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World's most spectacular landmarks recognized with TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards


Angkor Wat wins again as World's Top Landmark; Alcatraz #1 in the U.S. popular experiences and tours at award-winning landmarks also revealed.

NEEDHAM, MASS. - TripAdvisor announced the winners of its Travelers' Choice awards for Landmarks. Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for landmarks worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period. This year's awards recognized 759 landmarks across 68 countries and eight regions across the globe.

"For travelers thinking about anchoring their trips with a visit to an iconic site, there's no better starting point than the list of Travelers' Choice award winners," said Brooke Ferencsik, senior director of communications for TripAdvisor. "With awe-inspiring temples, poignant memorials and breath-taking examples of architectural innovation, there's a wide variety of options to inspire those looking for culturally enriching experiences."

TripAdvisor has also identified highly rated tours and experiences at these award-winning landmarks. TripAdvisor is home to more than 100,000 bookable tours, activities and experiences worldwide to help travelers unleash the full potential of their trips.

Top 10 Landmarks in the World

  1. Angkor Wat – Siem Reap, Cambodia
  2. Plaza de Espana – Seville, Spain
  3. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  4. St. Peter's Basilica – Vatican City, Italy
  5. Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba – Cordoba, Spain
  6. Taj Mahal – Agra, India
  7. Duomo di Milano – Milan, Italy
  8. Alcatraz Island – San Francisco, California
  9. Golden Gate Bridge – San Francisco, California
  10. Parliament – Budapest, Hungary

Top 25 Landmarks — Europe

  1. Plaza de Espana, Seville, Spain
  2. St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City, Italy
  3. Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, Cordoba, Spain
  4. Duomo di Milano, Milan, Italy
  5. Parliament, Budapest, Hungary
  6. Old Town Square, Prague, Czech Republic
  7. Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France
  8. Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
  9. Tower of London, London, United Kingdom
  10. Acropolis, Athens, Greece
  11. Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain
  12. Pantheon, Rome, Italy
  13. Tower Bridge, London, United Kingdom
  14. Grand Place, Brussels, Belgium
  15. Main Market Square, Krakow, Poland
  16. Anne Frank House, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  17. Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg, Russia
  18. Charles Bridge, Prague, Czech Republic
  19. Reichstag Building, Berlin, Germany
  20. Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, Paris, France
  21. Schonbrunn Palace, Vienna, Austria
  22. Ponte de Dom Luis I, Porto, Portugal
  23. Big Ben, London, United Kingdom
  24. Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany
  25. Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin, Ireland

Top 10 Landmarks in the U.S

  1. Alcatraz Island – San Francisco, California
  2. Golden Gate Bridge – San Francisco, California
  3. Lincoln Memorial  – Washington, D.C.
  4. Grand Central Terminal – New York City, New York
  5. USS Arizona Memorial – Honolulu, Hawaii
  6. Empire State Building – New York City, New York
  7. Statue of Liberty – New York City, New York
  8. Brooklyn Bridge – New York City, New York
  9. Biltmore Estate – Asheville, North Carolina
  10. Cloud Gate – Chicago, Illinois

This popular stainless steel structure in Millennium Park, affectionately known as "the Bean," has become a Chicago icon. "It's one of the most recognizable pieces of public art. Something about this huge silver bean just makes you feel like a kid. It's fun not only to look at, but to touch, take pictures and people watch," noted a TripAdvisor reviewer.

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