The most impressive landmarks to visit around the world
Visiting the Eiffel Tower is a must do during a trip to Paris, as it is the world famous symbol of the city. The Eiffel Tower was constructed in 1889, and at 300 metres tall, it was the tallest man made structure from then until 1930.
Views from the top of The Eiffel Tower across Paris are simply stunning, and it has seen nearly 300 million visitors since it first opened.
If you want to see the current tallest building in the world, that would be found in Dubai. The Burj Khalifa stands at an incredible 829.8 metres and offers visitors jaw dropping views across the city.
The structure is so large that it takes 36 workers up to four months to clean all of the exterior windows.
The Taj Mahal
No list of the world’s greatest landmarks would be complete without including the magnificent Taj Mahal, located in Agra, India.
This UNESCO World Heritage Site took more than 20 years to build, and construction was completed in 1653. It was commissioned by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as a place to house the tomb of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The building is regarded at the best example of Mughal architecture, and it attracts more than 3 million visitors each year.
The Sagrada Família is an iconic symbol of the Spanish city of Barcelona, and it has been under construction since 1882, with completion due around 2026.
Antoni Gaudí designed the church in his distinctive Gothic and curvilinear Art Nouveau style, and although less than a quarter of the project was complete upon his death in 1926, his design has been closely followed.
Golden Gate Bridge
San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge is a three-mile long suspension bridge that links the city to the surrounding areas. It has been named as the most photographed bridge in the world, and has featured in countless movies and TV shows.
The Hagia Sophia museum in Istanbul, Turkey, is widely regarded as on one of the most intricate and beautiful religious buildings on the planet, having been originally constructed almost 1500 years ago.
The former mosque is thought to be one of the most magnificent examples of Byzantine architecture, and it attracts more than 3 million visitors every year.
Charles Bridge, or Karluv Most, is one of the most photographed sites in the Czech Republic’s capital of Prague. The bridge is protected by three towers, with the one in the Old Town considered one of the best civil Gothic style buildings in the world.
The bridge is just over 500 metres long and crosses the Vltava River, joining the two sides of the city. It was constructed during a 45 year period and finally completed in 1402, making it an incredibly historic structure.
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