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GREAT ARCHITECTURAL MASTERPIECES LIST

Buildings are among the largest structures made by human beings, and the most ubiquitous. Apart from agriculture, no human activity has changed the face of the Earth more than architecture. All around the world there are buildings from across the ages, some dating back thousands of years. Fascinatingly diverse, they range from simple wooden churches to magnificent Gothic cathedrals, and from grandiose palaces to minimalist modernist villas.

LIST

2500 BCE–1100

Great Pyramid
The Parthenon
Colosseum
Pantheon
Hagia Sophia
Temple of the Inscriptions
Bulguksa Temple
Palatine Chapel
Borobudur

1100–1500

Angkor Wat
Abbaye de Ste-Madeleine
Krak des Chevaliers
Borgund Stave Church
Chartres Cathedral
Burghausen Castle
Florence Cathedral
Alhambra
Doge’s Palace
Temple of Heaven
King’s College Chapel
Ducal Palace

1500–1700

Belém Tower
Château de Chambord
St. Basil’s Cathedral
Villa La Rotonda
Himeji Castle
Masjid-i-Shah
Taj Mahal
Royal Palace
Palace of Versailles

1700–1900

Melk Abbey
Blenheim Palace
Amalienburg Pavilion
Monticello
Houses of Parliament
Neuschwanstein Castle
Sagrada Familia
Hôtel Tassel
Grand Palais

1900 TO PRESENT

Chrysler Building
Villa Savoye
Fallingwater
Sydney Opera House
Brasília Cathedral
Pompidou Centre
National Gallery of Canada
Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao
Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Centre
Jin Mao Tower
Seattle Central Library
Palace of the Arts
MAXXI
Yusuhara Wooden Bridge Museum