Architectural heritages

This category shows the collection of architectural heritagess all over the world.

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    Gatehouse, Lorsch Abbey

    The 9th-century gatehouse is a unique survival of the Carolingian era. It curiously combines some elements of the Roman triumphal arch (arch-shaped passageways, half-columns) with the vernacular Teutonic heritage (baseless triangles of the blind arcade, polychromatic masonry).

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    General Archive of the Indies

    The Archivo General de Indias, housed in the ancient merchants' exchange of Seville, Spain, the Casa Lonja de Mercaderes, is the repository of extremely valuable archival documents illustrating the history of the Spanish Empire in the Americas and the Philippines.

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    Giralda, Seville Cathedral

    The Giralda is the bell tower of the Seville Cathedral in Seville, Spain. It was originally built as a minaret during the Moorish period, with a Renaissance style top subsequently added by Spaniards.

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    Gorica district, Berat

    On the left bank of the Osumi river below Mount Shpirag is the traditionally Christian quarter of Gorica. The name is derived from the Old Slavic word for "little mountain" and refers to Mount Sphirag in comparison with the much higher Mount Tomorr (2,400 metres) that towers over Berat.

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    Hahoe Folk Village

    The Hahoe Folk Village is a traditional village from the Joseon Dynasty. The village is a valuable part of Korean culture because it preserves Joseon period-style architecture, folk traditions, valuable books, and an old tradition of clan-based villages.

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    Historic Center of Sibiu (Hermannstadt)

    The city of Sibiu and its surroundings are one of the most visited areas in Romania. It holds one of the best preserved historical sites in the country, many of its medieval fortifications having been kept in excellent state. Its old center has begun the process for becoming a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004.

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    Historic Center of Split

    In 1979, the historic center of Split was included into the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. Split is said to be one of the centres of Croatian culture. Its literary tradition can be traced to medieval times, and includes names like Marko Marulic, while in more modern times Split excelled by authors famous for their sense of humor.

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    Historic Centre (Mangalem district) of Berat

    The Historic Centres of Berat and Gjirokastra, in the cities of Berat and Gjirokastra, Albania, are an UNESCO World Heritage Site that were inscribed in 2005. Its borders were extended in 2008. Berat.

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    Historic Centre of Gjirokastra

    The Historic Centres of Berat and Gjirokastra, in the cities of Berat and Gjirokastra, Albania, are an UNESCO World Heritage Site that were inscribed in 2005. Its borders were extended in 2008. Gjirokastra.

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    Historic City of Trogir

    Trogir has 2300 years of continuous urban tradition. Its culture was created under the influence of the ancient Greeks, and then the Romans, and Venetians.

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    Historical Architectural Ensemble of Lviv

    Lviv is one of the most important cultural centres of Ukraine. The city is known as a centre of art, literature, music and theatre. Nowadays, the indisputable evidences of the city cultural richness is a big number of theatres, concert halls, creative unions, and also high number of many artistic activities (more than 100 festivals annually, 60 museums, 10 theatres).

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    Historical centre of Strasbourg

    Strasbourg is the capital of the Alsace region of France and is most widely known for hosting a number of important European institutions. It is also famous for its beautiful historical centre - the Grande Ile - which was the first city centre to be classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

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    Holasovice (Holaschowitz) is a small historic village located in the south of the Czech Republic, 15 kilometres west of Ceske Budejovice. Village belongs to the municipality Jankov. To the south lies the protected landscape area of Blanský Forest.

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    Holloko is a Paloc ethnographic village in Hungary and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its name means "Raven-stone" in Hungarian.

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    Hongcun is a village in Yi County in the historical Huizhou region of southern Anhui Province, China, near the southwest slope of Mount Huangshan

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    Hotel Solvay

    The Hotel Solvay is a large Art Nouveau town house designed by Victor Horta on the Avenue Louise in Brussels. The house was commissioned by Armand Solvay, the son of the wealthy Belgian chemist and industrialist Ernest Solvay.

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    Hotel Tassel

    The Hotel Tassel is a town house built by Victor Horta in Brussels for the Belgian scientist and professor Emile Tassel in 1893–1894. It is generally considered as the first true Art Nouveau building, because of its highly innovative plan and its groundbreaking use of materials and decoration.

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    Hotel van Eetvelde

    The Hotel van Eetvelde is a town house designed in 1895 by Victor Horta for Edmond van Eetvelde, administrator of Congo Free State. Together with the Hotel Tassel, the Hotel Solvay and his own House and atelier it was put on the 'UNESCO World Heritage List' in 2000 as the core of epoch-making urban residences Victor Horta designed before 1900.

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    Jantar Mantar, Jaipur

    The Jantar Mantar monument of Jaipur, Rajasthan is a collection of nineteen architectural astronomical instruments, built by the Rajput king Sawai Jai Singh, and completed in 1738 CE.

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    The Karl-Marx-Allee is a monumental socialist boulevard built by the GDR between 1952 and 1960 in Berlin Friedrichshain and Mitte. Today the boulevard is named after Karl Marx.

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    Kutna Hora

    Kutna Hora is a city situated in the Central Bohemian Region of Bohemia, which is now part of the Czech Republic.

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    Large Beguinage, Mechelen

    Historical quarter where semi-monastic women known as Beguines used to live. The predecessor of this beguinage, founded in the 13th century outside the city walls, was destroyed in the 16th century, the Beguine community then re-established itself in an existing neighborhood within the walls.