Top 8 Landmarks in the World
You don’t have to have visited Paris to know how the Eifel Tower looks. The same goes for the Statue of Liberty and New York City, the Roman Colosseum or the Indian Taj Mahal. Some landmarks are so recognizable they almost became more popular than the place they are built on. Traveling for sure is one of the best forms of finding yourself, getting to know the culture of the locals and see some these wonderful places and remarkable landmarks.
This list of 10 most famous landmarks will take you around the world.
#1. Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Not famous only for the World Championship in football, Brazil is also known for the grand statue of Jesus Christ erect above the city of Rio de Janeiro. It is the largest Art Deco sculpture in the world and has become an icon of Rio. Not only it is impressive due to its size, but also the nature, surrounding Christ the Redeemer. The Sugarloaf Mountain, that you can reach by a cable car, is near and amazing panorama opens from the top of the hill. If you are an adrenalin seeker you can also jump with a parachute from one of the arms of the statue.
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#2. The Colosseum, Rome, Italy
This former gladiator arena was built in 70 AD and could hold 50 000 spectators! Today the Colosseum stands as the symbol of glorious Roman Empire and the bloody gladiator fights. It is also a real treat for those interested in history and archeology. You for sure can’t miss it if you go to Rome.
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#3. Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California, USA
This is the most photographed bridge in the world and an architectonic bridge of the West World. You have probably heard the story that once the bridge is painted in its orange-red color, the painters have to start doing it all over, because it is so long and finishing the task takes time. It is recommended to visit it when it’s sunny. Locals will tell you to hurry up and enjoy the sunny day because you can never know when the fog of the water will “hide” the bridge.
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#4. Eifel Tower, Paris, France
The Parisians mindlessly hated the Eifel Tower when it was built back in 1887. They have been told that it was going to stay in the city only temporary as a part of an art exhibition. But, the tower is one of the most recognizable symbols of the city today. Visit it when the day is clear in order to see the gorgeous blue rooftops of the Paris buildings. It has 3 stories, and you can get to the top only with an elevator.
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#5. Pyramids, Giza, Egypt
These are the majestic ancient monuments marks of the glory of Ancient Egypt. Situated in the desert, on the outskirts of Cairo, the pyramids in Giza are the most popular Egyptian landmarks among the tourists. The complex includes the Great Pyramid of Giza, which is the oldest and largest pyramid in the world. Don’t make the hot weather change your mind, if you ever visit Egypt. These are probably the oldest landmarks on this list and very controversial.
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#6. Taj Mahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
The white marble mausoleum is famous in the world not only for its beauty and uniqueness, but for its romantic story as well. The emperor was devastated after his wife had died in labor and commission and ordered this magnificent building to be built as a monument in her memory.
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#7. The Great Wall of China
According to many this is one of the few buildings that can be viewed from the space. This grand wall was built and rebuilt for centuries as the conditions were changing. The first walls were erected in the 7th century BC. During the Ming dynasty (1368–1644) the Wall has already become the largest military structure in the world. Today tourists are walking over and around it, taking pictures of on one of the most magnificent and famous historic landmarks in the world.
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#8. Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England
This is the most enigmatic monument of the Neolithic and Bronze Age. Stonehenge was a religious site where people were gathering. Today experts and historians are trying to dissolve the many secrets of the monument. It is a source of speculations about its purpose. However, tourists recognize it as one of the best known landmarks on our planet.
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