One of the big problems that we usually have when we travel to any corner of the world is choosing the tourist attractions that we are going to visit, since it is normal not to have as much time as we would like to be able to visit everything. If you find yourself in this situation, the best thing you can do is take a look at the advice that Vuela Viajes offers you on all kinds of destinations, which you can access through our search engine.
The most common thing is to have doubts when choosing between some points of interest or others, although there are always monuments, streets, buildings, museums or other corners that are essential to visit, like the ones we are going to show you below. We refer to the Best Places of Tourist Interest in the World 2016 , a list made by TripAdvisor based on the opinion and comments of its own users. Would you like to discover what they are? Well, you just have to join us! Of course, first we want to give you a hint: Spain is represented twice in the top 10.
Machu Picchu, Peru
The first place on the list is for Machu Picchu, the most visited place in Peru, something that does not surprise us at all. It is a true marvel of architecture located on a high plateau in the Amazon jungle . It was built with limestone without mortar in the middle of the 15th century.
Sheikh Zayed Mosque, United Arab Emirates
In second place in the ranking is the Sheikh Zayed Mosque. Known as the Great Mosque, it is considered one of the largest mosques in the world. It is located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and is built of white marble .
Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Closing the top 3 we find Angkor Wat, the largest and best preserved temple in Angkor, one of the largest religious and archaeological complexes in the world. Located in Siem Riep, Cambodia, the temple was built in the 12th century to serve as the political and religious center of the empire.
St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City
We continue our tour of the best places of tourist interest on the planet in the Vatican City, where we find the Basilica of St. Peter of the Vatican, the holiest place in Christendom . Some of the most important architects in history participated in the construction of the building: Michelangelo, Bernini, Donato Bramante …
Taj Mahal, India
In fifth position is the Taj Majal, a complex of buildings built in the seventeenth century located in the city of Agra. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO , the complex was erected by order of Emperor Shah Jahan in honor of his favorite wife, who had died in childbirth.
Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba, Spain
The first Spanish representative on the list is in Córdoba. We refer to the Mosque-Cathedral, a building that has also been declared a World Heritage Site. Its construction began in the year 786, although it has had several extensions and modifications throughout history.
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Russia
From Spain we moved to Saint Petersburg, Russia, to discover the seventh place on the list. It is the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, a traditional Russian church built on the site where the Russian Emperor Alexander II was assassinated in 1888. It is surprising for being decorated with 7,000 square meters of mosaics.
The Alhambra, Spain
We return to our country to tell you about The Alhambra, the most famous monument in Granada. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the complex began as a fortress in the 9th century, although it later expanded with palaces, courtyards and lush gardens.
Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, United States
In ninth place we find the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, a pond shallow, long and rectangular located east of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC
Cathedral (Duomo), Italy
Finally, we have to talk about the Duomo, the most famous monument in Milan. It is a giant cathedral that took almost six centuries to complete. Outside, you’ll see an extravagant array of stained glass windows, beautiful statues, towers and gargoyles, while inside you’ll find spectacular marble altars and countless sculptures and paintings.