The largest Art Deco sculpture in the world has become an icon of Rio. Not only it is impressive due to its size, but also the nature, surrounding Christ the Redeemer. The Sugarloaf Mountain, that you can reach by a cable car, is near and amazing panorama opens from the top of the hill.
The highest mountain in country is an active volcano. It has a cultural significance: for ages it has inspired artists and people still make pilgrimages to the mountain. It is a perfect symbol of Japan – a country, whose appreciation of nature blends incredibly well with culture and religion.
The sandstone rock is a sacred site for the Native Australians, who believe that spirits of the dead live here. Climbing Uluru is a popular activity. However, the proposition to ban climbing has been considered lately. Therefore, it might be a good idea to hurry up and visit Uluru now.
Built in AD 70 the arena could hold 50 000 spectators! Today the Colosseum stands as the symbol of glorious Roman Empire and the bloody gladiator fights. It is also a real treat for those interested in history and archaeology.
The enigmatic monument of Neolithic and Bronze Age, Stonehenge was a religious site. However, it still has many secrets and is a source of speculations about its purpose. One thing is for sure: the ancient stone structures still have a special effect on people.
The engineering wonder is a symbol of the West Coast. Besides being the most photographed bridge in the world, the Golden Gate Bridge offers a beautiful trek. Although it is advisable not to go on a windy day.
No list of the most recognizable monuments could make it without the Eiffel Tower in it. Overrated and overestimated – still the tower is a symbol of Paris, the icon of the cityscape and the best place to view the capital.
The majestic ancient monuments mark the glory of Ancient Egypt. Situated in the desert, on the outskirts of Cairo, the pyramids in Giza are the most popular among the tourists. The complex includes the Great Pyramid of Giza, which is the oldest and largest pyramid in the world.
The white marble mausoleum is famous in the world not only for its striking beauty, but for its romantic story as well. The emperor was devastated after his wife had died in labor and commissioned to built the monument in her memory.
The wall that can be seen from space, was built and rebuilt for centuries. The first walls were erected in the 7th century BC. During the Ming dynasty (1368–1644) the Wall has already become the largest military structure in the world.