We often focus on properties with natural wonders on the doorstep; beautiful beaches, stupendous seas, magnificent mountains. But it's time to show our admiration for some of the world's amazing man-made creations - fancy setting up home near to iconic sights such as Barcelona's La Sagrada Familia, the Paris Louvre, or Rome's Colosseum? If you're planning to rent out your home when you're not enjoying it yourself, you shouldn't be short of takers near these sights!
But we've got more than just cosmopolitan cities. This seaside property on Turkey's Aegean coast is close to the stunning ruins of Ephesus; a five-bed with heated pool is near impressive French fortifications at Carcassonne; and if you buy in Altea in Spain, look out for the famous blue and white domes of the church of La Mare de Deu del Consol. Of course, if you're just interested in sunshine and beaches, then homes in La Zenia and Calahonda will be worth a look.