The most beautiful monuments of the world

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The most beautiful monuments of the world
Inserted: 07.11.2017
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In the world, you will find tens of thousands of beautiful buildings created by man. It's hard to pick the best ones. This is our survey of those who have been most interested for us

Machu Picchu

The most famous monument of South America

| Altitude: 2 458 m / 8 064 ft

Machu Picchu is undoubtedly the most iconic place of Peru and perhaps all of South America. Not only famous… continue reading

Angkor Wat

The largest religious complex of the world

| Altitude: 37 m / 121 ft

The most significant monument of Southeast Asia is undoubtedly the extensive complex of Angkor Wat. He even… continue reading

Potala Palce

The most famous monument in Tibet

| Altitude: 3 655 m / 11 991 ft

Potala Palace is the unmistakable symbol of Tibet in the capital of Lhasa. It is also a monastery and the… continue reading


Mexico's most remarkable monument

| Altitude: 2 302 m / 7 552 ft

The largest pyramid in America is just a short distance from capital of Mexico – Mexico City. The most… continue reading

Taj Mahal

Symbol of India

| Altitude: 165 m / 541 ft

The Taj Mahal is the most famous building of India. It is a monumental tomb located in Agra. The Taj Mahal… continue reading

Great Wall of China


| Altitude: 146 m / 479 ft

Like a dragon's back the mythical Great Wall of China towers across the landscape of northern China. This… continue reading

The Rock City of Petra

Not only impressive rock tombs

| Altitude: 1 002 m / 3 287 ft

The original point of this beautiful rock town was to build burial ground hidden in the mountains – there are… continue reading

Ait Ben Haddou

Antient city in south Morocco

| Altitude: 1 270 m / 4 167 ft

Unique and spectacular town whose history dates back to the 17th century was listed on the UNESCO list. The… continue reading

Palcho Gompa

Gorgeous Monastery in Gyantse

| Altitude: 4 030 m / 13 222 ft

Palcho Gompa is a beautiful monastery located on the outskirts of Gyantse. The Kumbum is the largest stupa in… continue reading

Amer Palace

Monumental building near Jaipur

| Altitude: 473 m / 1 552 ft

Amer (sometimes written as Amber) is not only a city, but also a monumental palace and above it a rising… continue reading


The most beautiful Mayan monument

| Altitude: 151 m / 495 ft

Although the most famous and most visited mayan monument is Chitzen Itza in the Yucatan, but the most… continue reading

Prague Castle

The most famous castle in the Czech Republic

| Altitude: 255 m / 837 ft

The most famous Prague sight is undoubtedly the monumental complex of the Prague Castle, lying over the… continue reading


The largest Buddhist temple in the world

| Altitude: 269 m / 883 ft

Borobudur is the most significant monument of Indonesia and the largest Buddhist temple in the world. It's… continue reading

Karlštejn Castle

The most important Czech castle

| Altitude: 305 m / 1 001 ft

Karlštejn Castle located in the heart of picturesque Czech Karst is considered to be the most important Czech… continue reading

Badshahi mosque

The most beautiful mughal mosque

| Altitude: 218 m / 715 ft

One of the greatest jewels of the Mughal era is the Badshahi mosque, which you can visit in Lahore's old part… continue reading

St Peter's Basilica

Center of the Vatican

| Altitude: 27 m / 89 ft

St Peter's Basilica in Vatican is one of the largest churches in the world, and one of Rome's greatest… continue reading

Carcassonne Castle

A monumental castle town

| Altitude: 108 m / 354 ft

Carcassonne is actually more than a castle, it's all heavily fortified city in the former disputed border… continue reading

Gerasa - Jerash

Beautiful ancient city in Jordan

| Altitude: 573 m / 1 880 ft

At the time of its greatest glory, Gerasa was one of the most important cities in the Middle East. Although… continue reading

Cave temples of Dambulla

Thousands of Buddhas in a rock temple

| Altitude: 265 m / 869 ft

Cave temples in Dambulle are among the largest of its kind in Sri Lanka. You will find thousands of different… continue reading

Ishak Pasha Palace

Beautiful palace at the end of Turkey

| Altitude: 1 926 m / 6 319 ft

At the very eastern end of Turkey, just a few kilometers from Iran, the well-preserved Ottoman Palace Ishak… continue reading


The former capital of Armenia

| Altitude: 1 467 m / 4 813 ft

Directly on the Turkish-Armenian border lies the ruins of the former mighty capital of the Armenian kingdom… continue reading

Humayun's tomb

The most beautiful tomb in Delhi

| Altitude: 218 m / 715 ft

The most beautiful buildings in Delhi is the monumental Humayun's tomb. Outside, you will find two more… continue reading

St. Mary's Cathedral in Seville

The largest Gothic cathedral in the world

| Altitude: 20 m / 66 ft

St. Mary's Cathedral in Seville is the largest Gothic cathedral in the world. Even more than the exterior of… continue reading

Imam's mosque

The most beautiful mosque in Iran

| Altitude: 1 577 m / 5 174 ft

The most beautiful building in Esfahan and the largest dominant of the vast Imam Square is the Imam Mosque … continue reading


The largest amphitheater of the Roman Empire

| Altitude: 22 m / 72 ft

The Roman Colosseum is the most famous amphitheater in the world. It is almost two thousand years old. It was… continue reading

Golden Temple

The centerpiece of the world for Sikhs

| Altitude: 233 m / 764 ft

The Golden Temple in Amritsar is the most sacred building for the Sikh religion. It is located at the west… continue reading

Athens Acropolis

The most famous acropolis of the world

| Altitude: 151 m / 495 ft

The Athens Acropolis was the center of the mighty ancient Greek Empire. Its dominant is the most important… continue reading

The Dome of the Rock

The most remarkable monument of Jerusalem

| Altitude: 745 m / 2 444 ft

The Dome of the Rock is a Muslim sanctuary located on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. It is the third most… continue reading

Castle Castelo de Óbidos

The most famous portuguese castle

| Altitude: 65 m / 213 ft

Óbidos is a really beautiful town, where is a really strong castle and miles of walls. The houses are either… continue reading

Pont du Gard

A unique aqueduct from the time of the Roman Empir

| Altitude: 31 m / 102 ft

Pont du Gard is a historic aqueduct dating back to ancient Rome (1st century AD). It is a system of three… continue reading

Neuschwanstein Castle

The most famous castle in Germany

| Altitude: 938 m / 3 077 ft

Neuschwanstein Castle is located in Bavaria in the area of Schwangau near Füssen, about 100 km from Munich.… continue reading

Opera in Sydney

The most famous opera house in the world

| Altitude: 18 m / 59 ft

Sydney Opera House is perhaps the most famous building in Australia and the world's most original opera house… continue reading

Terracotta Army (兵馬俑)

More than eight thousand statues, more than eight

| Altitude: 887 m / 2 910 ft

The Terracotta Army was created by the Emperor Qin as part of his posthumous mausoleum. Chin had reached the… continue reading

Golden Gate Bridge

The former largest bridge in the world

| Altitude: 0 m / 0 ft

The largest icon of San Francisco is the monumental Golden Gate Bridge. It is almost three kilometers long… continue reading

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