The ten most interesting places in the world

See what are the 10 most interesting known and visited sites protected by UNESCO.

1. Stonehenge, England

Prehistoric monument in Wiltshire was constructed by witches as a temple of worship claimed by some, while others insist that it was made by aliens.

Some scientists say that Stonehenge has its cult nature and is associated with the summer solstice.

2. Chichen Itza, Mexico

Chichen Itza is a pre-Columbian site built by the Maya, on the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico. In translation the name means "in the well of the Itza tribe". The Mayan pyramid at Chichen Itza was selected as one of the new Seven Wonders of the World in July 2007 after a global Internet vote.

3. Old City of Jerusalem and its walls

This holy city is for Jews, Christians and Muslims. Jerusalem has always kept the aura of mystique for their own people. Jerusalem is proud with over 220 historic monuments with among them the wonderful dome of the rock (Dome of the Rock) from the VII century, the Wailing Wall and the tomb of Christ (Holy Sepulcher).

4. Rapa Nui, Easter Island

The local name of Easter Island is Rapa Nui. It is a volcanic, Polynesian island, guarded by huge stone statues. The sinister figures probably were built to portray the important ancestors of each clan.

The statues weigh hundreds of tons and rise above 9 feet. There are more than 800 and are found all over the Easter Island. These statues are among the wonders of the world. Over 3,000 people live among the statues on the island today.

5. Vatican City, Italy

One of the most religious and beautiful cities on earth, the Vatican has in fact closed, a sovereign city-state with a population of around 900 people. This is the smallest country in the world. It is situated on the hill of Monte Vaticano, in the western part of Rome. Ruled by the Pope, this is the place to be seen when in Rome. Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful sights in the Vatican is the Pope's Palace, home of the Pope, including Raphael's rooms, Sistine Chapel and frescoes painted by Michelangelo.

In 1984, Vatican City was included in the UNESCO list for World Cultural and Natural Heritage.

6. Pyramids of Giza, Egypt

Rising from the sand on the outskirts of Cairo are the pyramids, a complex of ancient monuments, which are among the seven wonders of the ancient world. The ancient necropolis consists of the pyramid of Khufu, the pyramid of Hefren, pyramid Mikerin and the big sphinx.

The highest of the pyramids is that of Cheops standing at 137.16 meters. Initially, the height of the pyramid was 146 meters. This building is the first of the Seven Wonders of the World (according to the Hellenistic culture). The pyramids are unquestionably a center of attraction for many tourists.

7. The historical center of St. Petersburg, Russia

With the channels that pass through the city center, the bridges that hover over them and the sharp and twisted towers that pierce the sky, this historic center of the Russian city of St. Petersburg is the place to be seen. St. Petersburg is called Venice of the North for its palace arranged waterways. The town was founded during the reign of Peter the Great and his cultural and historical past is engraved in each piece of architecture. The center of St. Petersburg is a place for the world and cultural heritage with monuments like the Admiralty, the Winter Palace, the Marble Palace and the Hermitage.

8. Evargleyds National Park, USA

Evargleyds National Park is one of the most natural World Heritage sites in the world and is an enormous subtropical marshland in southern Florida. With its large area of dense vegetation and swamp, Evargleyds is teeming with wildlife; however the park is most famous for its crocodiles and alligators that swim lurking in the reeds.

9. Alhambra, Spain

The MajesticAlhambra palace is on the border of Granada, southern Spain and was once the residence to the Moorish kings, but now one of the biggest open air museums of Islamic architecture in the world.

The complex comprises a mosque, palace and fortress and is located in one of the hills in the eastern part of the city in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. In the complex you will also find a series of courtyards surrounded by extensive passages in arches, columns and fountains.

10. Hunchback of Notre Dame (Notre Dame), France

Hunchback of Notre Dame, called Notre Dame (Notre-Dame de Paris), is the cathedral of Paris. It was built in 1163-1260, as one of the first Gothic cathedrals in the style of the Cité Island on the river Seine. Most of the sculptural decoration of the facade is considered one of the most beautiful, dating from the nineteenth century.

The Cathedral is characterized by the natural looking sculptures and beautiful stained glass windows. At Notre Dame de Paris, Napoleon was crowned as Emperor. It is interesting to visit this cathedral and is as important as visiting this place as it is the designer stores when in Paris.

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