We continue with the selection of monuments around the world that everyone should visit at least once. We may not have time to see them all, but surely we can choose from all of these our favorites. We may even cross off a few by now, because we've had some amazing travels.
Be that as it may, you are wonders of mankind They cannot be left without your visit, so we will make another list of ten monuments of great beauty located in places that also have a lot to offer. From ancient cities like the Acropolis of Athens to more current monuments like Big Ben.
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Big Ben in London
We just started with the great Big Ben in London, the clock tower of the Parliament of Westminster. If there is a symbol that means London, this is Big Ben, and if you land in the city, you cannot miss it. It is a 106 meter tower that is impressive when you get next to it. You cannot miss Big Ben illuminated at night, with very beautiful green tones in its sphere.
Christ the Redeemer of Rio de Janeiro
The Christ the Redeemer is also known as the Christ of Corcovado and is a large statue, 30 meters high. It is the symbol of Rio de Janeiro and probably all of Brazil. Since 2007 it holds the title of one of the seven wonders of the modern world, and no wonder. It is at the top of the Corcovado hill, and hence it has the other name, in the Tijuca National Park. Arriving at it will not only impress its size up close, but also the incredible views from those heights. Of course, you have to watch the weather, because to enjoy them you have to avoid fogs, something common in such a humid climate.
Acropolis of Athens
The Acropolis of Athens is the best vestige of ancient Greece and has several of the most famous monuments. The Parthenon, the Erechtheion or the temple of Athena Nike. It has been a World Heritage Site since 1987 and is undoubtedly one of the visits that must be made when arriving in Athens, taking time to enjoy and imagine classical Greece in that enclave. The Parthenon is its most important building, where the 12-meter-high statue of Athena Parthenos was kept.
Chichen Itza in Mexico
The amazing ruins of the Mayan civilization have to be the main excursion for which we go to Yucatan. The Kukulkan pyramid It is undoubtedly the most seen of this ancient civilization, with a perfect symmetry that represented the Mayan calendar, with 365 steps. At the foot of the stairs there are serpent heads, which represent a Mayan deity. You can also see the ball game court or the observatory, known as the Caracol.
Petra in Jordan
Petra is undoubtedly one of the best attractions in Jordan. This city carved out of stone seems almost impossible. Its great beauty, the mountains of reddish tones and the enclave make this place a simply spectacular visit.
Machu Picchu means old mountain and it is an ancient Inca town prior to the XNUMXth century. This place is a space in which architecture and engineering show all the ingenuity of those who devised the city. Getting there is a journey in itself, in order to enjoy this incredible city.
Brandenburg Gate in Berlin
This famous door was a place of access to the city and today it is located in its center. If we go to Berlin it is a must, although in this city we will undoubtedly have many other entertainments. But you must not miss this work that can remind the Propylaea of the Acropolis of Athens.
Angkor temples in Cambodia
The Angkor temples are one of the main attractions in Cambodia, and they are located in Siem Reap. However, there are many temples, even within the jungle, so it is best that we think about visiting only the main ones, since many of them are abandoned. The angkor wat temple It is undoubtedly the most famous and the one that everyone wants to see.
Red square of moscu
Red Square is not a monument in itself, but it is the most representative place in Moscow, where we can enjoy the Kremlin, the State Museum of Russian History, the Lenin Mausoleum or the Kazan Cathedral and the Cathedral of Saint Basil. The saint basil's cathedralDue to its picturesque exterior, it has become one of the symbols of the city, although it is not its main cathedral.
Istanbul Hagia Sophia
The most important mosque in Istanbul is the Blue Mosque, but without a doubt everyone thinks of visiting Hagia Sophia, which is already the symbol of the city. Both the interior and exterior show us one of the works of the byzantine art.