Get to know these historical monuments

On World Monuments and Sites Day we invite you to discover which are some of the most important monuments in the world and learn a part of their history

Acrópolis

Walking through the ruins of the Acropoilis manages to make us aware of the origin of man, the importance of preserving our classical culture and historical heritage.

Located on top of an Athenian hill, this city built in the 5th century BC still attracts the eyes of visitors, in buildings such as the Parthenon, the Erechtheion or the temple of Athena Nike.

Along with the places of worship we can find the Parthenon, the Temple of Athena Parthenos and the Theater of Dionysus located in the open air.

Notre-dame

This cathedral impresses with its majesty, its magnificent stained glass windows and the beautiful gargoyles that dot its exterior and that can be admired from the upper terrace.

Dedicated to the Virgin Mary, Notre Dame Cathedral was officially completed in the year 1345, although it would be reformed and restored over the centuries, surviving the French Revolution and two great fires.

Sydney Opera House

It was designed by Danish architect Jorn Utzon in 1957 and opened October 20, 1973, and soon became one of Australia’s greatest cultural icons.

Its lines, in the form of sailboat sails, have been very influential in subsequent cultural architecture, and have become an emblem of the country and practically of the entire continent.

It is in the center of Sydney Harbor and stands out for its modern design, with shell-shaped vaults and has 2,200 access doors and access depends on theatrical and operatic programming.

Chichen Itza

Chichén Itzá still houses the ruins of a glorious past that attest to its importance: the Castle, the Caracol observatory and the sacbé, will be some of them.

But there are also markets, playing fields, temples and government buildings that, together with the natural formations of the cenotes, have a lot to tell us.

Christ the Redeemer

Christ the Redeemer is a statue of no less than 30.1 meters and was inaugurated in 1931. It is located in Rio de Janeiro on Mount Corcovado, 700 meters high. From there you can see the entire city.

It is inspiring during the day, when the landscape from above is breathtaking, and at night, when it is illuminated and the figure seems to fly over the city.

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