10 World’s Most Beautiful Buildings

1- Guggenheim Museum, Spain

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is a modern and contemporary art museum in Bilbao in the Basque Country, which opened to the public in 1997 and is one of four museums of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. The innovative structure of the building was designed by Frank Gehry in the style that made ​​him famous. Its silhouette is the result of a unique blend of stone, glass, water and titanium. The museum quickly became one of the most known and popular contemporary buildings in the world, doing so much for the renewal and reputation of the city. This impact on the city has been named by researchers as “Guggenheim Effect”

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2- Potala Palace, Tibet

The palace Potal, is a palacefortress or dzong seventeenth century, located in Lhasa, on the hill of Marpari (“Red Hill”), in the center of Lhasa Valley. Including a white palace” and a “red palace” and their ancillary buildings, the building embodies the union of spiritual and temporal power and their role in the administration of Tibet. Built by the fifth Dalai Lama, Lobsang Gyatso (1617-1682), the palace was especially primary residence of successive Dalai Lamas until the leak of the 14th Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, India after the Tibetan uprising 1959 the palace since become a museum of the People’s Republic of China. He enjoys protection under the Chinese State National Heritage since 1961 and is listed on the World Heritage List of UNESCO since 1994.

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3- Library of Alexandria, Egypt

The Library of Alexandria, founded in Alexandria, Egypt, -288 and finally destroyed at the latest between -48 and 642, was the most famous library of antiquity and brought together the most important works of the time.

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4- Sagrada Familia, Spain

 The Sagrada Familia is a Roman Catholic basilica in Barcelona. The construction of the designed by Antoni Gaudí in neukatalanischen style church is unfinished to this day. It was started in 1882 and will be completed in 2026 according to the latest forecasts.
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5- Taj Mahal, India
Taj Mahal means “Crown Palace” in Persian, is located in Agra, on the banks of the Yamuna River in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India. It is a white marble mausoleum built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Arjumand Banu Begam, also known as Mumtaz Mahal, which in Persian means “light of the palace.” She died June 17, 1631 giving birth to their fourteenth child while she went to the country. It is a first burial there in the garden Zainabad to Burhanpur. At his death Jan. 31, 1666, her husband was buried with her.
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Shah Mosque is a religious building located in Isfahan, built for the Safavid ruler Shah Abbas I between 1612 and 1630 Its main architects are muhibb al-Din al-Kula and Ustad Ali Akbar Isfahani. The building is also known as Imam Mosque, referring to Imam Khomeini.
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7– Krak des Chevaliers, Syria
Krak des Chevaliers, or Krak of the Hospital – the word “krak” derives from the Syriac karak, meaning “fortress” – Qal`at al-Hosn (The impregnable fortress) or Hisn al-Akrad (Kurdish fortress) is a castle dating back to the Crusades. It is situated in western Syria, on the foothills of the Jabal Ansariya. Since 2006, he is listed on the World Heritage List of UNESCO.
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 8- Oscar Niemeyer Museum, Brazil
The Oscar Niemeyer Museum is a museum in the Brazilian city of Curitiba. It was designed by Oscar Niemeyer and opened in 2002.
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9- Winter Palace, Russia
The Winter Palace is a former imperial palace in the heart of St. Petersburg in Russia, built in 1754-1762 at the request of the Empress Elizabeth, daughter of Peter the Great.
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10- Hagia Sophia, Turkey
Hagia Sophia is a former Christian church in the sixth century Constantinople, now a mosque in the fifteenth century under the leadership of Sultan Mehmed II. It is built on the historical peninsula of Istanbul. Since 1934, it is no longer a place of worship but a museum. Its esplanade is a measure of the glory of Byzantium. Often called the Great Church, the Basilica is dedicated to Christ, “Wisdom of God,” according to the Christian theological tradition. The dedication of the shrine is celebrated on December 25.
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