In the course of human history, humans have produced monuments and structures that continue to fascinate us to this day. The pyramids of Egypt, the Eiffel Tower, the Parthenon, and the Great Wall of China are all shining examples of world-famous architectural achievements. But the world has many other architectural masterpieces that deserve appreciation for their unique designs. From pagodas in China to buildings in Spain, you won’t be able to take your eyes off of these breathtaking structures.
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1. Sun and moon pagodas in Guilin, China
2. Hungarian Parliament Building, Budapest
3. The Shambles in York, England
4. Osaka Castle, Osaka, Japan
5. Kyoto, a city on the island of Honshu, Japan. It's famous for its Shinto shrines and traditional wooden houses.
6. Inner walls of Ta Prohm monastery, Cambodia, Khmer Empire, 12th-13th century
7. Athens, Greece
8. Two 17th-century half-timbered houses at Hohe Straße in Quedlinburg, Germany. It's one of the best-preserved medieval and Renaissance towns in Europe that escaped major damage during World War II.
9. A 50-foot (15 m) tall statue of a Native American woman in South Dakota titled “Dignity.”
10. This beautiful cottage is located in Inistioge, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland.
11. Chefchaouen, Morocco. It’s known for its distinctive blue-washed buildings.
12. The Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany looks so fairytale-like in the snow!
13. An old bridge over a modern road in Dublin, Ireland
14. Casa Batllò, Barcelona, Spain
15. The 13th-century Walzin Castle on a cliff overlooking the river Lesse in Namur, Wallonia, Belgium.
16. La Casa Pàdua, a stunning house with a dream-like garden in the Sarrià-Sant Gervasi district of Barcelona, Spain. Originally built as a single-family residence in 1903, this structure is an example of Catalan modernism architecture.
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