Prague Landmark among World’s Top 25 According to New Ranking

TripAdvisor has released its annual Travelers’ Choice Awards, naming the top landmarks worldwide based on user reviews

TripAdvisor has revealed its 2018 Travelers’ Choice Awards, ranking the top 25 landmarks in the world.

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To arrive at the list, the site uses an algorithm that factors in the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings collected over a 12-month period from TripAdvisor users.

Outranking Paris’s Eiffel Tower, the Tower of London, and the Acropolis in Athens, Prague’s Old Town Square came in at number 11 this year with users lauding its “Fabulous architecture, bars, and atmosphere.”

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Others deemed it “Cute, fun, and touristy,” though not all reviews were so favorable. One user deemed the square a “Great place to go to see a million other tourists”; another posted the vastly harsher, “Nothing to see here folks.”

Angkor Wat in Cambodia claims the title of the most awe-inspiring monument in the world.

Old Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí in Czech) encompasses a mix of architectural styles including the Gothic Church of Our Lady before Týn which dates to the 14th century, the medieval astronomical clock, located on the Old Town Hall, the third oldest in the world and the oldest still in operation (currently undergoing repairs), and the Baroque St. Nicholas Church.

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Top 25 Landmarks in the World as ranked by TripAdvisor:

1. Angkor Wat, Cambodia

2. Plaza de Espana, Seville, Spain

3. Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi

4. St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City

5. Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, Andalusia, Spain

6. Taj Mahal, India

7. Duomo di Milano, Milan

8. Alcatraz Island, San Francisco

9. Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

10. Parliament, Budapest

11. Old Town Square, Prague

12. Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris

13. Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro

14. Eiffel Tower, Paris

15. Tower of London, England

16. Acropolis, Athens

17. Temple of the Reclining Buddha, Bangkok

18. Mutianyu Great Wall, China

19. Burj Khalifa, Dubai

20. Sydney Opera House, Australia

21. Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, Peru

22. El Ateneo Grand Splendid, Buenos Aires

23. Notre-Dame Basilica, Montreal

24. Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Japan

25. Shwedagon Pagoda, Myanmar

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