Monuments To Visit Once In A Lifetime

Monuments to visit once in a lifetime

There are many monuments that should be included in a list of these characteristics, because there are thousands of places, spaces and buildings that have to be visited at least once in a lifetime. However, the number of these is such that it would be impossible to list them all. For this reason, today we will catalog those who, thanks to their characteristics or their number of visits, have become the most idealized, charismatic and even the most recreated in the cinema.

Essential monuments

The Parthenon in Athens

Without a doubt, this building of Doric art is one of the most important monuments of Ancient Greece that to this day are still preserved from this civilization. It was built in the highest part of the Acropolis approximately in the 5th century BC. C.

Parthenon of Athens
Parthenon of Athens – Sorin Colac

Before its construction, the site was used as a worship space and considered the temple of the goddess Athena. The building is supported by 46 columns on the outside as well as another 19 on the inside. Its great extension makes it stand out among the set of architectural blocks among which it is located.

The engineers who devised it were Ictino and Calícrates. The famous architect Fidias collaborated with them. During their visit, the tourist has the opportunity to marvel at the great technical and mathematical mastery that they displayed during this classical empire. The central nave and the U-shaped colonnade are two clear examples of his abilities.

The Great Wall of China

This wonderful and grandiose work that connects Xinjiang with Hebei covers more than 21,000 kilometers. It was raised during the Ming dynasty. There are many stories and legends about her, mostly false or inaccurate.

Great wall china
Great Wall of China – Hung Chung Chih

The purpose of this gigantic wall-shaped fortress was to act as a defensive wall. China used to be invaded very regularly by its neighboring peoples from Korea and Mongolia. The rulers decided to develop a defensive strategy in a big way.

TheTaj Mahal

North of India is the city of Agra. There the traveler will find one of the wonders of the world, the Tal Mahal. This Mongolian-style palace was built by Sha Jahan in honor of his wife, the people’s favorite empress, Arjumand Bano Bagum, who passed away in childbirth.

View of the Taj Mahal in India
Taj Mahal – Rajat Kohli

The emperor was so affected by his death that he decided to pour his pain into the creation of this immense and beautiful temple so that he could admire it every time he felt sorry. Once finished, the remains of his wife were moved inside. Similarly, the corpse of the ruler was also taken there when he perished years later.

The great Pyramid of Giza

Egypt always surprises the visitor with the great pyramid of Giza, a funerary temple located in the Cairo area. Eternal resting place of the pharaohs, the pyramids were one more demonstration of a power that they tried to make known beyond their passage to the other side.

Pyramid of Giza
Giza Pyramid – Eugine Li

Among all these tombs, the one in Giza is the most spectacular due, above all, to the fact that it is the largest. The monarch himself was the one who chose the situation of it. It should be noted that the weight of each of the blocks of which it is composed weighs approximately two and a half tons.

Sometimes it is also called the “funerary boat of Cheops”. Along with the pyramids of Khafre and Menkaure it gives rise to an impressive mausoleum aligned according to the stars. In fact, it fits perfectly with the constellation Orion. It is believed that there are still parts of it that have not been discovered.

The statue of Liberty

The vertiginous city of New York is home to the Statue of Liberty, undoubtedly the symbol par excellence of the metropolis  and one of those monuments that you must visit once in a lifetime.

Statue of Liberty
Statue of Liberty, New York – Noel Moore

Named so because it represents both freedom and democracy, it was a gift from the French people to the United States.

A titanic figure designed in copper that represents a woman with a hand raised towards the sky in which she carries a torch. In his other hand he holds a table with an engraving that refers in Latin to the American Declaration of Independence, which was launched on July 4, 1776. This date is also carved.

This prodigy of man was manufactured by Bartholdi but it was designed, nothing more and nothing less, than by Gustavo Eiffel himself.

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