Discover the 25 most visited tourist attractions in the world

Are you curious to discover the most visited tourist attractions in the world? Since 2002, TripAdvisor, the famous travel website, has analyzed all the reviews and opinions that travelers leave on the platform.

In other words, the listing takes into account the quantity and quality of opinions left on TripAdvisor by visitors who visited monuments from around the world in the span of a year.

Soon after, the site launches the Travelers Choice Awards , an award for “the best of the best” in terms of service, quality and customer satisfaction. Every year, this list is renewed with surprising destinations and changes in positions.

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So, how about checking out the ranking of the most visited tourist attractions in the world in 2018, according to the Travelers Choice Awards?

25. Shwedagon Pagoda

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Where : Yangon, Myanmar.

Anyone traveling to Southeast Asia cannot miss the impressive 98 meters high Shwedagon Pagoda and all covered with gold plates. Find out here how much it costs to travel to Yangon .

24. Fushimi Inari Shrine

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Where : Kyoto, Japan.

The Fushimi Inari Shrine is the main attraction of Fushimi (Kyoto). Located high on the Inari mountain, the site houses several Shinto chapels and temples. What is striking is the entrance, formed by 5,000 reddish-orange gates in the torii style, surrounded by green. The visitor follows this charming path to the top. Search for airline tickets to Kyoto here .

23. Notre-Dame Basilica

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Where : Montreal, Canada.

Built between 1823 and 1829 in Neo-Gothic style, the Notre-Dame Basilica is located in the Ville-Marie district of Montreal, Canada. The basilica is considered one of the most precious buildings in Quebec’s religious heritage. Find out here all the costs of a trip to Montreal.

22. El Ateneo Grand Splendid

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Where : Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The Livraria El Ateneo, in Buenos Aires, is simply a magical place and is among the most beautiful in the world. The site has a collection of 120,000 books, making it the largest and most diverse bookstore in Buenos Aires. Best of all, the tour is free! Departed Buenos Aires? Find airline tickets here. 

Find out more about the beautiful El Ateneo here!

21. Machu Picchu Historical Sanctuary

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Where : Machu Picchu, Peru.

Machu Picchu is the birthplace of the Inca civilization and, without a doubt, one of the places that everyone should visit before dying – and one of the most visited tourist spots in the world. If you also dream of visiting this destination, find out here how to get to Machu Picchu, Peru .

20. Sydney Opera House

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Where : Sydney, Australia.

Sydney Opera House, also known as Sydney Theater, is the most visited tourist spot in the Australian capital, receiving 8.2 million visitors a year. Find out here how much a trip to Sydney costs .

19. Burj Khalifa

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Where : Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates.

The Burj Khalifa is simply the largest building in the world, 828 meters high and 160 floors. If you dream of getting to know this spectacular monument, check out all the costs for a trip to Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates .

18. Great Wall at Mutianyu

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Where : Beijing, China.

The Great Wall of China is also among the most visited tourist spots in the world. Built over two millennia, they say this is the only man-made monument that can be seen from space. Is it true? Find out how much it costs to travel to Beijing!

17. Wat Pho Temple

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Where : Bangkok, Thailand .

Also known as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, Wat Pho is a beautiful Buddhist temple located next to the Grand Palace in Bangkok. Click here to find out all the costs for Bangkok .

16. Acropolis

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Where : Athens, Greece.

The most famous Acropolis in Greece is also home to some of the most important buildings in the ancient world, such as the Parthenon and the Erecteion. Without a doubt, a perfect destination for history lovers. Want to know how much it costs to travel to Athens, Greece? Click here!

15. Tower of London

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Where : London, UK.

The Tower of London is a fortress built on the banks of the River Thames in 1078 and one of the most visited attractions in the British capital. Find out here all the costs of tickets, accommodation, meals and transport to London .

14. Eiffel Tower

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Where : Paris, France.

Ah, Paris! The first thing we think about when we talk about the City of Lights is the Eiffel Tower. If you dream of visiting the Parisian capital, click here and calculate how much it costs to travel to Paris .

Everything about visiting the Eiffel Tower, you can find it here!

13. Christ the Redeemer at Corcovado

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Where : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Brazil is also represented on the list of most visited tourist attractions in the world! Christ the Redeemer is with open arms to receive visitors from all over the world who fall in love with the privileged view from above the Wonderful City. Want to know all the costs of a trip to Rio de Janeiro? Find out more here!

Check out our special post about Corcovado!

12. Notre Dame Cathedral

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Where : Paris, France.

Surrounded by the waters of the River Seine is one of the oldest French cathedrals in Gothic style. Notre Dame Cathedral is dedicated to Mary, Mother of Jesus Christ. Did you leave Paris? Find the best airfares here.

11. Old Town Square

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Where : Prague, Czech Republic.

Anyone who views Prague cannot miss strolling through the Old Town Square, which is right in the heart of the city. The place is full of visitors, making it one of the most visited tourist spots in the world especially in the summer. How much does it cost to travel to Prague? Find out all the costs here .

10. Budapest Parliament

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Where : Budapest, Hungary.

The Hungarian Parliament is one of the oldest buildings in Europe and a mandatory stop for tourists who like to admire architecture and learn more about the history of the destinations they visit. If you are curious to know how much it costs to travel to Budapest, Hungary, click here !

9. Golden Gate Bridge

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Where : San Francisco, United States.

San Francisco is full of tourist attractions. One of the main ones is the Golden Gate Bridge, the scene of many action films and postcards of the city. Let’s start organizing this trip? Discover all the costs of a trip to San Francisco here .

8. Alcatraz Island

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Where : San Francisco, United States.

The legendary military prison located on Alcatraz Island attracts thousands of tourists from around the world. A place full of stories and capable of leaving many people with a cold spine. See the best places to stay on a trip to San Francisco, California, here!

7. Duomo di Milano

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Where : Milan, Italy

The Duomo di Milano is one of the most spectacular monuments in all of Italy. Both inside and out, you will keep your mouth open in front of so much beauty and history! Want to plan a trip there? Click here to check the costs of a trip to Milan .

6. Taj Mahal

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Where : Agra, India

Considered the greatest proof of love in the world, the Taj Mahal was a construction idealized by Emperor Shah Jahan in honor of his favorite wife, who died after giving birth to his 14th child. Find out how much it costs to travel to Agra, India .

5. Mosque of Cordoba

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Where : Cordoba, Spain.

The Cordoba Mosque is one of the most impressive Islamic buildings in the West, considered a major architectural landmark. Click here and find out how much it costs to travel to the main cities in Spain .

4. St. Peter’s Basilica

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Where : Vatican, Italy

The smallest country in the world has an attraction considered as one of the most visited tourist spots in the world: St. Peter’s Basilica. Anyone visiting Rome, can not fail to stop by the Vatican to see this splendid church. Did you leave Rome? Click here and find airline tickets.

Tips on the amazing Vatican Museum you find here!

3. Sheikh Zayed Mosque

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Where : Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates.

The Sheikh Zayed Mosque is the 10th largest mosque in the world and one of the most visited tourist spots in the world. Inaugurated in 2007, the mosque has a capacity for 40 thousand people. Find out how much it costs to travel to Abu Dhabi.

2. Plaza de España

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Where : Seville, Spain.

Located in Parque Maria Luisa, Plaza de España is one of the most charming tourist spots in Seville. Find out all the costs for a trip to Seville, Spain, here .

1. Angkor Wat

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Where : Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Considered the largest religious structure ever built, the Angkor Wat temple is also one of the best examples of Khmer architecture. The royal city, called Angkor Thom, was built in the 12th century and has an unmistakable look.

 

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