Uber reveals its 15 most popular tourist destinations
The company Uber, specializing in transport, took advantage of the end of the year to conduct the survey of its users. By consulting the statistics of the races recorded in 2018, she was able to establish a ranking of the 15 most popular tourist destinations in the world (in the countries where Uber operates).
This huge statue of Christ (30 meters high) dominates the city of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil from Mount Corcovado. It has become an emblem for the city and has been listed as a historical monument since 1973.
Seat of the Catholic Church and residence of the Pope, the Vatican is located in the heart of Rome and is one of the most visited tourist sites in Italy.
Although the Berlin Wall officially fell in 1989, many fragments remain in the German capital. One of the best-known remains has been painted by artists around the world.
Built in the 17th century, this building is one of Istanbul’s historic mosques. It is famous for its architecture and in particular for the predominantly blue ceramics that are inside and gave it its name.
Inaugurated in 1973, the Sydney Opera House features original architecture that quickly earned it worldwide fame. It has become a symbol of the city of Sydney and of Australia.
Located in the State of California, this suspension bridge overlooks the bay of San Francisco. Its length exceeding 2,700 meters earned it the title of the longest suspension bridge in the world. Today it is one of San Francisco’s most famous landmarks.
It’s hard to escape Disneyland when it comes to the most popular tourist destinations. Spread over more than 70 hectares, the theme park located in California and inaugurated in 1955 is visited each year by more than 15 million visitors.
Official residence of the Queen of England, Buckingham Palace is a must for all tourists visiting London, especially to attend the traditional Changing of the Guard.
With its 830 meters high, this skyscraper completed in 2009 won the title of the tallest tower in the world and tallest human structure ever built. It is part of a vast construction project for a new district extending over 2 square kilometers in Dubai.
Inaugurated in 1889, the Eiffel Tower is undoubtedly the most famous monument in Paris and France. It is also one of the five most visited monuments in Ile-de-France with some seven million visitors a year.
Located on the Place de l’Etoile in the heart of the capital, the Arc de Triomphe wins the title of the most popular French tourist destination in this ranking. It must also be said that it is located directly in the axis of another major tourist site, the avenue des Champs-Elysées.
If you go to Canada’s capital, it’s hard to miss the CN Tower. Just over 550 meters high, it dominates the center of Toronto and has become an emblem of the city. Inaugurated in 1976, it held the title of tallest tower in the world for three decades before the Canton Tower in China came to steal the title, itself now being largely surpassed by the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
A monument steeped in history, the Statue of Liberty has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1984 and has no trouble attracting tourists who come to venture to New York. Each year, more than 4 million visitors come to the base of the statue on Liberty Island.
The top of the ranking of the most tourist destinations is won by another emblematic monument of New York, the famous Empire State Building, a 440-meter high skyscraper built in record time between 1929 and 1931. Often considered one of the seven wonders of the modern world, it receives more than 2 million visitors every year who come to admire the view from its open observatory on the 86th floor.