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Photo of the Sydney Opera House

List of famous landmarks

Large, famous things and places.

Photo of Big Ben

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Big Ben is the clock on the Palace of Westminster in London. It was completed in 1858.
Photo of Christ the Redeemer
Christ the Redeemer, or Cristo Redentor, is a statue of Jesus Christ. It is in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. It is 39.6 metres or 130 feet tall (including its pedestal, and 30 metres or 98 feet wide. It is on the top of the Corcovado mountain which is itself 700 metres or 2,300 foot tall. The statue was built between 1922 and 1931.
The Eiffel Tower is in Paris, France. It was built in 1889 and is made from iron. At one time it was the tallest structure in the world.
Photo of the Empire State Building
The Empire State Building is a 102 story building in New York City. Including its spire, it is 1,454 feet or 443.2 meters tall.It was the world's tallest building from 1931 until 1972.
Photo of the Golden Gate Bridge
The Golden Gate bridge is a suspension bridge in San Francisco. It spans 1.7miles, or 2.7 kilometers.
The Grand Canyon is a deeply eroded canyon, formed by the Colorado river in Arizona. The Grand Canyon is 277 miles or 446 kilometers long, up to 18 miles or 29 kilometers wide and is over a mile deep in places.
Photo of the Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China is a fortification along the ancient Chinese border, built in stages from the 7th century BC to keep out military invasions from neighboring countries. It is in total 8,851.8 kilometers or 5,500.3 miles long, including portions that are not man-made wall, such as rivers.
Photo of the leaning tower of Pisa
The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a bell tower next to the cathedral in Pisa in Italy. It took 117 years to build, starting in 1173. It started to sink on one side not long into its construction.
Photo of Mount Rushmore
Mount Rushmore features the faces of former American presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln carved into the side of the mountain. The sculpture was made between 1927 and 1941. Mount Rushmore is in the American state of South Dakota.
Photo of Mt Everest
Mt Everest is the highest mountain in the world, at 8,848 meters or 29,029 feet tall. It is in the Himalayas, in Nepal.