42 Famous Landmarks in the World Story

By Loredana Elena

Introduction

42 Famous Landmarks in the World Story

As defined by the Oxford University Press, a landmark is a notable object or characteristic of a landscape that allows... Read more

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 coast of the US. The... Read more

Landmark 2

Yosemite National Park, California, USA

One of the most famous landmarks of California is the majestic landscape of Yosemite National Park. Located in the Sierra... Read more

Landmark 3

Statue of Liberty, NYC, New York, USA

The Statue of Liberty in New York is one of the most recognizable world landmarks. This 151-feet high symbol of... Read more

Landmark 4

Empire State Building, NYC, New York, USA

The Empire State Building is another of the famous landmarks in the world found in New York City. The 102-storey... Read more

Landmark 5

Cloud Gate, Chicago, Illinois, USA

What city comes to mind when you hear the word "bean"? Step aside Boston, Cloud Gate has become one of... Read more

Landmark 6

Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Utah, USA

Delicate Arch in Arches National Park, Utah, is one of the most famous geologic formations in the world. More than... Read more

Landmark 7

Everglades National Park, Florida, USA

The Florida Everglades, among the world’s last remaining wilderness areas and one of the best national parks on the East... Read more

Landmark 8

Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA

The Grand Canyon is a natural landmark so sizable you can see it from space! The canyon is 277 miles... Read more

Landmark 9

Mount Rainer National Park, Washington, USA

One of the world famous places to visit in the United States is the beautiful Mount Rainier National Park. Located... Read more

Landmark 10

Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

Niagara Falls is one of the seven natural wonders and one of the most famous landmarks in the world. A... Read more

Landmark 11

Tulum Archaeological Zone, Tulum, Mexico

Perched on the edge of a cliff overlooking the stunning blue waters of the Caribbean sea, you'll find Tulum. This... Read more

Landmark 12

Machu Picchu, Andes Mountains, Peru

As one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu is a true marvel. This 500-year old citadel... Read more

Landmark 13

Sugarloaf Mountain, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Although multiple beautiful mountains surround the city of Rio de Janeiro, there’s one stunning mountain that stands out more than... Read more

Landmark 14

Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Christ the Redeemer statue needs no introduction. This iconic global landmark in Brazil is one of the Seven Wonders of... Read more

Landmark 15

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Sheikh Zayed Mosque, popularly known as the Grand Mosque, is a magnificent and very picturesque mosque in Abu Dhabi. This... Read more

Landmark 16

Taj Mahal, Agra, India

As one of the most stunning and famous landmarks of the world, the Taj Mahal is truly a masterpiece! Situated... Read more

Landmark 17

Mount Bromo, East Java, Indonesia

One of the most famous natural world landmarks is Mount Bromo in Indonesia. This active volcano in Eastern Java’s Bromo... Read more

Landmark 18

Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Located in Siem Reap, Cambodia, Angkor Wat is one of the largest religious monuments in the world. It's also one... Read more

Landmark 19

Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The magnificent Petronas Twin Towers are some of the most famous skyscrapers and human-made landmarks in the world. Standing at... Read more

Landmark 20

Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Dambulla, Sri Lanka

Sigiriya Rock Fortress in Sri Lanka stands as one of the most famous landmarks in the world. Created by an... Read more

Landmark 21

Great Wall of China, China

The Great Wall of China is one of China's most famous landmarks. The 21,196 km wall also has one of... Read more

Landmark 22

Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, Kyoto, Japan

The simple path that winds through the middle of the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest is now one of the most famous... Read more

Landmark 23

Fushimi Inari Taisha, Kyoto, Japan

While many incredible landmarks are scattered around Asia, from Angkor Wat to Bangkok's Grand Palace (both of which are great... Read more

Landmark 24

Taipei 101, Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei 101 briefly held the record for being the world's tallest building (from 2004-2009) but was overtaken by the Burj... Read more

Landmark 25

Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

The Twelve Apostles are a famous Australian landmark found along the Great Ocean Road in Australia. These landmarks are stacks... Read more

Landmark 26

Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia

The iconic sail-like structures of the Sydney Opera House have become a symbol of both Sydney and Australia. Sitting on... Read more

Landmark 27

Dubrovnik City Walls, Dubrovnik, Croatia

The Dubrovnik City Walls is undoubtedly one of the most imposing sights in Europe. They're also an iconic landmark of... Read more

Landmark 28

Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy, France

Mont Saint-Michel stands in Normandy, northern France. This impressive landmark sits on a small island within an estuary. The building... Read more

Landmark 29

Palace of Versailles, Versailles, France

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

Landmark 30

Cité de Carcassonne, Carcassonne, France

The Cité de Carcassonne is one of the most beautiful landmarks in Southern France. This French landmark is located in... Read more

Landmark 31

Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

The Eiffel Tower is a famous European landmark and one of the most romantic places in Paris! It was built... Read more

Landmark 32

Chapel Bridge, Lucerne, Switzerland

The Chapel Bridge in the heart of Lucerne is a Swiss national landmark. Also known as the Kapellbrücke, it crosses... Read more

Landmark 33

Gibraltar Nature Reserve, Gibraltar

Gibraltar Nature Reserve is one of the most famous places in the world you should add to your bucket list.... Read more

Landmark 34

Mount Vesuvius, Ottaviano, Italy

Mount Vesuvius is one of three active volcanoes in Italy and lies directly next to the city of Naples in... Read more

Landmark 35

Leaning Tower of Pisa, Pisa, Italy

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

Landmark 36

Largo di Torre Argentina, Rome, Italy

There are around 4,000 cat colonies in Rome, hosting the roughly 120,000 feral cats that populate the city. A local... Read more

Landmark 37

Hungarian Parliament Building, Budapest, Hungary

The Budapest Parliament is the biggest building in Hungary. Interestingly, despite being around 119 years old, it doesn't hold the... Read more

Landmark 38

Stonehenge, Salisbury, England

Stonehenge is undoubtedly one of the most famous landmarks in the world. The mystery surrounding the prehistoric landmark has intrigued... Read more

Landmark 39

Big Ben, London, England

When you think of London in England, a famous British landmark that springs to mind is the magnificent Big Ben... Read more

Landmark 40

Malham Cove, Malham, England

While Yorkshire is home to many iconic landmarks, you don’t get anything more dramatic than the spectacular Malham Cove. This... Read more

Landmark 41

Giant's Causeway, Causeway Coast, Northern Ireland

Ireland is full of folklore, legends, and fairy tales, and Northern Ireland is no different. Sadly, Northern Ireland is left... Read more

Landmark 42

Cliffs of Moher, County Clare, Ireland

One of the most famous landmarks in the world is the stunning Cliffs of Moher in Ireland. Located on the... Read more

Conclusion

In Summary

There are so many incredible places to travel to globally. This list of 42 famous landmarks in the world just... Read more