Grand Central Terminal, New York City

Grand Central Terminal, New York City

Annual Visitors: 21,600,00 Unlike harried commuters, visitors take their time in the main concourse of this Beaux-Arts landmark, pausing to view its glittering ceiling painted with a map of the constellations from the night sky. Shops, an annual holiday market, special events, and restaurants also attract attention. Two of the grandest venues are the Campbell …

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Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mexico City

Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mexico City

Annual Visitors: 20,000,000 The Old Basilica, begun in the 16th century and completed in 1709, stands in stark contrast to the massive new basilica, designed by the Mexican architect Pedro Ramírez Vázquez, which was built in the mid-1970s and looks like a sports arena. It is, in fact, intended to hold 50,000 people, who come for mass—celebrated …

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