Can You Match the Picture to Where in the World It Was Taken?



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Historical landmarks and monuments have been created all throughout history since the beginning of time. The Megalithic Temples of Malta are considered to be the oldest monument, dating back to 3,500 BC! While this may be the oldest, there are quite a few that are known around the world.

And while cameras are a relatively new invention, we've been able to photographically document every corner of our world. From the Great Pyramids to the massive statue of Christ the Redeemer, to the world's most popular tower in Paris. While it's easy to remember the actual landmarks, can you match the picture to where in the world it was taken?

You could probably easily name the location of a picture of the Statue of Liberty or Buckingham Palace, but trust me, they're not all that easy! Do you know where you would take a picture of the Taj Mahal?

Are you a world traveler or do you wish you could be one? This quiz has us traveling around the world and taking pictures and we want to know if you can name where they were taken.

Let's go!

This picture of the Eiffel tower was taken in which country?

The Eiffel Tower was built as part of a celebration to recognize the French Revolution. Completed in 1889, it is more than 1,000 feet tall, the tallest structure in all of Paris.


Where was this picture of Big Ben taken?

Big Ben is a world-famous clock tower in London. The 315-foot tower was completed in 1859 and is located at the north end of the Palace of Westminster.


You can take a picture of the Taj Mahal in which country?

The Taj Mahal is an enormous white mausoleum built in India in the mid-1600s. About 20,000 artisans applied their skills to the site, which draws as many as 8 million visitors annually.


In which city would you take a picture of the Parthenon?

It wasn't until the 1970s that the Greek government decided to get serious about restoring the Parthenon. While it may not get back to its former glory, the Parthenon's repairs will utilize newer materials that will help prevent damage and daily wear and tear.


In which southern hemisphere country would you take this picture of the Great Barrier Reef?

The Great Barrier Reef contains thousands of spectacular coral reefs, and about 600 islands along the northeast coast of Australia.


The real-life Disney castle, Neuschwanstein, can be found in which country?

King Ludwig II's Neuschwanstein is a great place for a Disney fan to visit. Why? This is the castle that Walt Disney used for inspiration when it came to designing Cinderella's castle.


Which Italian City was this picture taken in?

Venice, also known as The Floating City, is known for its bridges and gondolas. There are 417 bridges and 58 of these bridges are privately owned, just like owning a driveway on a landlocked house.


You can take a picture of Mt. Everest from which two countries?

The international border between Nepal and China cuts directly across the summit of Mt. Everest. Every year hundreds of climbers attempt to summit the mountain from both the Nepalese and Chinese sides.


This picture of the Great Pyramid of Giza was taken where?

There are more than 100 pyramids comprising the famous desert structures in Egypt. The Great Pyramid of Giza is the largest -- it stretches more than 480 feet into the sky.


In which U.S. state was this picture of the Empire State Building taken?

The Empire State Building in New York City is 102 stories of pure iconic landmark. It's been climbed by giant movie gorillas and used as a scenic viewpoint for millions of visitors since it was completed in 1931.


You can take a picture of Niagara Falls from the United States and _____?

Niagara Falls isn't just one waterfall — it's three. The largest of the three waterfalls is Horseshoe Falls. Ninety percent of the water that goes over the falls, goes over Horseshoe Falls.


From which Middle Eastern country did this picture of the Wailing Wall come from?

If you are planning a visit to the Wailing Wall, be sure to bring a pad of paper and a pen. Why? It is Jewish tradition to write prayers and petitions on paper and wedge it between the bricks in the wall.


Where was this picture of the Kremlin taken?

Initially, the Kremlin was constructed out of wood, with white stone replacing the wood in the 1300s, and red brick replaced the stone in the late 1400s.


This picture of Machu Picchu was taken in which South American country.

Machu Picchu is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Peru. It's an Incan citadel that was abandoned during the 15th century when the Spanish Conquest roiled the continent.


Do you know where in the world this photo was taken?

The Great Wall of China is a series of walls built in northern China over the course of roughly two thousand years to protect Chinese states against invasions.


From which South American country does this picture of Christ the Redeemer come?

In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a huge statue of Jesus called Christ the Redeemer overlooks the sprawling city. It is nearly 100 feet high and was constructed between 1922 and 1931.


Where was this picture of the Colosseum taken?

The Colosseum is a massive old gladiator arena in Rome. It was built in AD 70 and possibly seated up to 80,000 spectators, which is more than some modern NFL stadiums.


In which U.S. city would you take this picture of the Capitol Building?

Located in Washington D.C., the United States Capitol serves as the primary capitol building in the United States. The United States Capitol was constructed in 1800 and is notable for being the start of the street numbering system in the District.


Where was this picture of Notre Dame Cathedral taken?

Notre-Dame de Paris, or simply Notre Dame Cathedral, is one of the best-known churches in the world and an important building for those of the Catholic faith. It is adorned with famous gargoyles and a 226-foot tower with a commanding view of Paris.


This picture was taken in which U.S. state?

The Hollywood sign is located in Los Angeles, California, but it wasn't originally created with movies in mind. In fact, it was supposed to be an advertisement for real estate in the Hollywoodland development. The last four letters were removed in 1949.


Which modern-day country was this picture of the Berlin Wall taken?

The Berlin Wall was a concrete barrier constructed in 1961 to enclose the western portion of the city of Berlin from the rest of East Germany until the fall of the wall and reunification of Germany from 1989-1990.


In which country was this picture of Mt. Kilimanjaro taken?

Mount Kilimanjaro is an enormous dormant volcano in Tanzania. From base to peak, it rises more than 16,000 feet high. It was first summited in 1889 by two climbers of European origins.


This picture of Willis Tower, this country's second-tallest building, was taken where?

The Willis Tower is located in Chicago. The 110-story building is the second-tallest in the United States. When it was completed in 1973, however, it was the tallest building on the planet, and for 25 years it held onto that title.


Where was this picture of "Sin City" taken?

Las Vegas was officially founded as a city on May 15, 1905. When gangster Bugsy Siegel opened the Flamingo hotel in 1946, Las Vegas as we know it today was born.


In which South American country was this picture of Easter Island taken?

Easter Island is a southeastern Chilean island. With its Polynesian history, the area has over 800 statues. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995.


Where did this picture of the real-life Hobbiton from "The Lord of the Rings" come from?

"The Lord of the Rings" was shot almost entirely in New Zealand, with the set for Hobbiton being converted into a tourism destination.


You can take this picture of Disney World in which country?

While Japan, China and France all boast their own version of Disneyland, it is in the United States where you'll find Walt Disney World Resort. Opened in 1971, the resort is comprised of the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney's Animal Kingdom.


Where would you take this picture of Stonehenge?

Stonehenge is probably the most recognized prehistoric monument on Earth. For centuries, people have puzzled over the significance of the stones, which are placed in a circle pattern, but no one really knows the story behind these famous rocks.


In what city would you take this picture of Saint Peter's Basiclica?

Although some construction spilled over into the early part of the 17th century, the Saint Peter's Basilica that visitors gaze upon today when visiting the Vatican is largely a 16th century replacement of Constantine's original.


In what U.S. city was this picture taken?

In 1937, San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge opened, and since then it's been one of the most photographed and famous bridges in the world. Until 1964, the 4,200-foot long bridge was the longest suspension bridge on Earth.


You can take a picture of Australia's most famous building in which city?

With its swooping lines and harbor location, the Sydney Opera House is easily Australia's most recognizable landmark. It is 213 feet tall and was completed in 1973.


Where was this picture of the Grand Canyon taken?

The deepest point of the Grand Canyon is about 7,800 feet, or well over 1 mile. Current estimates guess the canyon's age at around 17 million years old.


In which city would you take this picture of the Sagrada Família?

The Sagrada Família is an unfinished church in Barcelona, Spain. Some officials hope to have the structure completed by 2026, which would be the 100th anniversary of architect Antoni Gaudi's death.


Where can you take a picture of the tallest human-made structure, the Burj Khalifa?

Since 2008, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai has been regarded as the tallest building on Earth. It is 2,722 feet tall and cost around $1.5 billion and took 5 years to construct.


Where would you take a picture of this leaning structure?

The Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy was completed in the 14th century after two centuries of construction efforts. The lean, of course, wasn't intentional -- it was caused because the soil was too soft to support the structure.


Do you remember in which U.S. city this picture of the Alamo was taken?

San Antonio not only housed the mission, but it was also a center of commerce. At one point it was even considered the capital of Texas. The city would be witness to two battles during the Texas Revolution - the Battle of the Alamo and the Siege and Battle of Bexar.


Where in the world was this picture of the Teotihuacan Pyramids taken?

If you are planning a trip to the Teotihuacan Pyramids, be sure to check the dates before heading out; it is open only certain days of the week. When you arrive, be sure to check out the free in-depth tours so you can appreciate this beautiful place.


In which country was this picture of Keukenhof, the world's largest flower garden, taken?

Every year, millions of visitors trek to Holland to experience the blooming of millions of tulips in Keukenhof. Because tulips are only in bloom for a short period of time, the best time to visit the garden would be in mid-April to early May.


Where was this picture taken?

From ground level to torch tip, the Statue of Liberty is more than 300 feet tall. It was dedicated in 1886, a gift from the people of France as a celebration of American independence from the British.


This picture of Buckingham Palace was taken in which European country?

The Duke of Buckingham built Buckingham Palace to serve as his private residence in 1703. It was converted into a royal palace in 1826 by legendary architect John Nash.


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