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___ Most Famous Landmarks and Cultural Monuments in the World - Part 2, City Icons

Below you will find most famous landmarks which are symbols for a city and maybe even for the country, most of them are known world-wide.
Click on the image to see the monument's description and a satellite view of the site.


Landmark   Continent  
Eiffel Tower
 
Eiffel Tower, Champ-de-Mars, Paris, France
Few things symbolize Paris and France like this monument, it is the foremost universal icon of the French way of life of bon vivant and savoir vivre.
 
Europe  
 
   
Big Ben, Palace of Westminster, London
 
Clock Tower, Palace of Westminster, London, United Kingdom, is a symbol for London as well as an icon for the British way of life.
 
Europe  
   
   
Empire State Building, Manhattan, New York City
 
Empire State Building, Manhattan, New York City, USA, the Art Deco skyscraper is New York's most popular landmark and a symbol for the American way of life, rose during the Great Depression to the then tallest building in the world.
 
The Americas  
   
   
Forbidden City, Beijing, China
 
Forbidden City, Beijing, China,
The Forbidden City is the largest cluster of ancient buildings in the world, a city within a city and a symbol of China's cultural heritage.
 
Asia  
 
       
Sydney Opera House
 
Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia
has become the very symbol of Sydney and maybe for whole modern Australia.
 
Australia  
 
       
Leaning Tower of Pisa
 
Leaning Tower of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
The Leaning Tower of Pisa is the result of a colossal miscalculation. Everyone makes mistakes, but most people's mistakes does not weigh 14,500 tonnes. But some mistakes are excusable, after a while.
 
Europe  
   
   
Shwedagon Pagoda
 
Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar
the Golden Pagoda located in Yangon, Myanmar's de facto capital, is the most sacred Buddhist pagoda for the Burmese.
 
Asia  
 
   
Cologne Cathedral
 
Cologne Cathedral (Dom zu Köln), Köln, Germany
The Cologne Cathedral is the largest Gothic church in northern Europe and the dominant landmark of the city of Cologne.
 
Europe  
   
       
Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany
 
Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany
main symbol of Berlin and today also a symbol for the reunited Germany.
 
Europe  
   

Famous Landmarks I: Most Famous Monuments
Famous Landmarks II: City Icons
Famous Landmarks III: Places of Power and Worship
Famous Landmarks IV: Sacred Mountains


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Eiffel Tower
Description: Tour Eiffel
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Clock Tower, Palace of Westminster
Description: The Clock Tower of the Palace of Westminster, colloquially known as "Big Ben", in Westminster, London, England.
Author: David Iliff
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Copyright License: GNU Free Documentation License

Empire State Building
Description: Empire State Building as seen from Top of the Rock.
Author: Photo: Daniel Schwen
Source: Wikimedia Commons
Copyright License: GNU Free Documentation License 1.2

Forbidden City
Description: Panorama of forbidden city, (2005)
Author: Simm
Source: Wikimedia Commons
Copyright License: Public Domain

Sydney Opera House
Description: Sydney Opera house at night
Author: Adam.J.W.C.
Source: Wikimedia Commons
Copyright License: GNU Free Documentation License

Shwedagon Pagoda
Description: Main entry of Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar (2007)
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Cologne Cathedral
Description: The two spires of Cologne Cathedral
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Brandenburg Gate
Description: Brandenburg Gate
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Copyright 2008 © nationsonline.org