14 The World's Best Cities For Architecture Fans

By Seeker Editors @seeker

Architecture is an art form that impacts much deeper than just the visual or auditory experience, any architecture fan realizes the importance that architecture has on our entire way of life. These cities are entirely stunning, with dynamic and intricate designs that have captivated travelers from around the world for years. Whether you seek the charming, colorful tiled streets of Barcelona or the manmade contemporary landscape of Dubai, or something charming in between- these breathtaking cities across the globe are sure to scratch your architecture itch.

The World's Best Cities For Architecture Fans Map

The World's Best Cities For Architecture Fans Places

  • Marrakesh
  • Chandigarh
  • Tel Aviv-Yafo
  • Miami
  • Athens
  • Saint Petersburg
  • Chicago
  • Copenhagen
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      Copenhagen is globally recognized for urban planning and picturesque architecture. With a mixture of medieval times and innovative modernity, the city of Copenhagen balances old and new design schemes with a healthy dose of walkability and nature settings. A gorgeous city in its own right, Copenhagen is sure to entrance any architecture fans seeking a hidden gem travel destination.

  • Brasília
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      The capital of Brazil, Brasilia is a city that is beaming with creativity and art. Touched by some of the most cutting-edge architects, Brasilia is a sometimes-overlooked hidden gem of dynamic creation. Incorporating futurism as a major design element, the city of Brasilia was conceived to be a flourishing landscape that continues to push boundaries and enchant eager architects from across the globe.

  • İstanbul
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      Istanbul has always been at the center of design and culture, with historic architecture visible from every angle. Tour ancient mosques, temples, and buildings that incorporate cultures coming together. The Blue Mosque decorated with intricate cobalt-colored tiles throughout its interior has long attracted architecture lovers to the breathtaking city.

  • Barcelona
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      Barcelona is full of the delightful, colorful work of Antoni Gaudi around every corner. From vibrantly colored tiles decorating Park Guell to the Casa Batllo. Barcelona has long attracted creative architects from around the world to become part of the eclectic fabric of the lively town.

  • Shanghai
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      Shanghai is famous across the globe for its neon gleaming modern architecture that redefined what it means to be a ‘metropolis’. Along with some of the tallest buildings in Asia, and iconic buildings such as ‘The Shanghai Grand Theatre’, Shanghai has preserved historical shrines to tour through that are sure to excite any architecture or history enthusiast.

  • New York
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      Oh, New York, New York, an endlessly romantic destination that has long been the capital of chasing dreams. New York’s past is evident in plentiful old architecture that remains iconic to this day; the flatiron building, the empire state building, and other gems that pop up around every corner. For contemporary enthusiasts, visit the uniquely formed honeycomb structure titled the “Vessel”, or tour the immaculate, pearly walls of the Westfield World Trade Center.

  • Dubai
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      Dubai is a stunningly elaborate city showing the true potential of modern technology and design. A city that completely transformed to now boast sparkling skyscrapers at mind-boggling heights, a man-made archipelago, and a *seven* star luxury hotel. Dubai is a must-see for contemporary architecture enthusiasts, eager to discover one of the most cutting-edge man-made landscapes on the globe.

  • Marrakesh
  • Chandigarh
  • Tel Aviv-Yafo
  • Miami
  • Athens
  • Saint Petersburg
  • Chicago
  • Copenhagen

    Copenhagen is globally recognized for urban planning and picturesque architecture. With a mixture of medieval times and innovative modernity, the city of Copenhagen balances old and new design schemes with a healthy dose of walkability and nature settings. A gorgeous city in its own right, Copenhagen is sure to entrance any architecture fans seeking a hidden gem travel destination.

    July 31, 2021
  • Brasília

    The capital of Brazil, Brasilia is a city that is beaming with creativity and art. Touched by some of the most cutting-edge architects, Brasilia is a sometimes-overlooked hidden gem of dynamic creation. Incorporating futurism as a major design element, the city of Brasilia was conceived to be a flourishing landscape that continues to push boundaries and enchant eager architects from across the globe.

    July 31, 2021
  • İstanbul

    Istanbul has always been at the center of design and culture, with historic architecture visible from every angle. Tour ancient mosques, temples, and buildings that incorporate cultures coming together. The Blue Mosque decorated with intricate cobalt-colored tiles throughout its interior has long attracted architecture lovers to the breathtaking city.

    July 31, 2021
  • Barcelona

    Barcelona is full of the delightful, colorful work of Antoni Gaudi around every corner. From vibrantly colored tiles decorating Park Guell to the Casa Batllo. Barcelona has long attracted creative architects from around the world to become part of the eclectic fabric of the lively town.

    July 31, 2021
  • Shanghai

    Shanghai is famous across the globe for its neon gleaming modern architecture that redefined what it means to be a ‘metropolis’. Along with some of the tallest buildings in Asia, and iconic buildings such as ‘The Shanghai Grand Theatre’, Shanghai has preserved historical shrines to tour through that are sure to excite any architecture or history enthusiast.

    July 31, 2021
  • New York

    Oh, New York, New York, an endlessly romantic destination that has long been the capital of chasing dreams. New York’s past is evident in plentiful old architecture that remains iconic to this day; the flatiron building, the empire state building, and other gems that pop up around every corner. For contemporary enthusiasts, visit the uniquely formed honeycomb structure titled the “Vessel”, or tour the immaculate, pearly walls of the Westfield World Trade Center.

    July 31, 2021
  • Dubai

    Dubai is a stunningly elaborate city showing the true potential of modern technology and design. A city that completely transformed to now boast sparkling skyscrapers at mind-boggling heights, a man-made archipelago, and a *seven* star luxury hotel. Dubai is a must-see for contemporary architecture enthusiasts, eager to discover one of the most cutting-edge man-made landscapes on the globe.

    July 31, 2021