In the world, there are incredible places that are worth remembering forever and we recommend visiting them at least once in your lifetime. Below, we will present you the top 15 places on the planet. Don’t miss them!
The sacred city of Machu Picchu, considered one of the ten wonders of the world, was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1983. The citadel was discovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911 and is located on a granite mountain, about 80 miles from the city of Cusco.
The third largest mosque in the world and the largest in the United Arab Emirates is a spectacular and absolutely recommendable place in the eyes of tourists. Built in honor of the first president of the country, Sheikh Zayed Mosque stands out because the height of its four minarets which reach 351 feet and because of its columns—it has 1,048 on the outside and 96 on the inside. Another aspect that catches people’s eyes is its decorations with precious stones and other delicate ornaments.
The Angkor Wat temple is considered to be the largest religious structure ever made. Located in the province of Siem Reap, in Cambodia, it is one of the integral parts of a vast complex of temples built in the area of Angkor, which was once the capital of the Khmer Empire. The construction, dating back to the twelfth century, has been classified as a World Heritage Site by Unesco since 1992.
The fourth must-see site is Saint Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican, one of the most sacred corners of Catholicism. Built between 1506 and 1626 on top of the place where it is believed that the remains of the apostle are buried, it hosts the most large-scale events that take place in Rome. Although it is not the most important church in the city, it has a spectacular dome that has been the inspiration for other great works.
Many people say that the Taj Mahal is the most beautiful building in the world. And this historical gem, the fruit of love, is a large white marble mausoleum built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in honor of his favorite wife who passed away during the delivery of one of his children. The construction, considered a World Heritage Site by Unesco, was built between 1631 and 1654 in the Indian city of Agra.
The Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba is, as in previous years, the favorite tourist attraction of travelers from around the world. Declared Cultural Heritage of Humanity, it started to be built in the year 785, ordered by Abd-ar-Rahman III. Centuries later, in 1238, after the Reconquest, it became a Catholic cathedral. It is a clear example of the mixture of architectural styles that took place over nine centuries.
Undoubtedly, the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, characterized by a colorful multicolored silhouette, has become one of the most emblematic buildings of Saint Petersburg. Located in front of the waters of the Griboyedov Canal, it was built on the site where Tsar Alexander II of Russia was assassinated in 1881. The temple, also known as the Church of the Resurrection of Christ, is Russian style.
The ancient and extraordinary walled city of Granada is considered to be the ultimate expression of Muslim art in Europe. Crossing the walls of the Alhambra means going back a thousand years. And the Alcazaba, the Nasrid Palaces and the Generalife allow us to imagine how life was in the past. Precisely, the beautiful palace and the exuberant Generalife gardens were some of the first monuments in Spain to be classified as World Heritage sites by UNESCO in 1984.
The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool on the National Mall is a symbol of the American capital. Designed by Henry Bacon and built in the early 20s of the last century, it has been the stage of great historical events such as Martin Luther King’s famous speech in 1963. The pool, 2,029 feet long and 161 feet wide, is shallow but provides a spectacular sight.
The Duomo di Milano, the Gothic cathedral that has turned into the true symbol of the city, does not leave anybody unmoved because of its beauty and size. It is one of the largest Catholic churches in the world, which can hold 40,000 people. It has a spectacular Neo-Gothic facade and many marble spires that rise above the Milanese sky. The Madonnina rests on the highest one, a bronze sculpture that was the highest point in the city for decades. Its interior is stunning, with thousands of statues and polychrome stained-glass windows.
The Golden Gate, the iconic bridge in San Francisco that connects the north of the peninsula to Marin County, was inaugurated in 1937. From then until 1964, its structure, considered by the American Society of Civil Engineers to be one of the wonders of the modern world, was the longest suspension bridge in the world. The art deco design by Joseph Strauss, painted in red, offers a stunning view of the San Francisco Bay. Crossing it by car, bicycle or on foot allows you to enjoy magnificent views.
The most spectacular monument of Byzantine art has a name: Hagia Sophia and it is located in Istanbul. Built in the fourth century, during its first ten centuries it was a Christian cathedral and became a mosque in 1453. It stayed a mosque until 1935 when it was permanently turned into a museum. Its famous dome has turned the building into an emblem of the city and one of its main tourist attractions.
In the Grand-Place in Brussels, the great gem of the Belgian capital, Renaissance, Gothic, Neoclassical and Flemish-style buildings converge in a harmony that has led it to be considered one of the most beautiful in Europe. The square, which is home to other buildings such as the Town Hall and guild houses, has been the heart of the capital since the Middle Ages. It is a Unesco World Heritage Site.
This iron structure, which started to be built on January 26, 1887, has become not only the emblem of Paris but the true symbol of France. For more than 40 years, the Eiffel Tower boasted the privilege of being the tallest building in the world, but still today, the views looking over the city from its top floors are still spectacular.
The great cathedral of Paris and one of the continent’s oldest Gothic churches, the Notre-Dame, is ranked among the most popular tourist attractions in the world according to travelers. The construction, dedicated to Mary, has two towers that are 226 feet high on its facade, which can only be reached by going up 387 fan-shaped steps. The reward at the top of the church will be the pleasure of enjoying beautiful views.
The Mayan Riviera is located on the Caribbean coast in the state of Quintana Roo, in the eastern part of the Yucatan peninsula. Given its location, it boasts a privileged