Can You Guess In Which Country These Cool Buildings are Located?

By: Kennita Leon
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We know these buildings because they are among the most famous in the world. But do you know where they're located? Take this quiz to find out how much you really know.

The Lotus Temple located in New Delhi, India, is famously known for its "flowerlike" structure. It is a huge tourist attraction, where people of all faiths and religions visit for the peace, prayer, and meditation.

Notre-Dame Cathedral is a Catholic cathedral in Paris that is said to be one of the greatest representations of "French Gothic" architecture in the world. Construction of the Notre-Dame Cathedral took almost 200 years to complete as government changes occurred, architectural designs were changed, and church leaders died.

Considered Cambodia's most iconic temple, Angkor Wat simply means "Temple City." It was built by King Suryavarman II, and although it was initially constructed as a Hindu temple, it was eventually converted into Buddhist temple.

The Eiffel Tower is located in Champ de Mars in Paris and is named after its engineer, Gustave Eiffel. The Eiffel Tower is a three-story building which has restaurants and viewing platforms. It is said to welcome an estimated 7 million visitors yearly and admits more visitors than any other "paid monument" in the world.

Big Ben is a clock tower located in the Palace of Westminster in London, England. In 2012, it was renamed Elizabeth's Tower, in commemoration of Queen Elizabeth's 60th anniversary. The great clock began working on May 31, 1859, and first chimed on July 11 of that same year.

The Sistine Chapel is a huge chapel inside the Vatican Palace where the Pope lives. It is mainly used for important masses and religious celebrations, such as the election of a new pope. It is named after Pope Sixtus IV, who authorized a rebuilding of the chapel.

The Empire State Building is located in Manhattan and stands at 103 stories tall. This Art Deco skyscraper has been featured in popular movies, such as "Sleepless in Seattle" and "The Amazing Spider-Man."

Lincoln Center in Manhattan, New York, is a number of buildings that represent 11 organizations. It is well known for its hosting of shows and performances at the New York City Ballet and Metropolitan Opera. The center is the world's largest presenter of performing arts and offers about 5,000 programs.

The Shard, located in London, England, and is a ninety-five story skyscraper. It stands at 1,016 feet, has 72 livable floors, an open-air observation deck and is coated entirely in glass. It was publicly opened in 2012 and is the tallest building in the United Kingdom.

The Hagia Sophia is the largest church built by an East Roman Emperor. Named after Sophia the Martyr, this structure contains a huge number of relics and now serves a museum. In 2014, it was the second-most visited museum in Turkey, with an estimated 3 million visitors yearly.

Hearst Castle is located on the central coast of California and was designed by Julia Morgan. It was established in 1958 and includes indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a movie theatre, 61 bathrooms, 19 sitting rooms and 56 bedrooms.

The Moscow Kremlin in Russia is a strongly-built complex that which includes four cathedrals, five squares, four palaces and 20 towers. It is also where the president of the Russian Federation lives. A helipad was authorized to be built by Vladimir Putin and was completed in 2013 for ease of transportation.

Commonly known as the White Temple, Wat Rong Khun is a rather unusual temple located in Thailand. Its white color represents the purity and wisdom of Buddha. A brilliant Thai artist named Chalermchai Kositpipat designed the building, and it remains a work in progress to this day.

The Guggenheim Museum, located in Manhattan, is an art museum that features various types of art, including post-impressionist, modern and contemporary. When its founder, Solomon R. Guggenheim, died in 1952, it was renamed in his honor.

A famous place of worship in Istanbul, Turkey, Sultan Ahmed Mosque has more than 20,000 handmade ceramic tiles. At sunset, huge masses of visitors often gather for evening prayers and the mosque is beautifully lit. It consists of five main and eight secondary domes.

The Mosque of Córdoba, also called the Great Mosque of Córdoba, was made into a Christian cathedral in the 13th century. Originally built by Abd ar-Raḥmān, this structure was expanded and is now the largest sacred monument in the Islamic world.

The Duomo di Milano is an artistic masterpiece and an honored place of prayer. With its 3,400 statues and 135 spires, it mesmerizes visitors with its extraordinary architectural design.

Although its formal name is Collegiate Church of St. Peter at Westminster, more commonly known as Westminster Abbey, it is not an ordinary church. When it was formed by Benedictine monks, in the 13th to 16th centuries, the custom of daily worship was established and is held to this day. It is said to be one of the most significant Gothic buildings in the country.

The Taj Mahal is a mausoleum built by Emperor Shah Jahan, between 1592–1666, to hold the tomb of his most honored wife. This huge structure took more than 20 years to be completed and is one of the best examples of the combination of Islamic, Indian, and Persian influences.

Located in Saint Petersburg, Russia, the Winter Palace is home to the Hermitage and started out as Russia's first public art museum. The Hermitage incorporates over 3 million works of art, such as Scythian gold and Cubist pieces. Nineteenth and 20th-century contemporary European art pieces are among the pieces in the collection.

One of the most famous opera houses in the world, the Vienna Opera House is most popular for performance artists such as Richard Strauss and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. This leading theater offers 1,709 seats and 567 standing rooms from which audiences can view daily opera performances.

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is located in Pisa, Italy, and features phenomenal architectural structures of medieval Europe. It was started in 1173 and was finished in 1399. It has 251 steps and as the name suggests, does actually lean to one side.

The Dome of the Rock is located in the Temple Mount City of Jerusalem. It is an Islamic temple built on a sacred stone. It is believed to be the spot from where the temple's founder went up to heaven. In addition to being one of the most stunning monuments, it was also one of the oldest temples in the world.

Château Frontenac is a luxurious hotel in Québec, Canada, and is considered to be the world's most picturesque hotel. This hotel is named after an important figure in French history, Louis de Buade, Comte de Frontenac. It currently has a capacity of more than 600 rooms.

The Dancing House is one of the most important landmarks in Prague and is commonly called Fred and Ginger. It is nearly 3000 square meters and has offices, conference centers, a gallery, and a restaurant with a sightseeing deck on the top.

Petra is an ancient wonder, located in southern Jordan. It is half-built and half-carved into the rock and is concealed by an almost impenetrable blockade of rugged mountains. It is commonly known as the Rose City because of the color of the stone in which it was carved.

Bran Castle is also known as Dracula's Castle and is located in Romania. Opened as a museum, it was dedicated to Queen Marie of Romania and featured art that the queen herself collected. It is a well-known location for Halloween, as it is rumored that the home of Abraham "Bram" Stoker‘s Dracula was based on it.

The Gateway Arch is an impressive 630-foot tall building. It cost $13 million to build and weighs 17,246 tons. Major extensions have been done to this structure, including the addition of museum exhibits.

Versailles is located in France and was built by King Louis XIV and reconstructed in 1682. Today the museum draws an estimated 3 million visitors annually. This château includes 2,300 rooms.

The Sagrada Familía is one of Gaudí's most famous works in Barcelona and amazingly has been under construction since 1882. Although it is sometimes called a cathedral, it does not have a Bishop's seat. Construction on this structure began in the 19th century, with the intention of being built into a church and dedicated to the Holy Family.

The Château de Chenonceau is sitting on the Cher River. It was built in 1514 on the remains of an old mill and was subsequently lengthened. The chateau is a major tourist attraction and one of the most-visited castles in Loire Valley, France.

One World Trade Center, located in Manhattan, New York, is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. The original structures, the Twin Towers, were destroyed by a devastating terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. A total of 2,996 people were killed.

The Sacré-Cœur or Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris is a church that was dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. In 1914, it was promoted to basilica status. This basilica is one of the most visited monuments and second-highest point in Paris.

The Niterói Contemporary Art Museum is a four-story, saucer-shaped structure built on a cliffside in Niteroi, Brazil. The Niterói mainly displays modern artworks and has the second-largest collection of Contemporary art in Brazil.

The Pantheon was initially built as a temple for all the gods. It is almost 2,000 years old and has managed to stand the test of time, unlike many younger buildings and structures.

Casa Milà, also known as ‘La Pedrera,' was designed by Antoni Gaudí and is located in Barcelona, Spain. The Mila used to occupy the main floor and was opened as an exhibition in 1992. It is said to be one of the most captivating buildings in the world.

The Musée d'Orsay is a national museum located in Paris, France. It was formally opened in December 1986 and primarily displays French art pieces from 1848 to 1914. It is the largest compilation of impressionist and post-impressionist showpieces in the world.

The Space Needle serves as a viewing tower and also has restaurants and shops. It is located in Seattle, Washington, and was built in April 1961. It is the most famous tourist attraction in the Northwest U.S. and attracts millions of visitors annually.

The Forbidden City is China's biggest and best-preserved collection of ancient buildings, and the largest palace complex in the world. All of the 9,999 rooms are decorated with statues.

The Gherkin, also known as the Swiss Re Building and 30 St Mary Axe, was built in December 2003 by the Swedish construction company, Skanska. It stands at 591 feet tall and has 41 floors. The structure has won a number of awards, including the 2004 RIBA Stirling Prize, voted unanimously by judges for the first time in history. The Gherkin is located in the City of London.

Completed in 1902, The Flatiron Building -- or Fuller Building (originally) -- is a 20-floor structure that was one of the tallest in Manhattan at the time it was built. It earned its name as a result of its triangular shape which indeed resembles a clothes cast iron.

Located in Athens, Greece, the Acropolis of Athens is the remnant of a few ancient buildings. The Parthenon, the Propylaea, and the Temple of Athena Nike are among the buildings that make up this historic structure.

The Chrysler Building located in Midtown Manhattan was opened in January 1930. Although it was constructed by Walter Chrysler of Chrysler Corporation, the project was developed by former New York State Senator William H. Reynolds. The Chrysler Building has been in a number of movies and is ranked as the third-best building in the nation.

The grandest museum in the world, Musée du Louvre -- or the Louvre Museum -- is located in Paris and was originally constructed as a fortress under the watch of Philip II in the 12th Century. After changing hands a number of times, this museum was officially opened on August 10, 1793.

One of the most popular buildings in the world today is the White House. Designed by the Irish architect James Hoban, this structure, located in Washington, DC, was completed on November 1, 1800. It is the official residence and office of the President of the United States.

Saint Basil's Cathedral is a church located in Red Square, Moscow. It was constructed between 1555 and 1561. Built in white stone and red brick, this building stands 213 feet tall, was designed by Postnik Yakovlev and Ivan Barma, and built by Ivan the Terrible.

The Sydney Opera House is one of the most distinctive buildings in Australia. It was completed in 1973 and was designed by Jørn Utzon, a Danish architect.

The Colosseum in Rome, Italy, is the largest amphitheater ever constructed. Commenced in 72 AD by Emperor Vespasian, it was completed in 80 AD by Heir Titus. The structure is oval shaped and was the home of gladiator battles that host​ed as many as 80,000 spectators.

Egypt's Great Pyramid of Giza is the largest and only fully functional of the trio. It is believed that the structure was built as a tomb. Constructed mainly from blocks, limestone, and granite, the original height of the Great Pyramid of Giza was 280 cubits, which converts to 146.5 meters or 480.6 feet.

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