Top 5 Places in the World to Visit!
- The Leaning Tower of Pisa, which was built in 1173, is one of the most popular attractions to see in Italy. Tourists take photos to make it seem as if they were actually supporitng the tower.
- The Colosseum, built by the Roman Empire, is an ampitheater which still remains well known for its architectural structure.
- The Ruins of Pompeii, an ancient city ruined by a volcano eruption from Mt. Vesuvius. Many people enjoy the ancient structure to the buildings that the Romans used nearly 2,000 years ago.
- La Sagrada Familia, a Roman Catholic church,is one of the most visited tourist sites in Spain. The church is located in Barcelona,Spain and was built by architect, Antoni Gaudi, who dedicated his life to building it; he worked on it for nearly 40 years until his death.
- Plaza Mayor located in Madrid, Spain, is a city square that is home to much of Spain's celebrations and festivals. There are cafes along the interior walls with stone pavements adorning the walkways.
- The Guggenheim Museum, located in Bilbao, Spain, is home to many collections of modern art, but is known even more for its architectural design. The museum was designed by architect, Frank Gehry, who took limestone and sheets of titanium to wrap the building and create its unique design.
- Acropolis located in Athens, Greece, is a symbol for its country and houses three temples known to be from 5th century BC. Acropolis itself is a rocky mountainous landscape.
- Santorini is a Greek Island on the west coast, known for its deep blue waters surrounding its whitewashed builings (most of which have been turned into hotels). Many believe it is the perfect place for a wedding, while others vacation in the volacanic beaches and archeological sites.
- Rhodes Town, on another Greek Island,is a top tourist place in Greece. The streets are cobble stone and allow no cars, which is great for street shopping as there are alos small street shops.
- Big Ben, a 150 year old clock tower, is not only the 3rd largest clock tower in the world, but also a large symbol for London, England. The clock was named after Sir Benjamin Hall, the man who ordered the clock.
- Tower of London, founded in 1066, is home to the British Crown Jewels. This castle was at once a royal residence, but was also a prison. People believe it is the most haunted building.
- Stonehenge, dating back to 2500 BC, is one of the most important prehistoric sites. There is not cultural records, however scholars believe it was used as a religious/ceremonial center.
- Trinity College, located in Dublin, Ireland, is one of the most ancient treasures founded by Queen Elizabeth I in 1592. The gates and cobblestone works to it makes it breathtaking to look at.
- Shop Street is exactly what it sounds like, a street full of shops with antiques and treasures. It is located in Ireland's third largest city: Galway. The streets are pedestrian only streets, and provide history within its architectural buildings.
- St. Stephen's Green located in Dublin, Ireland, is the place to relax, rewind, have a picnic and enjoy nature. This is also known as Duck's Pond for it is home to many ducks which people feed. Hotels with teahouses and other buildings surround the 'green' and provide the right amount of relaxaation for Dubliners.