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country and monument

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.

Building Continent

The

Americas

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

Europe/

Asia

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

mosque.