We love to view the beautiful places in the world. From huge buildings to beach points, and from statues to towers—everything seems to be appealing and wonderful. The tourists, in fact, give high preference to something astonishing, or something that could captivate their attention. The world is full with some pretty high and famous towers, which are known among the tourists. Here are the top 10 most famous towers in the world.
10. Galata Tower
The GalataTower is a marvelous stone tower. It is situated in the Galata district of Istanbul, Turkey. This is, no doubt, one of the most striking landmarks of the world. The tower’s height is about 67 meter (220 ft). It has a cone-capped cylinder on one of its highest skylines. The tower was constructed in 1348.
9. San Gimignano
San Gimignano’s nickname is Medieval Manhatten. This high tower is found in the village of Tuscany. It is not the only tower present there, but the town has many towers. This one was constructed in 1348 for keeping the enemies away from the city and protecting the citizens.
8. Leaning Tower of Pisa
LeaningTower of Pisa is one of the most famous towers in the world. It is over 175 years old tower and was constructed in 1173. In those days, it started sinking because of poorly laid foundation, so its construction was stopped for over a century. Then in 14th century, its construction was completed. The tower has over 295 steps.
7. Qutb Minar
Qutb Minar was commissioned by Qutb al-Din Aybak in India. He is said to be the 1st Muslim ruler of Delhi during 1193. He wished to see the tower surpassing the Minaret of Jam, Afghanistan but death didn’t give him any chance. Later on, the tower was completed in 1386. Its approximate height is 72 meters and has over 370 steps.
6. Belem Tower
Belem Tower is situated in Portugal and was constructed in 16th century. The tower used to serve as a defense for the Lisbon. The tower was commissioned by King John II. It was constructed at the mouth of TagusRiver. It was originally constructed during 1755, in the times of Lisbon Earthquake for protecting the city.
5. Big Ben
Big Ben is over 150 years old. This is one of the major tourist attractions of London. Its name actually refers to the 13 ton bell housed in the tower and took its name from the name of the person who first ordered the bell, Sir Benjamin Hall. This is third largest clock tower in the world.
4. Spiral Minaret
Spiral Minaret or Malwiya Minaret is part of the Great Mosque of Samarra, Iraq. This is one of the largest mosques in the world. The minaret was connected to the mosque through a bridge. Its construction was completed in 848, and the design is gorgeous as compared to other minarets. It has an ascending spiral conical design, and the tower is 52 meter (162 ft) high.
3. Minaret of Jam
Minaret of Jam is situated in Afghanistan and was built in 12th century as part of a mosque. In those times, a flood took away the mosque. Later on, it as reconstructed by Mongols. The tower is now standing at a height of 65 meters and is a very beautiful tourist point.
2. CN Tower
CN Tower is located in Downtown Toronto. It is one of the major landmarks of Canada and was constructed between 1973 and 1976. The tower was constructed by a railway company named ‘Canadian National’ and is standing at a height of 553.33 meters.
1. Eiffel Tower
The EiffelTower is one of the best and worth see tourist attractions in the world. It is a symbol of beauty and is situated in Paris, France. It was constructed by Gustave Eiffel as the entrance arch for the International Exhibition of Paris of 1889. Its estimated height is 300 meters (984 feet).