Can You Match the Monument to Its Location?

Jouviane Alexandre

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Around the world in 35 questions! 

While you might prefer an actual trip around the world, this quiz is the next best thing! All these famous monuments and landmarks bring millions of visitors to their sites. If you wanted to see the world's monuments, would you know which city or country to go to?

Monuments have been created all throughout history since the beginning of time. The Megalithic Temples of Malta are considered to be the oldest monument, dating back to 3,500 BC! While this may be the oldest, there are quite a few that are known around the world. 

Who could forget one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Great Pyramids? No one could miss the massive statue of Christ the Redeemer. Everyone's traveling to France to see the world's most popular tower. While it's easy to remember the actual monuments, can you pinpoint their location?

You could probably easily rattle off the location of the Washington Monument and the Tokyo Tower, but trust me, they're not all that easy! Do you know the location of the Taj Mahal? Where would you go shopping at the world's first shopping mall, the Grand Bazaar?

Are you a world traveler or has your head been stuck in your town? This quiz has us traveling around the world, and we want to know if you're riding first class or if you're getting left behind at the airport.

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Taj Mahal

Found in Agra, India, the Taj Mahal was completed in 1653 and meant to be a mausoleum. It was meant to be the house of Mumtaz Mahal, the wife of an emperor.

______ Opera House

The Sydney Opera House can clearly be found in Sydney, Australia. Opened in 1973, the site became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007.

Great Pyramid of ____

The Great Pyramid of Giza can be found in Egypt. One of the original Seven Wonders of the World, it is actually the oldest, having been constructed around 2500 B.C.

The Parthenon

The Parthenon can be found in Athens, Greece. A temple at the height of Athenian Empire, it was completed around 432 B.C.

The Kaaba

The Kaaba is located in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. At the center of Islam, the Kaaba is in the center of the Al-Masjid Al-Haram mosque, where Muslims must face when praying.

Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China was originally formed around 220 B.C. but has since been rebuilt multiple times. While it is questionable, the Great Wall of China is believed to be over 10,000 miles long.

Christ the Redeemer

The statue of Christ the Redeemer can be found in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The statue was finished in 1931 and is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, as well as a National Historic Heritage Site of Brazil.

Alhambra

You'll find the Alhambra in Granada, Spain. The palace plays a big role in history, where Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain lived and ruled. Alhambra is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Tikal

Located in Central America, you'll find Tikal in Guatemala. The ancient city ruin gives a peek into Mayan civilization and was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979.

Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza is found in Yucatan, Mexico. A landmark forms one of the largest Mayan cities and became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1989.

Westminster Abbey

The historical church that is Westminster Abbey can be found in Westminster, London. Having been built in 960, the church was recognized for its history and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987.

Eiffel Tower

One of the most known landmarks in the world, the Eiffel Tower can be found in Paris, France. Finished in 1889, the Eiffel Tower is one of the most visited monuments and for some time was the tallest structure in the world.

St. Peter's Basilica

St. Peter's Basilica can be found in Vatican City. Completed in 1626, this Catholic staple is known for being designed by renowned artists such as Michelangelo and Bernini. The Basilica became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984.

Notre-Dame

One of the largest Catholic Churches in the world, the Notre-Dame de Paris can be found in Paris, France. Taking nearly 200 years to build, the cathedral was finished in 1345. It was declared one of France's historical monuments in 1862.

The Colosseum

Found in Rome, Italy, the Colosseum played a big role in Roman history. Completed in 80 A.D., it was used for entertainment such as gladiator competitions.

Stonehenge

Found near Wiltshire, England, you'll find Stonehenge. While the time of it's construction is questionable, it is believed that the monument was created as early as 3000 B.C. In 1986 it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Statue of Liberty

Located on Liberty Island, the Statue of Liberty is a staple of New York City. As a gift from France to the United States, the statue depicts a Roman goddess. The monument became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984.

Washington Monument

The Washington Monument can be found at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The monument was erected for America's first president, George Washington. It is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

Easter Island

Easter Island is a southeastern Chilean island. With its Polynesian history, the area has over 800 statues. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995.

Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall

Completed in 1980, the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall was created for the former president of the Republic of China, Chiang Kai-shek. The monument is found in Taiwan, also referred to as the Republic of China.

Sukhothai

Sukhothai is the remains of an ancient city from the 13th and 14th centuries. Made into a historical park, the area is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Grand Bazaar

The Grand Bazaar can be found in Istanbul, Turkey. Translated to the "Grand Market," it is thought to be one of the first shopping malls ever. It is also one of the most visited locations in the country.

The Louvre Museum

One of the most well-known monuments in its country, you'll find the Louvre Museum in Paris, France. Completed in 1793, the museum has since become the most visited museum in the world.

Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge can be found in San Francisco, California, United States. Opened in 1937, the bridge has since become a California Historical Landmark.

Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat is found in Angkor, Cambodia; it is a religious monument and is the largest in the world. Built in the 12th century, the temple was originally dedicated to the god, Vishnu. Since then, the temple was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992.

Volubilis

Volubilis can be found in Morocco. This landmark features the ruins of a Roman city and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.

Potala Palace

You'll find the Potala Palace located in Lhasa, Tibet. Built in the 1600s, it was made as a place for the Dalai Lama to govern. In 1994, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Sagrada Familia

Found in Barcelona, Spain, one could visit the Catholic basilica, the Sagrada Familia. Having begun construction in 1881, the church remains unfinished. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for Antoni Gaudi's work.

Palace of Versailles

Another monument of French history, the Palace of Versailles can be found in Versailles, France. Rich in history, the palace was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979.

Petra

If you want to visit the historical city of Petra, you'd have to head to Jordan. Completed around 300 B.C., the site wasn't discovered until the early 1800s. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985, you might've caught this ancient city in a film or two.

Lincoln Memorial

If you travel to the United States, one of its more popular monuments can be found in its capital, Washington, D.C. The Lincoln Memorial was built finished in 1922 in dedication to the 16th president, Abraham Lincoln.

Hagia Sophia

If taking a trip to Istanbul, Turkey, the Hagia Sophia should definitely be on one's list. Finished in 537, the Hagia Sophia was originally a cathedral before serving as a mosque until 1931.

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu can be found in Peru. The ancient Inca civilization is said to be a lost city. In 1983, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Tokyo Tower

Completed in 1958, one can find the Tokyo Tower in Tokyo, Japan. Very similar to the design of the Eiffel Tower, the Tokyo Tower is one of the largest buildings in Japan and has become a major tourist attraction.

Big Ben

For those traveling through London with a need for the time, they can just look up at the Big Ben. Actually named the Elizabeth Tower, Big Ben was completed in 1859 and is part of the Palace of Westminster.

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