Historic buildings

A historic house (building) generally meets several criteria before being listed by an official body as "historic". Generally the building is at least a certain age, depending on the rules for the individual list. A second factor is that the building be in recognizably the same form as when it became historic. Third is a requirement that either an event of historical importance happened at the site, or that a person of historical significance was associated with the site, or that the building itself is important for its architecture or interior.

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    Abdulaziz-Khan Madrasah

    Built in 1652, a few centuries later than Ulugh-Beg Madrasah, Abdulaziz-Khan Madrasah, which stands across from it, is an integral part of Bukhara’s most outstanding architectural ensemble.

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    Abdullah-Khan Madrasah

    Abdullah-khan madrasah built in 1588-1590, is one of the most outstanding objects of Central Asian architecture.

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    Admiralty Building

    The Admiralty building is the former headquarters of the Admiralty Board and the Imperial Russian Navy in St. Petersburg, Russia and the current headquarters of the Russian Navy.

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    Batllo House

    Casa Batllo is a renowned building located in the centre of Barcelona and is one of Antoni Gaudi’s masterpieces.

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    Belfry (Belfry of Bethune), Bethune

    Loyal to the French crown during the Hundred Years War, Bethune was granted the right to erect a belfry in 1346. Forty-two years later, the aldermen built a tower in Béthune sandstone, an extremely hard stone, to replace the wooden tower that had been destroyed by fire.

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    Belfry (Belfry of Bruges), Bruges

    The belfry of Bruges, or Belfort, is a medieval bell tower in the historical centre of Bruges, Belgium. One of the city's most prominent symbols, the belfry formerly housed a treasury and the municipal archives, and served as an observation post for spotting fires and other danger.

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    Belfry (Belfry of Cambrai), Cambrai

    The belfry of Cambrai and originally of St. Mary's Church dates from the 15th century and is one of those listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site under the category "Belfries of France and Belgium".

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    Belfry (Belfry of Gembloux), Gembloux

    The Gembloux belfry, clock tower of the former Saint-Sauveur church, is a UNESCO world heritage site. The Gembloux belfry is a 35-metre-high tower dominating the centre of this Walloon town located between Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve and Namur.

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    Belfry (Belfry of Ghent), Ghent

    The 91-metre-tall belfry of Ghent is one of three medieval towers that overlook the old city centre of Ghent, Belgium, the other two belonging to Saint Bavo Cathedral and Saint Nicholas' Church.

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    Belfry (Belfry of Lier), Lier

    In 1369 Hendrik Mijs built a Gothic belfry next to the clothmakers' hall. It stands as a symbol of freedom and independance. Belfry (Belfry of Lier), Lier.

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    Belfry (Belfry of Mons), Mons

    The belfry of Mons is one of the more recent among the belfries of Belgium and France. This belfry, classified in Belgium since 15 January 1936, belongs to the major cultural patrimony of Wallonia. and is classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1 December 1999.

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    Belfry (Belfry of Namur), Namur

    The belfry of Namur, also called Tour Saint-Jacques (Saint-Jacob's Tower), is an historical building of the city of Namur, Belgium. The tower, constructed in 1388 as part of the city wall became a belfry in 1746. It is one of the 56 belfries of Belgium and France classified in the world patrimony of the UNESCO.

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    Belfry (Belfry of Thuin), Thuin

    The belfry (1638), formerly a church tower, dominates the townscape of Thuin. It is part of a UNESCO World Heritage property comprising 56 belfries throughout Belgium and northern France.

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    Belfry (Belfry of Tournai), Tournai

    The belfry of Tournai, Belgium, is a freestanding bell tower of medieval origin, 72 metres in height with a 256-step stairway. This landmark building is one of a set of belfries of Belgium and France registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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    Belfry (Binche Belfry) and Town Hall, Binche

    he belfry is located in Binche's town hall, which dates back to the 14th century. Burnt down by the French in 1554, the hall was soon restored in a Renaissance style by architect Du Broeucq. Belfry (Binche Belfry), Binche.

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    Belfry (Hallentoren), Tielt

    The Belfry (Hallentoren), Cloth Hall, and Aldermen’s Chamber are classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Belfry (Hallentoren), Tielt.

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    Belfry (the Belfry of Kortrijk), Kortrijk

    The belfry of Kortrijk, or Belfort in Dutch, is a medieval bell tower in the historical centre of Kortrijk, Belgium. One of the city's most prominent symbols, the belfry formerly housed a treasury and the municipal archives, and served as an observation post for spotting fires and other danger.

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    Belfry (the Belfry of Rue), Rue

    Until the 13th century, when the bay of the Somme silted up, the historical capital of Marquenterre was a busy sea port. Its first belfry was built at that time.

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    Cabin of Peter the Great

    The cabin of Peter the Great is a small wooden house which was the first St Petersburg "palace" of Tsar Peter the Great. The log cabin was constructed in three days in May 1703, by soldiers of the Semyonovskiy Regiment.

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    Casa Mila

    Casa Mila, popularly known as La Pedrera, is a modernist building in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It was the last civil work designed by architect Antoni Gaudi, and was built from 1906 to 1912.

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    The memorial complex of Chor-Bakr was built over the ostensible burial place of Abu-Bakr-Said, who died in the year 360 of the Muslim Calendar, and who was one of the four of Abu-Bakrs - descendants of Muhammad. The complex includes the necropolis of family tombs, and courtyards enclosed with walls.

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    City Hall (Town Hall), Bremen

    The Bremen City Hall is the seat of the President of the Senate and Mayor of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen. It is one of the most important examples of Brick Gothic architecture in Europe.

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    City Hall and Belfry, Armentieres

    In the thick of the fighting from 14-18, Armentières lost its belfry and its adjoining town hall. All that remained were the clock hands from 1724, immobilised by the shell that dealt the fatal blow at 11:30.