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Can You Guess the Country from Its Famous Landmark?

Test your smarts with this landmarks quiz.

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Test your knowledge

It’s one thing to see a photograph of a famous landmark, and another entirely to actually know where that landmark is located in the world. From the Eiffel Tower to the Taj Mahal and the Burj Khalifa, test your smarts and see if you know where these famous landmarks are located. If this quiz sparks your wanderlust, here are 11 unforgettable bucket list trips you can think about taking that won’t break the bank.

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Where is this famous landmark?

The Eiffel Tower is one of the most well-known landmarks in the world, but do you know which country this famous historic landmark is located in based on this photo? As a fun fact, the Eiffel Tower instantly became the tallest building in the world at the time of construction.

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Answer: France

Did you guess correctly? It took exactly 2 years, 2 months, and 5 days to create the Eiffel Tower. If you’re feeling a bit of wanderlust, here’s how you can virtually visit 300,000 works of art in Paris right now.

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Do you know where the Taj Mahal is located?

Hint: This famous landmark, commissioned in 1632, is one of these 10 awe-inspiring UNESCO world heritage sites everyone should visit in one of the most populous countries in the world.

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Answer: India

Did you guess correctly? If you’re curious, here’s what the Taj Mahal and 9 other historical landmarks 100 years ago.

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Where is this bridge?

OK, here’s a tougher one. Where is the Golden Gate Bridge? Bonus points if you include the city and state as well. For more bridge knowledge, these are the 11 longest bridges in the world.

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Answer: The United States of America

Yes, the Golden Gate Bridge is located in San Francisco, California. For more facts on geography and landmarks, here are 23 U.S. Geography facts you didn’t learn in school.

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Where is this wall located?

Hint: The location is in the name of this famous landmark!

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Answer: The Great Wall of China, China

Did you get the answer correct? Here’s what it’s really like to restore the Great Wall of China (Hint: It’s a pretty dangerous job!)

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Where is the Sydney Opera House located?

Here’s another famous landmark that has the location in its name. Do you know where it is?

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Answer: Australia

The Sydney Opera House is in Australia! Here are 25 world facts you didn’t know you wanted to know.

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Where is the Lion of Lucerne located?

Hint: Lucerne is a city in this country!

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Answer: Switzerland

The 20-foot tall sandstone sculpture of a dying lion with a spear in its side was built in 1821 to commemorate Swiss soldiers who died in the French Revolution. It’s so moving that Mark Twain described the sculpture as “the most mournful and moving piece of stone in the world.” The Lion of Lucerne is one of these 35 most beautiful man-made structures in the world.

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Where is Schönbrunn Palace?

There are many palaces in the world. Do you happen to know where Schönbrunn Palace is located?

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Answer: Austria

This stunning palace is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site, one of Vienna’s most popular tourist attractions, and for a time was the Austrian imperial family’s summer home. For more castles, here are the 30 most gorgeous medieval castles in the world.

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Where are The Great Pyramids of Giza located?

Did you know that the Great Pyramids of Giza is one of these famous landmarks that can actually be seen from space?

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Answer: Egypt

Did you get the correct answer? If you think you know geography, then you should ace this geography 101 quiz!

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Where is Christ the Redeemer located?

Christ the Redeemer is one of the most popular travel destinations in South America. Do you know where it’s located?

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Answer: Brazil

Did you get the correct answer? For more journeys, here are a few out adventurous getaways around the globe.

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Do you know where Angkor Wat is located?

Here’s a hint: Angor Wat is located in Southeast Asia and is an important archeological site.

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Answer: Cambodia

Did you get the correct location? Located in Siem Reap, Angor Wat took 37 years to be built and more than five million tons of stone were used to create this Hindu temple for Vishnu. A trip to Cambodia is one of these 11 unforgettable bucket list trips that won’t break the bank.

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Where is the Acropolis located?

Think back, way back, to ancient times and maybe something will ring a bell.

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Answer: Greece

Did you guess correctly? The Acropolis is a stunning landmark located in Athens, Greece. The Acropolis is also one of these 13 tourist traps from around the world that’s actually worth visiting.

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Where is Machu Picchu located?

Here’s a hint: This stunning landmark is located in the Southern Hemisphere.

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Answer: Peru

Machu Picchu draws tourists from countries far and wide and for good reasons. These ancient Inca ruins are located high in the Andes mountains and the views are stunning. Before you go, Machu Picchu is one of these 13 bucket list trips to plan a year in advance.

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Where is La Sagrada Família located?

Do you know where this church designed by architect Antoni Gaudí is located?

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Answer: Spain

La Sagrada Família is located in Barcelona and while construction started more than 100 years ago in 1882, it’s still being worked on with a potential completion date of 2026. Next, follow your wanderlust with these 80 gorgeous travel photos from around the world.

Madeline Wahl
Madeline Wahl is a Digital Associate Editor/Writer at RD.com. Previously, she worked for HuffPost and Golf Channel. Her writing has appeared on HuffPost, Red Magazine, McSweeney's, Pink Pangea, The Mighty, and Yahoo Lifestyle, among others. More of her work can be found on her website: www.madelinehwahl.com