World Landmarks Quiz 2

The world has many iconic landmarks, both natural and built, which symbolize countries and cities.  Take our World Landmarks Quiz 2 to see how many you know. 

The Arc de Triomphe is situated at the end of which famous avenue in Paris?

The Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile is one of the most famous monuments in Paris, standing at the western end of the Champs-Élysées at the center of Place Charles de Gaulle, formerly named Place de l'Étoile.

The ancient citadel of Machu Picchu is located in which South American country?

Machu Picchu is an Incan citadel set high in the Andes Mountains in Peru, above the Urubamba River valley. Built in the 15th century and later abandoned, it’s renowned for its sophisticated dry-stone walls that fuse huge blocks without the use of mortar, intriguing buildings that play on astronomical alignments and panoramic views.

This famous statue called Manneken Pis can be found in which city in Belgium?

Manneken Pis is a landmark small bronze sculpture in Brussels, depicting a naked little boy urinating into a fountain's basin. It was designed by Hieronymus Duquesnoy the Elder.

The 160 storey high Burj Khalifa is a landmark building in which United Arab Emirates' city?

The Burj Khalifa, known as the Burj Dubai before its inauguration, is a megatall skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. At over 828 metres it is the tallest building in the world.

The Colosseum in Rome was commissioned to be built by which Roman Emperor?

The Colosseum also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre is in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy. Built of concrete and sand it is the largest amphitheatre ever built. The Colosseum is situated just east of the Roman Forum and construction began under the emperor Vespasian in AD 72 and was completed in AD 80 under his successor and heir Titus.

Saint Basil Cathedral is a landmark in which city in Russia?

The Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed, commonly known as Saint Basil's Cathedral, is a church in the Red Square in Moscow, Russia.

Sagrada Familia is a famous landmark in which Spanish city?

The Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família is a large Roman Catholic church in Barcelona, designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí.

Which island in the Pacific Ocean is famous for these monumental statues?

Easter Island, a Chilean territory, is a remote volcanic island in Polynesia. Its native name is Rapa Nui. It’s famed for archaeological sites, including nearly 900 monumental statues called moai, created by inhabitants during the 13th–16th centuries. The moai are carved human figures with oversize heads, often resting on massive stone pedestals called ahus.

What is the name of this historical building in Istanbul?

Hagia Sophia was a Greek Orthodox Christian patriarchal basilica, later an imperial mosque, and now a museum in Istanbul, Turkey. From the date of its construction in 537 AD, and until 1453, it served as an Eastern Orthodox cathedral and seat of the Patriarch of Constantinople. The building was later converted into an Ottoman mosque from 29 May 1453 until 1931. It was then opened as a museum on 1 February 1935. It is Famous in particular for its massive dome and is considered the epitome of Byzantine architecture.

What is the name of this iconic structure located in Berlin, Germany?

The Brandenburg Gate is an 18th-century neoclassical monument in Berlin, built on the orders of Prussian king Frederick William II after the successful restoration of order during the early Batavian Revolution.

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