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Top 10 most photographed sights on Instagram

Incredible scenery and the most visited places in the world. We have put together the top 10 places that continuously fill Instagram feeds and whose photos everyone wants to have in their gallery. Do you know which ones they are?

1. Eiffel Tower, Paris

Built in 1889, and famous to this day. During its existence, it encountered resistance from outraged artists, who called it a "tragic street lamp" and perceived it as a "gloomy factory chimney" and dishonor of Paris.

Originally, the tower was to be demolished in 1909, the Eiffel had a permit for only 20 years. However, since its height proved to be a valuable aid in communication via wireless telegraphy, and later the tower became a great sensation, its demolition did not take place.

2. Big Ben, London

This tower is one of London's biggest landmarks. But did you know that her original name is Elizabeth Tower and that Big Ben is just her colloquial name thanks to the bell that is located in it?

The clock is also famous for its reliability. Although they have had to stop it a few times since the 1960s, the clock has maintained its accuracy despite the German bombing during World War II.

3. Louvre, Paris

The first thing that comes to mind at one of the most famous museums in the world is definitely the Mona Lisa. However, it is said that if one were to walk through the entire museum and stop at each exhibit for 10 seconds, you would spend 3 months in it.

This is not surprising - in addition to the famous painting of the mysteriously laughing La Gioconda, there are more than 35,000 other works of art and exhibits on 5 floors.

4. Empire State Building, New York

The building has 102 floors and is one of the first skyscrapers in New York. Because US President George Washington liked to call the city the Empire State, the building was named after that.

5. Burj Khalifa, Dubai

Speaking of skyscrapers, we will stay with them. Burj Khalifa boasts the designation of the tallest skyscraper in the world. Its height reaches an incredible 830 meters and the total cost was $ 1.5 billion.

The tower also holds the lead in more bizarre categories, such as the building with the fastest elevators or the highest pool in the world.

6. Notre Dame, Paris

Notre-Dame de Paris has experienced a great deal of things. It has not only survived a rush of tourists, but also a difficult period in history. Despite all the difficulties she overcame, she finally succumbed to a fire in 2019, which severely damaged the building.

Surprisingly, neither slaves nor convicts took part in the construction of Notre Dame, which lasted 182 years.
The church, unlike other builders of the time, hired real craftsmen who received a normal wage.

7. St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican

The building is associated with many amazing attributes and 120 years of construction, during which 20 popes and 14 architects took turns. However, it is not a cathedral, as many people think because it is not the seat of a bishop.

The basilica stands on the site where, according to tradition and legend, the apostle Peter was martyred, crucified and buried. Among the most valuable pieces in the church are the famous Pieta by Michelangelo and the throne of St. Peter by Bernini.

8. Times Square, New York

Times Square is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the world and attracts 50 million visitors a year. Approximately 330,000 people and tourists pass through Times Square every day. It is also the site of the annual New Year's Eve celebrations, which began on December 31, 1907 and continue to attract more than a million visitors each year.

9. Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

One of the most famous monumental buildings of the famous Catalan architect is located in Barcelona. Antonio Gaudí worked on it for the last 15 years of his life and is buried in it. However, the basilica has still not been completed since 1882. Its ceremonial completion is planned for 2026, which will be exceptional for the 100th anniversary of Gaudí's death.

10. Colosseum, Rome

For 2000 years, the building looked at the glory and downfall of the capital and is now the most admired pride of Rome.

But did you know that there was a lake in its place before and that the construction of this monument took only 8 years? In its prime, this colossus welcomed up to 70,000 spectators, and inaugural games often lasted up to 100 days. Have you ever been there?

More tips on great places

Machu Picchu, Peru

The lost city of the Incas constantly attracts crowds of tourists. Its location is unique and the view breathtaking. But how did the city come into being? Nobody really knows. The Incas probably wanted to be closer to their divinity, the sun. Young girls also lived on the site and were specially selected for sun rituals.

The city was not known until 1911.
The Incas did not know the script properly and the Spanish conquistadors did not look for scholars who understood the script. This contributed to Machu Picchu being forgotten.

Taj Mahal, India

Do you know what story is associated with this exceptional monument? The Indian mogul Shah Jahan had a beautiful wife Mumtaz, who was the most exceptional of his harem. However, she died in 1629 during the birth of her 14th child. The mogul mourned for the wife for two years, even so much that his hair turned white. He promised to build a monument worthy of his wife.

There is no denying that he succeeded. The tombstone in the form of Taj Mahal has become one of the most beautiful monuments in the world.

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