Best of Europe: Exotic buildings for every travel taste
Here is a selection of the most exotic buildings in Europe that you should take a visit if you have a chance. It’s awesome to discover the top incredible buildings in there like Casa Mila in Barcelona, Guggenheim Museum in Spain, Krzywy Domek in Poland, etc. Each building has its own beauty with unique architectural styles. Therefore, don’t hesitate take a trip to Europe and discover these amazing buildings in there.
1. Casa Mila, Barcelona
This iconic building in Europe has existed for more than 100 years. This is a unique architecture in Europe recognized by Unesco as a World Cultural Heritage. The building was designed by a famous architect named Antoni Gaudi and it has the total area of 1,323 m2 with 33 balconies, 150 windows, 6 floors and a well.
In the late 1990s, Casa Mila was restored to its original appearance and is now owned by the Caixa Catalunya Group. Inside the Casa Mila is a blend of different religions. On the wall, visitors can see the M which is the symbol of Mary and the rose sculpture - the symbol of the Virgen del Rosario.
Don't miss this exotic building when visiting Barcelona
2. Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain
The museum was completed in 1997 by the legendary Spanish architect named Frank Gehry. He used materials such as limestone, glass, aluminum, and titanium to construct an amazing modern architecture. With more than a hundred exhibitions, the museum still attracts a large number of tourists around the world to visit.
The unique architecture of Guggenheim Museum
3. Krzywy Domek, Sopot, Poland
This work was inaugurated in 2004 and was designed by Szotyńscy and Zaleski. This building has a unique shape of fancy curves. This is the commercial and shopping center of the city. Inside the building, there is a wall called "wall of celebrity", catching great attention of visitors.
Krzywy Domek was designed by Szotyńscy and Zaleski
4. City of Arts and Sciences, Valencia, Spain
Located in Valencia, Spain, the City of Arts and Sciences was originally a center for cultural exchange and education. Situated on the Turia River, the building was designed by architect Santiago Calatrava in July 1996 and officially completed on October 9, 2005. There is an ocean park, an art palace, a space model, a science museum and a center for sporting events. Therefore, if you visit Valencia, Spain, don’t forget to take a visit to this unique building.
The beautiful building with exotic style
5. Notre Dame du Haut, Ronchamp, France
Located in Ronchamp, France, this church was completed in 1954. Notre Dame du Haut is a typical representative of Le Corbusier's architectural style. The building consists of three churches and one main church. With the main materials of concrete and stone, this spot is ideal for nature lovers.
Notre Dame du Haut building in Ronchamp, France
6. Nationale-Nederlanden, Prague, Czech Republic
Dubbed the "Dancing House" and "Fred and Ginger", this exotic building in Europe has been at the center of controversy about its ownership. It was located in a land filled with historical memories in the World War II, which also borders the first Czech president, Vaclav Havel. The modern and unique design of the building, which is different from the classical style of the surrounding area, has attracted a lot of visitors to come.
Don't forget to take a visit to Nationale-Nederlanden, Prague, Czech Republic
7. Castel Meur, Brittany, France
In Plougrescant town, in Côtes-d'Armor province, the northwestern of France, there is an exotic building located in the coastline. This work was built in 1861 with the purpose of preventing wind storms. After a printed card was published, many visitors came to this site. However, this caused the building to deteriorate. Therefore, nowadays, visitors can only view this building from afar.
The exotic building is located between two blocks of granites
8. Dali Museum, Figueres, Spain
Built in 1974, the museum is home to the world's largest collection of art works by Salvador Dali. The building is dominated by huge eggs nestled on top of the roof. More than 20 years after Dali died, the town of Figueres, where he was born and died, continued to honor him by building a crypt for him in the middle of the museum.
The museum looks really unique at first glance
9. Gate of Europe, Madrid, Spain
Gate of Europe, also known as Puerta de Europa in Spanish, is the two office towers in Madrid, Spain. Designed by two American architects, Philip Johnson and John Burgee, this work was completed in 1996 and was known as the first tilt house in the world. The two modern towers tilt 15 degrees to each other, like a gateway to the crowded Paseo de la Castellana.
Let's visit Madrid, Spain to contemplate Gate of Europe
All exotic buildings in Europe mentioned above are absolutely worth visiting. So if you have a chance to come to Europe, let’s come to these buildings and take home the most amazing photos ever!