Sights you need to visit before you die

There are monuments of different shapes and sizes that have excelled throughout history, becoming emblems of world culture. Idealized in the collective imagination, they are the must-visit tourist stops.

Eiffel Tower, France

Located at the river Seine, with its 330 meters is the tallest structure in the city and the most visited monument in the world. Since its contruction in 1889, the Eiffel Tower has always been known for its dazzling lighting.

Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower

Big Ben, London

It is not only the world’s most famous but also one of the most reliable clock towers in the world, as it is able to withstand the natural phenomena and even endured the Blitz of World War II without altering punctuality.

Big Ben

Big Ben

Statue of Liberty, New York

It was a gift from the French to celebrate the centennial of the Declaration of Independence of the United States and seal the ties between the two nations. Located on Liberty Island, you should go to visit by ferry, sailing from Battery Park in southern Manhattan.

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

The Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt

It is the only building of the 7 wonders of the ancient world that remains, with almost 5000 years of history. It was commissioned by Khufu for his tomb and took more than 20 years to be completed. In the necropolis of Giza there are over 30 pyramids, among which are also the highlights of Khafre and Menkaure pyramids. During the tour you can take a ride on a camel.

The Great pyramid of Giza and the Sphynx

The Great pyramid of Giza and the Sphynx

Colosseum, Rome

This amphitheater, located in the city center, is one of the best preserved examples of architecture of the Roman Empire. There were gladiators fighting instead, samples of exotic animals, executions of prisoners and other public spectacles. Its almost perfect architecture has allowed it remain almost intact for 2000 years despite the damage that has suffered.

The Colosseum

The Colosseum

La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

This imposing catholic basilica was designed by Gaudí in the late nineteenth century and it is the monument that is most visited in Spain. This masterpiece of modernist style is still under construction, as so far 8 of the 18 towers designed in the original plan have been erected. You can have access to the top of some of the towers to see the city from above.

La Sagrada Familia

La Sagrada Familia

Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro

The most stunning image of Jesus, with its 38 meters of height and with open arms showing the Brazilian city from the top of Corcovado Mountain that is 710 meters high.  This Art Deco statue is the planet’s largest and one of the new 7 wonders of the modern world.

Jesus the redeemer

Jesus the redeemer

Machu Picchu, Peru

This ancient town was built by the Incas in the fifteenth century in the Peruvian Cordillera and it is considered a fine sample of architecture and engineering. It will astonish you with its walls, farming terraces, ramps and the more than 200 structures in perfect harmony with nature and forms adapted to the vertiginous terrain.

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

Must-see sights photos by: liam lysaght, andreas adelmann, mike goldberg, chrisshots, wbirt1, chelsea debonis, jim ong

By +Nikos Kontorigas

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