The best tourist attractions in the world 2015

Angkor wat
Throughout the planet we can find numerous buildings and monuments that are worth visiting. Unfortunately, most of us don’t have the money or time to travel at all. Of course, throughout your life you can allow yourself, even if only once, to visit some of the wonders of the world .

To make it easier for you when deciding, TripAdvisor has drawn up, based on the opinion and comments of its users, a series of lists showing the main tourist attractions in different countries and regions on the planet. In addition, it also shows us which are the best valued places in the world. Do you want to know them? Well, you just have to join us?

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Angkor Wat1
Number one on the list is Angkor Wat, an impressive temple located in Siem Riep, Cambodia, which is part of a complex of temples built in Angkor, the ancient capital of the Khmer Empire, from the 9th to the 15th centuries. You will need at least 3 days to contemplate this spectacular jewel of antiquity.

Machu Picchu, Peru

Macchu Picchu
In second place we find Machu Picchu, a sacred city located 130 kilometers from Cusco . Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, this pre-Columbian construction hides the secrets of the glorious Inca empire.

Taj Mahal, India

Taj Mahal
Third on the list is occupied by the Taj Mahal, a spectacular white mausoleum that was built out of love , on the orders of the Mongol Emperor Shah Jahan. Of course, it is also considered a World Heritage Site.

Sheikh Zayed Mosque, United Arab Emirates

Sheikh Zayed Mosque
In the United Arab Emirates, specifically in Abu Dhabi, we find the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, which this year ranks fourth. Known as the Great Mosque , it is one of the largest buildings of this type in the world.

Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, Spain

sacred Family
Spain is also represented in this prestigious list thanks to the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, although this impressive modernist work by Antoni Gaudí located in Barcelona is not yet finished, and that construction began in 1882.

St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican, Italy

Basilicia of Saint Peter
Of the many places of interest that we can find in Italy, the Vatican’s Basilica of Saint Peter stands out, a meeting point for the faithful , artists, scholars and, of course, tourists. Its imposing dome, its spectacular square and the impressive colonnade that surrounds it stand out.

Cathedral (Duomo), Italy

Duomo
In seventh position we also find a site of Italian interest, in this case located in Milan. We refer to the Cathedral, also known as Duomo, a term that means “house of God”. It is a 157-meter-long neoGothic building that can hold more than 40,000 people.

Alcatraz, United States

Alcatraz
We went to the United States, specifically to San Francisco, California, to talk about Alcatraz, the most famous prison in the world that was closed in 1963.

Christ the Redeemer statue, Brazil

Statue-of-Christ-the-Redeemer
In ninth position we find the Statue of Christ the Redeemer, the main tourist attraction in Rio de Janeiro, in addition to its beaches. This art deco work is 38 meters high and weighs 1,200 tons and, located on top of Cerro del Corcovado , appears to be protecting the city.

Golden Gate Bridge, United States

Golden gate
In tenth and last position we find the Golden Gate Bridge, one of the longest suspension bridges in the world (2.7 kilometers). Without a doubt, it is the most representative symbol of San Francisco . It can be seen from different places, although the best place to see it may be the H. Dana Bowers Lookout, also known as Vista Point.

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