Top Architecture Destinations

Posted on September 26, 2012


For all you current and aspiring architects out there, MarketMAPS gives you a few of the top architecture destinations in the world.  Plan a trip to one of these locations and marvel at some of the most amazing structures on Earth. 

 Paris, France

The Louvre is one of the most famous museums in the world, carrying over 35,000 works of art.  But what most people don’t know is that the Louvre is an architectural achievement in its own right.  While the entire museum is designed beautifully, the Louvre pyramid—the large display that serves as the main entrance to the museum—has become one of the landmarks of Paris.  Add to this, a city filled with awe-inspiring churches, ancient monuments, and the Eiffel Tower, and you’ve got yourself the architecture capital of the world.

Vatican City

St. Peter’s Square, which is located directly in front of St. Peter’s Basilica, is an architectural masterpiece designed by Gian Bernini in the 17th century.  The Vatican is also home to countless museums and antique churches that have been preserved by the Roman Catholic Church for centuries.  The Sistine Chapel and the Apostolic Palace are just a few of the structures you should visit.  Don’t forget: just outside the Vatican walls sits Rome, which could stand alone as an architecture-lover’s delight.

Tokyo, Japan

As a city that has experienced much destruction within the last century, Tokyo’s architecture reflects more modern sensibilities.  Many buildings were constructed without influence from the West, making Tokyo a unique destination for architecture.  The Rainbow Bridge uses solar energy to light the bridge with rainbow colors every night.  The Yoyogi National Gymnasium holds almost 14,000 people, and inspired the arena design for the 1972 Munich Olympics.

If you are planning a trip to any of these unique locations, or you want to decorate your home with maps of these cities, contact MarketMAPS.  We publish the most complete selection of maps in the world.  Whether you need map books or digital maps to help you navigate your vacation, or wall maps to decorate your home, MarketMAPS can help you find the right map for you.


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