country and monument

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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



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