Most Famous Landmarks and Cultural Monuments in the World - Places of Power and Worship
Each of these landmarks is a cultural icon, it may represent an epoch, an area, a belief, a culture, a country or a city, it also may represent more than one of this various
meanings. Click on the image to see the monument's description and a satellite view of the site.
Chichén Itzá, Mexico
was the most important regional capital of the Mayan culture between the
years 750 and 1200 AD, the pre-Columbian city is located in the northern
center of the Yucatan Peninsula of present-day Mexico
Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
was a former patriarchal basilica, the largest cathedral in the world for
nearly a thousand years.
In 1453, Constantinople (today Istanbul) was conquered by the Ottoman
Turks and Sultan Mehmed II ordered the building to be converted into a
Temple Mount, the Noble Sanctuary
with the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, Israel.
Basilica of Saint Peter
One of the symbols and focal points for the Catholic faith, part of Vatican
City, the papal residence.
Rome, Vatican City
Kremlin with Cathedral of the Annunciation and Cathedral of the
The White House
in Washington D.C. is since 1800 the official residence of the President of
the United States, the building is recognized as the symbol of the
The Executive Residence is the central part of the White House Complex. President, of the President's administration, and of the United States.
Palace of Versailles (Château de Versailles)
The royal chateau was built by the Sun King Louis XIV, it was (and still is)
a symbol of absolute monarchy expressed in stone and environment.
Basin of Apollo and Versailles Palace.
the palace was one of the residences of the Habsburg empire in Vienna
Famous Landmarks I: Most Famous Monuments
Famous Landmarks II: City Icons Famous Landmarks III: Places of Power and Worship
Famous Landmarks IV: Sacred