Of Cultural and Historical Importance
We are going to explore the famous World
Landmarks. The word landmark as defined in any dictionary means among others, a
building or other place that is of outstanding cultural and historical
They are usually designed by international or local authorities as
In the following pages we are going
the mention some of the most important and sometimes not so known as perhaps
the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
Sydney Opera House a symbol of Australia
- Ayers Rock, also known as Uluru, is a
huge rock formation, made up of sandstone and is located in the southern part
of Northern Territory, central Australia.
- The Great Barrier Reef Australia stretches along the coast of Queensland in Australia. It is
the world's largest coral reef and is over 2000km long overall. It can be seen
and identified from Space.
- The Sydney Opera House is located
at Bennelong Point on Sydney Harbour. It’s one of the most photographed sites
- The Sydney Harbour Bridge, made of
steel was opened in 1932 after six years of construction. The surface area is
equal to the surface area of about 60 sports fields
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The Statue of Liberty at the entrance to New York Harbor
Mall and Memorial Parks in Washington DC where some of the most important are
on and around The Mall like the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans
Memorial, not much farther away, landmarks like The White House and Washington
Golden Gate Bridge crosses over the Golden Gate Strait at the entrance of San
Francisco Bay. It has to be seen from a boat sailing in the bay.
of Liberty, a gift from France “Liberty Enlightening the World” is more
commonly known as the Statue of Liberty, Lady Liberty or in this case, the
ultimate American landmark.
Rushmore National Memorial in Keystone, South Dakota portraying Washington,
Jefferson, Roosevelt, and Lincoln against the Black Hills.
Machu Picchu should be visited at least once in a lifetime
Landmarks in South America
the Redeemer Statue is a statue of Jesus Christ in the Corcovado Mountain in
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is now a part of the new Seven Wonders of the World.
Picchu Machu Picchu The city is also called the “lost city of Incas”. This is
the pre Columbian, Inca empire site that is located almost 8,500 feet above the
sea level. The site is located above the valley of Urubamba in Peru.
Galapagos Islands, located about 960 km from the mainland of Ecuador is one of
the most popular national parks in the world and are said to be one of the most
peaceful and unique place on earth
Boca District is one of Buenos Aires’ 48 neighborhoods. The word Boca in Spanish means mouth and this
“Barrio” is at the mouth of Rio de la Plata. Many of the residents are of
Buckingham Palace the Royal Residence in London
Palace – This is London residence of Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Family.
This 600 room palace, surrounded by beautiful gardens, is one of England’s most
– This is a prehistoric monument of a circle of stones dating to more than
5,000 years. At that time the stones were dragged manually.
Castle – This is one of the homes of Queen Elizabeth II and has been a Royal
Residence for more than 900 years. The Royal Standard flies from the tower
whenever the Queen is residing there.
Palace of Westminster is also known as the Houses of Parliament where the House
of the Lords and the House of Commons conduct their meetings. It is located on
the north bank of the River Thames in the City of Westminster, one of London’s
Archaeological Museum of Athens Greece
Landmarks in Greece
Parthenon is on the hill famous landmark of the Acropolis in the capital city
of Athens. It was originally built as a Temple to the Greek Goddess Athena.
Constructed circa 440 BC it was then converted to Christianity in 600 AD.
of Lindos is on the Island of Rhodes, a Greek Island near the coast of Turkey.
This beautiful landmark is on top of the hill overlooking the world known beach
of Lindos, Rhodes a short drive from Rhodes Old Town.
Palace is found on the Island of Crete, the largest of the Greek Islands. It
was a center of ceremonies in ancient times. It is also known as the Labyrinth.
Archaeological Museum of Athens is the place visit if you want to experience
the vast and rich history of this adorable country. It is located in the center
of the city of Athens.
Osaka Castle in Japan
Landmarks in Japan
Imperial Palace serves as the main residence of the Emperor of Japan and the
Royal family. It is located in Chiyoda in the city capital of Tokyo occupying
almost eight square km.
Osaka Castle was originally built in 1583 on a high stone hill to protect it
against enemies. The tower of the castle is used as a storeroom and is eight
stories high on the inside, although only five stories are seen from the
Lake District in the town of Kanagawa is one of the best Holiday resorts in Japan
and is visited by thousands of worldwide tourists seeking treatments on its
Spas and also to visit the museums and the historical zone.
is also known as The Great Buddha of Kamakura, Japan. It is made of bronze and
located in the Kotokuin Temple. It is the second largest Buddha monument in
The Louvre Museum in Paris an important landmark
De Triomphe Paris was built to honor those who fought in the wars defending
France, especially on the Napoleonic Wars. It is located on the Place Charles
de Gaulle, historically known as the Place de l'Étoile, a big circle where the
most important avenues of Paris converge. The most important of them is the
Avenue des Champs-Élysées
Cathedral is located in Chartres, about eighty km south of Paris. It is
recognized as one of the most beautiful churches in France. Built in the Gothic
style its full name is the Cathedral of Our lady of Chartres.
Palace is one of the world’s most famous landmarks. In the 17th Century it was
a political power house where the monarch used to sit. Then the Royal Family
was forced to come back to Paris.
Museum in Paris is the pride and honor of the French people. It is located in
the center of the Capital city of Paris near the River Seine. It is home to
some of the world’s most important pieces of art among them the Venus of Milo
and the Mona Lisa.
we continue building this site we will visit famous landmarks of other
countries and also those mentioned here in a deeper way.
The Sacre Coeur in Paris
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