Brandenburg Gate – Germany

Brandenburg Gate is Berlin’s most famous landmark. It was built between 1788 and 1791 to enhance the entrance into the Boulevard Unter den Linden and is the only surviving gate of the 18 previous city gates. The gate is designed in classical Greek architecture and was inspired by the entrance of the Acropolis in Athens….

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Sungnyemun Gate – South Korea

Sungnyemun Gate (also known as Namdaemun Gate) is located in central Seoul and is designated as the National Treasure of South Korea in 1962. The name Namdaemun means Gate of Exalted Ceremonies. Sungnyemun Gate is one of the four Great Gates of Seoul, the Heunginjimun Gate is the only other surviving gate. Construction on the…

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Plaza de Espana – Seville, Spain

The Plaza de Espana is located in Seville, Spain and was built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Fair in 1929. The plaza is large and covers an area of 50,000 square meters (slightly larger than 11 football fields). The plaza is shaped in the form of a half-elliptical with the main building of the plaza…

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Jefferson Memorial – Washington D.C.

The Jefferson Memorial is located at the southern tip of the Tidal Basin. The memorial is dedicated to the 3rd President of the United States and is an open-air domed building with a portico as a front entrance. The circular portion of the building is 165 feet in diameter and the portico is 102 feet…

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Monument to the Discoveries – Portugal

The Monument to the Discoveries is located in Lisbon, Portugal and was built to honor the Portuguese discoveries during the age of great geographical discoveries in the 15th and 16th centuries. The monument is impressive in its size and architectural design. The monument stands 171 feet tall, 151 feet long and 66 feet wide. The…

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