National Monuments

Like National Parks, these areas are protected by the government. However, they receive less funding and are not as protective of wildlife, as the original idea was to protect small, historical areas. The president can declare an area a National Monument without Congressional approval. National monuments may be managed by the National Park Service, but many are managed by other agencies such as the USDA Forest Service, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service or the Bureau of Land Management.

Conímbriga Ruins

Portugal
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Conímbriga is one of the largest Roman settlements in Portugal, and is classified as a National Monument. Conímbriga lies 16 km from Coimbra. The site also has a museum that displays objects found by archaeologists during their excavations.top

Devils Tower National Monument

Wyoming, United States of America
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Devil's Tower rises 1267 feet (386 m) above the surrounding land and is part of the United States first official National Monument. It played a large role in the movie "Close Encounters of the Third Kind."top

Lincoln Memorial

Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America
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The Lincoln Memorial replicates the form of a Greek Doric temple and contains a large seated sculpture of Abraham Lincoln and inscriptions of two well-known speeches by Lincoln.top

Pena National Palace

Sintra, Lisboa, 2710-609, Portugal
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The Pena National Palace is a Romanticist palace in São Pedro de Penaferrim. The palace stands on the top of a hill above the town of Sintra. It is a national monument and constitutes one of the major expressions of 19th-century Romanticism in the world. top

The Castle of Saint George

Lisbon, Lisboa, 1100-129, Portugal
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The Castle of São Jorge is a Moorish castle occupying a commanding hilltop overlooking the historic center of the city of Lisbon and Tagus River. The strongly fortified citadel dates from the medieval period.top

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America
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The Memorial honors members of the U.S. armed forces who fought in the Vietnam War, service members who died in service in Vietnam/South East Asia, and those service members who were unaccounted for during the War.top


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