Landmarks for your Bucketlist
In hundreds maybe even thousands of years of the earths history, impressing landmarks from acient stone walls and mosaic-tiled floors to ornatley painted ceilings have been created. Eventhough all of them are amazing and unique it is simply impossible to visit them all, so here we listed the top ten to write down on your bucket list.
1) Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu, Peru
This beautiful 15th century Inca site is believed to have been built as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti. It is located on a mountain ridge above Peru’s Sacred Valley.
2) Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi, UAE
This beautiful mosque is the country’s key place of worship and the largest mosque in the United Arab Emirates and eighth largest in the world.
3) Taj Mahal, Agra, India
In memory of his late third wife Mughal emperor Sha Jahan built the impressing marble mausoleum in 1632.
4) Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba, Cordoba, Spain
Yes, you read correctly : mosque-cathedral. Before beeing converted into a Roman Catholic cathedral in 1236, this was a medieval Islamic mosque. Up until today it is one of the most famous works of Moorish architecture.
5) St.Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City, Italy
St.Peters is a renowned work of Renaissance architecture and the largest church in the world.
6) Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Also this beautiful site switched religion, the former Hindu now Buddhist temple complex is the larges religious monument in the world. The temple was built in the 12th century by Khmer King Suryavarman.
7) Bayon Temple, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Known for its massive stone faces on the temples many towers the beautiful Khmer temple is definatley worth seeing.
8) Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood, St.Petersburg, Russia
After the assassination of Tsar Alexander the second on this site, this pompous church was built between 1883 and 1907 in his memory.
9) Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
This nationalpark inkludes the Gettysburg Battefield, often associated with the aftermath and commemoration of many of the battle-related support structures and non-battle areas.
10) Ancient City Walls, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Since before the 7th century the defensive stone walls surrounding Dubrovnik have protected the beautiful city.