Travel trends are old, but the world’s most iconic places continue to attract visitors year after year. The list of the most popular tourist attractions in 2019 includes many famous landmarks around the world, from a historic statue in New York to the ancient ruins of Rome.
The list below has been compiled by TripAdvisor using the site’s traveler booking data from 2019. For the second year in a row, the Colosseum in Rome, Italy has been named the most visited place by travelers. tourists on Earth. Originally built to accommodate 50,000 spectators in the first century AD, it now attracts 7 million people each year.
It is followed by two other European icons: the Louvre in Paris, which houses priceless works of art like the Mona Lisa, and the Vatican Museums in Rome, which include the Sistine Chapel.
Three US sites were on the list: New York’s Statue of Liberty in fourth place, New Orleans’ French Quarter in seventh, and Chicago’s Willis Tower Skydeck in ninth. The rest of the top 10 is filled with European attractions, including the Eiffel Tower in Paris and the Basilica de la Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. After reading the full list below, check out the top tourist attractions by state.
- Colosseum // Rome, Italy
- Louvre Museum // Paris, France
- Vatican Museums // Rome, Italy
- Statue of Liberty // New York City, New York
- Eiffel Tower // Paris, France
- Basilica of the Sagrada Familia // Barcelona, Spain
- French Quarter // New Orleans, Louisiana
- Anne Frank House // Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Willis Tower Skydeck // Chicago, Illinois
- Piazza San Marco // Venice, Italy
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