From Sanchis Hôme we would like to tell you about 10 iconic buildings that are scattered around the world and that are truly spectacular, not only for their spectacular design, but also for their innovation. These are buildings that, in one way or another, have an important significance in local or national culture.
Are you one of those people who wander around cities looking at buildings and looking for singularities? If so, this article is perfect for you. We discover what are, without a doubt, the 10 most relevant iconic buildings in the world for us.
We couldn’t open our list of 10 iconic buildings with any other than the Taj Mahal. It is located in the city of Agra, in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is a monument known all over the world and built for love.
The entire complex covers 17 hectares, and has a large mosque, gardens and a guesthouse. One of the most important details of this building is its large dome made of delicate white marble.
One World Trade Center
It is currently the seventh tallest skyscraper in the world. It is located in the United States, specifically in Manhattan, New York. It is an icon in the city and throughout the country because it is the building that replaces the buildings destroyed in the 2011 attack.
It has 94 floors and a total height of 514 metres.
Guggenheim Museum NY
This art museum is also located in New York, in the United States, specifically on Fifth Avenue, one of the most important avenues in the city.
The building was built between 1943 and 1959 by Frank Lloyd Wright, making it one of his best-known works.
St Basil’s Cathedral in Russia
It’s more of a temple, an orthodox temple located in one of the most famous squares in the country, Moscow’s Red Square.
This cathedral is not only spectacular, it’s also a symbol of the country, a dreamy building with bulbous domes that have become world famous.
Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world. It is the tallest building in the history of the world. It is exactly 828 metres high and is located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
It has a total of 163 floors and contains private flats, hotels, restaurants, shops…
The Sagrada Familia is Barcelona’s most famous monument. A modernist work created by Antonio Gaudí and visited by millions of tourists every year.
Its construction began in 1882 and is very characteristic of the neo-Gothic style of the time. The towers, the façades, the interior… The whole of the Sagrada Familia is truly spectacular.
Arco Gateway, United States
Although it is not a building as such, we could not fail to include the Gateway Arch, located in Missouri, United States, in the list.
This arch is a memorial to the westward expansion of the United States of America, an inverted catenary curve 192 metres high.
Tower of Pisa
It is located in the Duomo square in Pisa, and has become a European symbol. It is one of the most visited monuments in the world.
One of its main characteristics is that it is a leaning tower, although it was not built that way. After it was built, the ground began to give way.
Its only 4 degrees of inclination have made it famous all over the world.
The Dancing House is another building that could not be missing from our list, a deconstructivist building located in Prague.
The most remarkable thing about this building is that it intertwines buildings, that the windows are not aligned and that it has characteristic curved shapes.
A unique building that can be found nowhere else in the world.
Casa Milà is another of Antonio Gaudí’s best-known works. Located in Spain, specifically on Paseo de Gracia in Barcelona, it is known as La Pedrera.
It stands out for its modernist architectural style and has become a cultural attraction visited by more than a million people every year.