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If you like to travel to enjoy urban spaces, you are certainly interested in architecture and the different forms of construction that we find in the most unpretentious corners of each destination.

After all, the organization of spaces and buildings says a lot about the history of the place, as well as helping to build the scenery and the beauty of the landscape. the organization of spaces and constructions says a lot about the history of the place, in addition to being responsible for composing the scenario of their own travel narratives.

Here is a selection of the main cities in the world for those who love this art.

St. Petersburg, Russia

A destination that encompasses the tourists’ priority list, St. Petersburg is capable of delighting any lover of architecture.

Known for being one of the first planned cities in the world, the place is filled with Baroque and Rococo style buildings.

The main one is the Catherine Palace, ordered by Catherine I, Russian empress of the early 18th century. It is also worth visiting the Hermitage Museum, considered one of the best in the world. It consists of 10 buildings, the main one being the Winter Palace, former residence of the Russian Czars.

If you go in summer, a cool day will average 30 degrees Celsius.

An interesting attraction that doesn’t have to do directly with architecture, but that also helps to build the scenery, is the phenomenon known as white nights.

It is an atmospheric phenomenon that takes place from the end of May to the description of July, during which the sun does not quite set, offering endless sunsets throughout the night.

Athens, Greece

With ruins and buildings dating back to 500 years BC, it’s practically impossible to talk about the architecture and history involved without talking about Greece, specifically the city of Athens.

Home to the main stories of Western civilization, Athens was once the most important city in the region, concentrating the great monuments, mainly in honor of the gods of mythology.

In this aspect, the Temple of Hephaestus stands out, built in honor of the god of fire and metallurgy, which is located in the center of the city. The temple of Olympian Zeus, one of the most famous, is another tourist spot that does not go unnoticed.
Also, be sure to dedicate a period of your day to the Pathernon, the famous temple dedicated to the Goddess that gives the city its name, Athens.

In this aspect, the Temple of Hephaestus stands out, built in honor of the god of fire and metallurgy, which is located in the center of the city. The temple of Olympian Zeus, one of the most famous, is another tourist spot that does not go unnoticed.
Also, be sure to dedicate a period of your day to the Pathernon, the famous temple dedicated to the Goddess that gives the city its name, Athens.

Budapest, Hungary

Budapest is considered to be one of the best cities to observe close to the famous Art Nouveau style. No wonder it is known as the Paris of the East among travelers.

The building that stands out is the Parliament, built at the end of the 19th century and located on the banks of the Danube River, which divides the city into its two major regions: Buda and Pest.

In addition to it, it is important to visit the Basilica of St. Stephen, where the mortal remains of the hand of the honored king, the first Catholic king of Hungary, can be seen. Finally, to relax from long walks and visits to the city, remember that Budapest is also famous for its thermal baths.

The tip to observe what, in my view, is one of the most stunning points of the city, is the Margaret Island, my favorite place in Budapest.

Tel Aviv, Israel

Tev Aviv, in Israel, is another international destination that appeals to architecture lovers. There, the aesthetic is more modern, as the city has the largest number of buildings in a peculiar style: the Bauhaus, which emerged in Germany at the beginning of the 20th century.

However, with the great wars, many Germans fled the country and took shelter in Tel Aviv., which influenced the modern and functional architecture that was marked in the city. The region in which there is a greater concentration is called the “White City”. It is so important that it has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

In addition, it is also worth visiting the Jaffa region, the old part of the city where various Ottoman-style buildings are preserved. It is out of step with Tel Aviv’s modern, bustling climate and can be an opportune time for you to learn more about the local culture and history.

Hanoi, Vietnam

Vietnam has a rich history of traditional architecture. From the houses of Rong and residences of Trinh Tuong to the stilt houses of the Ede people, the country shows a depth of vernacular construction methods and styles.

Furthermore, the French colonial style is especially prominent in Southeast Asia, as exemplified by the early 20th century buildings in Hanoi.

Notable examples include the Presidential Palace (completed in 1906) and the Hanoi Opera (completed in 1911), two ornate reminders in bright yellow of French rule in Vietnam.