Monuments & Memorials
The world’s great monuments and memorials include freestanding structures designed to commemorate important historical events or persons, to honor the lives of soldiers or civilians who were killed in war, or to express religious devotion. They are distinguished by their exceptional workmanship, novel conceptualization or outstanding value as an expression of a significant stage in a civilization’s history.
Location: Hiroshima, Japan, Asia
The Hiroshima Peace Memorial in Hiroshima, Japan, is a symbol of peace and an eyewitness to the first atomic bombing in history.
Location: Olomouc, Czech Republic, Europe
The Holy Trinity Column in Olomouc, Czech Republic, is an 18th-century Christian monument in a regional Baroque style.