Top 10 famous places facts Selected as the most interesting among famous places related questions in Famous places quiz Why does the church of Carmo Convent in Lisbon lack its roof?It was destroyed by earthquake. The convent was ruined in the 1755 Great Lisbon Earthquake, which destroyed the city, killed possibly 100.000 of its inhabitants and disrupted the colonial ambitions of Portugal. The church was left unrestored to remind the tragedy.Created by: Kasiahistory of Portugal facts » Where is the famous Shipwreck's Bay?In Zakynthos. The beach is named after a shipwreck of MV Panagiotis, a smugglers ship. It ran aground in 1980, probably while carrying contraband cigarettes and being chased by the Greek Navy. According to a popular story, locals raided the cargo, and for the following four years no 'official' tobacco products were sold on the island.Created by: globalquiz.orgislands of Greece facts » How many stars does this hotel have, according to popular descriptions? 7. As no traditional organization or formal body awards or recognizes any rating over five-star deluxe, such claims are meaningless and predominantly used for advertising purposes. The Burj Al Arab hotel says the label originates from journalists and that they neither encourage its use nor do they use it in their advertising.Created by: globalquiz.orgskyscrapers facts » Which city is known for its cave-like subway stations?Stockholm. Many stations on the Stockholm metro use organic architecture, which leaves the bedrock exposed and unsculptured, appearing to be based on natural cave systems.Created by: globalquiz.orgmetro facts » What is Taj Mahal?Mausoleum. It was built by emperor Shah Jahan in memory of favorite wife, Arjumand Banu, widely known by the epithet Mumtaz Mahal ("the chosen one of the palace"). She died during the birth of their fourteenth child. While the white marble mausoleum is the best known component of the Taj Mahal, it is actually a large complex of structures.Created by: globalquiz.orgarchitecture facts » Where is the famous Cave of the Crystals?In Mexico. The cave near Naica, Mexico, was discovered in 2000 by miners. At that time, it was completely submerged. Today, the cave is accessible because the mining company's pumping operations keep it clear of water. Unfortunately, the crystals deteriorate in air, and soon may be lost.Created by: globalquiz.orggeography of Mexico facts » What does Notre Dame mean?"Our lady". Notre Dame (Our Lady) is a French title for the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Notre Dame de Paris is the most famous church named so, there are however many other Notre Dame churches, including Notre Dame cathedral in Phnom Penh, Notre Dame d'Afrique in Algiers and Church of Notre Dame in New York City.Created by: ex-terminatorcathedrals facts » Which large city lies in the shadow of the table mountain?Cape Town. The central area of Cape Town is called City Bowl. It is enclosed by near vertical cliffs of 1,000 m (3,300 ft) high Table Mountain, and Devil's Peak and Lion's Head on either side.Created by: ex-terminatorSouth Africa facts » Where is the famous Fallen Angel sculpture?In Madrid. The Fountain of the Fallen Angel by Ricardo Bellver (1845–1924) is the only well known public monument of the devil. It was erected in 1922 in Retiro Park in Madrid. The sculpture was inspired by a passage from John Milton's Paradise Lost and represents Lucifer falling from Heaven. Created by: Debbie FoxWhere was this photo taken facts » Whose heads lie on the slopes of Mount Nemrut, a major tourist attraction in Turkey?Various Greek and Iranian gods. Mount Nemrut is a 2,134 m (7,001 ft) high mountain in southeastern Turkey. Near the summit, a number of large statues of Greek and Iranian gods are erected around the royal tomb, which King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene built for himself in 62 BC. The heads of the statues have at some stage been removed from their bodies, and they are now scattered throughout the site.Created by: life-o-holicWorld Heritage Sites facts » Play famous places quiz and see all the questions.