One of the huge reasons why most people I know travel is that they’re obsessed with different styles of architecture, and like seeing the different ways cities have coined their trademark spots with distinct architectural styles. I’ll admit, my knowledge of architecture is limited, I seek out to look at buildings because I think they look cool. Whether you’re a seriously knowledgeable person in the subject, or you simply like the way something looks, here are some of the best cities to go to see some of the most incredible standing structures in the world.

1. Berlin, Germany


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Berlin is a tourist destination for history buffs and architecture fans alike. The Berlin Cathedral is one of the most popular destinations because of its unique structure. Other attractions include Berlin’s Alte Bibliothek (Old Library) on Bebelplatz, which was built in the late 1700s to house the Royal Book Collection.

2. Rome, Italy


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Italy is probably the first country someone thinks of when they think about some of the greatest structures in the entire world. Rome has the Colosseum, which is more stunning in person than it is in pictures, and also has some of the most mind blowing contemporary architecture in the world.

3. Tel Aviv, Israel


Tel Aviv’s “white city” is one of the must-see spots for anyone who is an architecture lover. In the city is the building pictured above. The Hechal Yehuda Synangogue built in 1979 by Itzhak Toledano, and is nicknamed the seashell synagogue because of its shape. The “white city” contains 4,000 Intenrational Style buildings, built in the 1930s and 1940s to house the Jewish immigrants that left Europe. It was a modern style that was affordable, and was ideal for Tel Aviv’s climate.

4.  Córdoba, Spain


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Corodoba was once one of the most vital cities in the Western World, and is still a city that attracts people today. Its main attraction is the Great Mosque of Córdoba, an Islamic mosque that was converted to a Roman Catholic church.

5. Marrakech, Morocco


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Marrakech is the city that I am dying most to see because of the great structures that stand in that city. The square of Djemaa El-Fna is the highlight of the city at night, and the Koutoubia Mosque is an impressive site for anyone to be able to witness.

What city do you want to visit?

Rebecca is (secretly Linda Belcher) a senior at Iona College, studying Mass Communications. She loves to travel, coffee, and her dog. Fan of boy bands, big hair, and everything bagels. Professional shade thrower and wearer of beanies.


  1. It really depends on the architecture you’re interested in. With more romantic or gothic architecture, then Europe is the key destination. But for me, I have a true appreciation for asian architecture, so Japan’s temples are awe-inspiring. If you’re really into contemporary architecture, than Singapore, Dubai, and even Malaysia are key places to visit. And we of course cannot forget NYC!

  2. Visiting Cordoba would be really cool. I love architecture, while I know next to nothing about it, I just love admiring how amazing some buildings look. Salzburg has been one of my favorites for beautiful architecture so far.


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