Best Historical Sites to Visit All Over the World

People who love history are travelers of time. So, if you are one of them, prepare for an adventure because here are the best historical places you can visit in the world.

  1. The Colosseum

The colosseum was built during the 1st century and is presently Rome’s most famous landmark. It is an arena that could accommodate up to 45,000 spectators and is regarded as the largest amphitheater worldwide.

It held gladiatorial combats, performances of wild beasts, and possibly Christian executions. Many people believe that during the Medieval Period, several Christians were martyred in the place. Therefore, people view the colosseum as sacred.

  1. Christ the Redeemer

Christ the Redeemer, also known as Cristo Redentor in Portuguese, is a massive statue of Christ found in Brazil. It is known to be the largest Deco statue and one of the most gigantic figures of Jesus Christ in the globe.

The icon is 130 ft tall, 98 ft wide, and 635 tonnes heavy. Moreover, it stands in Corcovado mountain’s peak, which is 2,300 ft high overlooking the city. It is an ancient statue constructed during the years 1922 to 1931.

  1. Acropolis

Acropolis refers to high cities in ancient Greek. Greeks build their towns and settle on high ground to better defend themselves from enemies. In the early times, these citadels were the center of great cities surrounding it on lower ground (e.g., Rome).

Though the word “acropolis” is primarily associated with Greek cities such as Argos, Athens, Corinth, and Thebes, it can also refer to other citadels in Asia Minor, Celtic Bratislava, Castle Rock, Jerusalem, and Rome.

  1. Potala Palace

The Potala Palace is in Lhasa, Tibet. It is an old palace that ancient people built way back in the 7th century. During those times, Shuzhan Genpu instituted the Tufen Kingdom with Lhssa as its capital. China’s Emperor of the Tang Dynasty arranged the marriage of her daughter and Shuzhan Genpu (Zhanpu King).

To glorify himself, Zhanpu King built a city and began to build Potala palace on top of the red hill. Initially, the castle had 1,000 rooms, but unfortunately, the war destroyed it. People rebuilt it after the 17th century, during the “Dalai Lama V” period. Presently, the restored palace is about 199 meters high with 13 levels. It is famous for the treasures in it.

  1. Stonehenge

The Stonehenge is an ancient monument found in Wiltshire county, and it is one of the most famous prehistoric sites in the globe. Stonehenge is a group of huge standing stones forming a circle, which are within earthworks.

Archaeologists say that the monument was built anywhere between 3000 BC to 2000 BC. In 2008, radiocarbon dating reported that the earliest stones were constructed from 2400 to 2200 BC, but a different theory suggests that the stones may have already stood during 3000 BC.

  1. The Great Pyramid of Giza

The great pyramid of Giza is one of the Ancient Wonders of the World. Among the other ancient wonders, the pyramids of Giza are the only ones that survived and are currently a famous tourist site in the present world.

These pyramids are where Egyptians bury their pharaohs; therefore, people regard the place as spiritual.

  1. Petra

Petra, which means rock, is a historical city in Jordan. It was established during the 6th century and was considered by the Nabataeans as their capital city. It is located on Mount Hor’s slope in a broad valley that runs between the dead sea and the Aqaba Gulf. Moreover, Petra is known to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

History is full of mysteries, so prepare yourself for one great historical adventure.