Modern times mean that we speak less and less of real “miracles” – but they still exist. Most of the time, we mean special buildings that impress not only with their size but also with their architecture and meaning. Although there are few of these wonders of the world in our latitudes, those who think outside the box and travel the world have a good chance of encountering a real miracle.
We have put together the ten greatest wonders of the world for you – and who knows, maybe one of them is already your next travel destination.
Golden Gate Bridge (USA)
The landmark of the Bay Area: The Golden Gate Bridge connects the city of San Francisco with Marin County and, at almost 230 meters in height, is one of the most impressive bridges in the world – unsurprising that it too is considered one of the modern wonders of the world.
Eurotunnel (Great Britain)
It has long been a dream to get to the UK from the mainland within Europe without having to use the ferry or plane. The construction of the Eurotunnel has made this possible since 1993 and is therefore rightly considered a modern wonder of the world.
Panama Canal (Panama)
The canal between the Atlantic and the Pacific is considered a wonder of the modern age – not surprising, because the 82-kilometer canal is actually a masterpiece of logistics and architecture. The construction took a full 8 years and numerous construction workers lost their lives – but the Panama Canal is still considered one of the most impressive buildings in the world.
Where the gladiators used to fight with lions and other opponents is now the symbol of the Italian capital Rome: the Colosseum was built in the first century AD and offered around 50,000 visitors space for bloody spectacles and battles for life and death. The architecture is still outstanding today and is still used in the construction of modern stadiums.
Machu Picchu (Peru)
The ruined city of Machu Picchu can also be found in South America. In the Peruvian Andes, the former Inca city lies at an altitude of 2500 meters – even today the remains are well preserved and show the extraordinary architecture of the early natives of the continent. In South America, Machu Picchu is one of the biggest sights for residents, but also for tourists – so it’s no wonder that the ruins are always well attended.
Chichen Itza (Mexico)
Traces from the Mayan period are not uncommon in South America – the most impressive are the ruins on the Yucatán peninsula. It is still unclear what position the city had in the Maya empire at the time – but the fact is that one of the largest pyramids in the world can be found here. Chichén Itzá is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is visited by thousands of visitors every year.
The rock city of Petra in Jordan is considered the former capital of long past empires and has been preserved as a cultural monument to this day. Petra is one of the classic wonders of the world and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Many tombs and temples give visitors a vivid impression of history – unfortunately, some buildings are already severely affected by environmental influences.
Christ the Redeemer (Brazil)
In Rio de Janeiro, it is the symbol of the city and monitors the hustle and bustle around the Copa Cabana from its location. Cristo Redentor is a very modern miracle because it was only built in 1931 – but that doesn’t detract from the fame of the statue, because it is considered the forerunner of some Christ statues worldwide.
Great Wall of China (China)
The former border fortification is one of the most significant buildings in human history – and is still of great symbolic importance for the power of Chinese culture. It stretched for almost 22,000 kilometres and was started in the 7th century BC. Today it is no longer used as a fortification – but it is all the more popular with tourists from all over the world.
Taj Mahal (India)
The building in the north of the country has not only been known since Lady Diana had one of the most famous pictures of the modern press taken in front of the Taj Mahal. The site, originally planned as a tomb mosque, is of particular architectural beauty and attracts numerous tourists to the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh every year. The Taj Mahal is considered a monument of love because the mosque was once built for the great love of a powerful great Mughal.
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