“When we travel it’s often to see a building. From classic buildings and ancient sites to skyscrapers and contemporary designs”
What do Bran Castle in Transylvania, the Crooked House in Sopot, or the Shah Mosque in Esfahan have in common?
It’s simple. They are all some of the most amazing buildings – jaw-dropping constructions that have made it into the history books for their beauty, peculiarity, or simply for the story behind their creation.
Renowned publisher Lonely Planet has selected 120 outstanding buildings around the world for the Amazing Architecture: A Spotter’s Guide, a book filled with facts, maps and photos of the most amazing sites.
“When we travel it’s often to see a building – the Taj Mahal, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Eiffel Tower. They’re things of beauty, symbols of their age and emblems of human endeavour,” Lonely Planet said.
“Sometimes, buildings are the reason we decide to go somewhere; think of an icon such as Bilbao’s Guggenheim and Cambodia‘s Angkor Wat temple complex.”
To give the readers the tale behind each the site, every entry in the book includes a brief introduction containing information about the building’s designers, when it was built – plus a map to help them plan a visit.
Lonely Planet’s list of famous, weird and wonderful places include:
Shah Mosque in Esfahan, Iran
Skara Brae in Orkney, Scotland
Towers of San Gimignano, Italy