7 of the World’s Greatest Works of Architecture
Colosseum (Rome, Italy)
Construction for this world-famous amphitheatre started in 70 AD. It is one of the most impressive pieces of Roman architecture and a popular tourist destination in the city.
Eiffel Tower (Paris, France)
Built in 1889 for the Exposition Universelle (World’s Fair), the Eiffel Tower remains to be one of the most famous monuments in the world.
Great Pyramid of Giza (Giza, Egypt)
Built in 2540 BC, the Great Pyramid of Giza or also known as the Pyramid of Khufu is an ancient architectural wonder. It is the largest of the pyramids located in the area.
La Sagrada Familia (Barcelona, Spain)
The laying of the first stone was in 1882 which also signified the start of construction. Designed by legendary architect Gaudi, La Sagrada Familia remains to be a work in progress to this day.
Machu Picchu (Machupicchu, Peru)
Machu Picchu is a stunning complex that is home to palaces, temples, and other buildings that dates back to the 15th century. It is an amazing feat of architecture, especially given the limitations of the time it was built and the quality and breathtaking beauty of the buildings and its landscape engineering.
Parthenon (Athens, Greece)
The Parthenon dates back to 438 BC. It is a temple dedicated to the goddess Athena.
Petra (Ma’an, Jordan)
The Lost City of Petra traces its beginnings in prehistoric times. Buildings are carved from or built into the rocks. It is one of the world’s architectural wonders and many secrets are still unraveled to this day.
Taj Mahal (Agra, India)
Built between 1631-1648, the Taj Mahal is a massive and stunning mausoleum commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal.