10 Iconic Buildings in the World

When we talk about some countries or cities, the first thing that comes to mind is the famous architectural structures of that place. Or when we go to a new place, we first want to see and visit the architectural structures that make that place famous. What makes these buildings famous is not only their architecture but also their stories.

Well, how would you like to learn about the craftsmanship and stories of the iconic buildings in the world? Then you can continue reading.


1- Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty, which has become the symbol of New York, was designed by Frederic Bartholdi and presented to the USA by France for the 100th anniversary of its foundation. Inspired by the goddess of freedom in Roman mythology, the 7 spikes on the crown of the monument symbolise the 7 continents. At the same time, the statue holds a torch in its right hand and an address in its left hand.


2- Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower, the most important symbol of Paris and even France, was built between 1887-1889. 324 metres high and weighing 10,150 tonnes, the tower is a gigantic architecture made of iron. In addition to being one of the very rare structures that have received more than 200 million visitors worldwide since the day it was built, it is also the most revenue-generating work in the world.


3- Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China, which is the world’s largest defence line and started to be built in the 8th century BC, was built to protect the Chinese from Hun raids. At the same time, the Great Wall of China is the longest defence wall in the world, stretching along the northwest of China, with a length of 8851.8 km with its destroyed parts.


4- Christ the Saviour Statue

The Christ the Redeemer Statue, one of the seven wonders of the world, is located on Corcovado Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This statue, which is the most important symbol of the city, was started in 1922 in honour of the 100th anniversary of the founding of Brazil and was officially inaugurated on 12 October 1931.

year of the founding of Brazil in 1922 and was inaugurated with an official ceremony on 12 October 1931. The statue has an image with its arms outstretched to the sides. This image tells that Jesus embraces everyone and thus symbolises world peace.


5-Tac Mahal

Taj Mahal, one of the 7 wonders of the world, was built between 1631-1654 in Agra, India. After the death of Mumtaz Mahal, his favourite and third wife, Shah Jahan, the ruler of India, decided to build an imposing structure in her name.

The Taj Mahal has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1983 as ‘the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universal masterpieces of world heritage’.


6- Colosseum

‘Colosseum’, one of the most magnificent and magnificent works of Roman history, is also the largest amphitheatre in the world. History BC

The purpose of the construction of the Colosseum, which dates back to 72-80 years BC; gladiatorial battles, animal hunting, theatre and representative shows of ancient wars and to provide spectacular entertainment to the public.


7-Big Ben Clock Tower

Officially known as the ‘Elizabeth Tower’, it is the second largest tetrahedral clock tower in the world and is located next to the Palace of Westminster in London, the capital of England. Contrary to popular belief, Big Ben is the name of the big bell of the tower, not the clock tower. But over time, it is accepted by the public as the name of the entire clock tower.


8- Pisa Tower

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is located in the city of Pisa in the Tuscany Region in northern Italy. Built in 1173, the tower, which was built in 1173 and spent the first 5 years standing upright since its completion, started to lean towards the south after the completion of the 3rd floor.

The Leaning Tower of Pisa, which leans due to the collapse in the soft ground of the foundation where it is located, still continues to lean by seven tenths of a millimetre every year, that is, 0.7 cm in 100 years.


9- Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House is a building located in Sydney, Australia and used for gala, art and show purposes. This building, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage list, is a place where an average of 2 million people watch events annually.

The Sydney Opera House is also one of the buildings that received the Pritzker Architecture Award.


10- St Vasil Cathedral

The cathedral, which adds a fairytale atmosphere to Moscow with its colourful and cheerful structure, was built by Ivan the Terrible to crown the victory of Russia. Its 8 domes represent the 8 victories won. These domes, which were made of solid gold when it was first built, were painted in different colours in 1670 and in 1860 to have its present appearance. This cathedral, located next to the Kremlin Palace, is nowadays visited as a museum.