100 Most Beautiful Monuments In The World - Part 2/10
The Colosseum, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, is an Amphitheatre in the Roman city of Italy. It was built in the first century under Emperor Vespasian and Titus of Flavian dynasty.
The Colosseum of Rome is elliptical in structure, 189 meters long, 156 meters wide and 48 meters high. The Colosseum was used to host Gladiator contests and Public mock spectacles.Its capacity was more than 50,000 people.
Millau Viaduct, France
Milliau Viaduct, a cable-stayed road bridge, designed by Norman Foster and Michael Virlogeux is the tallest bridge in the world.
Milliau Viaduct is 2460 meters in length, 32.05 meters wide and 343 meters high. Milliau Viaduct is even taller than Eiffel Tower.
The Sydney Opera House, Australia
Sydney Opera House is a performing arts centre in Sydney, Australia. It was built by a Danish architect Jorn Utzon for which he was awarded Pritzker Prize (highest architectural honour) in 2003 stating The Opera House as a “Masterpiece”.
The Sydney Opera House was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007.
Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
Neuschwanstein Castle is a castle built in Bavaria state of Germany. Ludwig II of Bavaria commissioned the building of the Castle in 19th Century. It was built in the honour of Richard Wagner (World renowned composer)
Neuschwanstein Castle is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Germany and also one of the most visited tourist destination in Europe.
Potala Palace, Lhasa
Potala Palace is a museum in Lhasa, and one of the most visited destinations in the region. The Fifth Dalai Lama Lozang Gyatso started the construction of the Palace in 17th Century and was the residence of The Dalai Lama till 1959.
Potala Palace is 13 storey Palace, with more than 1000 rooms, 10000 shrines and about 200000 statues. Potala Palace was declared UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994.
Kiyomizu-dera is a Buddhist Temple situated in Kyoto, Japan. It was found in 8th Century A.D.
Kiyomizu-dera temple is built in a unique way and not a single nail is used in its building. The temple was declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994.
Saint Peters Basilica, Vatican City
Described as “Holding a unique position in the Christian World” and “The greatest of all Churches in Christendom”, it is one of the holiest Catholic Church of Christianity and one of the most visited religious places in the world.
The Basilica is the burial site of Saint Peter (one of the twelve apostles of Jesus). It has been designed by some of the most celebrated architects of the time which includes Donato Bramante, Antonio da Sangallo Younger, Michelangelo, Jacopo Barozzi da Vignola, Glacomo della Porta, Carlo Maderno and Gianlorenzo Bernini.
Moai are human faces carved on rock located in Easter Island. Amazingly, More than 800 Moai statues have been known till date.
The tallest Moai erected weighed more than 80 tons.
Al-Masjid al-Ḥarām, Saudi Arabia
Al-Masjid al-Ḥarām (also called The Grand Mosque), located in the city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia is the largest Mosque in the world. The Mosque surrounds the Holy Kaaba (the holiest place in Islam).
The Mosque covers more than 80 acres of area and is visited by millions of pilgrims from around the world.
Harmandir Sahib, India
Harmandir Sahib, popularly known as Golden Temple is a Sikh Gurudwara located in Punjab state of India.
Harmandir Sahib is one of the most holiest places in Sikhism.