The 10 most important monuments Famous and Photographed in the World

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Every self-respecting tourist must necessarily arm himself with the trusty before going to any corner of the globe camera; after all, what a holiday it would be without the ordinary ones

10 - Boca neighborhood, Buenos Aires

It is a mix of lights, colorful buildings and music to create aatmosphere of the past . It is so called for its position, it is in fact on the "mouth" of the Riachuelo river. The main street in the neighborhood is the Caminito.

This neighborhood is famous for its colorful wooden houses, built in the s according to a project by the painter Benito Quinquela Martín, a project that was inspired by the original style of the public houses (conventillos) of the immigrants of La Boca (built in the early nineteenth century) and which "converted" the place, now in decay, into an "open-air museum", inaugurated in 1959.

9 - Blue Mosque, Istanbul

It is so named for its blue Iznic tiles that cover the interior of the mosque, and to make it more evocative contribute the dozens of lamps positioned at the top that create circles of light. The mosque is located in the place where the Grand Palace of Constantinople.

The construction boasts six minarets, it is surpassed only by the Ka 'ba Mosque which has seven. The main entrance is dotted with a series of domes that give depth and at the same time prepare the faithful for the entrance and the domes of the interior.

8 - Casino of Montecarlo, Montecarlo

It was built by the architect Charles Garnier in the th century and is the place that attracts players from all over the world. It is also possible to enjoy an excellent view during the Monaco Grand Prix.

7 - Big Ben, London

Actually the name refers to the bell Clock Tower but it has ended up being used to indicate the entire tower. Built in a neo-Gothic style, it is 96 meters high, chimes every hour and its sound can be heard within a radius of two kilometers.

The sound of the bells of the Big Ben reproduce the melody composed by William Crotch. Since 1994 it has been illuminated by a system of 112 bulbs. The clock has only been blocked on three occasions since it started running.

6 - Piazza San Marco, Venice

Place that attracts tourists from all over the world. It has a trapezoidal shape and is 170 meters wide. It houses the St. Mark's Basilica which is the main church of Venice. The Byzantine character that characterizes it appears above all in the great mosaics that tell the stories of St. Mark, but also the episodes of the Old and New Testament.

The greatness of Venice has always been reflected in the enrichment of the Basilica: the Venetians have embellished it over the centuries by bringing precious artifacts and works of art from the most remote places, creating a monument of great compactness.

5 - Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro

It stands on the top of the mountain Corcovado and 38 meters high. The statue can be reached via a railway line that connects the statue to the city of Rio de Janeiro. Before 2002, to reach the statue it was necessary to walk the 222 steps that separated it from the terminal of the railway line. Since 2007 it has been included among the wonders of the modern world.

Now the statue is the symbol of the city of Brazil.

4 - Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

The basilica is an architect's masterpiece Antoni Gaudì. It is still under construction despite the works started in 1882, it is assumed to be finally completed in 2026.

Each year it hosts about 3 million visitors, who have the opportunity to observe the unskilled workers who carve large blocks of stone, becoming more aware of the majesty of the project.

3 - Statue of Liberty, NYC

It was designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and Gustave Eiffel, it is 93 meters high and consists of a steel structure on a granite base.

It depicts a woman with a torch in her right hand, which symbolizes the eternal fire of freedom, while in his left hand he holds a book engraved with the date of American independence.

2 - Colosseum, Rome

E' the largest amphitheater in the world, is located in the center of the Eternal City and it is estimated that it can hold up to 80.000 people.
Built by Vespasian in 72 AD it was inaugurated in 80 AD by Titus, it has an elliptical shape and is 48,5 meters high. It was used for fights between gladiators and for hunting shows or representations of classical mythology.

1 - Tour Eiffel, Paris

It is the undisputed symbol of France and is visited every year by about five and a half million tourists. Built in two years, from 1887 to 1889, it was named in honor of its designer Gustave Eiffel. With its 324 meters high and 8000 tons of weight it was for 40 years thetallest building in the world.

To get to the top there are two options: take the 1665 steps or take the panoramic elevators: once you get up there you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the city.

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