10 Most Reviewed Places in the World

Ever wondered what the most reviewed places in the world are? They are all popular tourist attractions, from historic structures to vacation destinations to holy places of worship. On Google Maps, these places have over a quarter of a million reviews each!

10 Most Reviewed Places in the World

Keep in mind, while the number of Google reviews is a good indicator of the popularity of a destination, there is some bias. Some countries don’t use Google Maps, people are more likely to leave reviews if they are particularly happy or unhappy with their experience, and certain types of places are simply more likely to be reviewed than others. Nevertheless, the top reviewed Google Maps locations are a good glimpse into some incredible, must-visit places in the world.

The 10 Most Reviewed Places in the World

Honorable Mention – Central Park, New York City, USA

253,000+ reviews

4.8 / 5 stars

Central Park

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Central Park is a massive park in the middle of a sea of tall Manhattan skyscrapers, complete with attractions like ice rinks, a mini-castle, a small lake that you can row around in a boat, and the famous Metropolitan Museum of Art. While it is an excellent park, it may not seem more impressive than other great parks around the world, because its claim to fame is partly because it is a large green oasis in one of the most visited metropolitan areas in the world.

#10 – Parque Ibirapuera, São Paulo, Brazil

261,000+ reviews

4.8 / 5 stars

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While not as famous as New York’s Central Park or London’s Hyde Park, Parque Ibirapuera is a massive park in São Paulo, the most visited in all of South America. In addition to beautiful trails and sports courts, this park features some excellent museums like the Museu Afro Brasil, Museu de Arte Moderna, and the Auditório Ibirapuera.

#9 – Disneyland Paris

269,000+ reviews

4.5 / 5 stars

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Surpassing the original Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida by over 30,000 reviews now, Disneyland Paris is an incredible theme park more conveniently located next to Paris, considered by many to be the tourism capital of the world. Opened in 1992, Disneyland Paris has captured the hearts of kids of all ages and is visited by close to 15 million people each year.

#8 – Louvre Museum, Paris, France

277,000+ reviews

4.7 / 5 stars

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The most famous museum in the world takes a spot in the top 10, and it’s no wonder, given the Louvre hosts incredible Roman sculptures, Eqyptian antiquities, classic paintings like the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo, and the iconic Pyramide du Louvre. A huge museum that will take weeks to see completely, the Louvre has dazzled generations of locals and tourists alike.

#7 – Zócalo, Mexico City, Mexico

287,000+ reviews

4.7 / 5 stars

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Zócalo is Mexico City’s main public square, a gathering place for locals since the ancient Aztec Empire. It continues to be the core of the city’s politics, religion, art, and more. While not as well-known as some of the other places on this list, it’s a must-see for visitors to Mexico City.

#6 – Al Masjid an Nabawi, Medina, Saudi Arabia

287,000+ reviews

4.9 / 5 stars

Al Masjid an Nabawi

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The second holiest place in Islam and the second largest mosque in the world, the “Prophet’s Mosque” located in Medina was built by the prophet Muhammad himself. It is perhaps most known for the “Green Dome”, which houses Muhammad’s tomb (peace be upon him), but it now encompasses a number of buildings that span most of the historical city of Medina. An incredible holy site that all Muslims try to visit at least once in their lives if they are able.

#5 – Gateway of India Mumbai

326,000+ reviews

4.6 / 5 stars

Gateway of India Mumbai

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A huge monument in Mumbai that was once considered a symbolic entrance to India, and while it commemorates British colonial rule, it is also where British forces finally left India after it gained its independence in 1947. This beautiful structure blends Indian and Islamic architectural styles, and is one of the most visited attractions in India.

#4 – Colosseum, Rome, Italy

348,000+ reviews

4.7 / 5 stars

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The mighty Roman Colosseum, host to the ancient gladiator games, is one of the most recognizable structures in the world and almost 2000 years old. Through the millennia, it has been rocked by earthquakes and plundered, and still stands strong as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

#3 – Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

348,000+ reviews

4.6 / 5 stars

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The iconic Eiffel Tower, the tallest structure in the world at the time it was built, continues to be one of the most visited monuments in the world. A spectacular and unique structure, it’s the jewel of the Paris skyline and at the top of many people’s bucket list to visit.

#2 – Trevi Fountain, Rome, Italy

363,000+ reviews

4.8 / 5 stars

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The Trevi Fountain is a gorgeous fountain, one of the most famous in the world. It’s a tradition in Rome to thrown a coin into the fountain using your right hand over your left shoulder, with your back to the fountain, and this purportedly raises over 1 million Euro for charity each year. Despite its intricate design and impressive size and beauty, you might wonder how it became more reviewed than iconic places like the Colosseum and the Eiffel Tower? Perhaps it’s because it’s free to visit and therefore accessible to all.

#1 – Masjid al-Haram, Mecca, Saudi Arabia

392,000+ reviews

4.9 / 5 stars

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After the 2nd holiest site in Islam, Al Masjid an Nabawi, showed up at #6, you were probably expecting this. Masjid al-Haram is the largest mosque in the world and the holiest of places in Islam. The Kaaba, the cube-shaped stone building at the center, is the direction that all Muslims around the world pray to, and the destination for the holy pilgrimage of the Hajj.

What Next?

Some of the other most reviewed places in the world include Walt Disney World, the Taj Mahal, and Time Square. Since reviews are constantly being added, the top 10 may look quite different a decade from now.

While the number of reviews don’t necessarily reflect the quality or popularity of a destination, it’s an indicator of how strongly people feel about their visit. How many of the top 10 have you visited?

While not top 10, the Statue of Liberty has an impressive 90,000 reviews on Google Maps.
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