From time to time, man has been improving technologies to perfect buildings. And these expensive man made attractions are the results.
When you travel, what is the first thing you look for? Some would say food, activities, or sceneries. And some would say the local attractions. This has been an important part of tourism. Thus, many countries are racing against each other to build the best and most expensive man made attractions to attract travelers.
These attractions were built as either symbols of indulgence or towers of real estate. Either way, they have brought astonishment to all of us whether or not we have been inside them. Even just from a few feet away (or from the pictures online), they have never seized to amaze.
Today, every architect with tons of resources wants to make bigger and more imposing structure. This is something that defines us all. It is not just about the pride and prestige, but it is also about being creative and actual.
So without further ado, let see which of them built the most expensive man made attractions in the world!
15. St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican ($2.8 billion)
Located in Vatican City, the St. Peter’s Basilica is not just the most popular but also the holiest church for Catholics for almost two thousand years. About four million people come to witness how majestic this particular man made attraction is.
The whole St. Peter is mesmerizing. From the large round-shaped square, obelisk, to its colonnades, everything fits perfectly to support the beauty of St. Peter’s Basilica.
Even from the outside, it can take your breath away. But those millions of people come to see the inside of that iconic dome. There, lie some of the greatest artists’ work, including the world renowned Michelangelo.
The current basilica was built during the height of the Renaissance era in the late fifteenth century. It is eventually completed at the cost of approximately $48 million back then. That is around $2.8 billion today.