4 of the Best Architecture Cities in the World

A city’s architecture can be a source of admiration, curiosity, and fascination to travelers. From unique architectural style to eyecatching and sometimes unusual structures, these are some of the best destinations in the world for amazing architecture.

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona is synonymous with Antoni Gaudi’s impressive and influential works. La Sagrada Família, Park Güell, and Casa Batlló are just some of the famous architect’s works that continue to attract travelers from around the world. But there is more to the city than Gaudi’s amazing architecture. It boasts of a striking and spectacular blend of old and new — from traditional Catalan Gothic architecture to contemporary buildings with gleaming facades. Some of the modern buildings worth checking out include Frank Gehry’s Fish, Herzog & de Meuron’s Forum Building, Jean Nouvel’s Agbar Tower, Norman Foster’s Telecommunications Tower, and the Santiago Calatrava’s Olympic Flame.

Chicago, USA
Chicago Bean
Chicago is one of the best cities to explore for architecture lovers. While many of the city’s original structures were lost to the Great Chicago Fire, its numerous notable buildings have made it among the best architectural cities in the world. Some of its must-see attractions include the Aqua Tower, Cloud Gate, Crain Communications (formerly Smurfit Stone) Building, Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, Pavillion at Lincoln Park Zoo South Pond, Pritzker Pavillion, and Willis Tower among many others.

Dubai, UAE
Dubai is known for its modern architecture with buildings sprouting like mushrooms everywhere. Some of its spectacular structures include Burj Al Arab, Burj Khalifa, Cayan Tower, Emirates Office Towers, Rose Tower, and more.

New York City, USA
The Empire State Building is just one of New York City’s iconic landmarks. Some of its most notable structures include Brooklyn Bridge, Chrysler Building, Grand Central Terminal, Metropolitan Museum of Art, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and St.Regis-Sheraton Hotel to name a few.