Architecture enthusiasts know that one of the greatest parts of traveling is witnessing the world’s most unbelievable architectural buildings up close. Whether you’re in a quest of well-known buildings or the freshest cutting-edge designs, Lonely Planet’s book Amazing Architecture: A Spotter’s Guide has something for every explorer.
The book showcases 120 architectural wonders crosswise the globe, from iconic constructions—such as the Eiffel Tower and Chrysler Building—to lesser-known buildings, including Portugal’s Arquipélago Contemporary Arts Centre and Hang Nga Guesthouse. Adjacent the aged sites, and classics by top architects such as Zaha Hadid and Oscar Niemeyer, are quirky places, including the egg-topped Dalí Theatre-Museum and a construction in Ohio that looks like a wooden basket.
Whether you’re a world explorer or preparing your first trip, these are the architectural buildings you won’t want to miss.
Palácio Nacional da Pena
Jantar Mantar Observatory
Ayutthaya Temple Complex
Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies
Niterói Contemporary Art Museum
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Beijing National Stadium
South Tyrol, Italy
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Hang Nga Guesthouse
Đà Lạt, Vietnam
Villa de Leyva, Colombia
The Crooked House
Albany, New York