Can you match the city to the landmark?

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Landmarks are a staple of any city and often the pride of an entire country. How well do you know your famous landmarks? Test your knowledge with this HowStuffWorks quiz!

Where is the Hollywood Walk of Fame?

More than 2,000 five-pointed stars are embedded in the sidewalks spanning nearly 20 blocks in Hollywood, California. Musicians, actors, directors, fictional characters and others who have made important cultural contributions are honored there.

In which city is the Eiffel Tower?

The Eiffel Tower was completed in 1889 as the entrance to the 1889 World's Fair. While it was initially unpopular among France's intellectuals and artists, who were critical of its design, it has become one of the most recognizable landmarks on Earth.

Where can you find the Statue of Liberty?

This is a statue of the Roman goddess of liberty, Libertas. It was a gift from France to the United States.

In which city is Big Ben?

Big Ben is a nickname for the Great Bell of the clock in the Palace of Westminster in London. It was completed in 1859 and still functions to this day.

The Empire State Building can be found in:

This famous tower stands in Manhattan, New York City. It was the tallest building in the world from its completion in 1932 until 1970.

Where is the famous Hollywood Sign?

This famous sign is 45 feet tall and 350 feet long. It sits on Mount Lee where it overlooks Hollywood, Los Angeles.

Where in the world is Prague Castle?

This castle complex dates back to the 9th century. It was the seat of power for kings of Bohemia, Holy Roman emperors and Czechoslovakian presidents for centuries.

Where is the Sydney Opera House?

The Australian Sydney Opera House is one of the most famous 20th-century buildings. It was designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon and opened in 1973.

The Great Sphinx of Giza can be found where?

This limestone statue of a sphinx, a creature with the body of a lion and the face of a human, sits in Egypt. It's believed to have the face of Pharoah Khafre. It's over 200 feet long and 66 feet tall and has been around since the mid-2000s B.C.

In which city is the Golden Gate Bridge?

This one-mile suspension bridge is one of the most famous U.S. landmarks. The bridge was completed in 1937. Over 1,000 people have committed suicide by jumping off of the Golden Gate bridge, making it one of the most common suicide sites on Earth.

Where is The White House?

Every U.S. president since John Adams has lived and worked in The White House. It was designed by Irish immigrant James Hoban and built between 1792 and 1800.

Where in the world is Buckingham Palace?

Buckingham Palace is located in Westminster, London. It is where the reigning monarch of the United Kingdom lives and conducts business.

The Palace of Versailles is in which city?

While it began as a small village, today Versailles is a wealthy suburb of Paris. Versailles was the political center of France and where the king and his court lived for a century leading up to the French Revolution.

Where is the Leaning Tower of Pisa?

This freestanding Italian bell tower is famous for its tilt. This tilt is actually an accident, the result of faulty foundation on too soft ground.

The Christ the Redeemer statue can be seen from which city?

This 98-foot statue of Christ with his arms outstretched stands on a 26-foot pedestal overlooking the city of Rio de Janiero, Brazil. Finished in 1931, it weighs 365 metric tons.

Where can you see the famous Space Needle?

This observation tower in Seattle, Washington was built for the 1962 World's Fair. It is 600 feet high and weighs 9,550 tons.

Westminster Abbey stands in which city?

This Gothic abbey church is in Westminster, London. English and British monarchs have been coronated there since William the Conqueror was coronated in 1066.

Brandenburg Gate is in which city?

This large gate stands in Berlin, Germany. It was built between 1788 and 1791 as a symbol of peace and restored in the early 2000s, after suffering damage during the world wars.

The Potala Palace can be found where?

Potala Palace sits in Lhasa, Tibet. The Dalai Lama lived there until 1959, when the 14th Dalai Lama escaped to India during political turmoil. The palace began construction in 1645 and has over 1,000 rooms.

Where on earth is the ancient Hagia Sophia?

Hagia Sophia was constructed in Istanbul, Turkey in 537. It has served as an Eastern Orthodox cathedral, a Catholic cathedral and an Ottoman mosque over the years. It has been a museum since 1935.

In which city is the Oriental Pearl Tower?

This radio and TV tower was constructed between 1991 and 1994. It's brightly lit with LED lights at night and stands over 1,500 feet tall.

The Western Wall is where?

This holy place of prayer in Jerusalem, Israel has often been referred to as "The Wailing Wall" by Christians, even though many Jews find this offensive. This limestone wall is a remnant of the Second Jewish Temple built by Herod the Great. It is over 2,000 years old.

The Great Buddha of Kamakura can be found in:

This large bronze statue depicting Amida Buddha sits outside of the Buddhist temple of Kotoku-In and is one of Japan's most famous icons. It dates back to the 13th century and is about 44 feet tall.

The Gateway Arch is in which city?

This 630-foot stainless steel arch can be found in St. Louis, Missouri. It is the tallest arch in the world.

Where in the world is the Taj Mahal?

This world-famous Indian landmark was commissioned in 1632 by a Mughal emperor. He had it built as a grand mausoleum for his favorite wife.

Tivoli Gardens can be found in _______.

Tivoli Gardens, in Copenhagen, Denmark, is one of the oldest operating amusement parks in the world. It has been in operation since 1843.

The Forbidden City is in _________.

The Forbidden City was the center of the Chinese government for nearly 500 years. From 1420 to 1912 Chinese emperors lived there with their families.

Where is the famous Sistine Chapel?

Built in the 15th century, this chapel is part of the Apostolic Palace, where the Pope lives. The Sistine Chapel ceiling was famously painted by Michelangelo and is one of the most important works of Renaissance art.

Notre Dame can be found in __________.

This medieval Catholic cathedral in Paris, France is considered to be one of the most perfect examples of French Gothic architecture. Its cathedral treasury holds some of Catholicism's most important relics, supposedly including one of the Holy Nails used to crucify Christ.

The CN Tower stands in which city?

This communications and observation tower in Toronto was the world's tallest freestanding structure from its completion in 1976 until 2010. It is still the largest freestanding structure in the entire Western Hemisphere.

Where can you visit the palace fortress Alhambra?

Alhambra is a palace and fortress complex that can be found in Granada, Andalusia, Spain. In the 13th century, the Moors transformed what were ignored Roman ruins into what would eventually become a royal palace.

The Atomium is a unique building which can be found in ________.

This building in Brussels, Belgium was originally built for the 1958 World's Fair. It stands over 300 feet tall and is made up of nine giant stainless steel spheres.

Where is Catherine Palace?

Catherine Palace was the residence of Catherine II of Russia. Russia has a second Catherine Palace, a famous Rococo palace located outside of St. Petersburg, where Russian tsars spent their summers.

Where can you see Cloud Gate?

Cloud Gate, also known as The Bean, is a giant public sculpture in Millennium Park in Chicago, Illinois. It was designed by Indian-born British artist Anish Kapoor, and installation was finished in 2006.

Where is St. Basil's Cathedral situated?

Now a museum, this cathedral is in the Red Square in Moscow. Built between 1555-1561, there is nothing else like it in Russian architecture.

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