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Most Famous Landmarks in the World

Could over 7 million people be wrong – and that’s just in the last 12 months! That is how many people visit Italy‘s most popular tourist attraction the Colosseum in Rome each year.

The Colosseum

Rome, Italy

Built between 1887 and 1889 by French engineer Gustav Eiffel, the Eiffel Tower is made of iron rather than steel. It was built to be one of the main attractions at the Paris World's Fair in 1889.

The Eiffel Tower

Paris France

Big Ben is actually a nickname that stuck. The name refers to both the clock and the clock tower that sits at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London.

Big Ben

London, England

Arguably, the Statue of Liberty is the most iconic landmark in North America. Lady Liberty has her own island within New York City

Statue of Liberty

New York City, United States

This freestanding bell tower is not just a famous monument but possibly one of the most famous buildings in the world. The "lean" is nearly four degrees and is because the foundation of the building is unstable.

Leaning Tower of Pisa

Pisa, Italy

The pyramids are one of the most recognizable structures in the world. As well as being a site worth seeing, the history behind them is just as important.

Pyramids of Giza

Cairo, Egypt

This is a live, working building with performances day and night.

Sydney Opera House

Sydney, Australia

The Sagrada Familia is perhaps the world's most famous unfinished landmark. Construction began on this Catholic Church in Barcelona Spain in 1882.

La Sagrada Familia

Barcelona, Spain

The 1.7 miles long Golden Gate Bridge is world renowned and easily recognised by its orange colours. First opened in 1937, this single suspension bridge is anchored by twin towers.

Golden Gate Bridge

San Francisco, United States

The Acropolis is a fortress that sits on a flat rock overlooking Athens and contains the remains of several buildings of architectural significance such as the Parthenon.

The Acropolis

Athens, Greece