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Famous Landmarks of Europe
Buildings & Landmarks
"This is a quiz on some of Europe's most famous landmarks."
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Which famous Roman landmark is more properly known as the Flavian Amphitheatre?
The Atomium was built for the World Fair of 1958 and is a representation of a unit cell of a iron crystal, magnified 165 billion times. In which capital city would you find the Atomium?
Which Parisian landmark did Napoleon Bonaparte order to be built after his victory in the battle of Austerlitz in 1805?
Arc de Triomphe
Which famous Swiss mountain, measuring 14,693 feet high, was the last mountain in the Alps to be climbed?
Which castle, built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria, is the castle on which most fairytale castles are based on?
The Giant's Causeway is thousands of interlocking basalt columns, mainly hexagonal shaped, with some measuring up to 12 metres high. On the coastline of which country would you find this famous landmark?
Republic of Ireland
This cathedral is the biggest and most important in the Czech Republic. It was the venue of many coronations of Bohemian kings and Queens and is also the tomb of many. So what is the name of this famous cathedral?
Which famous landmark would you visit to see the Tsar Bell, the largest bell in the world?
The Leaning Tower is found where in Italy?
Which landmark, erected by the Byzantine Empire in around 537AD, and initially a Christian church until it was converted into a Islamic mosque, is now a museum for both faiths?
Which Gothic cathedral was built between 1163 and about 1345, and was made even more famous by novelist Victor Hugo?
Big Ben in London is a very well known landmark, but what actually is Big Ben?
The Muslim built Alhambra was originally a fortress, but was later turned into a complex with palaces and mosques for the Moorish monarchs. In which country would you find the Alhambra?
Which famous European museum contains paintings such as Rembrandt's "The Night Watch" and Vermeer's "The Milkmaid"?
State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
National Gallery, London
The Little Mermaid is a small statue sitting on a rock in the harbour or which city?
This huge landmark is the highest mountain in western Europe, it is also the highest mountain in the Alps. What is this colourfully named mountain called?
Nobody is entirely sure why Stonehenge was built. Mainly people think it was for ceremonial purposes, maybe as part of a funeral procession. It is also linked to astrology in the ways the stones are lined up. Other less likely theories are that it was built by Merlin the wizard or that it is a landing site for aliens. Where in England would you have to go to visit Stonehenge?
Lake District, Cumbria
Peak District, Derbyshire
New Forest, Hampshire
Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire
The Acropolis is probably the most famous landmark in Greece and the most famous building on the Acropolis is the Parthenon, but which Greek goddess is the Parthenon dedicated to?
What is the name of the volcano which stands by the Bay of Naples and famously erupted in 79 A.D. leading to the destruction of the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum?
What is the name of the famous landmark in Berlin that was originally built to stand for peace and as a gateway into Berlin, but eventually became incorporated into the Berlin Wall?
Gates of Alexander
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Compiled Jun 28 12