Old or new, complicated or simple structures, these buildings are for sure spectacular. Take a ride with us around the world and see below some of the most amazing buildings that were ever built in various cities of the globe.
Burj Al Arab, Dubai
Built on its own artificial island in front of the beach of Jumeirah, the seven star 60 storey hotel is a fabulous spectacle. Trademark of Dubai, the Burj Al Arab reminiscent outer cloth sailboat rises, colorful lighted, 321 meters above sea level. As for the interior, what can we say? Design touches that reach exaggeration, dancing fountains, huge aquariums, luxury suites with details of real gold leaf and an impressive blue patio, so tall that it could accommodate the World Trade Centre Dubai. Those that are not fortunate enough to stay at the hotel can book a lunch at one of the many excellent but expensive restaurants.
Catherine Palace, St. Petersburg
The Baroque palace of Catherine the Great with the distinctive blue façade, built mostly from wasteful daughter, Empress Elizabeth. Most visitors come to the city of Pushkin, near St. Petersburg, where the impressive palace, to see the famous Amber Room, described as the eighth wonder of the world, but the graceful classical style wing designed by architect favorite Catherine II, Charles Cameron, has for many a most delightful sight. If you come in the winter, you will be guided on a sleigh pulled by horses.
Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain
The post modern futuristic building by the architect Frank O. Gehry, which looks like it sprang from a list of Dali, changed the way the world perceives modern architecture and museums and became a symbol of the regeneration of the industrial city of Bilbao. Made from titanium, with generous undulating curves that change color as they fall onto the rays of the sun, the building of the Guggenheim is, admittedly, much more impressive collections of contemporary art accommodates inside. Combining the old with the new, and the cultural character with industrial element of the city, referred to more often than any other building as the most important architectural project in decades.
Great Mosque, Djenne, Mali
In the oldest city in sub Saharan Africa, the Djenne, you will find this majestic mosque built from mud bricks by the Dogon, an African tribe that uses mud as the ancient Romans used marble. In this region, the center of a once thriving commercial city, mosques were built in the 13th century AD The Great Mosque, or else the Grand Mosque of Djenne, dates from 1906 and is the largest building in the world built entirely of mud, and since 1988 a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. The towers are decorated with ostrich egg, symbolizing fertility and good luck.
Sagrada Familia, Barcelona
The first attraction you need to visit in Barcelona is the Sagrada Familia, Church of the Holy Family, who posted the project Antoni Gaudí in the pantheon of great architects and symbol of the city. The visionary Catalan architect dedicated more than 40 years of his life to this colossal and still unfinished Gothic cathedral, with its huge spiers that seem to touch the clouds and the facade reminiscent of sculpture in the sand. Gaudi himself personally oversaw the work until he died in 1926. The partners in the continued manufacture and despite the fact that the original plans were destroyed during the Spanish Civil War, work continues to this day. Projects for the completion of the temple is expected to be completed in 2026.
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By Nicole P.
Spectacular buildings photos: www.davidozkoidi.net, Sebastien Lenelle, colin scott, qyu6354, Tours Egypt Memphis.