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The 8 Best Architecture Cities in the World

Cities can become famous for their history, desirable lifestyles, or cultural offerings. Some, however, are world-renowned for a unique architecture that draws visitors and praise in equal numbers.

Below are eight of the acknowledged best architecture cities in the world, many of which have a vibrant cityscape that’s impossible to forget.

  1. Barcelona, SpainCelebrated for its Catalan Modernism, Barcelona has a variety of stunning and historic buildings for tourists and architecture fans alike. Modernism put Catalonia on an equal architectural standing with European’s other leading cities and led to the
    development of its own particular style. Examples include Valencia’s Central Market and the Castell dels Tres Dragons, built circa 1888 by Lluís Domènech i Montaner.
  2. Tel Aviv, IsraelBauhaus architecture was a leading movement in Israel after several German Jewish architects moved there to escape the Nazis. Also known as the ‘White City’, many of the surviving buildings in Tel Aviv have been UNESCO-recognised as World Cultural Heritage
    sites, due to their having some of the best architecture of their style.
  3. Miami, FloridaThe Art Deco historic district in Miami Beach has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. It has over 800 pastel-coloured buildings remaining, all of them magnificent examples of the opulent architectural style of the 1920s and 930s.
  4. Hanoi, VietnamFrench occupation of Vietnam from 1873 until 1954 resulted in a heavy influence on the country’s architecture, especially in Hanoi. Elegant examples of French colonial architecture helped transform Hanoi into a modern city, and even today tourists flock
    to the city to gaze at some of the best architecture in this genre, which includes the famous Hotel Metropole and the Hanoi Opera House.

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  1. Rome, ItalyBaroque architecture was established in Rome and spread throughout both Europe and the US at a rapid speed. Linked with the Counter Reformation and the rise of Catholicism in the city, it impacted all art forms from the late 16th century to early 18th
    century. Famous examples include the Ecstasy of Saint Teresa, the Fontana della Barcaccia and the Piazza Navona.
  2. Budapest, HungaryWhen it appeared, Art Nouveau was instantly hailed as a major international movement, and was popular for years, until it was succeeded by Art Deco. Budapest has many famous Art Nouveau buildings still standing, including the Paris Department Store,
    the Museum of Applied Arts, and the Parisiana Club.
  3. Athens, GreeceAthens remains one of the most popular travel destinations for architecture fans, thanks to its abundance of classically designed buildings. There are a number of magnificent styles available for viewing, including Composite, Tuscan, Corinthian, Ionic,
    and Doric, all of them prominent even in modern builds. More famous examples include the Temple of Athena and the Parthenon.
  4. Brasilia, BrazilVisitors to Brazil can view stunning examples of the Futuristic building style, such as the National Museum of the Republic, National Library of Brasilia, and the Cathedral of Brasilia, making the city a leading resource for those who admire the Futurism
    influence in architecture.


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