Man-made architecture has always been a source of amazement for the explorers among us. From ancient ruins to modern buildings, the architectural tastes of civilizations have changed drastically, and we’re to take you on a journey through them!
How many architectural wonders have you had the opportunity to be stunned by? If you haven’t any, fret not. Here’s a list of the top 5 architectural wonders that will take your breath away (quite literally!):
The iconic sculptures are awe-striking owing to the detail and the grand aura they give away.
1. Black Hills Of South Dakota, United States
Regardless of whether you’re from the US or not, this is an architectural wonder you can’t afford to miss out on. The Mount Rushmore National Memorial has a carving of the faces of four former presidents of the US. The carving began in 1927 and after an extensive period, came to a remarkable finish in 1941. The iconic sculptures are awe-striking owing to the detail and the grand aura they give away.
2. Burj Khalifa, Dubai
If you enjoy modern architecture, this one’s for you. The Burj Khalifa, known to be the tallest building in the world, has a lot more to offer than just a height of 2712 feet. Its architecture stands as proof of the brilliance and ambition of the modern mind. With a modern quirky look, it packs within itself 160 stories and has become quite the trendsetter with the records it has set.
3. The Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt
The pyramids of Giza have been and will always remain a subject of marvel for tourists. Despite being ancient, the architectural precision that they were built with remains a curious subject for those with an eye for appreciating and capturing architecture throughout time. As per the belief of ancient Egyptians, the pyramids were supposed to contain all the luxuries of their ancestors, so as soon as they supposedly come back to life, they have ample worldly luxuries to retain the same level of comfort.
4. Taj Mahal, India
The Taj Mahal, the symbol of love, is also a symbol of excellent craftsmanship in ancient India. Built in the 17 th century as a mausoleum for the wife of Shah Jahan, it has received ample praise for its architecture (and rightfully so). The Taj Mahal is made entirely of white marble with minimalistic yet pleasing carvings and stones. You don’t want to miss out on this gorgeous architectural affair!
5. Baroque: La Compania de Jesus, Peru
The Baroque is the perfect representation of 17th-century Spanish. The church offers an extravagant experience especially for those who have a liking for ancient and tasteful architecture. If its dome and the outdoor aesthetic structure have captured your heart, the inside will only be more pleasing for the architect inside you to explore. The bronze walls, sculptures and huge windows will take you back in time and you’ll be dazzled every minute you spend looking at it. Besides, you don’t need to have any religious inclination to visit this place as a tourist, so what’s stopping you?