Rating of tourist attractions in the world 2016

On the eve of the summer vacation season it is important to choose a place to relax in advance. You can jerk to the bosom of nature "to the village, to your aunt, to the wilderness," or to go to conquer mountain peaks and underwater expanses. And you can combine pleasant with cognitive: and relax and admire the famous cultural attractions. Their rating was compiled by the tourist portal TripAdvisor.

The winners were determined using an algorithm that takes into account the number and quality of reviews and ratings of the world's sights .We represent you the top ten objects of culture on Earth.


  • 10. Milan Cathedral, Italy
  • 9. Lincoln Memorial and Shining Pool, Washington, USA
  • 8. Alhambra, Granada, Spain
  • 7. Church of the Savior on the Blood St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 6. Mesquita, Córdoba,
  • 5. Taj Mahal Agra, India
  • 4. St. Peter's Cathedral, Vatican, Italy
  • 3. Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • 2. Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • 1. Machu Picchu, Peru

10. Milan Cathedral, Italy

One of the most beautiful Gothic churches in the world. The main attraction is the statue of the patroness of Milan, made of gold. And still here is stored one of the nails, which, according to the Bible, nailed to the cross of Jesus Christ.

9. Lincoln Memorial and Shining Pool, Washington, USA

Memorial is simple and fundamental. In the evening it is highlighted and reflected in the pool water. It is a place of national importance that honors the memory of one of America's greatest presidents.

8. Alhambra, Granada, Spain

In this architectural and park ensemble there is a lot of light and water. She murmurs in the fountains, runs through the canals and sparkles with splashes in ponds and ponds. And cypress alleys, flower beds with beautiful flowers and orange trees have a leisurely walk.

7. Church of the Savior on Blood St. Petersburg, Russia

The golden domes of the church are literally blinding if you look at them on a sunny afternoon. Spas-on-the-Blood was erected at the site of the assassination of Emperor Alexander II in March 1881, at the expense of funds donated by the royal family and thousands of Russians

6. Mesquita, Córdoba, Spain

Originally called the Great Mosque of Cordoba and was converted into a Christian cathedral after the SpanishReconquista.

Today, many tourists come to wander through the forest pillars of jasper, onyx, marble and granite. They are made of parts of a Roman temple, previously built on this site. In the center of Mesquite is a dome, strewn with blue tiles in the shape of stars.

5. Taj Mahal Agra, India

This white marble mausoleum is a symbol of love and sorrow for Shah Jahan over his wife Mumtaz Mahal, who before her death asked her husband to build a tomb equal to their love. According to legend, Shah began to build a mausoleum of black marble for himself. However, his son Aurangzeb usurped power and the construction of the second tomb was not completed.

4. St. Peter's Cathedral, Vatican, Italy

The largest historical Christian church on the planet. Located on Piazza San Pietro and famous for its stunning, rich interior with lots of tombstones, statues and altars.

3. Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia

In this temple complex are the remains of the capital of the Khmer Empire. Like other cult buildings of Cambodia, built in the style of "temple-mountain."However, unlike other Khmer temples, which served only as a dwelling place for the gods, Angkor Wat was also intended for the burial of the rulers.

2. Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Over the mosque, 82 beautiful domes, adorned with white marble, stand proudly. The same material is decorated and interior decoration.

This is the largest mosque in the UAE.Her design was inspired by the idea of ​​"uniting the world" - and travelers from different countries really unite admiration for this snow-white, huge architectural masterpiece. Fortunately, in the mosque free of charge all comers, in addition to adherents of Islam.

1. Machu Picchu, Peru

The Inca Citadel, located on the eastern slope of the Andes, took the top spot in the top 10 tourist attractions in 2016.What is it that attracts travelers so much? Perhaps, majestic ancient structures, composed of carefully processed stones. And maybe, a mystery: why this city was abandoned, because before it did not reach the Spanish conquistadors. Or magnificent panoramas with a predominance of green, blue and white, opening the view of those who reached Machu Picchu. Let the readers decide for themselves.