Twins of famous world sights: where to go to compare them

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Where are the "twins" of famous sights located?

Well-known landmarks such as Big Ben, the Eiffel Tower, or Stonehenge have been popular for many years. They are written about in the press, featured in movies, and are always crowded with tourists. But did you know that these structures have twins? We will tell you where to look for them.

Big Ben and the Peace Tower

Everyone knows about the London clock, but only a few know about the Canadian one. It is located in the country's capital and is part of the Parliament building. The tower is made in a strict Gothic style, in compliance with all the canons. It was built on the site of a broken structure in 1922. It is dedicated to the memory of the soldiers who died during the First World War.

It is important to note that this is not a copy of Big Ben. It is a bell of the past that constantly reminds people of their mistakes. Namely, about the military conflicts of the XX century that took the lives of millions of people on our planet. Even the metal plates at the base of the tower are made of shell casings collected on the battlefield. The dates of the largest battles are marked on the plates and the names of the dead are written on the walls. By the way, the clock chimes once a day, at 11 am. It was at this time that the war officially ended.

You can also see this building on Canadian banknotes.

Twins of famous world sights: where to go to compare them

Colosseum and Divić-grad

The ancient monument is located in the city of Pula, Croatia. It is popularly called Divic-grad. The amphitheater is incredibly well preserved. There are 4 towers and all 3 architectural orders of the Romans.

At one time, the local coliseum could accommodate about 23 thousand people. Battles often took place here, where people and wild animals died. The people constantly came to the walls of the amphitheater and demanded "bread and circuses." The building began to decay after the ban on gladiatorial fights.

Today, it is well maintained, and various cultural events often take place on its territory.

Twins of famous world sights: where to go to compare them

Tower Bridge and the Chinese crossing

In Suzhou, there is a copy of the famous London landmark. It was built relatively recently, in 2012. It has similar features, but at the same time is slightly different from the original. For example, the replica has 4 towers, not 2. In addition, the Chinese crossing does not have a central span.

By the way, in China, you can also find copies of the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, the French chateau of Maison Lafitte, Stonehenge, etc.

Twins of famous world sights: where to go to compare them

The Acropolis and the Turkish city of Ephesus

The similarity of the sights is hard to miss. Although Ephesus is less known than the Acropolis, there is a lot to see here.

Tourists should go to the baths of the State Agora, walk through the main square, see the Odeon, the Temple of Dominic and Hadrian, the Hydreon Fountain, Hercules' Gate, the Octagon Mausoleum, and the Celsus Library, as well as stroll along Kuret Street.

Twins of famous world sights: where to go to compare them

Stonehenge and Callanish

Strangely arranged boulders are found not only in the UK. Scotland can also boast of such a strange place,

According to official data, the giant boulders appeared at this place in the Neolithic period. However, already in the Bronze Age, they began to be covered with a layer of peat, which skillfully hid them until the mid-nineteenth century. They were found by accident during archaeological excavations. Nowadays, this location is popular with tourists.

Twins of famous world sights: where to go to compare them

The United States Capitol and a building in Cuba

The twin of the famous American building is located in Havana, the capital of Cuba. It was built on Prado Boulevard and has a huge advantage over the original: anyone can approach it, all you need is a desire.

The project was designed by the famous architect Eugenio Raineri, who did not aim to copy the Capitol. Therefore, the building still has features of the Parisian Pantheon or St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican.

The parliament used to meet here. Today, the building houses the Cuban Ministry of Science, a historical museum, and a library.

Twins of famous world sights: where to go to compare them

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