The World is full of places that are worth travelling and taking a deep insight on them. There are a number of historical places in this world and some are worth taking the time and knowing their history and magnificence.
Either thousands or millions of years old, some places are still a matter of amusement to the historians and the people looking for some great stories to know and tell. So let’s ponder upon some of the famous, well- known and great places in the history of mankind.
Here are the top 10 Most Famous Historical Places in The World
10. Hagia Sophia:
A grand icon of Istanbul, Turkey Hagia Sophia was once a church, then a mosque and now a museum. One building that is being used for two different religions and different purposes is always a matter of amusement for the historians of the past. Even today the tourists who visit the museum Hagia Sophia are bound to get astonished with the story it enfolds and the artwork it encompasses. The size, functionality and the massiveness of the structure are unique and one of its kind. With a huge historical importance and being built and renovated many times, Hagia Sophia stands still, firm and intact since the time of its construction which is 537 AD.
9. Christ the Redeemer:
The symbol of Brazilian Christianity, Christ the Redeemer was started building way back in the year 1920 and took almost nine years to complete the work. Although the idea to get a religious monument in the city Rio de Janeiro, Brazil was given by a Catholic Priest in 1850 but it took many years to implement the idea. Later, when the construction of landmark statue gets confirmed, the ultimate design was picked after selecting from a number of samples provided by different designers. The exact location of the huge statue is the Tijuca Forest National Park located at the top of the Corcovado Mountain.
8. Machu Picchu:
Machu Picchu is the best known archaeological site located on the continent of South America in the country of Peru with an area of 603 square kilometers. It holds the privilege of being one of the wonders of the modern world. It stands 2,430 m above sea-level, in the middle of tropical mountain forest, set high in the Andes mountains in Peru. Built in the 15th century, Machu Picchu was the city in the Inca Empire. Inca society was from the Inca civilization in South America. It is been believed by the historians that Machu Picchu was one religious site of the Inca leaders or could be one royal estate of them that got devastated by Spanish invaders in the 16th century. Now-a-days many people trek through Machu Picchu every year to see the sun set over its towering stone monuments.
7. Golden Gate Bridge:
Golden Gate Bridge is announced as one of the top ten construction achievement of the 20th century. It is a suspension bridge that connects the Golden Gate strait from San Francesco to Marin headlands.
Here are some awesome facts about the bridge.
1. Once called “the bridge that couldn’t be built,” today is one of the seven wonders of the modern world compiled by the American Society of Civil Engineers.
2. Opened in 1937, the bridge was built at a cost of $35 million in principal and $39 million in interest and 11 worker’s lives.
3. The color of the bridge is officially an orange vermillion called international orange. The color was selected by consulting architect Irving Morrow, because it provided visibility in the fog for passing ships and because it was a color which also compliments the natural surroundings.
Situated at the center of the city Rome, Colosseum also known as Flavian Amphitheatre was built under the supervision of Emperor Vespasian of Flavian dynasty. The construction began in 72 AD and got concluded in 80 AD by his successors Titus and Domination. It holds the privilege of being the largest amphitheater built till date. Although it got modified later by the successor emperors, it still wondered as one massive structure that can hold 50,000 to 60,000 spectators along with around 65,000 audiences in one go.
5. Grand Canyon:
The proud icon of United States of America, the Grand Canyon is the symbol of north Arizona. Its vastness and colossal structure are a matter of amusement that attracts a number of tourists every day. The oomph factor of the Grand Canyon lies in its 270 miles long and 18 miles wide configuration with the depth of a mile. Being afforded Federal protection in 1893, it achieved the privilege of being the 17th National Park of United States way back in the year 1919. Apart from the colorful landscape and overwhelming size, the Grand Canyon holds some very interesting and awestruck facts that make it worth exploring.
4. Great Wall Of China:
Beholding a long history, the long wall of China has made a significant impact in its country by attaining one iconic position worldwide. It is one of the greatest sights in the whole world and an astounding accomplishment of ancient architecture. Being built to protect different territorial borders by different rulers in different areas, there wouldn’t be any clue that one day it will hold a position among the Seven Wonders of the World. Apart from showing China’s forever pride and the massive project it also gives a view of its extravagant structural design and creativity. It is always been a matter of amusement and delight to embrace with the interesting facts that the Great wall of China enfolds. Being estimated to serve about 70,000 tourists every day the wall is a matter of glee since the time immemorial.
3. Leaning Tower of Pisa:
The unintended tilt of the Leaning Tower of Pisa which was a matter of defect in the earlier days emerges as one masterpiece later and managed it to get listed in the Seven Wonders of the World. The significant design of the tower with the awestruck features is considered as one work of art of the ancient time rather than a blunder. Also known as Torre Pendente di Pisa, the tower is the third oldest building in the Pisa’s cathedral square build in the 11 century. Being build and rebuild several times, it holds some of the fascinating facts that are worth contemplative.
Whenever the name of a man-made beautiful creation is being asked on earth the name of Taj Mahal comes by itself. Situated on the bank of river Yamuna, Taj Mahal is one wonderful and amazing piece of art that holds one unique place in the history of Indian literature. Made from white ivory marble the story of its conceiving and making is as interesting as it could be. The Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, the man behind the creation of the masterpiece gets all the credit for getting India into the book of the Seven Wonders of the World. The story behind the Taj Mahal along with the myths and legends that it enfolds are worth splurging upon.
1. Great Pyramids of Giza:
One of the most ancient and intact till date out of Seven Wonders of the World is the Great pyramid of Giza. In the Giza pyramid complex, there are stated to be three pyramids and great pyramid of Giza is the oldest and largest of the three. It is one proud icon of Egypt that has attained the privilege of holding the tallest man-made structure with the ancient height of 481 feet after the Eiffel tower of Paris. Although the technology has attained its peak in the modern world but one cannot replicate the vagueness with which great pyramid of Giza was made. Also commonly known as Pyramid of Khufu and Pyramid of Cheops, it is one masterpiece that shows the awe-inspiring feats of the ancient architecture.
The history and the facts that it holds has attracted a lot of people towards itself. And why not when one can take a sneak-peek over what the history holds in itself gives a lot of information and knowledge about our past and ancestors. And no doubt these historically famous places till today amuse each and everyone to the core.