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    Tables – Most famous buildings

    No.Building NameLocationShort Description
    1Great Pyramid of GizaEgyptThe oldest and largest of the three pyramids, and the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still remaining.
    2The ColosseumRome, ItalyAn iconic symbol of Imperial Rome, it was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles.
    3The ParthenonAthens, GreeceIt is a former temple dedicated to the goddess Athena, the patron goddess of Athens.
    4Eiffel TowerParis, FranceDesigned by Gustave Eiffel, a French civil engineer, it is a global cultural icon of France.
    5Big BenLondon, UKFrequently referred to as just the Clock Tower, this structure is famed for the Gothic architecture.
    6Leaning Tower of PisaPisa, ItalyKnown worldwide for its nearly four-degree lean due to an unstable foundation during construction.
    7Sagrada FamiliaBarcelona, SpainAn ongoing architectural project, it’s revered by many for its stunning and unconventional Gaudí-designed features.
    8Sistine ChapelVatican CityCelebrated for its beautifully painted ceiling by Michelangelo.
    9The Sydney Opera HouseSydney, AustraliaIt is a multi-venue performing arts centre, recognised for its unique and modern architectural design.
    10Burj KhalifaDubai, UAECurrently the tallest structure and building in the world.
    11Taj MahalAgra, IndiaA white marble mausoleum, it is widely recognized as “the jewel of Muslim art in India.”
    12Statue of LibertyNew York, USAA colossal neoclassical sculpture, it is a symbol of freedom and democracy.
    13Christ the RedeemerRio de Janeiro, BrazilAn art deco statue of Jesus Christ, considered the largest Art Deco statue in the world.
    14The PantheonRome, ItalyA former Roman temple, now a church, well known for its massive dome and oculus.
    15St. Peter’s BasilicaVatican CityIt is the most renowned work of Renaissance architecture and the largest church in the world.
    16Machu PicchuCuzco Region, PeruAn Incan citadel high in the Andes Mountains, renowned for its sophisticated dry-stone walls.
    17Empire State BuildingNew York, USAOnce the tallest building in the world, the skyscraper is an American cultural icon.
    18The LouvreParis, FranceThe world’s largest art museum and a historic monument in Paris, known for its pyramid entrance.
    19Great Wall of ChinaChinaStretching over 13,000 miles, it was built to protect the Chinese empire from invasions.
    20Chichen ItzaYucatan, MexicoA complex of Mayan ruins, its centerpiece ‘El Castillo’ pyramid demonstrates Mayan astronomical knowledge.