Architectures are historical because of time; but they all rose to fame for a reason. They somehow represent the city where they are belong to and has become the landmark of the country. In this article, we are about to show you a few different world's iconic historical architectures. Read on to discover more! Let's get started!
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1. Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris, Paris, France
The Notre-Dame is a medieval French Gothic Catholic cathedral on the Île de la Cité, an island in the river Seine in Paris city centre. The cathedral, as its name shown, is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The architecture itself is gorgeous but unfortunately a fire broke out beneath the roof of the cathedral in mid April 2019. The upper part of the building and its roof had been severely destroyed. Now it is ready to rebuild and restore the Notre-Dame; and hopefully we will see it shine like a bright star again soon.
2. Colosseum, Rome, Italy
It is no doubt that the Colosseum is always the first thing that has come in our mind when we talk about Italy. The Colosseum is an oval shaped amphitheatre in Rome city centre. This is the largest ancient outdoor venue that has ever built. Giardinetto del Monte Oppio, a hilltop garden opposite to the Colosseum, is definitely a great place to observe the architecture in a not-so-close-yet-not-so-far angle.
3. Forbidden City, Beijing, China
Have you ever been to a Chinese castle before? The Forbidden City is a massive palace complex in the middle of Beijing. It has hundreds of imperial gardens and temples within the area. This former palace is now a museum that displays ancient imperial art collection mostly from Qing and Ming Dynasty. If you like ancient Chinese architecture, this is certainly a perfect place for you to go to!
4. Leaning Tower of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
The Tower of Pisa, is simply just a freestanding bell tower of the Pisa Cathedral. However, it is best known for its nearly four-degree lean due to the result of an unstable building's foundation in the soft ground. It is absolutely a fun experience to climb to the top of the tower to see the beautiful view of the town of Pisa. Is the tower really leaning? You'll find out the answer when you're up there!
5. La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain
La Sagrada Familia, a beautiful church in the city centre of Barcelona, is probably the only largest unfinished Catholic church in the world that requires such long construction period for over 100 years. The church is still open to the public while it is under construction at the same time. You can tell that the architecture itself is overwhelming even though it is not fully completed. What an interesting experience of visiting an "In-the-progress" church!
6. Taj Mahal, Agra, India
Taj Mahal, the Crown of the Palace in literal meaning, is an Islamic marble-made mausoleum in the city of Agra in India. This "palace" was built to house the tombs of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan and his favourite wife. The tomb complex includes a mosque, a guest house and surrounds by a beautiful garden. The best time to visit is at sunrise period so you can enjoy this amazing scene in a less crowded moment.