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From Istanbul’s Grand Bazar to Dubai’s Warner Bros. World; know the world’s best and worst tourist attractions

best and worst tourist spots

Six flags hurricane harbor and Europa-Park (Picture credit: Instagram)


  • Six Flags Hurrican Harbor in California is most popular among tourists, according to TripAdvisor.
  • Europa-Park, Rust, Germany is the least popular.
The COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdowns that followed caused a major hit to the tourism industry worldwide. For almost two years, people avoided trips to tourist places far or near. However, things have started to change now and many have started visiting places nationally and internationally.

Amidst all of these, have you ever wondered about the world’s most popular and least popular tourist attractions? Here, take a look at some of the most popular and least popular tourist attractions which have been drawn on the percentage of excellent reviews against the overall number of reviews.

Six Flags Hurrican Harbor in California tops the list as the most popular tourist attraction in the world.

Highest rated tourist spots
Highest rated tourist spots in the world (Picture credit: The Family Vacation Guide)

Six Flags Hurricane Harbour, California

Situated in Northern California, it is the largest waterpark and is often revered as one of the best waterparks in the state. The tourist spot has 32 million visitors every year and it is home to the largest wave pool and the longest lazy river in Northern California.

Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France

Next on the list is Notre Dame Cathedral situated in Paris. This medieval Catholic cathedral has more than 13 million tourists each year. The cathedral was built in 1163 and is considered to be one of the most famous Gothic cathedrals from the middle ages. In 2019, a fire in the cathedral lead to a lot of damage. However, restoration work is going on and it is projected to be over by 2024.

Grand Bazar, Istanbul, Turkey

This place is considered to be one of the world’s largest and oldest covered markets and the market consists of small shops which sell Turkish rugs, ceramic dishes, ornaments, antiques and several other items. Grand Bazaar has close to 15 million visitors every year.

Plaza de la Constitutición (Constitution Square), Mexico City, Mexico

The place was named in honour of the Spanish Consitution of 1812. The constitution was considered to be one of the most liberal constitutions of its time and it gets almost 10 million visitors every year.

Faneuil Hall Market Place, Boston, Massachusetts

This place comes fifth on the list, however, it gets 170 million visitors every year. The attraction score of this tourist spot is 7.95.

Take a look at the 5 lowest-rated tourist attractions of the world!

Lowest rated tourist spots
Lowest rated tourist spots in the world (Picture credit: The Family Vacation Guide)

Europa-Park, Rust, Germany

This park tops the list of the lowest-rated tourist spot with an attraction score of 1.09. 2.5 million people visit this place every year. Though it is Germany’s largest theme park, it fails to attract tourists.

Warner Bros. World, Dubai, Abu Dhabi

This Dubai theme park was the world’s first Warner Bros. branded indoor theme park and it has only 2 million visitors every year. This park features several characters from the brand’s franchises which includes “Looney Tunes”, “DC Comics” and several others.

Efteling, Kaatsheuvel, The Netherlands

With 3 million visitors every year, this is not one of the favourites among tourists.

Busch Gardens, Tampa Bay, Florida

This animal-themed park has roller coaster rides and several other rides, all of which are centred around Africa. This park has 2 million visitors every year and is owned and operated by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment.

Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC

Built in honour of the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, this tourist spot has 170 million visitors every year but with a tourist attraction score of 2.44.

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