One of the big problems that we usually have when we travel to any corner of the world is choosing the points of tourist interest that we are going to visit, since the normal thing is not to have all the time that we would like to be able to visit everything. If you find yourself in this situation, the best thing you can do is take a look at the advice we offer you at Hard Hobbit To Break on all kinds of destinations, which you can access through our search engine.
The most common is to have doubts when choosing between some points of interest or others, although there are always monuments, streets, buildings, museums or other corners that are essential to visit, such as those that we are going to show you below. We refer to the Best Places of Tourist Interest in the World 2016, a list made by TripAdvisor based on the opinions and comments of its own users. Would you like to discover what they are? Well, you just have to join us! Of course, before we want to give you a clue: Spain is represented twice in the top 10.
Machu Picchu, Peru
The first place on the list is for Machu Picchu, the most visited place in Peru, something that does not surprise us at all. It is a true marvel of architecture located on a high plateau in the jungle Amazon. It was built with limestone without mortar in the middle of the XV century.
Sheikh Zayed Mosque, United Arab Emirates
Second in the ranking is the Sheikh Zayed Mosque. Known as the Grand Mosque, it is considered one of the largest mosques in the world. It is located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and is built of marble White.
Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Closing the top 3 we find Angkor Wat, the largest and best preserved temple in Angkor, one of the largest complexes religious and archaeological of the world. Located in Siem Reap, Cambodia, the temple was built in the 12th century to serve as the empire's political and religious center.
St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City
We continue our tour of the best places of tourist interest on the planet in Vatican City, where we find the St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican, the holiest place in the Christendom. Some of the most important architects in history participated in the construction of the building: Miguel Ángel, Bernini, Donato Bramante ...
Taj Mahal, India
In fifth position is the Taj Majal, a complex of buildings built in the 17th century located in the city of Agra. Declared a World Heritage Site by the Unesco, the set stood up by order of the emperor Shah Jahan in honor of his favorite wife, who had died giving birth.
Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba, Spain
The first Spanish representative on the list is in Córdoba. We refer to the Mosque-Cathedral, a building that has also been declared a World Heritage Site. Its construction began in 786, although it has had several extensions and modifications throughout history.
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Russia
From Spain we moved to Saint Petersburg, Russia, to discover seventh place on the list. It is the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, a church traditional Russian built in the place where the Russian emperor Alexander II was assassinated in 1888. It is surprising for being decorated with 7,000 square meters of mosaics.
The Alhambra, Spain
We return to our country to tell you about the Alhambra, the most famous monument in Granada. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the complex began as a strength in the 9th century, although it was later extended with palaces, patios and lush gardens.
Reflective Pool of the Lincoln Memorial, United States
In ninth position we find the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, a pond shallow, long and rectangular located east of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.
Cathedral (Duomo), Italy
Finally, we have to talk about the Duomo, the most famous monument in Milan. It is a giant cathedral that took almost six centuries to complete. Outside you will see a extravagant variety of stained glass windows, beautiful statues, towers and gargoyles, while inside you will find spectacular marble altars and countless sculptures and paintings.
These are the best places to visit in 2016 (May 2020)
- Abu Dhabi, Agra, Córdoba, Granada, Machu Picchu, Milan, Saint Petersburg, Vatican, Washington DC