Seeing the world’s famous landmarks on postcards always leaves a wonderful feeling, but it would be more wonderful and exciting of you are looking at it in person. Seeing its detailed architecture somehow tells you its history and the place’s culture and beauty. In this list, of our top 5 landmarks of the world; we are going to show you our favorites.
Sydney Opera House
Designed by the spanish architect: Jorn Utzon, The Sydney opera house is a multi-venue performing arts centre in Sydney, Australia. The building was opened formally on on OCtober 20, 1973. The building and its surrounds occupy the whole of Bennelong Point in Sydney Harbour, between Sydney Cove and Farm Cove, adjacent to the Sydney Central Business District and the Royal Botanic Gardens, and close by Sydney Harbour Bridge. More than just a highlight—it’s the Taj Mahal of Oceania
St. Peter’s Basilica
When you walk into the dome and the light shines through the windows and catches all of the gold, the building begins to glow. St Peter’s Basilica is an Italian Renaissance church in Vatican city. Catholic holds the tradition that the Basilica is burial site of St. Peter, one of Christ’s apostle, and the first pope. Designed by Donato Bramante, Carlo Maderno, Gian Lorenzo Bernini and Michelangelo; St. Peter’s Basilica is the most renowned work of Renaissance architecture and one of the largest churches in the world. Saint Peter’s Basilica is famous as a place for pilgrimage and for its liturgical functions.
Golden Gate Bridge
We’ve seen it many times in the movies, but in reality it’s so beautiful. The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate Strait, the channel between San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The bridge is one of the most internationally recognized symbols of San Francisco, California and the United States. It is also described as the most photographed bridge in the world.
Notre Dame Cathedral
A beautiful church that lets you experience the history and beauty of Paris. Notre-Dame Cathedral is a medieval Catholic Cathedral on the Ile de la Cite in the fourth arrondissement of Paris. The Cathedral is widely considered as one of the finest examples of French Gothic Architecture, and is among the largest and well-known churches in the world. As the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Paris, Notre-Dame contains the Cathedral of the Archbishop of Paris. The Cathedral treasury contains a reliquary which house some of Catholics most important relics, including one of Christ’s Holy Nails.
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
The statue is amazing, but the views are even better! Christ the Redeemer is a statue of Jesus Christ, located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It was created by French Sculptor: Paul Landowski and built by the Brazilian engineer: Heitor de Silva Costa, in collaboration with the French engineer: Albert Caquot. As for the statue’s face, it was the Romanian sculptor: Gheorghe Leonida who fashioned it. The statue is 30 meters tall, not including its 8-metre pedestal, while the statue’s arm stretched for about 28 metres. The statue of the Christ the Redeemer, is a symbol of Christianity all over the world, and a cultural icon for both Rio de Janeiro and Brazil, and listed as one of the new seven wonders of the world.
There is more to the list, if you are looking for the world’s landmarks. As for us, this list just shows our top 5 favorites, and we’re hoping that you’ve enjoyed them.