5 Historical Places you should Visit in 2019

5 Historical Places you should Visit in 2019

5 Historical Places you should visit in 2019
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There is nothing more fun than visiting awe-inspiring historical places around the globe.

Earth is full of breathtaking historical places, which can impress anyone and everyone with their magnificent history and scintillating beauty. Humanity has always developed some amazing stuff throughout its history. The architectural genius of previous generations have always been apprehended by humans and that’s the reason why many masterpieces of different ancient civilizations have attained the status of a tourist destination in today’s world. All of these locations explain a part of our history and refer to the growth that we have done as a species. It is incredibly difficult to rank such historical sites but below is a list of 5 historical places that we think you must consider visiting in 2019.

Machu Picchu

View of the Lost Incan City of Machu Picchu near Cusco, Peru.
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Machu Picchu was an important cultural center for the Inca civilization but was turned into an abandoned piece of land after the Spanish invasion. It is often remembered as the ‘Lost City of the Incas’ and was inducted in the UNESCO World Heritage site program in 1983. It was also honored as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007. This historical place lies on top of a mountain in southern Peru and was re-discovered by Hiram Bingham, an American explorer, in 1911. An ever-growing number of tourists has forced the authorities to limit the number of people who can enter this historical site. Therefore, you must try to visit this ancient ruin as soon as possible.

The Colosseum

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This oval amphitheater (the largest one ever built) is located right in the center of the city of Rome. The Flavian dynasty constructed this massive historical place, which can hold up to 80,000 spectators. Due to this reason, it is also known as the Flavian Amphitheater. Soon after its construction, it was the hub of different public activities including Gladiatorial Contests, Dramas, Re-enactment of famous battles, and Executions. Most parts of Colosseum are now restricted due to its crumbling. Despite the damage to its structure, it is still an iconic symbol of Imperial Rome and is currently a part of the New Seven Wonders of the World.    

Taj Mahal

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This marble mausoleum is situated on the bank of Yamuna River in Agra. Taj Mahal is often regarded as a symbol of love because Shah Jahan (a Mughal Emperor) constructed this historical place for his deceased wife, Mumtaz Mahal. In addition to her tomb, the site houses the tomb of Shah Jahan, a mosque, and a guest house. Taj Mahal is one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage and was included in the New Seven Wonders of the World initiative in 2007. It caters 7 to 8 million people annually from across the globe. The increasing levels of air pollution pose a serious threat to this architectural miracle by destroying the ivory-white marble.

The Alhambra

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The Alhambra is a part fortress, part palace located in Granada. The construction of this fortress initially began in AD 899 but was ignored for quite some time. The historical place finally got its current walls and palace in the mid-13th century when Mohammed ben Al-Ahmar, a Nasrid Emir, renovated the ruins. It was later turned into a Royal Palace by Yusuf I, a Sultan of Granada. The Alhambra never got completed because of a long list of unwanted visitors until the defeat of Napoleon. After that, this World Heritage site was heavily restored to give it its true form with beautiful gardens and trickling fountains.

Chichén Itzá

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This historical place is situated in the Yucatán State of Mexico. It was a massive pre-Columbian city, which was built by the Maya people of the Terminal Classic period. This site offers multiple architectural styles, which is often attributed to the most diverse population of the city. The land under this magnificent monuments was private property until March 2010, when it was purchased by the state of Yucatán with the intentions of restoring this classical place. It is the 2nd most visited archeological site in Mexico and is currently included in the New Seven Wonders of the World.  

It is an obvious fact that the knowledge of the past of an individual helps you to understand its behavior. Similarly, visiting these historical places enables us to know more about our species.

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