Here is the list of famous buildings, cathedrals, famous monuments renowned around the world for their form, function and beauty. These buildings also have a beautiful history behind them. So Check out the list of 10 Most Beautiful Buildings in the World.
Most Beautiful Buildings In The World
10. Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu is a 15th Century Inca Civilization building located on mountain ridge 2430 meters above sea-level. It’s located in Cusco Region. Machu Picchu was constructed as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti. Machu Picchu is often mistakenly referred to as “Lost City Of Incas” and in the modern era, it’s considered most beautiful building the world. Machu Picchu was built in the classical Inca style, with polished dry-stone walls. Its three primary structures are the Intihuatana, the Temple of the Sun, and the Room of the Three Windows.
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9. Saint Basil’s Cathedral
Saint Basil’s Cathedral, is a church in the Red Square in Moscow, Russia. It was built from 1555–61 on orders from Ivan the Terrible and commemorates the capture of Kazan and Astrakhan. It was the city’s tallest building until the completion of the Ivan the Great Bell Tower in 1600 and is considered most beautiful building in the world. The building is shaped like a flame of a bonfire rising into the sky, a design that has no parallel in Russian architecture.
8. City Of Petra
The City Of Petra is a historical and archaeological city in southern Jordan and considered the most beautiful building the world. It was established possibly as early as the 4th century BC as the capital city of the Nabataean kingdom. Petra lies on the slope of Jabal Al-Madbah in a basin among the mountains which form the eastern flank of Arabah valley that run from the Dead Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba. Trading business gained the Nabataeans considerable revenue, and Petra became the focus of their wealth.
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7. Sagrada Familia
Sagrada Familia is the most beautiful building in the world and the largest unfinished Roman Catholic church in the world located in Barcelona, designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926). Gaudí’s work on the building is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Paul Goldberger describes it as “the most extraordinary personal interpretation of Gothic architecture since the Middle Ages.
6. Hungarian Parliament Building
It’s known as the Parliament of Budapest for being located in that city, it is the seat of the National Assembly of Hungary, a notable landmark of Hungary and a popular tourist destination of Budapest. It lies in Lajos Kossuth Square, on the bank of the Danube. It is currently the largest building in Hungary and still the tallest building in Budapest and is also considered as the most beautiful building in the world.
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5. Cologne Cathedral
Cologne Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Cologne, Northrhine-Westfalia, Germany. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Cologne. Cologne Cathedral is considered as the most beautiful building in the world of the modern era. It is Germany’s most visited landmark, attracting an average of 20,000 people a day. The cathedral is the largest Gothic church in Northern Europe and has the second-tallest spires.
4. Mont Saint-Michel Castle
Mont Saint-Michel Castle is an island commune in Normandy, France. One of France’s most recognizable landmarks, visited by more than 3 million people each year, Mont Saint-Michel and its bay are on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites and is the most beautiful building in the world by those people who have visited it.
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3. Neuschwanstein Castle
Neuschwanstein Castle is a 19th-century Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany. The castle was intended as a home for the king until he died in 1886. It was open to the public shortly after his death. Since then around 61 Million People have visited this Castle. 1.3 Billion People visit it annually and 6000 People per day during Summer Holidays and is among the most beautiful buildings in the world.
2. Milan Cathedral Duomo
Milan Cathedral is the cathedral church located in Milan, Lombardy, Italy. Milan Cathedral is considered to be the seat of Archbishop of Milan which is Archbishop Mario Delpini. It took workers 6 Centuries to complete this most beautiful building the world. It is the largest Church in Italy after Saint Basil’s Basilica located in Vatican City and is the Third largest Church in the world.
1. Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal is a white marble Mausoleum located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. In 1632 Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan Commissioned this Architectural Marvel to his third wife Mumtaz Mahal. Taj Mahal was constructed on the Southern Bank Of Yamuna River. Its construction began in 1643 but it took 10 years to complete which is the year 1653 and after it’s completion Emperor ordered to cut the hands of the people associated with its construction so that such beautiful thing should never be constructed again. Taj Mahal is considered to be the symbol of love and is the most beautiful building in the world.