sábado, 14 de julio de 2012


Taj Mahal, India
Taj Mahal, a mausoleum located in India, is one of 7 wonders of the world. It was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, in memory of his wife Mumtaz. Taj Mahal is believed to be completed in the year 1653 and Ustad Ahmad Lahauri is considered to be the Chief Architect of Taj Mahal.
Taj Mahal is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and gets more than 3 million visitors every year.


Eiffel Tower, France

Eiffel Tower, built in 1889 and named after its designer and engineer Gustave Eiffel is one of the most famous architectural structure in the world.
Eiffel Tower is observation & radio broadcasting tower, it is 324 meters tall, and tallest building in Paris, also second tallest in the whole of France. It was also tallest man-made structure of the world from 1889 to 1930.

Stonehenge, United Kingdom

Stonehenge is an amazing structure built of standing stones in a circular form. It is one of the most ancient structures of the world, believed to built before 2000 B.C. Stonehenge has been destroyed several times, and the present day structure is believed to be remains of the structure built in 1600 B.C.
Stonehenge is owned by The Crown and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is managed by English Heritage and National Trust.

Saint Basil's Cathedral, Russia

Saint Basil's Cathedral is a Russian Orthodox Church built in 16th century in Moscow. It is operated as State Historical Museum and is a property of Russian Federation. The design of the building forms a shape like that of flame of bonfire rising to the sky.
Saint Basil's Cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy

Leaning Tower of Pisa is a unique structure, leaned at one side. It is campanile in the Italian city of Pisa.
The Tower is 56.70 high, 4.09m wide and leaned at 3.99 degrees.The construction of the tower started in 1173 and was completed in 1372. The tower has eight stories, including chamber of bells. It was not planned originally as a something like this, but during the construction it started leaning, and today although it weighs more than 14,000 metric tons, miraculously and proudly stands as one of the most beautiful structures of the world.

Statue of Liberty, United States of America

The Statue of Liberty is a sculpture of Libertas, Roman Goddess of Freedom, situated in United States of America. The statue designed by Frederic Bartholdi, was a gift from People of France to USA.
The statue was inscribed on July 4, 1776, on the date of American Declaration of Independence. There is a broken chain at the feet of the statue, representing icon of freedom of United States.
The statue is 93 meters high and has more than 3 million visitors annually. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Borobudur, Indonesia

Borobudur is a Mahayana Buddhist monument in Indonesia.
The monument was built in 9th century with 504 Buddha statues, and is one of the most holy pilgrimage place in Buddhism. The total surface area of the monument is more than 2000 sq.m. Gunadharma is believed to be architect of the monument.
Borobudur was declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991.

Christ The Redeemer, Brazil

Christ The Redeemer, located in Brazil, is one of the Seven Wonders of the World, it is also the fifth largest statue of Jesus Christ, and largest Art Deco statue in the World.
Built between 1921 and 1931, The statue is 39.6m. tall, 30m wide, and weighs over 600 tonnes.

Colosseum, Italy

The Colosseum, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, is an Amphitheatre in the Roman city of Italy. It was built in the first century under Emperor Vespasian and Titus of Flavian dynasty.
The Colosseum of Rome is elliptical in structure, 189 meters long, 156 meters wide and 48 meters high. The Colosseum was used to host Gladiator contests and Public mock spectacles.Its capacity was more than 50,000 people.

Sydney Opera House, Australia

Sydney Opera House is a performing arts centre in Sydney, Australia. It was built by a Danish architect Jorn Utzon for which he was awarded Pritzker Prize (highest architectural honour) in 2003 stating The Opera House as a “Masterpiece”.
The Sydney Opera House was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007.

Moai, Chile

Moai are human faces carved on rock located in Easter Island. Amazingly, More than 800 Moai statues have been known till date.
The tallest Moai erected weighed more than 80 tons.

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