For this study over 4,200 places of interest throughout Europe were analysed and the most popular attractions were then selected. The Trevi Fountain (Rome), Colosseum (Rome) and Eiffel Tower (Paris) top the ranking.
MILAN – Europe is home to a wealth of cultural, historic and natural attractions diverse enough to suit every taste. From iconic architectural landmarks to ancient ruins and renowned museums, it’s no surprise that many European countries are among the most popular tourist destinations in the world.
But which attractions are the most popular in Europe? To find out Musement conducted an in-depth study, analysing over 4,200 places of interest across the continent and compiling a ranking of the 50 most popular attractions based on the number of Google reviews they received.
«The top 10»
- Trevi Fountain, Rome (Italy), 345,237 reviews
- Colosseum, Rome (Italy), 330,361 reviews
- Eiffel Tower, Paris (France), 328,972 reviews
- Louvre Museum, Paris (France), 266,240 reviews
- Disneyland Paris, Paris (France), 259,696 reviews
- Sagrada Família, Barcelona (Spain), 200,309 reviews
- Arc de Triomphe, Paris (France), 197,610 reviews
- Pantheon, Rome (Italy), 190,835 reviews
- Retiro Park, Madrid (Spain), 164,086 reviews
- Park Güell, Barcelona (Spain), 162,845 reviews
«The top 50»
Musement’s ranking highlights the enormous range of cultural, historic and natural attractions available in Europe, catering to all styles and tastes. From fun theme parks such as Energylandia, Efteling, Gardaland and Portaventura Park, to renowned museums such as the Vatican Museums, the British Museum or the Prado Museum, there are countless options throughout the continent.
Castles and palaces are often among the most visited places in their respective regions, so it’s no wonder that Buckingham Palace, Prague Castle, Wawel Castle, Versailles Palace and Schönbrunn Palace have secured a spot in the ranking. Historic sites and ancient ruins were also popular and for those wanting to delve deeper into ancient European civilisation, the Arena of Verona, the Acropolis of Athens and the Aqueduct of Segovia were all highly ranked.
Religious monuments and temples attract millions of visitors every year and were represented in our top 50 with the Milan Cathedral, the Sanctuary of Fatima, St Stephen’s Cathedral and the Basilica of St Peter. The latter was undoubtedly one of the most popular attractions. Iconic bridges such as the Rialto, Charles and Tower, as well as architectural gems such as the Leaning Tower of Pisa and Casa Batlló also made an appearance. While nature lovers won’t be disappointed by lush green spaces such as Plitvice Lakes National Park and Hyde Park that made it on the list.
Tatiana is the news coordinator for TravelDailyNews Media Network (traveldailynews.gr, traveldailynews.com and traveldailynews.asia). Her role includes monitoring the hundreds of news sources of TravelDailyNews Media Network and skimming the most important according to our strategy.
She holds a Bachelor's degree in Communication & Mass Media from Panteion University of Political & Social Studies of Athens and she has been editor and editor-in-chief in various economic magazines and newspapers.