40 Facts about Landmarks

Agua Azul, Mexico
The larger cataracts of Agua Azul waterfall are as high as 6 meters.

Bachkovo Monastery, Bulgaria
Bachkovo Monastery is an important monument of Christian architecture and one of the largest and oldest Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Europe.

Ecopath Byala Reka, Bulgaria
Ecopath Byala Reka lies at an altitude of 570 to 630 m in the Central Balkan National Park and its length is 1830 m.

Kylemore Abbey, Ireland
At the beginning when it was a castle, there were 33 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 4 sitting rooms, a ballroom, billiard room, library, study, school room, smoking room, gun room and various offices and domestic staff residences for the butler, cook, housekeeper and other servants.

Dunguaire Castle, Ireland
Dunguaire Castle was used in the 1969 Walt Disney movie Gun In the Heather in the UK and The Secret of Boyne Castle in the US.

Boyana Church, Bulgaria
The Boyana Church owes its world fame above all to the frescoes from 1259, which demonstrate the exceptional achievements of mediaeval Bulgarian culture.

Navagio Beach, Greece
Navagio Beach has been named Shipwreck Beach since 1983, when the alleged smuggler ship Panagiotis was wrecked on the beach while transporting cigarettes.

Pamukkale, Turkey
In this area, there are 17 hot water springs in which the temperature ranges from 35 °C (95 °F) to 100 °C (212 °F).

Dubrovnik, Croatia
The annual Dubrovnik Summer Festival is a 45-day-long cultural event with live plays, concerts, and games.

Columbus Monument, Spain
An elevator inside the column takes visitors up to a viewing platform at the top (just below the socle).

Cordillera del Paine (2884 m), Chile
In the national park hikers are not allowed to stray from the paths. Camping is only allowed at specified campsites, and wood fires are prohibited in the whole park.

Boyana Church, Bulgaria
In the Boyana Church a total of 89 scenes with 240 human images are depicted on the walls.

Sagrada Família, Spain
The central spire of Jesus Christ is to be surmounted by a giant cross; the spire's total height (170 m) will be one metre less than that of Montjuïc hill in Barcelona as Gaudí believed that his creation should not surpass God's.

Belogradchik Rocks, Bulgaria
The rocks vary in color from primarily red to yellow; some of the rocks reach up to 200 m in height.

Mont Aiguille (2085 m), France
Mont Aiguille is notable for its first climb in 1492, which was said to mark the "birth of mountaineering".

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Peaks by Height

Landmark Mount Everest (8848 m)
Landmark K2 (8611 m)
Landmark Manaslu (8163 m)
Landmark Nanga Parbat (8126 m)
Landmark Jengish Chokusu (7439 m)
Landmark Aconcagua (6962 m)

Waterfalls by Height

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Towers by Height

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Landmark Torre del Mangia

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