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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.

     Middle

    East

Temple Mount, the Noble Sanctuary

    with the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, Israel.

     Europe

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

     Europe

Moscow Kremlin

    Kremlin with Cathedral of the Annunciation and Cathedral of the

    Archangel,

    Moscow, Russia

     The

    Americas

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.

     Europe

    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.

     France

     Basin of Apollo and Versailles Palace.

     Europe

    Schönbrunn Palace,

    the palace was one of the residences of the Habsburg empire in Vienna

    (Wien), Austria

Famous Landmarks I: Most Famous Monuments

     Famous Landmarks II: City Icons Famous Landmarks III: Places of Power and Worship

    Famous Landmarks IV: Sacred

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