Architectural heritages

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

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    Saltaire is a Victorian model village within the City of Bradford Metropolitan District, West Yorkshire, England, by the River Aire and the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. UNESCO has designated the village as a World Heritage Site, and it is an Anchor Point of the European Route of Industrial Heritage.

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    The Buddhist vihara at Sanchi, famous for its Great Stupa. The Great Stupa at Sanchi is the oldest stone structure in India and was originally commissioned by the emperor Ashoka the Great in the 3rd century BCE.

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    Sassenpoort (Sassen gate), Zwolle

    The Sassenpoort (English: Sassen gate) is a gatehouse in the citywall of Zwolle, Netherlands. It was build in 1409 out of dimension stone, mostly trachyte and tuff, and restoration work was done in 1893-1898. The gatehouse is a rijksmonument and is part of the Top 100 Dutch heritage sites.

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    Schepenhuis and Belfry, Aalst

    The Schepenhuis (Aldermen's House) of Aalst, Belgium, is a former city hall, one of the oldest in the Low Countries. Dating originally from 1225, it was partially rebuilt twice as a result of fire damage, first after a 1380 war and again after a fireworks accident in 1879.

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    Schillerpark Settlement (Siedlung Schillerpark), Berlin

    The Schillerpark Settlement was the first metropolitan housing project in Berlin during the Weimar Republic. Taut's urban planning reflects modern Dutch architecture, particularly the work of Jakobus Johannes Pieter Oud. His choice of materials also reflects the brick buildings of Amsterdam.

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    Sint-Amandsberg (Beguinage), Ghent

    The Great Beguinage at St. Amandsberg, situated on a domain of 8 hectares, was built between 1872 and 1874 to accommodate the beguines who were driven from the beguinage in Ghent. When it was officially opened in 1874, no less than 700 beguines took their home here!

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    Sintra Old Town

    Sintra is known for its many 19th-century Romantic architectural monuments, which has resulted in its classification as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Although its heritage in buildings and nature is the most visible face of the historic individuality of Sintra, a whole literary heritage has made the area a legendary reference in Portuguese culture.

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    Sir Robert Ho Tung Library, Macau

    The Sir Robert Ho Tung Library is a public library in Macau, China. It is located in St. Augustine’s Square in the Historic Centre of Macau, a UNESCO world heritage site. The library is housed in a mansion that has good historical, cultural and architectural value.

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    Speicherstadt, Hamburg

    The Speicherstadt in Hamburg, Germany is the largest warehouse district in the world where the buildings stand on timber-pile foundations, oak logs, in this particular case. It is located in the port of Hamburg—within the HafenCity quarter—and was built from 1883 to 1927.

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    St. Agnes Beguinage, Sint-Truiden

    Founded in 1258, the St. Agnes Beguinage of Sint-Truiden is one of thirteen Flemish beguinages inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. It includes a Gothic church, now a museum of religious art, in a rectangular courtyard bordered by centuries-old houses that were once occupied by semi-monastic women known as Beguines.

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    St. John Kaneo Church, Ohrid

    Saint John the Theologian, Kaneo or simply Saint John at Kaneo is a Macedonian Orthodox church situated on the cliff over Kaneo Beach overlooking Lake Ohrid in the city of Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia.

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    Stoclet Palace

    The Stoclet Palace is a mansion in Brussels, Belgium. It was built by architect Josef Hoffmann for banker and art lover Adolphe Stoclet between 1905 and 1911 and is located in the Woluwe-Saint-Pierre area of Brussels.

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    Taj Mahal

    The Taj Mahal is an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river in the Indian city of Agra. It was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, to house the tomb of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal.

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    Taq Bostan

    Taq Bostan is a site with a series of large rock reliefs from the era of Sassanid Empire of Persia, the Iranian dynasty which ruled western Asia from 226 to 650 AD.

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    Tarragona Amphitheatre

    Tarragona Amphitheatre is an amphitheatre from the Roman city of Tarraco, now Tarragona, in the Catalonia region of north-east Spain. It was built in the 2nd century AD, sited close to the forum of this provincial capital.

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    Telc (Telč) is a town in southern Moravia, near Jihlava, in the Czech Republic. The town was founded in the 13th century as a royal water fort on the crossroads of busy merchant routes between Bohemia, Moravia and Austria.

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    Ten Wijngaerde (Bruges Beguinage), Bruges

    The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaerde is the only preserved beguinage in the Belgian city of Bruges. There are no more Beguines living there, but since 1927 it functions as a convent for Benedictines, founded by canon Hoornaert.

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    The Clock Tower, Saschiz

    The Clock Tower from Saschiz is one of Transylvania’s most beautiful medieval monuments that belongs, as well as the fortified church, to the Saxon architecture of the XVth century.

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    The Derzhprom (Gosprom) building

    The Derzhprom or Gosprom building is a constructivist structure located in Freedom Square, Kharkiv, Ukraine. Its name is an abbreviation of two words that, taken together, mean State Industry. In English the structure is known as the State Industry Building or the Palace of Industry.

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    The Historic Requa Inn, Redwood National Park

    The town of Requa (pronounced Rek-wah) was a bustling fishing center on the Klamath River in the late 1800s when a hotel was first constructed to serve the Klamath's numerous fish cannieries. Although the bustling commercial center is now a sleepy village in the Redwood National Park, the Historic Requa Inn has been a feature of the area for 100 years.

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    The Innere Stadt (Old Town) of Vienna

    The Innere Stadt is the 1st municipal District of Vienna. The Innere Stadt is the Old Town of Vienna. Until the city boundaries were expanded in 1850, the Innere Stadt was congruent with the city of Vienna.