Here is a list of some of the most famous landmarks in the world for the avid campers and travelers.
The literal meaning of a landmark is a geographic element, marked by adventurers and explorers to help them recognize the area if they plan to come back. But in modern times a landmark may be anything that is used to mark a specific area. Any non-stationary object can be a landmark today. We are accustomed to use our local buildings and other immovable objects to help us and others locate ourselves in the area we are looking for.
However, many remarkable monuments and buildings having a historical importance and signify beauty are termed as proper landmarks. These most famous and recognizable landmarks are places of interest and attract more tourists each year.
A few examples and description of the some beautiful and historically important landmarks are given in this article.
St Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow
This famous landmark is in Moscow, Russia. It is also officially termed as ‘The Cathedral of the Intercession of the Virgin by the Moat’. It was built at the spot where the trinity cathedral once stood. The patron was Ivan the Terrible who ordered the construction of the cathedral in 1552 to mark the victory and capture of the Kazan province of the Mongol forces. It took about eight years to complete the entire structure. This landmark is used as a museum today and attracts a lot of tourists from all over the world.
The Little Mermaid Statue, Copenhagen
The Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen, Denmark, is a splendid statue of a little Mermaid sitting on a granite stone. The entire sculpture is located on the Langelinie Pier in the city of Copenhagen. This sculpture was designed and built in the year of 1913 under the patronage of Carl Jacobsen, the heir of the founder of Carlsberg. The statue was designed and created by the sculptor Edvard Eriksen with his wife as the model for the statue.
Cristo Redentor, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Cristo Redentor, which can be literally put up as ‘Christ the Redeemer’, is the world renowned statue located at the Brazilian capital Rio de Janeiro. The statue overlooks the city from the peak of mount Corcovado. This statue represents the cultural identity of Brazil. Every year an average of 2.5 million visitors come to visit this statue. The tourists are awed by the mesmerizing view of the city they get from the foot platform of the statue. The commencement of the construction of this statue started from the year of 1921 to commemorate 100th independence anniversary of Brazil. It took almost 10 years to build this statue.
Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy
This architectural wonder landmark is the most significant of all the landmarks of Italy. The tower dates back to the year in 1174 and signifies the artistic thought and technique of the Roman architects. The leaning tower of Pisa is cylindrical in shape and has the architectural features of Romanesque style. The tower consists of six open galleries. The top of the tower can be reached after mounting 294 steps in a spiral manner.