Places (Search) API Developer's Guide

300 - Sights and Museums

The Sights and Museums category is a top level category for Places of special interest, such as common tourist attractions, museums and places of worship.

This category contains the following level 2 categories:

  • Landmark-Attraction - A designated area of special interest to tourists.
  • Museum - An establishment dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of artistic, historical, or scientific artifacts.
  • Religious Place - An establishment special religious significance or where religious services are held.

3000 - Landmark-Attraction

Category ID Category (Level 3) Description
300-3000-0000 Landmark-Attraction A designated area of special interest to tourists. This is a base-level category that should be used for all Places that do not fit other categories defined for Landmark-Attraction (300-3000-xxxx).
300-3000-0023 Tourist Attraction A landmark or attraction that is regionally known, is of special interest to tourists, and does not meet the criteria for another more specific category. Examples of tourist attractions include the Eiffel Tower or Golden Gate Bridge.
300-3000-0024 Gallery A landmark or attraction that provides works of art.
300-3000-0025 Historical Monument A landmark or attraction with important historical or cultural value. For example, Machu Picchu, the Pyramids at Giza, Stonehenge, the Colosseum, Parthenon and Taj Mahal.
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Winery A landmark or attraction that makes or provides wine. Some Places may also provide public tours or wine tastings.
300-3000-0232 Named Intersection-Chowk A landmark or attraction that are known by a specific name and often used while giving directions. Examples include Haight & Ashbury, Clark & Addison, or Hollywood & Vine.
300-3000-0350 Brewery An establishment where beer is produced. This includes conglomerate breweries and microbreweries.
300-3000-0351 Distillery A establishment where the distillation of alcohol takes place. Some Places offer public or private tours, and products for sale.

3100 - Museum

Category ID Category (Level 3) Description
300-3100-0000 Museum An establishment dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of artistic, historical, or scientific artifacts. This is a base-level category that should be used for all Places that do not fit other categories defined for Museum (300-3100-xxxx).
300-3100-0026 Science Museum A museum dedicated to showing artifacts and exhibits of scientific interest.
300-3100-0027 Children's Museum A museum dedicated to showing artifacts and exhibits of interest to children.
300-3100-0028 History Museum A museum dedicated to showing artifacts and exhibits of historical nature.
300-3100-0029 Art Museum A museum dedicated to showing artifacts and exhibits of art.

3200 - Religious Place

Category ID Category (Level 3) Description
300-3200-0000 Religious Place An establishment of special religious significance or where religious services are held. This is a base-level category that should be used for all Places that do not fit other categories defined for Religious Place (300-3200-xxxx).
300-3200-0030 Church A religious place of worship for the Christian faith.
300-3200-0031 Temple A religious place of worship dedicated to religious or spiritual activities. Places in this category may apply to Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Sikh, Jain, Ayyavazhi and other faiths.
300-3200-0032 Synagogue A religious place of worship for the Jewish faith.
300-3200-0033 Ashram A hermitage, monastic community, or other place of religious retreat for Hindus.
300-3200-0034 Mosque A religious place of worship for the Islamic faith.
300-3200-0309 Other Place of Worship A Place of Worship that does not fit into other defined Religious Place categories (300-3200-xxxx).
300-3200-0375 Gurdwara

A religious place of worship for the Sikh faith.