(CNN) – A daydream, uniquely designed cathedral in Europe that has been under construction since 1882 is the world’s top attraction for 2022, according to Tripadviser reviewers.
On Tuesday, Tripadvisor unveiled its “Best of the Best Things” in 11 categories, including the world’s top attractions, amusement parks and the best overall experience.
Spain and Italy are hot on this year’s World Attractions, which is halfway up the list. Here are the top 10, according to Tripadvisor:
1. Basilica de la Sagrada Familia: Barcelona, Spain
2. Colosseum: Rome
3. Empire State Building: New York City
4. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
5. Gallery Degli Ufizi: Florence, Italy
6. Plaza de Espaa: Seville, Spain
7. Iguazu Falls: Foz do Iguaku, Brazil
8. Roman Bath: Bath, United Kingdom
9. Garden of the Gods: Colorado Springs, Colorado
10. Trevi Fountain: Rome
More about the Basilica de la Sagrada Familia
Basilica was the vision of groundbreaking architect Anthony Gaud, who became a leading figure in modern architecture. It was demolished during the Spanish Civil War in the 1930s, and its birthplace, Krypt, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005.
To check it yourself and enter Spain, you will need to provide a certificate proving complete vaccination, a negative result of the Covid-19 test, or a certificate of recovery by 11 June.
Top 10 US Attractions
The Empire State Building is high in New York City and in the minds of tourists.
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The Big Apple has three impressive locations. The top 10 US attractions are:
1. Empire State Building: New York City
2. Garden of the Gods: Colorado Springs, Colorado
3. Central Park: New York City
4. Palace of Eola: Honolulu
5. Biltmore: Asheville, North Carolina
6. National 9/11 Monument and Museum: New York City
7. Arches National Park: Moab, Utah
8. National WWII Museum: New Orleans
9. Telicin protection: Spring Green, Wisconsin
10. Statson Mansion: Deland, Florida
Top 10 World Amusement and Water Parks
An aerial view of Siam Park on Tenerife, one of Spain’s Canary Islands.
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This is a good year for Spain, which has also snatched the top spot in this category. Brazil performed strongly with three parks. The top 10 amusement and water parks are:
1. Siam Park: Adej, Spain
2. Puy du Fou: Les Apesis, France
3. Beto Carrero World: Penha, Brazil
4. Pue du Fou Espana: Toledo, Spain
5. The Milky Way Adventure Park: Clovley, United Kingdom
6. Hot Park: Rio Quente, Brazil
7. Waterbom Bali: Kuta, Indonesia
8. Dollywood: Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
9. Adventures of the Universal Islands: Orlando
10. Park Terra Magica Floral: Canella, Brazil
Siam Park is a water park on Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands. The theme of the park is Thai. One of the rides is called The Vulcano, which goes in the dark and features a laser light show.
Top 10 US Amusement and Water Parks
With entertainment and charm, the Dollywood theme park pumps hearts with roller coasters.
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The two parks that make the list of the top 10 worlds are ahead in the American version. Surprisingly, Florida parks dominate this list.
1. Dollywood: Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
2. Adventures of the Universal Islands: Orlando
3. Magic Kingdom Park: Orlando
4. Universal Studio Hollywood: Los Angeles
5. Universal Studios Florida: Orlando
6. Silver Dollar City: Branson, Missouri
7. Finland: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
8. Fun Spot America: Kisimi, Florida
9. Santa’s Village: Jefferson, New Hampshire
10. Bush Gardens: Tampa, Florida
Tripadvisor emphasizes experiences in this year’s awards, especially those offered by tour operators.
Kate Urkhart, general manager of Tripdiviser’s experiences, said in a news release, “These awards bring well-deserved recognition to the diligent and skilled tour operators who have managed to deliver extraordinary experiences to their guests even while navigating the epidemic.”
The 2021 awards were dominated by outdoor activities, Tripadviser said, and they had an even stronger performance in 2022. But even for 2022, city tours are becoming increasingly popular, according to a news release.
The number 1 overall experiences are:
The Traveler’s Choice Awards also honor top food experiences; Nature and outdoor activities; Cultural and historical tours and more.
How the winners are selected
According to Tripadvisor, from May 1, 2021 to April 30, 2022, the best things are determined based on the quality and quantity and ratings of tourist reviews for experiences, tours, activities and attractions on Tripadvisor. For each award subcategory, as well as additional editorial process.
“Experiences are classified as trips and activities that can be booked on the Tripadvisor. Non-booked experiences or attractions are activities on the Tripadvisor that travelers can visit without booking any tickets.”