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The World's Most Beautiful Buildings

Beautiful Buildings of the WorldHere are some of the world's most beautiful buildings that has become iconic because of their sheer magnificence that passed the test of time.

Beautiful Buildings - Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia in Instanbul, Turkey

The Hagia Sophia in Instanbul, Turkey is a sprawling structure which used to be an Orthodox patriarchal basilica, later a mosque, and now a museum in Istanbul, Turkey.

Beautiful Buildings - Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal in Agra, India

The Taj Mahal in Agra, India is a white marble mausoleum located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It is widely recognized as the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage.

Beautiful Buildings - Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia

The Sydney Opera House is a multi-venue performing arts centre in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It is conceived and largely built by Danish architect Jørn Utzon and has become one of Australia's most iconic landmarks.

Beautiful Buildings - Sagrada Familia

Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain

The Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família, commonly known as the Sagrada Família, is a massive Roman Catholic church in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.  It was designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí is a declared UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Beautiful Buildings - Al Khazneh (The Treasury)

Al Khazneh (The Treasury) in Petra, Jordan

The Al Khazneh ("The Treasury") is one of the most elaborate temples in the ancient Jordanian city of Petra. It was carved out of a sandstone rock face and has classical Greek-influenced architecture.

Beautiful Buildings - Potala Palace

Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet

Located on a hill above the holy city of Lhasa, the Potala Palace is the former seat of the Tibetan government and the winter residence of the Dalai Lama. This 13 stories high structure was built in 7th century AD. and contains thousands of rooms. It is now a state museum of China, and has been given a place on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

Beautiful Buildings - Imam Mosque

Imam Mosque in Isfahan, Iran

Built during the Safavid period, the Imam Mosque is an excellent example of Islamic architecture of Iran, and regarded as one of the masterpieces of Persian Architecture. It is registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Beautiful Buildings - Winter Palace

Winter Palace in Saint Petersburg, Russia

Winter Palace in Saint Petersburg, Russia is a magnificent pistachio-colored structure on the banks of the Neva River in St. Petersburg was designed by Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli. It served as the winter residence of the Russian tsars. The Winter Palace was built as a showpiece to highlight the might and power of Imperial Russia.

Beautiful Buildings - Crac des Chevaliers

Crac des Chevaliers in Syria

Crac des Chevaliers in Syria is a 800-year-old fortress and one of the most important preserved medieval castles in the world. It is recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

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