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21 Indescribably Beautiful Buildings Around the World

 Big and small, old and new - there are thousands of stunning buildings in every country and every continent on this planet. Yet, we often tend to zoom in and remember only a handful of them. In this article, we wanted to share the beauty of architecture that goes beyond the obvious architectural sites like the Roman Colosseum, the Taj Mahal, and the Eiffel Tower. Just like these famous architectural masterpieces, all 21 of these mesmerizing buildings deserve your attention, to be known and visited by crowds of tourists every year.

1. A stunning view at the Fisherman's Bastion in Budapest, Hungary.

Pretty Buildings Fisherman's Bastion in Budapest, Hungary

2. The mesmerizing Matsumoto Castle in Matsumoto, Japan dates back to the 16th century.

Pretty Buildings Matsumoto Castle in Matsumoto, Japan

3. This charming cottage in Broxbourne, England, is known as the Burnt Farm Cottage, and it dates back to the 1840s

Pretty Buildings Burnt Farm Cottage
 

4. Fort Bourtange is located in the Netherlands and was built in 1593.

Pretty Buildings Fort Bourtange

5. The Eltz Castle in Wierschem, Germany, has been occupied by one family since 1470.

Pretty Buildings Eltz Castle in Wierschem, Germany

6. These colorful buildings in El Alto, Bolivia, were designed by Freddy Mamani.

Pretty Buildings El Alto, Bolivia
 

7. The Shah Jahan Mosque in Pakistan dates back to the 17th century and is famous for its intricate brickwork.

Pretty Buildings The Shah Jahan Mosque, in Pakistan

8. Over 150 trees grow on this apartment building in Turin, Italy.

Pretty Buildings apartment building in Turin, Italy

9. The Stará Plynárna (or Old Gasworks Building) is a stunning restaurant in the middle of the woods near Hrensko, Czech Republic.

Pretty Buildings Stará Plynárna

10. The Spitzhäuschen is a narrow historic home in Bernkastel-Kues, Germany, that dates back to 1416.

Pretty Buildings Spitzhäuschen

11. The Capt James Taylor House (1892) is a notable Victorian home in Marine City, Michigan.

Pretty Buildings Capt James Taylor House

12. The Sumela Monastery in Turkey is a Greek Orthodox Monastery built in 386 AD. The building sits on a cliff at an altitude of 1,200 meters (almost 4 thousand feet).

Pretty Buildings Sumela Monastery in Turkey

13. A hallway at the Gloucester Cathedral in the UK, which dates back to 678 AD.

Pretty Buildings Gloucester Cathedral
 

14. A view at Edinburgh Castle from the Vennel Steps in the Old Town of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Pretty Buildings Edinburgh Castle

15. Inside the Ark of Bukhara - an old fortress in Uzbekistan.

Pretty Buildings Ark of Bukhara

16. The beautiful Ruyi Bridge in China.

Pretty Buildings Ruyi Bridge In China

17. The Fishing Village hotel complex on the Oka River near Ryazan, Russia

Pretty Buildings Ryazan, Russia

18. The Bridge of Immortals is situated in the Yellow Mountains (Huangshan) of China, and it looks like it jumped straight out of a fairytale!

Pretty Buildings  The Bridge of Immortals

19. The Arnavutköy historic neighborhood in Istanbul, Turkey, is famous for its wooden Ottoman-era buildings.

Pretty Buildings Arnavutköy historic neighborhood

20. A top view at Plaza Mayor, a major public space in Madrid, Spain

Pretty Buildings Plaza Mayor

21. The entrance gate of the St. Petersburg Mosque in Russia. The building was designed by the architect Nikolai Vasilyev.

Pretty Buildings entrance gate of the St. Petersburg Mosque in Russia
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