The top reviewed tourist destination in the world is the Sagrada Familia located in Barcelona, Spain. The Church may not be as popular as other destinations on the list, but it has managed to amass over 100,000 reviews. Popular destinations including the Musee du Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, Rome's Colosseum, and the London Eye are also included in the list.
The Most-Reviewed Tourist Attractions in the World
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
The Sagrada Familia boasts of 116,815 ratings and a 4.5 rating on trip advisor. The site, which attracts over three million visitors, ranks as Spain's top visited attraction. The building's architecture is credited to Anton Gaudi who was a Catalan architect. At the time of Gaudi's demise in 1926, less than a quarter of the construction project was finished. The church remains incomplete, and construction work is expected to be over by 2026. The style of the church draws influence from Catalan Noucentisme, Spanish Late Gothic, and Catalan modernism. Of its three facades, the Glory facade is yet to be completed. The work of Gaudi in the Basilica is part of a World Heritage Site recognized by UNESCO.
The Eiffel Tower is among the most celebrated landmarks of Paris. The tower was the brainchild of Gustave Eiffel's company which designed and constructed the tower.The company built the spire temporarily for the 1889 World Fair, but its popularity has resulted in its survival until date. It serves as both a broadcasting and observation tower, and its tip stands at 1,063 feet with three floors. The Eiffel Tower has an impressive 4.5 trip advisor rating and 106,455 ratings. Visitors are advised to pre-book their tickets online to avoid long queues and enhance their experience.
The Colosseum is situated in the heart of Rome, and it is ranked as the biggest amphitheater ever to have been constructed. Work on the amphitheater commenced in AD 72 under the rule of emperor Vespasian, and it was completed in AD 80 under Titus. The structure could hold 50,000 to 80,000 spectators, and it hosted public spectacles and gladiatorial contests. Throughout time, the building has been used for housing, as a quarry, workshops, as a fortress, as quarters for a religious order, and as a Christian shrine. Its historical significance makes it a popular destination for visitors in Rome. It has 104,564 ratings and a 4.5 trip advisor rating.
Central Park attracts the most visitors to all the urban parks in the US. In 2013 for example, 40 million people visited the park. The park covers an area of 843 acres, and it was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted as well as Calvert Vaux. The park features some artificial lakes and ponds, a vast area of natural wood, seven main lawns, walking tracks, a wildlife sanctuary, two ice-skating rinks, an outdoor amphitheater, six miles of drives, and the Delacorte Theater. Central Park has 101,734 ratings and 4.5 trip advisor rating.
Importance of Reviews
Travelers often relies on the experiences of other tourists when deciding to visit a particular destination. Reviews are one of the sources of such information. Online reviews have especially become easily accessible to the public. Good reviews and ratings give a consumer confidence that the destination in question will live up to its popularity.