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Agra, India
In Agra you’ll find the well-known Taj Mahal, a mausoleum built by Shah Jahan in the 17th century for one of his wives and to assert the strength and perfection of Jahan’s Mughal leadership. The centralized structure composed of red sandstone and white marble is an ideal example of Islamic architecture. Another must see is the Red Fort.
 
Barcelona, Spain
The unique Catalan architecture of Antoní Gaudi decorates Barcelona with vivid colors and organic structures. The most famous, La Sagrada Familia basilica, has been under construction since 1882. Also check out Casa Batlo, Casa Mila and Park Guell.
 
Cairo, Egypt
The Great Pyramid of Giza, the oldest of the seven ancient wonders of the world, was constructed during the mid-3rd century BCE. It took 20 years, 100,000 people, and 2,300,000 limestone blocks to complete the structure. Khafre and Menkaura are worth a visit as well.
 
Paris, France
Exploring French Gothic architecture in Paris is a must. Notre Dame Cathedral shows both early and high French Gothic elements, as it was one of the first of the style and one of the first to have flying buttresses. Also tour the Eiffel Tower, Musee Carnavalet, Musee d’Orsay, Centre Georges Pompidou, Saint Chapelle and Sacré-Coeur.
 
Dubai, UAE
At over 828 meters and 160 stories, the Burj Khalifa Tower is the tallest building in the world. It is a symbol of Dubai’s growing global success and contains shopping, entertainment and dining options. Burj Al Arab, Batakia Quarter and Jumeirah Mosque are also unique to Dubai.
 
Chicago, IL
A stunning skyline, the birthplace of the skyscraper, and the most exemplary design of Frank Lloyd Wright make Chicago a must visit for anyone interested in architecture. The city offers many architecture-focused tours, such as Wright-themed ones on which you can see the Unity Temple and Robie House.

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