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5 famous landmarks and their lookalikes

Recently updated on October 4th, 2022 at 10:14 am

It’s no secret that there are some instantly identifiable famous landmarks across the globe, and getting to check them off your bucket list is one of the exciting parts of travelling.

Yet, there are others that will have you doing a double-take, like San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge and its twin in Lisbon, Portugal. From natural wonders to amazing architecture, here are a few stunning locations similar to the world’s well-known favourites that you’ll have to see to believe.

Eiffel Tower & Tokyo Tower

Millions of travellers make the pilgrimage to the Eiffel Tower each year, and it’s no wonder… this global cultural icon is the perfect spot for creating memories. If you enjoy this famous landmark, head to The Tokyo Tower next. With its distinctive orange and white stripes, the city’s second-tallest structure was inspired by the original in France. Trust us, these twins are both worth the visit.

See the original on Best of France and its twin on Splendors of Japan.

Eiffel Tower and Tokyo Tower

The Colosseum & The Verona Arena

A trip back in time to the age of gladiators must include a visit to the famous Colosseum. However, it isn’t the only ancient amphitheatre worth admiring. Get ready to do a double-take when you expand your adventure through Italy and head to the Verona Arena. Now home to opera performances, the older of the two sites carries an obvious resemblance to the icon in Rome.

Visit the Colosseum on our Rome Explorer and its twin on Wonders of Italy.

The Colosseum & The Verona Arena

Niagara Falls & Victoria Falls

Niagara Falls is one of the most incredible natural spectacles in the world, with over 150 thousand gallons of water cascading down the rocks per second. But it’s not the only beautiful waterfall to check off your bucket list. Africa’s Victoria Falls is Niagara’s match in every way, plus it’s one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world.

Admire the closer-to-home falls on Best of Eastern Canada and its twin on Victoria Falls Experience.

Niagara Falls & Victoria Falls

Capilano Bridge & Cloud Forest Bridge

Since its creation in 1889, millions of visitors have crossed the Capilano Bridge in Vancouver, with the walk offering breathtaking views of the treetops below. And there’s good news. This suspension bridge has a sister in the Cloud Forest of Costa Rica, where you’ll walk through the place where the sky and the forest meet. When you journey to these icons, the sky truly is the limit.

Walk one bridge on the Iconic Rockies and Western Canada and its twin on Costa Rica Eco Adventure.

Capilano Bridge & Cloud Forest Bridge in Costa Rica

Christ The Redeemer & Cristo Rei

At its home in Rio de Janeiro, the silhouette one of the world’s most famous sights, Christ the Redeemer, is unmistakable. Towering almost 100 feet into the skyline, it is a vision of great cultural significance to the Brazilian people. In fact, it inspired the creation of a similar monument in Lisbon in the 1950s. Cristo Rei offers amazing panoramic views and is similarly an important Portuguese pilgrimage destination.

See the original on Impressions of South America and its twin on Best of Portugal.

Christ The Redeemer & Cristo Rei

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