There are a lot of famous monuments around the world which we call landmarks. Do you know how many landmarks there are in this world?
Landmarks are places known for their history, their beauty, their structure or a particular feature. Today I will share the 10 most famous landmarks in the world. These places are the most recognizable places in the modern world and certainly the most photographed, and some of them are a symbol of their country. You can check them out on Instagram.
1. Eiffel Tower
Is it necessary to speak about the Eiffel Tower? I think yes even if everybody knows it. This is the most popular place in Paris. Nearly every tourist in Paris goes to see the Eiffel Tower, the most-visited paid monument in the world. During the night, the lights come on and the view of the sparkling tower is breath-taking.
2. Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China is made of cement, rocks, bricks, and dirt. It was finished in 1878 and was built to protect the north of the empire of China from enemy attacks. It is the longest structure humans have ever built. It is about 21196 kilometers long, 9 meters wide, and 15 meters high. This monument is even easily seen by astronauts out in space.
3. Taj Mahal
This is certainly the symbol of love all over the world. Taj Mahal is an icon in India. It was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan (reigned from 1628 to 1658) to house the tomb of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal, it also houses the tomb of Shah Jahan himself. It is regarded by many as the best example of Mughal architecture and a symbol of India’s rich history.
4. Saint Basil’s Cathedral
This Orthodox church in Moscow is one of the most popular cultural symbols of Russia. It was built from 1555 to 1561 on orders from Ivan the Terrible and commemorates the capture of Kazan and Astrakhan. Nowadays this building is a museum.
5. Leaning Tower of Pisa
The Leaning Tower of Pisa or, Tower of Pisa, is located in Piazza del Duomo, Pisa. The bell tower is situated behind the Pisa Cathedral, and is known for its nearly four-degree lean, the result of an unstable foundation. The tower began to lean during construction in the 12th century, due to soft ground that could not properly support the structure’s weight. Galileo Galilei, who lived in Pisa around 1589-1592, is said to have dropped two cannonballs of different masses from the tower to demonstrate that their speed of descent was independent of their mass, in keeping with the law of free fall.
6. Pyramid of Giza
The Pyramid of Giza is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain largely intact. There is something completely timeless about the pyramid, and there are many myths and stories about this amazing place.
7. Sydney Opera House
This is the icon and landmark of the city of Sydney, as well as the country itself, alongside the kangaroo. This building is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the star attraction on the glittering harbor. Sydney Opera House building is shaped like shells or billowing sails and perches on a finger of land surrounded by water. As one of the most popular visitor attractions in Australia, the site is visited by more than eight million people annually.
8. Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty was a gift from France to the United States and became an icon of freedom all over the world. It is seen as a symbolic “welcome message” to migrants arriving by sea and today is one of the most famous places visited in New York.
9. Machu Pichu
Machu Picchu is a 15th-century Inca citadel, located in the Eastern Cordillera of southern Peru. It was built in the classical Inca style, with polished dry-stone walls, and was declared a Peruvian Historical Sanctuary in 1981, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. In 2007, Machu Picchu was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in a worldwide internet poll.
10. The Colosseum
The Colosseum is one of Rome’s most popular tourist attractions. It is an iconic symbol of Imperial Rome and is listed as one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. This well-known monument is related to the story of the Gladiators; it was where they fought and even killed each other people for the pleasure of the citizens and the emperor.