The most beautiful monuments of the world

The most beautiful monuments of the world

The best of the world's sights

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
-13.163, -72.545
2 458 m / 8 064 ft

#1 Machu Picchu

The most famous monument of South America

Machu Picchu is undoubtedly the most iconic place of Peru and perhaps all of South America. Not only famous for his legacy of the lost city of Incas, but also for his amazing location between the jungle-covered hills. There is perhaps no tourist who would visit Perú and miss this beautiful monument.

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Angkor Wat
13.412, 103.867
37 m / 121 ft

#2 Angkor Wat

The largest religious complex of the world

The most significant monument of Southeast Asia is undoubtedly the extensive complex of Angkor Wat. He even got on the Cambodian flag. Few people who visited Cambodia were not here.

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Potala Palce
29.656, 91.118
3 655 m / 11 991 ft

#3 Potala Palce

The most famous monument in Tibet

Potala Palace is the unmistakable symbol of Tibet in the capital of Lhasa. It is also a monastery and the former palace of the Dalai Lama. This huge building has 13 floors and includes monumental tombstones of the Dalai Lamas

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19.693, -98.846
2 302 m / 7 552 ft

#4 Teotihuacan

Mexico's most remarkable monument

The largest pyramid in America is just a short distance from capital of Mexico - Mexico City. The most important buildings of the complex are the pyramids of the Moon and the Sun

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Taj Mahal
27.175, 78.042
165 m / 541 ft

#5 Taj Mahal

Symbol of India

The Taj Mahal is the most famous building of India. It is a monumental tomb located in Agra. The Taj Mahal among to the so-called new wonders of the world

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Great Wall of China
34.238, 113.391
146 m / 479 ft

#6 Great Wall of China


Like a dragon's back the mythical Great Wall of China towers across the landscape of northern China. This largest defensive structure of the world was built against wild Mongolian tribes and was to protect the vast Chinese Empire.

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The Rock City of Petra
30.322, 35.452
1 002 m / 3 287 ft

#7 The Rock City of Petra

Not only impressive rock tombs

The original point of this beautiful rock town was to build burial ground hidden in the mountains - there are so many rock royal tombs. In addition, you can also find here Roman sights. The most famous place in Petra is the tomb - Treasury

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Ait Ben Haddou
31.046, -7.129
1 270 m / 4 167 ft

#8 Ait Ben Haddou

Antient city in south Morocco

Unique and spectacular town whose history dates back to the 17th century was listed on the UNESCO list. The city defines the fairy-tale atmosphere of narrow aisles, small clay houses, river ramparts, and a view over the city.

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Palcho Gompa
28.925, 89.595
4 030 m / 13 222 ft

#9 Palcho Gompa

Gorgeous Monastery in Gyantse

Palcho Gompa is a beautiful monastery located on the outskirts of Gyantse. The Kumbum is the largest stupa in Tibet. In addition, it is set in a beautiful location over the scenic valley of the Nyang Chu River.

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Amer Palace
26.986, 75.851
473 m / 1 552 ft

#10 Amer Palace

Monumental building near Jaipur

Amer (sometimes written as Amber) is not only a city, but also a monumental palace and above it a rising fortress. It is one of Rajasthan's most significant monuments in India

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17.484, -92.047
151 m / 495 ft

#11 Palenque

The most beautiful Mayan monument

Although the most famous and most visited mayan monument is Chitzen Itza in the Yucatan, but the most beautiful is town overgrown with jungle - Palenque. You will find many preserved buildings picturesquely set in lush countryside

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Prague Castle
50.09, 14.4
255 m / 837 ft

#12 Prague Castle

The most famous castle in the Czech Republic

The most famous Prague sight is undoubtedly the monumental complex of the Prague Castle, lying over the Vltava River. The Cathedral of St. Vitus, but you will find many other important buildings and probably the most famous street in Prague - the Golden Lane

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-7.608, 110.204
269 m / 883 ft

#13 Borobudur

The largest Buddhist temple in the world

Borobudur is the most significant monument of Indonesia and the largest Buddhist temple in the world. It's actually a huge multi-storied stupa

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Karlštejn Castle
49.94, 14.188
305 m / 1 001 ft

#14 Karlštejn Castle

The most important Czech castle

Karlštejn Castle located in the heart of picturesque Czech Karst is considered to be the most important Czech castle. Because it is just a short distance from the capital city of Prague, a great number of tourists come here every year. It was built by the Roman Emperor and Czech King - Charles IV as a repository for Christian relics and imperial crown jewels. The most interesting part of the castle is beautifully decorated Chapel of the Holy Cross. The castle is really impressive

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Badshahi mosque
31.588, 74.309
218 m / 715 ft

#15 Badshahi mosque

The most beautiful mughal mosque

One of the greatest jewels of the Mughal era is the Badshahi mosque, which you can visit in Lahore's old part in Punjab, Pakistan. In addition to being so beautiful, is one the world's largest mosques (over 300 years even the largest in the world). The mosque area is 160 × 160 meters and can take up to 95,000 believers

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St Peter's Basilica
41.902, 12.454
27 m / 89 ft

#16 St Peter's Basilica

Center of the Vatican

St Peter's Basilica in Vatican is one of the largest churches in the world, and one of Rome's greatest landmarks.

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Carcassonne Castle
43.213, 2.352
108 m / 354 ft

#17 Carcassonne Castle

A monumental castle town

Carcassonne is actually more than a castle, it's all heavily fortified city in the former disputed border between France and Spain. It is to this day best preserved such a massively fortified city in Europe. It is listed as UNESCO

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Gerasa - Jerash
32.277, 35.891
573 m / 1 880 ft

#18 Gerasa - Jerash

Beautiful ancient city in Jordan

At the time of its greatest glory, Gerasa was one of the most important cities in the Middle East. Although the earthquake has strongly affected it, yet you still can still admire the remnants of beautiful ancient buildings

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Cave temples of Dambulla
7.857, 80.648
265 m / 869 ft

#19 Cave temples of Dambulla

Thousands of Buddhas in a rock temple

Cave temples in Dambulle are among the largest of its kind in Sri Lanka. You will find thousands of different Buddhas, beautifully painted walls of caves. An amazing experience with an interesting atmosphere.

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Ishak Pasha Palace
39.52, 44.129
1 926 m / 6 319 ft

#20 Ishak Pasha Palace

Beautiful palace at the end of Turkey

At the very eastern end of Turkey, just a few kilometers from Iran, the well-preserved Ottoman Palace Ishak Pasha lies in the foothills of the volcanic mountains. Next to Mount Ararat, this is the largest attraction in the wider area of Doğubayazıt. Its surroundings are a favorite picnic area for local people.

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40.508, 43.574
1 467 m / 4 813 ft

#21 Ani

The former capital of Armenia

Directly on the Turkish-Armenian border lies the ruins of the former mighty capital of the Armenian kingdom Bagratuni. At the time of its greatest fame, it competed with its significance with the largest cities of the Middle East. The river canyons were protected town from three sides and mighty walls the fourth. The city was practically impregnable, and until the great earthquake in 1319 and its alignment with the earth was so prosperous. There are now the ruins of ancient churches

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Humayun's tomb
28.593, 77.251
218 m / 715 ft

#22 Humayun's tomb

The most beautiful tomb in Delhi

The most beautiful buildings in Delhi is the monumental Humayun's tomb. Outside, you will find two more smaller tombs in the surrounding pleasant gardens

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St. Mary's Cathedral in Seville
37.386, -5.993
20 m / 66 ft

#23 St. Mary's Cathedral in Seville

The largest Gothic cathedral in the world

St. Mary's Cathedral in Seville is the largest Gothic cathedral in the world. Even more than the exterior of this sanctuary, you will admire here mainly the interior. You will find here amazing columns, arches and gold covered altar. There is also the tomb of Christopher Columbus – you will easily find this place thanks to a number of tourists gathering around. Although there are many people in the cathedral, there is an amazing atmosphere. In addition, shaded patio and amazing Giralda tower are adjacent to the cathedral.  

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Imam's mosque
32.655, 51.678
1 577 m / 5 174 ft

#24 Imam's mosque

The most beautiful mosque in Iran

The most beautiful building in Esfahan and the largest dominant of the vast Imam Square is the Imam Mosque (originally Shah). Very beautiful is the entrance with two high minarets. The entrance to the mosque is only very opportune for tourists and for a limited time

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41.89, 12.492
22 m / 72 ft

#25 Colosseum

The largest amphitheater of the Roman Empire

The Roman Colosseum is the most famous amphitheater in the world. It is almost two thousand years old. It was unbelievable that at the time it was up to 50,000,000 sitting spectators. He was famous for gladiatorial games

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Golden Temple
31.62, 74.876
233 m / 764 ft

#26 Golden Temple

The centerpiece of the world for Sikhs

The Golden Temple in Amritsar is the most sacred building for the Sikh religion. It is located at the west end of India near Pakistan

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Athens Acropolis
37.972, 23.726
151 m / 495 ft

#27 Athens Acropolis

The most famous acropolis of the world

The Athens Acropolis was the center of the mighty ancient Greek Empire. Its dominant is the most important ancient Greek temple of Parthenon. Acropolis lies on a massive limestone rock with several caves. Apart from the Parthenon, there are many other important historical buildings.

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The Dome of the Rock
31.778, 35.235
745 m / 2 444 ft

#28 The Dome of the Rock

The most remarkable monument of Jerusalem

The Dome of the Rock is a Muslim sanctuary located on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. It is the third most sacred Muslim site and the most important monument in Jerusalem

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Castle Castelo de Óbidos
39.363, -9.157
65 m / 213 ft

#29 Castle Castelo de Óbidos

The most famous portuguese castle

Óbidos is a really beautiful town, where is a really strong castle and miles of walls. The houses are either snow-white or yellow or blue.

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Pont du Gard
43.948, 4.535
31 m / 102 ft

#30 Pont du Gard

A unique aqueduct from the time of the Roman Empir

Pont du Gard is a historic aqueduct dating back to ancient Rome (1st century AD). It is a system of three standing arcades above the River Gard. It served to bring water to the city. In the 18th century there was a reconstruction where the lower floor was opened - it is now possible to walk through it. Since 1985, it has been listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

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Neuschwanstein Castle
47.558, 10.75
938 m / 3 077 ft

#31 Neuschwanstein Castle

The most famous castle in Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle is located in Bavaria in the area of Schwangau near Füssen, about 100 km from Munich. Although it resembles a medieval castle, it is a rather young castle. King Louis II. The Bavarian built it as his refuge and as a monumental opera scene for Richard Wagner. The castle was built from 1869, about 17 years. The construction was completed in a reduced version, the original plan was even more monumental. Perhaps the most beautiful room of the castle is the throne room.

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Opera in Sydney
-33.857, 151.215
18 m / 59 ft

#32 Opera in Sydney

The most famous opera house in the world

Sydney Opera House is perhaps the most famous building in Australia and the world's most original opera house. Thanks to this, it is also included in the world cultural heritage of the UNESCO. Right next to it is the famous Harbor Bridge

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Terracotta Army (兵馬俑)
29.841, 109.688
887 m / 2 910 ft

#33 Terracotta Army (兵馬俑)

More than eight thousand statues, more than eight

The Terracotta Army was created by the Emperor Qin as part of his posthumous mausoleum. Chin had reached the throne at the age of thirteen and never wanted to give up. He did not hesitate to imprison his mother, to bury his adversary alive, to destroy all the writings that contained what he did not agree with. On the other hand, he succeeded in uniting China during the reign, building the first sections of the Great Wall of China, unifying the currency and writing.

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Golden Gate Bridge
37.819, -122.479
0 m / 0 ft

#34 Golden Gate Bridge

The former largest bridge in the world

The largest icon of San Francisco is the monumental Golden Gate Bridge. It is almost three kilometers long and until 1964 it was the longest suspension bridge in the world. The most beautiful outlooks to the bridge is from the south - from the beach or the adjacent park. Very often, especially in the morning, is hidden in thick fog.

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