Can You Name the World’s Most Famous Landmarks?

By: Rebecca Curran
How many famous landmarks have you been to? Most people have seen at least a few. Of course, opinions of what constitutes a landmark vary widely. For some it just has to be a historic location or building, a mountain or a great river, or a monument. For others it might be the world’s largest rubber band ball in Lauderhill, Florida or the Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota. But it’s a big world, and there’s something for everyone out there. Every nation has its special places that its people are proud of, and most have a global reputation. How many do you think you would recognize? Well, you just won’t know for sure until you take this challenging quiz.

Humans have recognized important places since the dawn of time. The ancient Greeks compiled a list of the 7 Wonder of the Ancient World, which were the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Colossus of Rhodes, the Lighthouse of Alexandria, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, the Temple of Artemis, the Statue of Zeus at Olympia, and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Unfortunately, all but one of them no longer exist, so you can’t visit them.

An attempt at a 7 Wonders of the Modern World was compiled in 1994 and included the Empire State building in New York City and the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Today there’s a  new globally-oriented list created in 2007. Check both of them out online.

But if you don’t know that much about world landmarks, this quiz is not only fun to take, but you’ll learn about a lot of really amazing places. So get started, and good luck!