62 Famous Landmarks in the World Story

By Loredana Elena

Introduction

62 Famous Landmarks in the World Story

As defined by the Oxford University Press, a landmark is a notable object or characteristic...

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Landmark 1

Golden Gate Bridge, San Fransisco, California, USA

This famous landmark in the world is a must-visit on any trip to the west...

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Landmark 2

Yosemite National Park, California, USA

One of the most famous landmarks of California is the majestic landscape of Yosemite National...

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Landmark 3

Statue of Liberty, NYC, New York, USA

The Statue of Liberty in New York is one of the most recognizable world landmarks....

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Landmark 4

Empire State Building, NYC, New York, USA

The Empire State Building is another of the famous landmarks in the world found in...

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Landmark 5

Cloud Gate, Chicago, Illinois, USA

What city comes to mind when you hear the word "bean"? Step aside Boston, Cloud...

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Landmark 6

Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Utah, USA

Delicate Arch in Arches National Park, Utah, is one of the most famous geologic formations...

Landmark 7

Everglades National Park, Florida, USA

The Florida Everglades, among the world’s last remaining wilderness areas and one of the best...

Landmark 8

Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA

The Grand Canyon is a natural landmark so sizable you can see it from space!...

Landmark 9

Mount Rainer National Park, Washington, USA

One of the world famous places to visit in the United States is the beautiful...

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Landmark 10

Mount Rushmore, South Dakota, USA

Another of the most famous monuments around the world that's found in the US is...

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Landmark 11

Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

Niagara Falls is one of the seven natural wonders and one of the most famous...

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Landmark 12

CN Tower, Toronto, Canada

Toronto’s CN Tower is one of the Canadian city’s most well-known landmarks. The 553-metre-tall tower...

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Landmark 13

Tulum Archaeological Zone, Tulum, Mexico

Perched on the edge of a cliff overlooking the stunning blue waters of the Caribbean...

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Landmark 14

Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico

Mexico is home to many world famous landmarks, and Chichen Itza, a complex of Mayan...

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Landmark 15

Machu Picchu, Andes Mountains, Peru

As one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and one of the most...

Landmark 16

Sugarloaf Mountain, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Although multiple beautiful mountains surround the city of Rio de Janeiro, there’s one stunning mountain...

Landmark 17

Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Christ the Redeemer statue needs no introduction. This iconic global landmark in Brazil is one...

Landmark 18

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Sheikh Zayed Mosque, popularly known as the Grand Mosque, is a magnificent and very picturesque...

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Landmark 19

Burj Khalifa, Dubai, UAE

Burj Khalifa, in Dubai, is the world’s tallest building. The observation deck was constructed in...

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Landmark 20

Petra, Wadi Musa, Jordan

Petra is an archaeological site located in the deserts of Jordan. This landmark is also...

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Landmark 21

Pyramids of Giza, Cairo, Egypt

The Pyramids of Giza, in greater Cairo, Egypt, are one of the Seven Wonders of...

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Landmark 22

Taj Mahal, Agra, India

As one of the most stunning and famous landmarks of the world, the Taj Mahal...

Landmark 23

Mount Bromo, East Java, Indonesia

One of the most famous natural world landmarks is Mount Bromo in Indonesia. This active...

Landmark 24

Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Located in Siem Reap, Cambodia, Angkor Wat is one of the largest religious monuments in...

Landmark 25

Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The magnificent Petronas Twin Towers are some of the most famous skyscrapers and human-made landmarks...

Landmark 26

Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Dambulla, Sri Lanka

Sigiriya Rock Fortress in Sri Lanka stands as one of the most famous landmarks in...

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Landmark 27

Great Wall of China, China

The Great Wall of China is one of China's most famous landmarks. The 21,196 km...

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Landmark 28

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore, Singapore

Found in central Singapore, Gardens by the Bay is a stunning collection of gardens covering...

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Landmark 29

Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, Kyoto, Japan

The simple path that winds through the middle of the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest is now...

Landmark 30

Fushimi Inari Taisha, Kyoto, Japan

While many incredible landmarks are scattered around Asia, from Angkor Wat to Bangkok's Grand Palace...

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Landmark 31

Mount Fuji, Shizuoka, Japan

Mount Fuji is one of the many naturally occurring world famous landmarks. This mountain is...

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Landmark 32

Taipei 101, Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei 101 briefly held the record for being the world's tallest building (from 2004-2009) but...

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Landmark 33

Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

The Twelve Apostles are a famous Australian landmark found along the Great Ocean Road in...

Landmark 34

Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia

The iconic sail-like structures of the Sydney Opera House have become a symbol of both...

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Landmark 35

Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney, Australia

Sydney Harbour Bridge is a highly recognizable feature on the Sydney skyline. The heritage-listed bridge...

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Landmark 36

Dubrovnik City Walls, Dubrovnik, Croatia

The Dubrovnik City Walls is undoubtedly one of the most imposing sights in Europe. They're...

Landmark 37

Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy, France

Mont Saint-Michel stands in Normandy, northern France. This impressive landmark sits on a small island...

Landmark 38

Palace of Versailles, Versailles, France

The Palace of Versailles is one of the most beautiful castles near Paris. It's also...

Landmark 39

Cité de Carcassonne, Carcassonne, France

The Cité de Carcassonne is one of the most beautiful landmarks in Southern France. This...

Landmark 40

Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

The Eiffel Tower is a famous European landmark and one of the most romantic places...

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Landmark 41

Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France

Paris has multiple world famous landmarks, and the Arc de Triomphe is one of the...

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Landmark 42

Louvre Museum, Paris, France

The Louvre is another famous French landmark known around the world. Finished in 1989, a...

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Landmark 43

Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France

The Notre Dame Cathedral is a beautiful gothic-style cathedral located in central Paris. The cathedral...

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Landmark 44

Chapel Bridge, Lucerne, Switzerland

The Chapel Bridge in the heart of Lucerne is a Swiss national landmark. Also known...

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Landmark 45

Acropolis, Athens, Greece

The Acropolis is an ancient Greek citadel in the hills above Athens, Greece. There are...

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Landmark 46

Gibraltar Nature Reserve, Gibraltar

Gibraltar Nature Reserve is one of the most famous places in the world you should...

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Landmark 47

La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain

La Sagrada Familia is a basilica in Barcelona designed by Antoni Gaudi. Interestingly, the construction...

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Landmark 48

Mount Vesuvius, Ottaviano, Italy

Mount Vesuvius is one of three active volcanoes in Italy and lies directly next to...

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Landmark 49

Pompeii, Naples, Italy

Pompeii in Italy is one of the most fascinating historical landmarks around the world. Pompeii...

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Landmark 50

Leaning Tower of Pisa, Pisa, Italy

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is another of the most well-known global landmarks. It's one...

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Landmark 51

Largo di Torre Argentina, Rome, Italy

There are around 4,000 cat colonies in Rome, hosting the roughly 120,000 feral cats that...

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Landmark 52

Colosseum, Rome, Italy

As in many European countries, there are an array of famous landmarks in Italy. One...

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Landmark 53

Trevi Fountain, Rome, Italy

The Trevi Fountain is another incredible landmark found in Rome. This baroque-style fountain was designed...

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Landmark 54

Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany

The Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany is the country’s most recognizable landmark. It’s also one...

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Landmark 55

Hungarian Parliament Building, Budapest, Hungary

The Budapest Parliament is the biggest building in Hungary. Interestingly, despite being around 119 years...

Landmark 56

Stonehenge, Salisbury, England

Stonehenge is undoubtedly one of the most famous landmarks in England. The mystery surrounding the...

Landmark 57

Big Ben, London, England

When you think of London in England, a famous British landmark that springs to mind...

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Landmark 58

Buckingham Palace, London, England

Buckingham Palace is one of the most well-known iconic buildings around the world and a...

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Landmark 59

Palace of Westminster, London, England

The Palace of Westminster, also known as The Houses of Parliament, is where England’s members...

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Landmark 60

Malham Cove, Malham, England

While Yorkshire is home to many iconic landmarks, you don’t get anything more dramatic than...

Landmark 61

Giant's Causeway, Causeway Coast, Northern Ireland

Ireland is full of folklore, legends, and fairy tales, and Northern Ireland is no different....

Landmark 62

Cliffs of Moher, County Clare, Ireland

One of the most famous landmarks in the world is the stunning Cliffs of Moher...

Conclusion

In Summary

There are so many incredible places to travel to globally. This list of 62 famous...