Torres del Paine National Park is one of the largest and most visited national parks in Chile. The park encompasses mountains, glaciers, lakes and rivers in southern Chilean Patagonia.
Easter Island is a 64-square-mile island in the South Pacific Ocean. The island was named by Dutch explorers in honor of the day of their arrival in 1722. Easter Island’s most dramatic claim to fame is an array of almost 900 giant stone figures that date back many centuries.
A Chilean town and commune, San Pedro de Atacama overlooks the Licancabur volcano and features a significant archaeological museum. Tourists flock to the ancient ruins that date to the area's pre-Columbian cultures.
Dating to the 15th century, Machu Picchu is an estate on a mountain in the Cusco Region of Peru that was built for an Incan emperor. In 2007, Machu Picchu was voted one of the new seven wonders of the world in a worldwide Internet poll.
Cusco, a city in southeastern Peru, was the historic capital of the Inca Empire from the 13th to 16th century. A major tourist destination, the city receives nearly two million visitors a year. Due to its antiquity and importance, the city center retains many buildings, plazas and churches of pre-Columbian times, which led to it being declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Lima is the capital and largest city in Peru, located in the central coastal part of the country, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The city has a population of almost 10 million people, making it the most populous metropolitan area of Peru, and the third largest city in the Americas. Lima offers beautiful colonial architecture, historic churches and tranquil beaches.
The central square of Brussels, the Grand Place, is surrounded by opulent guildhalls and two larger edifices, the city’s Town Hall, and the Breadhouse Building, which contains the Museum of the City of Brussels. The square is regarded as the most important tourist destination and most memorable landmark of Brussels.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site for its “outstanding example of a medieval historic settlement which has maintained its historic fabric as this has evolved over the centuries.” The Historic Center of Bruges is lined with cobblestone paths and canals that frame medieval and gothic buildings. Now repurposed as cafes, boutiques and art galleries, the historic buildings provide a must-see stop for visitors to Belgium.
The Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing is the war memorial in Ypres, Belgium, dedicated to the British and Commonwealth soldiers who were killed in the Ypres Salient of World War I. Unveiled in 1927, the memorial is the entry to the barrel-vaulted passage for the traffic through the mausoleum that honors the missing, who have no graves.
A famous amusement park and garden in Copenhagen, Denmark, the Tivoli Garden is the second most popular seasonal theme park in the world and the second oldest operating amusement park in the world, having opened in 1843.
A Danish regional museum dedicated to archaeology and ethnography, the Moesgaard Museum is located in the suburb of Aarhus, Denmark. The museum’s exhibitions include several unrivalled archaeological findings from Denmark’s ancient past and examples of the world’s cultural heritage.
Located in Hillerod, Denmark, the Frederiksborg Castle was built as a royal residence for King Christian IV of Denmark-Norway in the early 17th century. The largest residence in Scandinavia, the castle is situated on three islets on a lake and is adjoined by a large formal garden in the Baroque style.
Big Ben is the nickname for the Great Bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster. Officially known as Elizabeth Tower in honor of Queen Elizabeth II, the Clock Tower is one of the most prominent symbols of the United Kingdom.
Hyde Park is one of the largest parks in London and extends from the entrance at Buckingham Palace to Whitehall. The park features Speakers Corner, London’s Holocaust Memorial, the Crystal Palace and a stunning tree known as the Weeping Beech.
Built in 1395, the Gyeongbokgung Palace is located in Seoul, South Korea. The Gyeongbokgung Palace is the main royal palace of the Five Grand Palaces built by the Joseon dynasty.
Designated as a nature reserve by the South Korean government, the Seoraksan National Park is popular with tourists and nature enthusiasts and is home to many rare flora and fauna.
Translated as bright cave or tunnel, the Myeongdong shopping street covers approximately one kilometer and is the ninth most expensive street in the world. The area is known for both the Myeongdong cathedral and the Myeongdong Nanta Theatre, two historically significant sites.
Chichen Itza is a large pre-Columbian city built by the Mayan people. The site is one of the most visited archaeological sites in Mexico with an estimated four million visitors coming to see the ruins every year.
The National Museum of Anthropology is the largest, most-visited museum in Mexico. The museum offers significant archaeological and anthropological artifacts from Mexico’s pre-Columbian heritage.
The Eiffel Tower is a wrought iron lattice tower named after Gustave Eiffel whose company designed and built the tower for the 1889 World’s Fair. It is one of the most recognizable structures in the world.
The Notre Dame de Paris is a historic Catholic cathedral widely considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture and is the largest, most well-known church in the world.
The Colosseum is an oval amphitheatre in the center of Rome and was completed in 82 AD. As the largest amphitheatre ever built, it was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles.
The Pantheon is a circular building with a portico of large granite columns built in 126 AD. Because of its continuous use as a church, it is one of the best preserved of all the ancient Roman buildings.
The Grand Canal is a canal in Venice. It forms one of the major water-traffic corridors in the city.
The Basilica of the Sagrada Familia is a large Roman Catholic church in Barcelona deemed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The basilica combines Gothic and curvilinear Art Nouveau architecture.
Located in Madrid, the Prado National Museum is the main Spanish national art museum. It features one of the world’s finest collections of European art dating from the 12th century to the 19th century.
The Alhambra is a palace and fortress complex. It’s now one of Spain’s major tourist attractions, demonstrating the country’s most significant and well-known Islamic architecture, including Christian buildings and gardens from the 16th century and later.
The Quinta de Regaleira is an estate located near Sintra and is deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s considered one of the principal tourist attractions of Sintra and consists of a palace and chapel, a park and many other buildings.