What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of countries like Paris, New York City, or Barcelona? Yes, their cultural and iconic landmarks. Google has released a list of the most popular landmarks searched for this year. The list includes Buckingham Palace, the Louvre pyramid and the Great Pyramid of Giza among the 10 places. The ruins, the scenic beauty and the history behind them are interesting. Have you already planned New Year’s holidays? If not, here is a list of the top 5 attractions, also searched for among the most popular in 2022, that you must visit.
Buckingham Palace, London
Buckingham Palace is known to be the home of Queen Elizabeth II as well as one of the remaining functioning royal palaces in the world. It has been the official London residence of the monarchs of the United Kingdom since 1837, and now serves as the monarch’s administrative residence. If you wish to enter, the gates of the palace are open for 10 weeks in the summer and on certain days in the spring and winter although it is used for many official occasions and receptions of the King. The palace has a total of 775 rooms and the structure is 108 meters long across the front façade, 120 meters deep and 24 meters high.
The Great Pyramid of Giza, Giza Desert, Egypt
The Giza pyramids, designed to last forever, did just that. The three pyramids were built about 4,500 years ago by the pharaohs Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure. The huge tombs are the remains of the ancient civilization of Egypt, dating back 4,500 years.
Big Ben, London, UK
Big Ben is a tower clock known for its accuracy and massive bell. The name refers strictly to the Great Clock Bell, which weighs 15.1 tons, but is generally associated with the entire clock tower at the north end of the Houses of Parliament in London’s Westminster borough. The tower was officially known as St Stephen’s Tower until 2012 when it was renamed Elizabeth Tower to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II, which marked 60 years on the British throne.
Louvre pyramid, Paris, France
The Louvre pyramid, located in Paris, has become a masterpiece of city architecture, serving as a modern counterpart to the Great Pyramids of Giza. The famous Chinese-American architect IM Pei planned and built this glass pyramid, which went through a series of controversies and disputes before becoming the marvel it is today. The project, completed in 1989, was part of a series of new structures that President Mitterrand planned to erect in France to modernize 20th-century French architecture.
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