milan (Italy)
The Duomo of Milan, the Gothic cathedral turned into the true symbol of the city, leave indifferent neither for its beauty nor for its dimensions – it is one of the largest Catholic temples in the world, with a capacity for 40,000 people. It has a spectacular neo-Gothic facade and numerous marble spires that rise above the Milanese sky. The Madonnina rests on the highest one, a bronze sculpture that for decades was the highest point in the city. Its interior dazzles, with thousands of statues and polychrome stained glass.
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco (USA)
The Golden Gate, the iconic bridge of San Francisco that connects the peninsula by the north with Marin, was inaugurated in 1937. From then until 1964, its structure, considered by the American Society of Civil Engineers one of the wonders of the modern world, It was the longest suspension bridge places in the world. The art deco design by Joseph Strauss, painted in red, offers a stunning image of San Francisco Bay. Crossing it by car, bicycle or on foot allows you to enjoy magnificent views.
Museum-church of Saint Sophia, Istanbul (Turkey)
The most spectacular monument of Byzantine art has a name: Hagia Sophia and is located in Istanbul. Built in the fourth century, it was during its first ten centuries a Christian cathedral to become a mosque in 1453, a use that was maintained until 1935 when it was definitively transformed into a museum. Its famous dome has designed the building as an emblem of the city and one of its main places in the world.
Eiffel Tower, Paris (France)
This iron structure, whose construction began on January 26, 1887, has become not only the emblem of Paris but the authentic symbol of France. For more than 40 years, the Eiffel Tower boasted the privilege of being the tallest building places in the world, but still today the views over the city from its upper floors continue to be spectacular.
Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris (France)
The great cathedral of Paris and one of the oldest gothic temples in the continent, Notre Dame, ranks number one in the ranking of the most popular tourist attractions places in the world, according to Trip Advisor travelers. The construction, dedicated to Mary, has two towers of 69 meters in its facade, whose ascent is only possible through 387 spined steps. The reward at the top of the temple will be the pleasure of enjoying beautiful views.