05/20/2015 04:10 pm ET | Updated May 20, 2016

Stunning Views From the World's Tallest Landmarks (PHOTOS)

Upon arriving in a destination, an effective way to get the lay of the land is to look down on the city from above. Whether from the roof of a centuries-old cathedral, the summit of a mountain or the observation deck of a skyscraper, these views can offer travelers a breathtaking new perspective on even the most popular tourist spots. Scared of heights? Get a vertigo fix without leaving your living room, with photos from the top of 21 landmarks around the world.

-- By Caroline Hallemann

Stunning Views From The Worlds Tallest Landmarks