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