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

See All of the Stunning Views From The World's Tallest Landmarks

More from Travel + Leisure:
Counting Down America's 20 Most Charming Cities
12 Mesmerizing Places to Watch Flowers Bloom
The Best Places to Travel in 2015
Best Walking Shoes for Travel
40 Reasons to Travel Now

Stunning Views From The Worlds Tallest Landmarks