Revealed: The 99 best and worst tourist attractions in the world

Revealed: The 99 best and worst tourist attractions in the world for 2023 – Hungarian Parliament Building is No.1, Disneyland Paris second and Hollywood Walk of Fame ranks last

  • The ranking comes partly from analysis of Tripadvisor and Google reviews 
  • The Hungarian Parliament Building has been viewed 887million times on TikTok
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The Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles is one of the world’s most famous tourist attractions – but according to a new study, it’s also the worst.

The landmark, which honours notable personalities in the entertainment industry with five-pointed stars embedded mainly in the Hollywood Boulevard sidewalk, has come 99th in a ranking of the 99 best and worst major tourist attractions.

The study crowns the Hungarian Parliament Building in Budapest the world’s best tourist attraction, Disneyland Paris comes second, the Blue Lagoon in Iceland third and Plaza de Espana in Seville, Spain, comes fourth.

The ranking has been produced by data analysts at luggage storage network Stasher, who scored each attraction out of ten using Tripadvisor reviews, Google reviews,’s average user rating for properties within one mile of the attraction’s circumference, the distance from the nearest airport and tourist safety, using the host country’s Global Peace Index rating.

The Hungarian Parliament Building scores 7.34 out of 10, with the researchers noting that 93.4 per cent of its Tripadvisor reviews are ‘very good’ or ‘excellent’, and the building has been viewed on TikTok an incredible 887million times – and counting.


1 Hungarian Parliament Building, Hungary 7.34

2 Disneyland Paris, France 7.17

3 The Blue Lagoon, Iceland 7.15

4 Plaza de Espana, Spain 7.13

5 Angkor Wat, Cambodia 7.04

6 St. Peter’s Basilica, Italy 7.03

7 El Ateneo Grand Splendid, Argentina 6.99

8 Acropolis of Athens, Greece 6.91

9 Museum of New Zealand, New Zealand 6.90

10 Christ the Redeemer, Brazil 6.83

11 Museo Egizio, Italy 6.78

12 The Colosseum, Italy 6.78

13 Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center, United Arab Emirates 6.76

14 Uffizi Galleries, Italy 6.73

15 Europa-Park, Germany 6.68

16 Sydney Opera House, Australia 6.67

17 Milan Cathedral, Italy 6.67

18 Efteling, Netherlands 6.65

19 Prado National Museum, Spain 6.58

20 Universal Studios Japan, Japan 6.58

21 Notre-Dame Basilica of Montréal, Canada 6.51

22 Vasa Museum, Sweden 6.50

23 Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, Cambodia 6.49

24 National Gallery, United Kingdom 6.44

25 Disneyland Park California, United States 6.44

26 Sagrada Familia, Spain 6.42

27 Van Gogh Museum, Netherlands 6.41

28 Tokyo Disney Sea, Japan 6.41

29 Musee d’Orsay, France 6.38

30 Puy du Fou, France 6.38

31 Wat Pho, Thailand 6.37

32 Rijksmuseum, Netherlands 6.36

33 Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba, Spain 6.34

34 Tokyo Disneyland, Japan 6.32

35 British Museum, United Kingdom 6.30

36 National 9/11 Memorial & Museum, United States 6.28

37 Beto Carrero World, Brazil 6.27

38 The Art Institute of Chicago, United States 6.25

39 Grand Palace, Thailand 6.25

40 Tivoli Gardens, Denmark 6.25

41 Louvre Museum, France 6.24

42 Notre Dame Cathedral, France 6.24

43 Natural History Museum, United Kingdom 6.16

44 Machu Picchu, Peru 6.16

45 Lincoln Memorial, United States 6.13

46 Universal Studios Singapore, Singapore 6.13

47 Yad Vashem, Israel 6.11

48 Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, Brazil 6.11

49 Burj Khalifa, United Arab Emirates 6.10

50 Museo Larco, Peru 6.07

51 Eiffel Tower, France 6.04

52 Gold Museum, Colombia 6.04

53 Central Park, United States 6.03

54 Niagara Falls, United States 6.00

55 National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico 5.99

56 Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, United States 5.97

57 Alcatraz Island, United States 5.96

58 Statue of Liberty, United States 5.95

59 The Zócalo, Mexico 5.93

60 Tower of London, United Kingdom 5.92

61 War Remnants Museum, Vietnam 5.91

62 Golden Gate Bridge, United States 5.91

63 Matterhorn, Switzerland 5.88

64 Stonehenge, United Kingdom 5.88

65 Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany 5.87

66 Sacre-Cœur, France 5.86

67 Mount Fuji, Japan 5.84

68 Palace of Versailles, France 5.84

69 Nagashima Spa Land, Japan 5.82

70 Metropolitan Museum of Art, United States 5.76

71 Grand Central Terminal, United States 5.73

72 Terracotta Army, China 5.71

73 Epcot, United States 5.68

74 Oriental Pearl Tower, China 5.67

75 Victoria Peak, Hong Kong 5.64

76 Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt 5.59

77 Hong Kong Disneyland, Hong Kong 5.56

78 The State Hermitage Museum, Russia 5.55

79 Tate Modern, United Kingdom 5.52

80 Disney’s California Adventure, United States 5.49

81 Disney’s Hollywood Studios, United States 5.48

82 Universal Studios Orlando, United States 5.45

83 Blue Mosque, Turkey 5.43

84 Times Square, United States 5.43

85 Forbidden City, China 5.41

86 Magic Kingdom Park, United States 5.41

87 Great Smoky Mountains National Park, United States 5.39

88 PortAventura, Spain 5.37

89 PIER 39, United States 5.27

90 Everland, South Korea 5.17

91 Great Wall of China, China 5.05

92 Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Japan 5.04

93 Ocean Park, Hong Kong 4.96

94 Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong 4.89

95 Lotte World, South Korea 4.80

96 Busch Gardens, United States 4.52

97 Taj Mahal, India 3.83

98 Grand Bazaar, Turkey 3.48

99 Hollywood Walk of Fame, Los Angeles, United States 3.42

Source: Stasher 



The Hungarian Parliament Building in Budapest has been declared the world’s best tourist attraction for 2023

Disneyland Paris is the No.2 tourist attraction for 2023

Disneyland Paris scores 7.17 – and is the most popular attraction on TikTok, with tagged posts being viewed a staggering 7.9billion times.

The theme park is popular with Google reviewers, too, with an average rating of 4.5 from 262,000 reviews. Tripadvisor reviews are less positive, however, with 58.2 per cent of visitors rating their experience as ‘very good’ or ‘excellent’.

Bronze-medal-winning Blue Lagoon scores 7.15, with researchers revealing it has been viewed over 317.5million times on TikTok.

They also note that the quality of local accommodation is among the highest in the study – averaging 9.2 out of 10 – and it has a Google review total of 4.6 out of 5 from 25,000 reviews.

Making up the rest of the top 10 are Angkor Wat, Cambodia (fifth); St. Peter’s Basilica, Italy (sixth); El Ateneo Grand Splendid, Argentina (seventh); Acropolis of Athens, Greece (eighth); the Museum of New Zealand, in Wellington, New Zealand (ninth), and the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (10th).

The Blue Lagoon ranks third in the list. It has been viewed over 317.5million times on TikTok

Plaza de Espana in Seville, Spain, comes fourth in the ranking

The Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles has been named as the worst major tourist attraction in the world for 2023

The UK’s best-rated attraction is the National Gallery in London (24th), which beats America’s top-rated attraction – Disneyland Park California – into 25th place.

And how did Mother Nature perform? Not impressively, with Niagara Falls managing only 54th, the Matterhorn in the Alps coming 63rd and Mount Fuji in Japan ranking only 67th.

Surprised by the Walk of Fame’s position? It does have very mixed reviews on Tripadvisor, with 6,139 people at the time of writing giving it three out of five and 1,147 people rating it as ‘terrible’, with adjectives such as ‘grimy’, ‘sad’ and ‘underwhelming’ popping up in some of the more scathing assessments.

And it also came last in Stasher’s 2019 tourist attraction ranking. 

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