Architecture of the World: Where to See Breathtaking Buildings Old and New

There is stunning, unique and impressive architecture in all corners of the world and with so much to see it can sometimes be hard to know where the best places are to visit. Architecture plays such an important role in a city and country’s identify and history so seeing this in person is always a special and unforgettable experience. So, if you have a love for architecture and want to see amazing buildings both old and new then here are a few of the must-visit places.

Barcelona, Spain

For any architecture and/or art lover, Barcelona is an absolute must-visit and a city of outstanding beauty much of which can be attributed to legendary 19th-century architect Antoni Gaudi. Here you will find many breathtaking architectural masterpieces all over the city, including iconic buildings such as La Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, Casa Mila and Casa Batllo. You simply have to wander the streets to see the creativity on show and there is nowhere else in the world quite like this.

St. Petersburg, Russia

The beautiful city of St. Petersburg, Russia is somewhere that not too many people visit which is a shame as it is a lovely place with jaw-dropping architecture. The Rococo movement from the 18th century is evident throughout but you will also find other types of architecture here. A few highlights induce The Catherine Palace, St. Isaac’s Cathedral and the magnificent Church of the Saviour of Spilled Blood.

Marrakech, Morocco

Moorish architecture from the 12th to the 18th century is rife throughout the vibrant city of Marrakech where you will see stunning riads, mosques and minarets all around you. Koutoubia Mosque is one of the most famous highlights but other architectural masterpieces include the Saadian Tombs, the ruins of Badi Palace and Bahia Palace. For the best experience in Marrakech and around Morocco, it is best to book guided adventure holidays where you will learn all about the architecture and get to try a handful of unique activities around Morocco. 


There is a lot of amazing old architecture around the world to discover but you should not forget about modern architecture as this can be just as impressive and breathtaking. One of the best places to see this is Singapore which features some remarkable and futuristic building designs, such as The Helix, Marina Bay Sands and the Pearl Banks Apartments. In addition to these modern designs and futuristic areas throughout the city, there is also more traditional types of architecture throughout too, so this is a unique but very beautiful part of the world.

Anyone with an appreciation for architecture will love visiting any of these destinations. There are breathtaking buildings in all areas of the world but the above places are all famous for their buildings and an important part of the culture identify and history of each country.  


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