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Time For a Break! Trip Advisor’s Top Tourist Landmarks

For those of you who are itching to get away but have only got time for a short break, this list of the 10 must see attractions in Europe will be exactly what you’ve been looking for. Trip Advisor has listed the top 10 best rated tourist attractions that must be seen, including the world’s most beautiful church and Vatican City; we guarantee you’ll be inspired to check some of these off your bucket list!

The following lists have been compiled based on millions of online reviews and ratings through the Trip Advisor website, to bring you a list created by people just like you. Sadly no UK attractions made the list, but read on to see what did.

  1. St Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City, Italy – The most important church in the Catholic world

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2. Mosque – Cathedral of Cordoba, Cordoba, Spain – A cathedral with breath-taking architecture


3. Church of the Savior on Blood, St. Petersburg, Russia – A spectacular multi-coloured church which dazzles in the sun

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4. The Alhambra, Granada, Spain – A historic castle, now a Unesco World Heritage site.


5. Milan Cathedral, Milan, Italy – The most beautiful church in the world


6. Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey – The greatest church in Christendom for a thousand years.


7. Grand-Place, Brussels, Belgium – The most memorable landmark in Belgium

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8. Eiffel Tower, Paris, France – The most iconic structure in Paris


9. Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France – One of the most known churches in the world


10. Acropolis, Athens, Greece – The most recognisable landmark in Athens.


If that list isn’t enough for you and you’d like to venture further afield, Trip Advisor have also determined the top 25 landmarks around the world for this year.

  1. Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu, Peru
  2. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  3. Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia
  4. St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City, Italy
  5. Taj Mahal, Agra, India
  6. Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba, Cordoba, Spain
  7. Church of the Savior on Blood, St. Petersburg, Russia
  8. The Alhambra, Granada, Spain
  9. Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, Washington, United States
  10. Milan Cathedral (Duomo), Milan, Italy
  11. Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, United States
  12. Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), Istanbul, Turkey
  13. Grand-Place, Brussels, Belgium
  14. Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
  15. Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France
  16. Great Wall at Mutianyu, Beijing, China
  17. Acropolis, Athens, Greece
  18. Corcovado - Cristo Redentor, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  19. Big Ben, London, United Kingdom
  20. Chichen Itza, Chichen Itza, Mexico
  21. Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho), Bangkok, Thailand
  22. Burj Khalifa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  23. Australian War Memorial, Canberra, Australia
  24. Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia
  25. Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Kyoto, Japan

Just for fun we thought we’d include the top 10 tourist landmarks in the UK too, because Trip Advisor haven’t left us out completely and some of these would make a great day out or short weekend away.

  1. Big Ben, London
  2. Tower of London, London
  3. Tower Bridge, London
  4. Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh
  5. Houses of Parliament, London
  6. The Roman Baths, Bath
  7. Westminster Abbey, London
  8. Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh
  9. The Cavern Club, Liverpool
  10. 10.Buckingham Palace, London
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