Finally we know the list of top tourist sites in 2017 TripAdvisor. As you know, every year the famous travel platform produces a series of rankings that are very useful when planning trips and getaways. In this case, the portal shows us the best scenarios on the planet, taking into account, of course, the opinion and comments of its own users.
As you can see for yourself below, Spain continues to be a world benchmark in terms of tourist attractions. In fact, in the top 10 of the list we can find two architectural gems of our country. Do you want to discover which are the most popular places in the world? Well, all you have to do is join us!
Angkor Wat, Cambodia
The best tourist attraction in the world this year is found in Siem Riep, Cambodia. These are the temples and ruins of Angkor Wat, one of the largest religious complexes in the world. Symbol of the Asian country (it even appears on its flag), it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1992.
Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi
In second position we find the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, considered one of the most beautiful mosques in the world. Located in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates, it was built from 1996 to 2007 by order of President Zayed ibn Sultan Al Nahavan, who died in 2004.
Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba, Spain
Closing the top 3 we find one of the most impressive buildings in Spain. It is about the Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba, which began to be built in 785. It is an Asset of Cultural Interest and a World Heritage Site by UNESCO . Discover more interesting corners of the Andalusian city in our article “Essential visits in Córdoba”.
St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican, Italy
From Spain we moved to Italy to talk about St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican, which this year occupies the fourth position. Although in the place where this important Catholic temple is located there have always been religious buildings, the current building began to be built at the beginning of the 16th century. Renowned architects such as Donato Bramante, Miguel Ángel and Bernini worked on the work.
Taj Mahal, India
In fifth position we find the Taj Mahal, which offers one of the best sunsets on the planet. Located in the Indian city of Agra, this palace was built by order of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, in memory of his deceased wife .
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Russia
In the city of Saint Petersburg we find the sixth place of interest on the TripAdivsor list. It is the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, which was built on the site where Tsar Alexander II of Russia was assassinated.
Great Wall of China in Mutianyu, China
In seventh position we find the Mutianyu sector of the Great Wall of China, which is 70 kilometers from Beijing. Here you can discover a wall between six and seven meters high and between four and five meters wide, and 22 of watchtowers .
Machu Picchu, Peru
How could it be otherwise, Machu Picchu, the main tourist attraction in Peru, is also present in this ranking. This architectural gem was built in the mid-15th century with mortarless limestone deep within the Amazon jungle . It is one of the most mysterious places on the planet.
Plaza de Espana in Seville, Spain
In ninth position we find the Plaza de España, one of the most beautiful corners of Seville. It is an architectural complex that was built between 1914 and 1929 in the María Luisa Park. Discover more places of interest in the Andalusian capital in our article "Six essential visits in Seville".
Milan Cathedral, Italy
Finally, we must talk about the Milan Cathedral, also known as the Duomo. Gothic in style, it is considered one of the most beautiful cathedrals in Europe, as well as being one of the largest Catholic churches.