The world is full of amazing and breath taking creatures, art, craft, historical buildings etc. We cannot imagine our world without Historical Wonders built by ancient civilizations. If i think of listing all the Historical Building in this article then probably it will take months and years for me to admire them and write about them in a same beautiful way as they stand. However, we have collected the Best 30 Historical Building around the Globe, which became a reason a existence for many countries in this World.
1. The Colosseum Italy (Rome) :
The Colosseum is a huge public entertainer, which can seat 45k spectators and if you don’t mind standing the number increases to 70k. Romans use to gather in this place to watch bloody combat between gladiators, and battles between men and wild animals. This was the place where losers became a meal of hungry lions. It was built in the early days of the Roman Empire, around 70 CE. It was designed to host huge spectacles.
2. Taj Mahal India(Agra) :
The Mughal emperor Shah Jahan 1628-1658 built the Taj Mahal in the memory of his queen Arjumand Bano Begum, entitled ‘Mumtaz Mahal’. Taj Mahal the wonder in the world is also known as a symbol of love and loyalty.This tomb situaten in Agra is the finest exhibitions of Mughal art and architecture. It was built in 1631 and was completed in 1653, spreading over 32 acres of land. Taj Mahal attracts tourists from all over the world and is truly a heaven in earth.
3. Old South Church Boston :
Old South Church is located at 645 Boylston Street on Copley Square in Boston, Massachusetts. Church got completed in 1873 and was designed by Charles Cummings and Willard T. Sears. The Church is known for its beautiful architect and was designated a National historic Landmark on December 30, 1970.
4. Province of Brescia Lombardy, Italy :
The Province of Brescia is a Province in Lombardy, Italy. It borders with the province of Sondrio in the N and NW, the province of Bergamo in the W, province of Cremona in the SW and S, the province of Mantova to the S, and to the east, the province of Verona (which is part of Veneto region) and Trentino (which is part of Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol region).
5. Flora Fountain (Mumbai) :
Flora Fountain also known Hutatma Chowk is a centre of attraction for tourists all around the world. The fountain named after the Roman Goddess Flora, the Goddess of prosperity and beauty. The Floral Fountain is an important landmark of Mumbai and is a best example of purity intertwined with beauty.
6. Harvard University Cambridge, Massachusetts :
Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. This University is the oldest institution of higher learning in United States. It was established in 1636 by the Massachusetts legislature and was soon thereafter named for John Harvard (its first benefactor).
7. St Catherine’s College, Cambridge :
8. Gaiety Theatre, Shimla Himachal Pradesh (India) :
Renowned English architect Henry Irwin designed Gaiety Theatre. The theatre was built in the gothic style and was first opened in 1887, which was Queen Victoria’s jubilee year. It can accommodate more than 300 people and is under renovation so can expect to accommodate more of people in its lap.
9. Gladstone’s Library in Hawarden :
The Victorian political leader and politician William Ewart Gladstone (1809 – 1898) founded the library. It is Britain’s largest residential library and is considered an important research library in Wales with over 250,000 items, mostly in the subjects of the arts and humanities.
10. Tower of London England,London :
Tower of London is a historic castle on the north bank of the River Thames in central London, England.The Tower is truly one of the most important sites you can visit in the City. The first foundations were laid in 1078 and the castle has been constantly improved and extended.
11. Vidhana Soudha India :
The Vidhana Soudha, located in Bengaluru, is the seat of the state legislature of Karnataka. It’s chiefly known for housing the Legislative Chambers of the government. It was opened in 1956 and was given Architectural style by Dravidian architecture.
12. Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Scotland :
The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is a museum and art gallery in Glasgow, Scotland. The Kelvingrove also provides regular guest talks and lectures, while hosting a series of night events. Highly recommended for families and art lovers wanting to get to grips with Glasgow’s rich cultural heritage and contemporary art trends.
13. Akbar’s mausoleum, Sikandra, Agra :
Located at Sikandra, in the suburbs of Agra, Tomb of Akbar is one of the most important important Mughal architectural masterpiece, built 1605–1613. The shape of tomb is pyramidal and consists of five storeys.
14. South building, Royal Observatory, Greenwich, United Kingdom :
South building, Royal Observatory , London played a major role in the history of astronomy and navigation, and is best known as the location of the prime meridian. South building was completed in the summer of 1676. Named after John Flamsteed, the first Astronomer Royal who King Charles II set up in his new observatory at Greenwich.
15. (Fatehpur Sikri) Fatehpur Sikri India :
Fatehpur Sikri was the capital of Mughal Empire for only some 10 years. Emperor Akbar built it in the second half of 16th Century. Fatehpur Sikri was known as the City of Victory. This capital without a future, some 40 km from Agra was, however, considerably more than the fancy of a sovereign during the 14 years of its existence.
16. House of Parliament , United Kingdom :
17. Glenbuchat castle, Aberdeenshire :
Glenbuchat castle is located above the River Don, near Kildrummy, Aberdeenshire. The building is roofless, but otherwise in fairly good repair.It is a historic castle built in 1590 for John Gordon of Cairnbarrow to mark his wedding.
18. Perugia, Italy :
19. Basilica di’Santa Maria, Maggiore :
The Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, or church of Santa Maria Maggiore, is the largest Catholic Marian church in Rome, Italy. The art is amazing and the Basilica is a beautiful Church that is easily accessible.
20. Piacenza: il Gotico :
Built in 1281 as the seat of the government of the town Palazzo Comunale is also known as il Gotico. It is one of the best preserved examples of the kind of Medieval civic building in northern Italy known as the Brolett.
21. Certosa di Pavia, in Lombardy, northern Italy :
Built in 1396-1495 the Certosa di Pavia is a famous monastery and complex located in Lombardy, northern Italy, situated near a small town of the same name in the Province of Pavia, 8 km north of Pavia.
22. Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla,India :
The Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS) is a prestigious research institute based in Shimla, India. The Ministry of Education, Government of India in 1964, set it up and it started functioning from October 20, 1965
23. Minnesota State Capitol, St Paul, United States :
24. Lubeck, Germany :
25. Alcazar Tower, Segovia, Spain :
Alcazar Tower also known as The Alcazar of Segovia is located in the old city of Segovia, Spain. The castle is one of the inspirations for Walt Disney’s Cinderella Castle. The first real mention of it was in 1122, when Alfonso VI had just recaptured the town.
26. Avila, in central Spain :
Avila, in full Avila de los Caballeros, city, capital of Avila province, in the central Spain. Alfonso VI recaptured it for the Christians in 1085. Its tall city wall is one of the best-kept medieval walled enclosures in Europe.
27. Estilo Desornamentado , Spain :
Estilo Desornamentado term was used to describe a phase in Spanish architecture during the 16th and early 17th centuries. It was the historical residence of the King in Spain and is located in the town of San Lorenzo, which is about 28 miles Northwest of Madrid, Spain.
28. Christ Church ,Shimla ,Himachal Pradesh (India) :
Built in the neo-Gothic style in 1857, Christ Church, Shimla, is the second oldest church in North India, after St John’s Church in Meerut. The church contains five fine stained glass windows. One represents the Christian virtues of Faith, Hope, Charity, Fortitude, Patience, and Humility.
29. St Paul’s Cathedral, London, England :
Started in 604, St. Paul’s Cathedral is an Anglican church in Central London, England. It is located on Ludgate Hill in the financial district known as the City of London. The present St. Paul’s Cathedral, which was built between 1675 and 1710, is the fourth cathedral to occupy the site, which was sacred even before Christianity arrived.
30. Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow, Russia :
31. Pantheon, Rome, Italy :
Pantheon has been used as a Roman Catholic Church dedicated to “St. Mary and the Martyrs” since 7th century. Pantheon was built more than 1800 years ago. The name Pantheon refers to the building’s original function as a temple for all the gods.
32. Red Fort, Delhi, India :
The Red Fort was the residence of the Mughal emperors of India for nearly 200 years, until 1857. It is located in the centre of Delhi, India. It is known as one of the finest architecture made by Mughal Emperors.
33. Three Mills Island, London :
Originally built in 1776, it was rebuilt after a fire in 1802. It continued in operation until 1941. The Three Mills are former working mills on the River Lea in the East End of London, one of London’s oldest extant industrial centers.
34. Detroit Institute of Arts :
The first foundation for one of our city’s most elegant and graceful women was laid 89 years ago today. The cornerstone of the Detroit Institute of Arts’ current location on Woodward Avenue was put into place on April 29, 1924, though the new museum did not open to the public until 1927.
35. St. John’s Anglican Cathedral – Parramatta, NSW :
The foundation stone of the first specifically designed church on the current site is thought to have been laid by Governor Hunter in 1799 and opened by Reverend Samuel Marsden in April 1803 St. John’s Anglican Cathedral was the only church in the colony until 1809.
36. The University of Strathclyde, Scotland :
37. Barbican, Krakow, Poland :
38. Al Khazneh ,Petra :
Al Khazneh , originally built as a mausoleum and crypt at the beginning of the 1st Century AD during the reign of Aretas IV Philopatris. Al Khazneh is one of the most elaborate temples in the ancient Jordanian city of Petra.
39. Tikal, Guatemala :
40. Herculaneum, Campania :
Herculaneum was an ancient Roman town destroyed by volcanic pyroclastic flows in 79 A.D., located in the territory of today’s commune of Ercolano, in the Italian region of Campania in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius.
41. The Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família , Spain :
Designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi, Sagrada Família is a large Roman Catholic Church in Barcelona, Spain. A giant Basilica has been under construction since 1882 and expected to take 30 to 80 years for its completion.
42. The Temple Mount, Jeruzalem, Israel :
43. Hall of Supreme Harmony, China :
44. Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna, Austria :
45. Kalenderhane Mosque, Istanbul :
46. Preston Tower, Hamilton House
47. Palais des Papes, Europe :
48. The Taj Mahal Palace,Mumbai (India) :
A well-known five-star hotel The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel is hotel located in the Colaba region of Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, next to the Gateway of India. Built in 1903 by J.N. Tata after he was refused entry to another hotel, it was instantly the most luxurious address in Mumbai.