Amazing buildings around the world
You can learn a lot about a culture by visiting the buildings that mean something to them… Get the most out of your holiday overseas with our guide to amazing buildings around the world . We’ll help you experience the best the world has to offer.
A temple of the Greek goddess Athena, the Parthenon stands today as perhaps the prime example of Classical Greece. In fact, there is some debate as to whether it is, strictly speaking, a temple, as there’s no evidence of an altar.
St. Marks Basilica (Italy)
If a building in Venice stands out as being particularly beautiful, you know it’s something special! One of the best-known examples of Byzantine architecture, St. Marks was originally the ‘chapel’ of Venetian rulers, as opposed to the cathedral it is today.
Taj Mahal (India)
The Taj Mahal, although widely thought of in terms of its famous dome, is actually a whole complex of structures symmetrically laid out over a large area. Completed around 1648, the Taj Mahal is centred around the tombs of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and his favourite wife – Mumtaz Mahal.
The Hoover Dam (USA)
The Hoover Dam doesn’t hold as many records as it used to, but still grabs the imagination more than most other industrial buildings. For many, it stands as a monument to the incredible resilience and resourcefulness of Roosevelt’s America during the great depression.
The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao (Spain)
Widely hailed as a modern masterpiece, The Guggenheim Bilbao was designed by iconic Canadian/American architect Frank Gehry. Although an incredibly striking spectacle from some angles, the building fits in miraculously well with the surrounding traditional architecture.
Wherever you decide to go in search of wonderful buildings, don’t forget to make sure you have travel insurance. So you can enjoy the adventure, with complete peace of mind…