It’s a beautiful world out there, and there’s no better resolution than to set a list of places where you want to visit this year. If you’re stuck on what is worth to see or not, have no fear. Here are some must-see landmarks you can’t miss this year and are perfect for your next vacation spot!
This is Peru’s famous lost city and one of the most spectacular ruins in the world. Machu Picchu is located 8,000 feet high in the Andes, being one of the most familiar symbols of the Incan Empire. It’s guaranteed to thrill even the most well-traveled backpackers or newbies. The sheer scale and audacity will require careful route planning, so just be careful exploring!
India’s most national treasure is a symbol of love and romance, standing majestically on the banks of the River Yamuna. The Taj Mahal’s pure white marble, and exquisite and precious gemstones make it one of the must-see tourist destinations in the world. Once you find out the love story behind its construction, its beauty is given a new light making you simply appreciate it more.
Frequently called The Rock, this landmark is located offshore in the San Francisco Bay of California. For 29 years, Alcatraz Island was home to a federal and military prison until 1963 - and became well-known for including some of America's most notorious prisoners. Today, the island and its lighthouse are open to visitors and are so popular that there can be a several-day wait for tickets. Hurry up and book yours now!
St Peter’s Basilica
If you want to head to Europe, then you must-see Italy's most spectacular cathedral. Located within the Vatican, St Peter’s Basilica is home to many masterpieces, including Michelangelo’s Pietà and his soaring dome. It remains one of the two largest churches in the world, and includes more than five of the greatest architects in Italy. The design, construction, and decoration of St Peter's is admired for its intricate Renaissance sculpture as well as its fusion of Renaissance and Baroque architecture.
Another top world landmark is the Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary. This spot is a must-see for visitors due to its neo-Gothic architecture and imposing presence on the banks of the Danube River. You can also choose to book guided tours to explore more within the beautiful building and really learn about the history.