This article is for architectural and design lover that want to travel. Choose your next destination with our Best Architectural Cities!
Lyon – France
Lyon is the third biggest French city. It’s in Rhône Alpes region. You’ll find there amazing gastronomy and cinema’s influence as it is known to be the cradle of cinema with the two brothers Lumière. If you love architecture, you’ll love this city. Mixing old buildings and new futurist project.
“Meet Lyon’s newest neighborhood: the Confluence, where the Rhône and the Saône meet at Presqu’île’s southern tip. This former industrial wasteland has recently been brought back to life by a multimillion-euro urban renewal project, recognized for its cutting-edge, environmentally sustainable design by the French government, the European Commission, and the WWF.”
You’ll find the museum Confluence (first picture from the article), originals buildings where now bars, restaurant, and companies take places.
Prague – Czech Republic
For the blogger Pretty Wild World; “Prague is one of the best holiday destinations in Europe for a weekend break or a week-long break from society. If you want a taste of architecture in Europe, Prague brings together some of the best that European cities have to offer. You will find a mix of Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance-Baroque and Rococo styles with sprinklings of Communist Era architecture, and postmodern architecture that came after the fall of the communist regime. After observing the architectural masterpiece that is the Clock Tower in old town square, walk across the Charles River for beautiful views of Prague Castle. The castle offers some of the most beautiful views of Prague’s red-roofed homes.”
Budapest – Hungary
Budapest is a city full of architecural surprises, from the thermes to the castle. The river separating the city in two parts add a wonderful and magical atmosphere.
Miami (Florida) – USA
If you love Art Deco, Miami is the best place to find what you are looking for! It’s where you’ll have the biggest collection of Art Deco Architecture in the world. The CN Traveler explain to us that “To transform Miami into an ultramodern and luxury tourist destination during the 1920s and 1930s, architects turned to Deco’s symmetrical and geometrical patterns, floral and animal motifs, and pastel colors to invoke fluidity and movement, which are synonymous with the city today.”
Thessaloniki – Greece
The second largest city of Greece as a lot to offer! It’s the place to be for a historical architectural lover. The city is full of buildings from different times that will explain the complex history of Thessaloniki. All the influences meet at this port, French, Turkish, Greek…
Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Architecture is a subjective field but one thing that is certain: anyone visiting Dubai for the first time can’t help but be impressed by the city’s skyline. Dubai isn’t all about gleaming skyscrapers and ultra-modern, groundbreaking designs. Although the historic district of Al Fahidi has had most of its buildings renovated or rebuilt, the classic Arabian designs have remained, keeping this area as a throwback to the olden days when Dubai was a far less flashy destination.
Marrakesh – Morrocco
The presence of riads, palaces with interior courtyards and gardens and open skylights, are specific to Morocco and essential to Islamic design because of their emphasis on privacy.
Istanbul – Turkey
Another historic city crossroads of culture and design, Istanbul’s landscape provides a prominent display of its two conquering empires. Travelers needn’t look farther than the Hagia Sophia mosque for the aesthetics central to both: the Byzantine dome and colored mosaics, and the Ottoman minarets and Islamic calligraphy.
In addition, we found rug with oriental influences by Rug Society:
Porto – Portugal
Porto, the best European destination of 2017 has a range of architectural buildings to propose! Here Casa da Musica that welcome the cultural institution Fundação Casa da Música, and three orchestras: Orquestra Nacional do Porto (Porto National Orchestra), Orquestra Barroca (Baroque Orchestra) and Remix Ensemble.
The building’s design has been acclaimed worldwide. Nicolai Ouroussoff is an architecture critic for the New York Times. He classified it as the “most attractive project the architect Rem Koolhaas has ever built” and indicated that it’s “a building whose intellectual ardor is matched by its sensual beauty”.
Barcelona – Spain
The architecture of Barcelona is much more than Gaudí work. As a result of it’s influencing colorful and imaginative style, the city has an amazing atmosphere. Every street as a new architectural type or a historic building to offer.
We found this table from Brabbu that remember us of Barcelona, take a look: