Architects and architecture enthusiasts have long regarded Europe a place to visit for design inspiration.
With rich architectural history, a bewildering array of styles, the turbulent history marked by rises and falls as well as world-changing battles have shaped the architectural character of each of the following cities.
The city of Amsterdam is a treasure trove for architecture enthusiasts. Not only does it houses more historic buildings and sights than any other city in the world, but also it holds international importance in terms of modern design. Historic structures and streets have survived largely untouched from their 19th-century counterparts due to the lack of massive World War II bombings.
There is a good mix of historic buildings in Barri Gotic (the old city's heart) and newer buildings constructed during and after the city's development. Several of Gaudi's works, including the famed Sagrada Familia, may be found in Barcelona. Many of the structures in the Barri Gotic date from the Middle Ages, with some dating back to Barcelona's Roman settlement.
If you're an architectural aficionado, you must visit Greece and Athens at least once in your lifetime. The few surviving structures from the Classical, Hellenistic, and Roman periods account for the vast majority of significant Greek architecture today. In Greek public architecture, temples are the most common and most well-known type, as are the most impressive examples that are still standing. Since many Greek colonisation period structures were constructed of wood, mud-brick, or clay, only a few ground plans and footings remain.
There is no architectural style that defines London. Many buildings and styles have been amassed over time, making it unique in its own right Only a handful of buildings precede the Great Fire of 1666, including the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, and the Banqueting House, among others.
Rome has been nicknamed the "everlasting city" by architects and painters for good reason. Roman architecture has been the foundation of Western architecture for more than two millennia. Artistic works like the old St. Peter’s Basilica, the first medieval basilica, the new St. Peter’s, the building in which Bramante and Michelangelo developed the High Renaissance, and the various works by Bernini and Borromini, whose rich and lucid spatial forms were to shape Baroque as far as Vienna, are some of the architectural jewels that can be found well integrated between the city’s urban fabric.
Prague has thousand-year-old architectural splendour, including Medieval, Baroque, and Renaissance structures. Prague is one of the best examples of European towns with superb architecture because of its diverse built and cultural history. These architectural marvels have been painstakingly restored and rebuilt with great care. A visual history of Prague can be found in these structures. With a wealth of historic landmarks, the city is known for its castles, palaces, and gothic churches.
Budapest's more than 1,000-year history has seen a lot of hardship, so the blocks of buildings and districts aren't necessarily uniform in style. This, however, is what gives Budapest its distinct eclectic architecture and personality. Several landmarks in Budapest were constructed to commemorate the new millennium, including the Subway, Heroes' Square, the Parliament Building, the Liberty Bridge, and the Museum of Fine Arts. The Roman amphitheatres, Gothic cathedrals, ancient Turkish baths, and many more are some of the best examples of architecture.