World Landmarks
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 importance.

They are usually designed by international or local authorities as such.

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

Sydney Opera House a symbol of Australia


Australian Landmarks

  • 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 in Australia.
  • 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

The Statue of Liberty at the entrance to New York Harbor


Famous American Landmarks

  • National 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 Monument.

  • The 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.
  • Statue 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.
  • Mount Rushmore National Memorial in Keystone, South Dakota portraying Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt, and Lincoln against the Black Hills.

World Landmarks


Machu Picchu should be visited at least once in a lifetime

Machu Picchu should be visited at least once in a lifetime


Famous Landmarks in South America

  • Christ 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.

  • Machu 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.
  • The 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
  • La 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 European descent.

World Landmarks


Buckingham Palace the Royal Residence in London

Buckingham Palace the Royal Residence in London




England Landmarks

  • Buckingham 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 famous landmarks.

  • Stonehenge – 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.
  • Windsor 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.
  • The 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 boroughs.

World Landmarks

National Archaeological Museum of Athens Greece

National Archaeological Museum of Athens Greece


Famous Landmarks in Greece

  • The 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.

  • Acropolis 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.
  • Knossos 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.
  • National 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.

World Landmarks


Osaka Castle in Japan

Osaka Castle in Japan


Famous Landmarks in Japan

  • Tokyo 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.

  • The 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 outside.
  • Hakone 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.
  • Daibutsu 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 Japan.

World Landmarks


The Louvre Museum in Paris and important landmark

The Louvre Museum in Paris an important landmark


French Landmarks

  • Arc 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

  • Chartres 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.
  • Versailles 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.
  • Louvre 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.

As 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

The Sacre Coeur in Paris


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buckinham new    misterweiss
louvre new    david monniaux
museum greec    lucretius
osaka catle new    jkt-c
machu picchu new allard schmidt

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