What’s the first famous landmark you can think of? Chances are you thought of something along the lines of the Eiffel Tower, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, or even the Taj Mahal. These iconic sights have been part of the popular discourse for centuries, but can you name something unique about them? Here is where most people fall short.
We don’t mean descriptors like “big” or “really cool”. Let’s dive a little deeper into the storied histories of these beloved monuments. No need to reach for a textbook, because these little-known facts about the world’s most iconic landmarks will make you look like a regular history buff on your next trip.
During the early stages of this wonky tower’s construction, the Leaning Tower of Pisa was in fact leaning in the opposite direction. It wasn’t until more layers were added that the tower began tilting toward the south instead.