The World’s Best Landmarks
With the world being such a large and diverse place there are thousands of landmarks to see, but which are the most worthy landmarks to add to your bucket list? Below is our list of the best and most iconic landmarks around the world that you just have to visit and see with your own eyes.
The lost city of Machu Picchu in Peru
Located is South America, the ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu is UNESCO World Heritage-listed and offers amazing panoramic views from 2,430 metres above sea level. Travellers flock to see this historic wonder and it is the most famous hike in South America, maybe even the the world.
The Statue of Liberty in New York, USA
The Statue of Liberty is recognised the world over and probably the most famous of American landmarks. Located on Liberty Island in New York City it was actually built in Paris and then shipped to America in 1885. Visitors can climb 354 stairs to the top of the statue’s crown which has 25 windows to view the wondeful harbour and beyond.
The Eiffel Tower in Paris, France
Attracting over 7 million visitors a year the Eiffel Tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris France was built in 1889 and is the national symbol of France. Visitors can climb to the top for some awe-inspiring views of Paris, but be warned there are 1,665 steps, however there is a lift, which is most peoples preferred option.
Blue Domed Church in Santorini, Greece
The most iconic church in Greece which is used in so many adverts it automatically brings thoughts of idyllic Greek holidays. Located in the small town of Oia in Santorini, it is a popular place for romatic holidays and weddings abroad.
The Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza in Egypt
The Pyramids are the oldest of the seven wonders of the world. The most well-known of the three pyramids was built for the pharaoh Khufu and known as the ‘Great Pyramid’. The Sphinx is the largest monolith statue in the world standing over 20 metres high and 73 metres long, commonly believed to have been built by ancient Egyptians in approximately 2500 BC. These are the most famous ancient sites within Egypt and have been attracting tourists for thousands of years.
The Taj Mahal in Agra, India
Located on the banks of River Yamuna in India the Taj Mahal leaves visitors mesmerized and constantly enthralled. Built in the 17th century it is one of the most famous buildings in the world and the jewel of Muslim art.
Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Christ the Redeemer is a statue of Jesus standing over 38 meters tall, located on top of the Corcovado mountain overlooking Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. A symbol of Brazilian Christian, it took over five years to build and was inaugurated on October 12, 1931.
The Burj al Arab Hotel in Dubai
One of the world’s most luxurious hotel, the Burj al Arab Hotel in Dubai is a distinctive sail-shaped silhouette and a symbol of modern Dubai. It has its own beach and is connected to the mainland by a private curving bridge. The absolute height of luxury this hotel offers guests the finest service and facilities throughout and is one of the best hotels to stay in for a Dubai Holiday.
Great Wall of China, China
A staggering 13,170.69 miles long the Great Wall of China runs from east to west with a 2000 year old history. It attracts up to 70000 visitors a day in just one section and although many claim it to be true The Great Wall of China cannot be seen from space by the human eye.
St Peter’s Basilica, Rome, Italy
One of the world’s biggest and most impressive Renaissance churches, St Peter’s Basilica offers a fantastic view of Vatican City and Rome from the top. The centre of Christianity and the world’s largest church it offers awe-inspiring interior, magnificent artwork and opulent decorations and a must see attraction for any Rome city break.