7 Wonders of the World

7 Wonders of the World

There are so many amazing sights to see around the world, and each country offers a selection of eye-widening landmarks you just have to visit on your travels. We have gathered seven of our favourite wonders from around the world that we’re sure you will love just as much as us. 

Statue of Liberty – New York

Unsurprisingly, the Statue of Liberty made it to the top of our list! This iconic New York landmark is one of the best-known in the world and for good reason. At 93 metres from ground level to the tip of her torch, the copper statue was a gift from the people of France to the United States. 

There are plenty of ferry tours that take you to Liberty Island from Castle Clinton, Manhattan, and you will get the chance to see the Statue up close in all her glory. If you don’t fancy the boat trip, but still want to admire the Statue of Liberty, then you can get a great view from the southern tip of lower Manhattan, known as the Battery. 

Colosseum – Rome

For your fill of ancient relics, Rome is the place to be and there’s no better place to start than the Colosseum. The oval amphitheatre is situated in the centre of the city and is the largest ancient amphitheatre ever built. It was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles including animal hunts, executions, reenactments of famous battles. 

You can choose to have a guided tour or you can grab a headset and wander around at your own pace. Some tours even take you around the Colosseum at night time meaning there’s usually less crowds and you can admire the enormity of the building as it is lit up in the dark. 

Basilica de la Sagrada Familia – Barcelona

A true symbol of Barcelona, the Sagrada Familia is a large unfinished Roman Catholic minor basilica. Construction began in 1882 and the building has seen many architects in its time. In 2010, the church was consecrated by Pope Benedict XVI. 

It is currently estimated that Sagrada Família will be complete in 2026, a century after designer Anton Gaudí’s passing. Tickets are advised to be booked online and children ages ten and under can visit for free, guided tours and audio guides are also available. 

When visiting Sagrada Familia, like many religious buildings, you must dress appropriately – no see-through clothing, cover your shoulders, no exposed back or belly, shorts/skirts must go at least halfway past the thighs. 

Burj Khalifa – Dubai

The Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world and has held this title since 2009. The building is just over half a mile high and you can take in some incredible views of Dubai from the observation deck on the 124th floor. 

The building has set several world records including building with most floors (163), world’s highest nightclub (144th floor) and world’s longest elevator travel distance (504m). The Burj Khalifa is one of the world’s most photographed structures and it’s not hard to see why.

You can admire its beauty from the base of the towering building, or head inside and enjoy a glass of fizz and gourmet canapes while watching the sunset over the horizon.

Parthenon – Athens

The Parthenon is a former temple on the Athenian Acropolis in Greece. It was dedicated to the goddess Athena, who the people of Athens considered their patroness. The Parthenon was constructed entirely of Pendeli marble and represents architectural perfection. 

You can tour the UNESCO World Heritage Site led by an expert guide who will give you the low down on the must-know facts about the site. You can also visit several other historical sites close-by including the New Acropolis Museum and Ancient Agora.

Chichen Itza – Mexico

Chichen Itza was a large pre-Columbian city built by the Maya people, and is located in Tinum municipality. It’s a great place to visit on a day trip from your holiday to Cancun or Riviera Maya. In 2007 the site was selected to be one of the New 7 Wonders of the World and you can admire 26 Mayan Ruins throughout the two sites, Old Chichen and Chichen Itza.

The main attraction here is the Chichen Itza Pyramid which is one of the tallest and most remarkable examples of Maya architecture. It is a four sided pyramid with a rectangle temple on top. Chichen Itza welcomes over 2,500,000 visitors each year and you can reach the archaeological site by car, bus or with different tours.

Hallgrímskirkja – Iceland

Hallgrímskirkja is a 74.5m tall Lutheran parish church in Reykjavík, Iceland. Lutheranism is one of the largest branches of the Potestant religion and was founded by Martin Luther, a 16th century German monk. 

The church is open for many regular services, weddings and funerals and visitors can pay a small admission fee to go to the top of the church and see the amazing views over Reykjavik from all four sides. 

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