Europe holds a collection of the world’s most wonderful architecture. Due to its vast and turbulent history and intermingling of different cultures in a small area, makes European cities very popular. The amazing mix between new and old architecture had made people quite excited about it. Europe has numerous well preserved architecture to offer to tourists visiting every year.
Here we are mentioning some beautiful buildings which are marvelous and need you to visit them for sure.
The Cologne Cathedral is Germany’s main tourist attraction. It is largest Gothic church in North Europe and one of the outstanding architecture. Internally it consists of windows of stained glasses and domed roof with big organ and high alter. Its spires are only surpassed by the singular spire of Ulm Cathedral, making it the second tallest church in the world, with 157 meters in height.
St. Basila was built between 1555 and 1561 and designed by Postnik Yakolev. It is constructed in the Red Square of Moscow. This cathedral is colorful and made up with 9 separate chapels; each symbolizes a successful assault on Karzan. Its interior is exterior is more impressive than the interior. Build up with small chapels and close-fitting corridors with vibrant, delicate flowered paintings covering the walls. It is recognized for its beautiful colors and domes. The scheme of color used changed over time. However, all the colors are perfectly seen during night when it is properly lighted.
Antonio Gaudi, famous architect had designed it. There are huge 18 towers where the 4 representing the Evangelists, 12 Apostles, one for the Virgin Mary and, the highest one is for Jesus Christ. Its height is 170 meters which is kept one meter shorter than a neighboring hill. The whole design is found as a mix between Art Bouveau and Gothic architecture.
Located in central London and known as the Houses of Parliament or Palace of Westminster. These were constructed in 1800’s, but again rebuilt after some years due to damages occurred by fire. The arrangement and architecture is Gothic, making it outstanding amongst the River Thames and London. Tourists are allowed to enter from the street located diagonally across it.
Winchester Cathedral is one of the biggest cathedrals and the longest Gothic cathedral in Europe which is dedicated to the sacred Trinity of Saint Peter, Saint Paul and Swithun. It is quite popular tourist destination. Her tomb is present in the north aisle .It has been used as film set for the movie The DA Vinci Code.
- Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence, Italy
It is largest cathedral in the world surpassed by St. Peterâ in size only. The significant features of the Basillica di Santa Maria del Fiore are its dome which is 42 meters high which is very beautiful .Its walls are decorated with stripes of white, green ,red and Lavenza marbles.
The biggest amphitheater is the Colosseum, located in Rome, Italy. Made up with concrete and stone .The Colosseum was used as a public theatre and shows such as performing dramas and re-enactment of battles. This is one of most famous destination even it is partially damaged by Earthquakes and stone robbers.
It is 100 meters tall known as Milan Cathedral which is a Gothic Catholic church. It is ranked as the fifth biggest cathedral in the world. The interior of it consists of numerous religious monuments .The exterior shows a stunning gothic and neo gothic architecture with high domes and pinnacles.
It is located in Germany, beside the hemlet of Hohenschwangau. The palace has been used in many movies and it inspires the construction of Sleeping Beauty Castle of Disneyland parks.
One of the most popular buildings which is located at Athenian Acropolis in Greece. The temple is built in flawless arrangement to Hyades, and was initially utilized as treasury, until it was converted into a Christian church. In the reign of the Ottoman, it became a mosque.
Revealing Spanish Architecture
Now it’s time to explore Spain in particular. Due to its historical and geographical diversity, Spain architecture has influenced from many sources. In UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Spain is the country stand second on the list with the second highest amount of buildings beaten by Italy only.
Aqueduct of Segovia
It is most significant and well preserved monument left on the Iberian Peninsula. It is located in Spain and is the primary symbol of Segovia.
Santa María del Naranco
The Roman Catholic church of St Mary is located at Mount Naranco which is Asturian pre-Romanesque architecture church. It is situated 3 km from Oviedo, was made up as royal palace. Its main features such as barrel vault with ribs corresponding with contra forts. The exterior decorations and the proper use of stilted arches make the required composition vertically.
The Aljafería Palace is a fortified Islamic palace which was built during the second half of the 11th century. It was the home of the Banu Hud dynasty. This palace reveals the glory attained by the kingdom of the taifa of Zaragoza. It is only conserved large building of Islamic architecture in Spain.
Europe counts many wonderful cities that are commendable for their amazing architecture, but these are some that will inspire you more in comparison of others. Above mentioned marvels will definitely help you to have wonderful visit to Europe.