The 10 Most Booked Attractions in the World for 2018
TripAdvisor says these 10 attractions are faves with globe-trotting tourists. See if you can guess these top spots.
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10: Canal Grande
Venice, Italy's watery thoroughfare lined with stunning Renaissance palaces, is the top 10 attraction in the world, according to TripAdvisor.
9: Palace of Versailles
Home to the French monarchy until the French Revolution toppled the 1 percent, this spectacular celebration of French architectural history from the 17th to the 18th century is also a UNESCO World Heritage site, notable for the Hall of Mirrors, royal apartments and its sumptuous gardens.
This Amesbury, United Kingdom attraction is a remarkable monument to prehistoric English history.
7: Golden Gate Bridge
A perpetually popular tourist attraction, the iconic Golden Gate Bridge is the gateway to San Francisco.
6: Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
The soaring towers of this unfinished Barcelona, Spain basilica are a tribute to the remarkable architectural vision of Antoni Gaudi, who spent over 40 years designing this Roman Catholic temple, projected to be completed sometime in the 21st century.
5: Eiffel Tower
Completed in 1889, this wrought-iron tower on the Champ-de-Mars was originally built as the entrance to the 1889 World's Fair and is the tallest structure in Paris.
4: Louvre Museum
Housing an unparalleled collection of 38,000 of the art world's masterworks from prehistory to the 21st century, Paris's Louvre Museum is the largest—and most visited—museum in the world.
3: The Statue of Liberty
Dedicated in 1886, this symbol of freedom was gifted to America by France. The neoclassical sculpture was built by Gustave Eiffel, the same man who gave us the Eiffel Tower.
2: Vatican Museums
Rome, Italy's Vatican Museums contain some of the finest works of Italian art from the last 2,000 years. The dome was designed by Michelangelo, the portico created by Bernini, and St. Peter was martyred here, one of the most overwhelming and intoxicating places on Earth.
A remarkably well-preserved relic of Ancient Rome, this oval ampitheatre (the largest ever constructed) was built as a gladiator arena to hold more than 50,000 spectators.