Impressive buildings in the world, which is really worth seeing

Some of these structures were built several centuries ago, others are creations of modern architects. For the realization of one of ideas that took decades and even centuries. Others require just a few years. All these buildings are united by one thing - their architecture is unique, and each of them is not unlike any other building in the world. What makes them the main attractions of their countries.

It presents you with some of the most outstanding architectural works from around the world. The comments suggest to talk about plants that will surprise you.

, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai

Impressive buildings in the world, which is really worth seeing

Burj Khalifa was originally planned as the tallest building in the world. When it was built, its design height is kept secret, in case if somewhere will be projected skyscraper of greater height - then Dubai tower project would make the adjustment. Inside the complex housed a hotel, apartments, offices and shopping centers. The air inside the building is not only cool, but also flavored thanks to a special membrane. This fragrance was created specifically for the Burj Khalifa.

The National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing

Impressive buildings in the world, which is really worth seeing

You can see why this is a huge futuristic building in common parlance is called "Egg".

National Center for the Performing Arts - is the Opera House. The construction caused great controversy from the point of view of the inconsistency of urban architecture, and because of the exorbitant and ever-increasing costs during construction. But now it is one of the most prominent structures in the world.

Milan Cathedral

Impressive buildings in the world, which is really worth seeing

only in Europe, the Gothic cathedral of white marble was built several centuries. The first block, and laid the foundation back in 1386, and construction was completed only in 1965.

St. Basil's Cathedral

Impressive buildings in the world, which is really worth seeing

St. Basil's Cathedral, or the Cathedral of the Protection of Most Holy Theotokos on the Moat, has long been a symbol of Moscow. Cathedral consists of eight temples, thrones, which are consecrated in honor of the holidays falls on days of decisive battles for Kazan. Above them rises the ninth church, terminated with a small dome tent. All nine churches share a common base and the internal transitions.

The National Stadium, Beijing

Impressive buildings in the world, which is really worth seeing

A huge stadium, dubbed the "Bird's Nest", was built for the Summer Olympics of 2008. It has a capacity of more than 90 thousand people. The stands are on a concrete "bowl." Columns arranged around it, over which are curves weave metal beams.

in Cambodia Angkor Wat

Impressive buildings in the world, which is really worth seeing

A giant Hindu temple complex was built in the XII century. Perhaps the largest ever established places of worship after the XV century was not used for its intended purpose. Against the encroachments of wild animals from the jungle defended his big ditch.

Sydney Opera House

Impressive buildings in the world, which is really worth seeing

Parusoobraznye shell forming the roof, making the building unlike any one else in the world. Here are the cultural center of the whole country: a theater, an opera, a symphony orchestra, ballet. By the way, the Sydney Opera House is the world's largest mechanical organ consisting of 10,000 pipes.

Kinkaku-ji in Kyoto

Impressive buildings in the world, which is really worth seeing

The whole pavilion (except ground floor) is covered with sheets of gold. Therefore it is also called the "Golden Temple". Note the incredible harmony with the style of temple garden surrounding it. The garden was created at the end of the XIV century. But the temple is reflected in the lake, which is not by chance is called Kokoti ( "Mirror Lake").

Mont-Saint-Michel in Normandy

Impressive buildings in the world, which is really worth seeing

The island turned into a fortress, was one of the main pilgrimage centers in Europe, survived the siege and destruction, the heyday and decline. Now here he settled community Benedictine, and the island has returned to the role of a spiritual center. Currently, there are several dozen people live.

Lloyd's of London

Impressive buildings in the world, which is really worth seeing

Lloyd's of London - a huge office building insurance corporation. Its feature is that the stairs, glass elevators and water pipes are located outside, so inside is released much space. At one time, together with the Center Pompidou, the building Lloyd revolutionized architecture made popular high-tech style.

Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao

Impressive buildings in the world, which is really worth seeing

The Museum of Modern Art, located on the waterfront, embodies the abstract idea of ​​a futuristic spaceship. Perhaps for interplanetary travel. After the construction of the building was immediately recognized as one of the most spectacular buildings in the world.

The Taj Mahal in India

Impressive buildings in the world, which is really worth seeing

The walls of the Taj Mahal are made of polished translucent marble inlaid with semi-precious stones. Therefore, in bright daylight it looks white, pink at dawn, and a moonlit night - silver.

The headquarters of the Central Television in Beijing

Impressive buildings in the world, which is really worth seeing

It seems that everything in Beijing provide a nickname. It's a big building, for example, an unusual shape called "panties". Basic building is a structure of the five horizontal and vertical sections forming the irregular grating on the facade with an empty center. Its construction was considered a daunting task, especially given the location in a seismic zone.

Temple of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona

Impressive buildings in the world, which is really worth seeing

The famous project by Antonio Gaudi, which is being built more since 1882. Construction of the temple will be completed by 2016. And it will be really exciting.

The monastery Paro Taktsang in Bhutan

Impressive buildings in the world, which is really worth seeing

The famous monastery is situated on a cliff height of 3120 m, 700 m above the Paro valley. In 1998 the monastery was almost completely burned down, killing several monks, due to inaccessibility it was impossible to provide emergency assistance. However, in a short time the monastery was restored.

Dzhennenskaya Mosque, Mali

Impressive buildings in the world, which is really worth seeing

The biggest clay building in the world and a major center of African Islam. Dome constructed of pressed clay, sand and water. Entrance to the mosque is only open to Muslims.

The Norwegian Opera and Ballet National Theater

Impressive buildings in the world, which is really worth seeing

made of marble and glass building in Oslo itself - a work of art. The intention of the architects was to build an ultra-modern theater building, organically inscribed simultaneously in urban development, the Oslo fjord cliffs and bustle of the port.