The Eiffel Tower, the Pyramids of Egypt and the Great Wall of China are among the favorite dream places of Europeans, those places on the planet that they would like to visit at least once in their life and that are different depending on the countries, according to the Europ Assistance and Ipsos Barometer, which investigates the vacation plans of twelve European countries.
The top 10 places to visit in the world for Europeans are the Eiffel Tower (12%), the Egyptian Pyramids (11%), the Great Wall of China (7%), the Taj Mahal (7%), the Statue of Liberty (6%), Grand Canyon (5%), Niagara Falls (4%), Colosseum (4%), Machu Picchu (4%), closing the list the Tower of Pisa (3%).
It is noteworthy that the iconic Parisian Eiffel Tower ranks first in seven of the ten European countries surveyed, as in Brazil. For the Americans, the Grand Canyon occupies the first place, while for the French, British and Belgians the favorite monument is the Pyramids of Egypt.
For the Spaniards the first place to visit is the Eiffel Tower with 16% of the votes followed by the Pyramids of Egypt (13%), the Taj Mahal (11%), and the Great Wall of China (8%). Tastes similar to those of other European countries that also include the Statue of Liberty in the case of the Germans.
For Americans, the first enclave with places to visit is their own country (44%), with sites such as the Grand Canyon (mentioned by 22%), Mount Rushmore (11%), Yellowstone (8%), the Statue de la Libertad (7%), Niagara Falls (5%) and Yosemite (3%).
23% of the places cited by Brazilians are also part of their own territory and, among the first enclaves, are Cristo de Corcovado (15%), Fernando de Noronha (4%) and Sugar Loaf (3%) .
39% of Americans mention natural places among the sites to visit at least once in their life, while only 18% of Europeans and 13% of Brazilians mention natural sites.