Famous Monuments of World
There are different Famous Monuments of World. The term ‘monument’ is usually applied to buildings or structures that are considered examples of important architectural and/or cultural heritage. Monuments have been created for thousands of years, and they are often the most durable and famous symbols of ancient civilizations.
Other than the individual government that protecting the monuments in their jurisdiction, there are institutions such as UNESCO’s World Heritage Site programme and World Monuments Fund, that protect and preserve monuments that considered to possess special natural or cultural significance for the world. Here is the Complete list of Famous Monuments of the world.
List of Famous Monuments Of World:
|Name of the Monument||Country|
|Statue of Liberty||New York, USA|
|The Eiffel Tower||Paris, France|
|St Basil’s Cathedral||Moscow, Russia|
|Blue Domed Church||Santorini, Greece|
|The Great Sphinx||Giza, Egypt|
|Burjal Arab Hotel||Dubai|
|Tower of Pisa||Italy|
|Christ the Redeemer||Riode Janeiro, Brazil|
|Lascaux Cave Paintings||France|
|Mont St Michel||France|
|Bran Castle||Transylvania, Romania|
|Agia Sophia||Istanbul, Turkey|
|Brandenburg Gate||Berlin, Germany|
|Sagrada Familia||Barcelona, Spain|
|Mount Eden Crater||New Zealand|
|Al Aqsa Mosque||Jerusalem|
|St Peter’s Cathedral||Vatican City|
|Mount Rushmore||South Dakota|
|Victoria Falls||Between Zambia and Zimbabwe|
|The Great Canyon||Arizona|
|Petra Rock-cut Architecture||Jordan|
|Cape of Good Hope||SouthAfrica|
|Table Mountain||Cape Town, South Africa|
|Golden Gate Bridge||San Francisco, California|
|Iguazu Falls||On the border of Brazil and Argentina|
|The Colosseum||Rome, Italy|
|Twyfelfontein–Ancient Rock Engravings||Namibia|
|The Blue Mosque||Istanbul|
|Faisal Mosque||Islamabad, Pakistan|
|The Empire State Building||New York|
|The Wailing Wall||Jerusalem|
|Middle of the Earth orThe Ciudad Mitaddel Mundo||Ecuador|
|Potala Palace||Lhasa, Tibet|
|The National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall||China|
|The Sultan Ahmed Mosque||Turkey|
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- The Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region was the residence of the Dalai Lama until the 14th Dalai Lama fled to India during the 1959 Tibetan uprising. The palace is named after Mount Potalaka, the mythical abode of the bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara.
- The Colosseum is an oval amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy. Built of concrete and sand, it is the largest amphitheatre ever built.
- The Acropolis is located on a flat-topped rock that rises 150 m (490 ft) above sea level in the city of Athens, with a surface area of about 3 hectares (7.4 acres). It was also known as Cecropia, after the legendary serpent-man, Cecrops, the first Athenian king.