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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    San Jose de Chiquitos

    Founded in 1698 by the Jesuits Fr. Felipe Suarez and Fr. Dionosio Avila, the mission of San Jose de Chiquitos was the third mission built of those of the World Heritage Site.

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    San Miguel de Velasco

    The fifth mission in the World Heritage Site, that of San Miguel de Velasco, was established by the Jesuits Fr. Felipe Suarez and Fr. Francisco Hervás in 1721.

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    San Rafael de Velasco

    The mission of San Rafael de Velasco was the second mission built out of the six inscribed the World Heritage Site.

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    Santa Ana de Velasco

    The mission of Santa Ana de Velasco was the final World Heritage Site-inscribed mission to be established. It was founded by the Jesuit priest Fr. Julian Knogler in 1755. The original native inhabitants of the missions were the Covareca and Curuminaca tribes.

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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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    Sher-Dor Madrasah

    In the 17th century the ruler of Samarkand, Yalangtush Bakhodur, ordered the construction of the Sher-Dor and Tillya-Kori madrasahs.

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    Silk market

    The Llotja de la Seda is a late Valencian Gothic-style civil building in Valencia, Spain. It is a principal tourist attraction in the city.

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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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    Smolny Institute

    The Smolny Institute is a Palladian edifice in St Petersburg that has played a major part in the history of Russia. The Smolny was Russia's first educational establishment for women and continued to function under the personal patronage of the Russian Empress until just before the 1917 revolution.

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    The Songgyungwan was the highest educational institution established during the Koryo and Choson Dynasties. It opened in 992.

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    Souq Waqif

    Souq Waqif is a souq in Doha, in the state of Qatar. The souq is noted for selling traditional garments, spices, handicrafts, and souvenirs. It is also home to dozens of restaurants and Shisha lounges.

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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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    Sungyang Academy

    Sungyang Hall is a fourteenth-century Confucian academy located on the side of Mt. Janam in Kaesong, North Korea.

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    Talipach Gate

    Talipach Gate is one of the two surviving gates in the city of Bukhara. They are one of the brightest symbols of the history of this ancient city.

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    Taqi-Sarrafon Market

    The Taqi-Sarrafon is one of Bukhara’s four remained domed bazaars of medieval times. This trading dome was used mostly for money exchange during the era of the Silk Road.

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    Temple of Confucius

    The Temple of Confucius in Qufu, Shandong Province, is the largest and most renowned temple of Confucius in East Asia.

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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 Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests, Temple of Heaven

    The Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests is a magnificent triple-gabled circular building, 36 meters in diameter and 38 meters tall, built on three levels of marble stone base, where the Emperor prayed for good harvests

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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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    Tilya-Kori Madrasah

    Tilya-Kori Madrasah has a two-storied main facade and a vast courtyard fringed by dormitory cells, with four galleries along the axes. The mosque building (see picture) is situated in the western section of the courtyard. The main hall of the mosque is abundantly gilded.

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    Tolbukhin Lighthouse

    The Tolbukhin lighthouse was opened in 1719. It was a wood tower with weak lights. The lighthouse is situated on a small artificial island 3 miles west of the Kotlin island.

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    Tower of Hercules

    The Tower of Hercules is an ancient Roman lighthouse on a peninsula about 2.4 km from the centre of A Coruna, Galicia, in north-western Spain.

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    Town Hall (Rathaus), Lemgo

    Lemgo city hall is listed as a piece of European Union artwork on the UNESCO list 1 for good reason. Its facades have maintained their appearance over the course of many hundreds of years (from 1325).

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    Town Hall and Belfry, Arras

    The Gothic Town Hall and its belfry were constructed between 1463 and 1554 and had to be rebuilt in a slightly less grandiose style after World War I. The belfry is 75 meters (246 feet) high and used to serve as a watchtower. Nowadays tourists can enjoy ascending the belfry.