You know the Statue of Liberty when you see it, but what about the Rialto Bridge?
A landmark is usually the term used to refer to a recognizeable feature, which can be either natural or made by man. They are usually so distinct that they stand out from the rest of their natural environment and in many cases, can be seen from long distances away. The term landmark is also sometimes used to describe to smaller features or structures, which have become so iconic that they are widely thought of as national or local symbols. Originally, landmarks were used to support navigation and help those who were looking for directions. Typical natural landmarks usually include mountains or plateaus, or even distinct trees. Those landmarks that were made by man are usually monuments or other buildings and structures. Religious buildings can also be landmarks, and become icons of a place. Some of the most famous landmarks in the world include the Statue of Liberty in New York City, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Big Ben in London, the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa, the Colosseum in Rome, the Empire State Building in New York City, the Hollywood Sign in Los Angeles, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Notre Dame in Paris, the Tokyo Tower in Tokyo, the London Eye in London, St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, the Little Mermaid in Copenhagen, the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, the Tower Bridge in London and the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City. See how many of them you can name with this quiz!