Countries With the Best Architecture

The Top Ten
1 Germany Germany was formally united in 1871 under the initiative of Bismarck with King Wilhelm of Prussia as emperor. The previous 'Holy Roman Empire', basically a continuation of the empire of Charlemagne/Karl der Grosse was dissolved in 1806.

Some territory was lost after World War 1 and a lot more after World War 2, basically started by Hitler's Nazi dictatorship. Then the Soviets kept their zone - the 'DDR', East Germany, separate with a wall through the middle of Berlin, until 1990 when the country was reunited. ...read more.

They proved themselves by topping in the list!
I salute at their architect ideas!

2 Italy Italy, (Italian: Repubblica Italiana), is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe.

Italy covers an area of 301,338 km2. With almost 62 million inhabitants, it is the 3rd most populous EU member state. Located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, Italy shares open land borders with France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, San Marino and Vatican City. The Capital and largest city is Rome. Other major cities are Milano, Naples, Turino, Venice, Florence. Italy's official language is Italian.

The contribution of Italy to Western civilization is immense. Italy is the cradle of Etruscan civilization, the Roman Empire, the Holy See, the Maritime Republics, the Humanism and Renaissance. Along with Germany and France, it was part of the Holy Roman Empire (25 December 800 - 6 August 1806).

Existing as a unitary State since the Risorgimento (renaissance or resurrection) in 17 March 1861, Italy is a republic since the abolition of the Italian monarchy by referendu, in 1946. ...read more.

Italy, Spain, UK, France, Gemany, Russia, the list goes on... ALL the European countries have superb, historical architecture second to none.

The greatest period.

3 China China, officially the People's Republic of China, is a country in East Asia. It is the world's most populous country, with a population of more than 1.4 billion. China spans five geographical time zones and borders 14 countries, the second most of any country in the world after Russia. Covering an area ...read more.

Probably #1, both in modern and ancient architecture. And where's uzbekistan? It should be top 5 for its medieval architecture but I scrolled to like 50 and didn't even see it.

4 Japan Japan is an island country in East Asia in the Pacific Ocean. It lies off the eastern coast of the Asia Mainland (east of China, Korea, Russia) and stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and near Taiwan in the southwest. ...read more.
5 Russia Russia, or the Russian Federation (RF), is a transcontinental country spanning Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. It is the largest country in the world by area, covering over 17,125,191 square kilometres (6,612,073 sq mi), and encompassing one-eighth of Earth's inhabitable landmass. Russia extends across ...read more.

Some older buildings might look run down (because we have a corrupt Putin regime currently), but old traditional and new Russian architecture is one of the best you can find in the world. Big Russian cities are usually an exciting place to live because of all the modern high rises provide better infrastructure and also beautiful views from the window.

6 England England, previously the Kingdom of England, is a constituent country of the United Kingdom along with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. ...read more.

Absolutely! The architecture in the UK is OUTSTANDING. From thatched roof cottages to stately mansions and all the majestic historical buildings, it's a joy to see as many as one can. There are European countries with magnificent architecture as well.

Nunber 4?! Just London itself has amazing architecture: The Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey, The Shard, The Gherkin, The Helter-skelter, The Walkie-talkie, The Scoop, just to name a few! England has the most beautiful palaces, stately homes and country houses in the world!

7 Poland Poland, officially the Republic of Poland, is a country in Central Europe, bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine and Belarus to the east; and the Baltic Sea, Kaliningrad Oblast (a Russian exclave) and Lithuania to the north. With a population of approximately ...read more.
8 France France, officially the French Republic, is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The European part of France, called metropolitan France, extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to ...read more.

For most of its history, France was the artistic and architectural capital of the world. Everyone else in Europe pretty much copied the building styles that came out of France when creating places or cathedrals.

9 Spain Spain, or the Kingdom of Spain, is a country in southwestern Europe with parts of territory in the Atlantic Ocean and across the Mediterranean Sea. The largest part of Spain is situated on the Iberian Peninsula; its territory also includes the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, the Balearic Islands ...read more.

How can we just ignore the Muslim influence on Spain? The most beautiful tourist destinations in this world are built by Muslim architects. History isn't a joke.

10 Serbia Serbia, officially the Republic of Serbia, is a landlocked country in Southeastern and Central Europe, situated at the crossroads of the Pannonian Plain and the Balkans. It shares land borders with Hungary to the north, Romania to the northeast, Bulgaria to the southeast, North Macedonia to the south, ...read more.

Their capital have awesome brutalist architectural examples from Yugoslavian era.

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11 Switzerland Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a federal republic in Europe. It consists of 26 cantons, and the city of Bern is the seat of the federal authorities. ...read more.
12 United Arab Emirates The United Arab Emirates, or simply the Emirates, is a country in Western Asia (The Middle East). It is located at the eastern end of the Arabian Peninsula and shares borders with Oman and Saudi Arabia, while having maritime borders in the Persian Gulf with Qatar and Iran. Abu Dhabi is the nation's ...read more.

The buildings are really tall and have great architectural style

13 Vatican City Vatican City, officially Vatican City State or the State of Vatican City, is a walled enclave within the city of Rome. It is the smallest nation on Earth, and is the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church.
14 India India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1.2 billion people), and the most populous democracy in the world. Its capital is New Delhi. Some other major cities are Mumbai, Chennai, and Ahemdabad. ...read more.

India's dazzling architecture takes form in its temples. Western, Euro-centric bias has shunned people away from India's architectural beauties and India's sheer size has intimidated others. With 2 million temples, each in their unique, distinct, spectacular style, India is one of the most diverse and beautiful countries architecturally and in general. Hindustan Zindabad!

Indian architecture is undoubtedly the best in the world, be it the intricate handworks in it's ancient temples or the mahals (palaces) of kings, every design is so unique and fascinating in it's own. Being the country which is looted and destroyed by Islam/christian invaders and colonists for thousands of years, the ruins are there on it's place. Anyone can see and feel the richness of this country in it's architecture which must have attracted the invaders.

The architecture of India is rooted in its history, culture and religion. Indian architecture progressed with time and assimilated the many influences that came as a result of India's global discourse with other regions of the world throughout its two millennia-old past. The architectural methods practiced in India are a result of examination and implementation of its established building traditions and outside cultural interactions.

India has some of the greatest architectural masterpieces in the world, blending Mughal, Arab-influenced architecture in the capital city, like the Taj Mahal, and European-influenced architecture, like in Kolkata and in the Madras High Court, as well as native Indian architecture like in the ancient Ellora caves, the magnificent Bengali curved roofs in the Hawa Mahal, and the breathtaking intricate, vibrant and colorful facades on the gopurams and vimanas of Dravidian architecture, like in Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple and Sri Rangathaswamy temple, both in Tamil Nadu. Two other noteworthy elements of Indian architecture are the Sikh architecture, like in the Harmandir Sahib Gurdwara, clad and covered with shining gold, illuminating the glimmering water surrounding it, and Tibetan-influenced Dzong architecture, with sharp edges, intricate designs and carvings and interesting color coordination, found in the Indian Himalayas. This is just a fraction of the spectacular architecture ...more

15 United States The United States of America, or the U.S.A. for short, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, 48 of them are contiguous states. There are two other states, Alaska and Hawaii, which are north and south of the contiguous states, respectively. The United States declared its independence from the British Empire in 1776 with the Declaration of Independence. They won their independence in 1783 with the Treaty of Paris. Its capital, Washington D.C. (District of Columbia) is defined by imposing neoclassical monuments and buildings including the iconic ones that house the federal government's 3 branches: the Capitol, White House and Supreme Court. Though it has no official language, English and ...read more.

There is NO interesting architecture to see in the US. It's all modern concrete and bland. On the other hand, the US scenery is spectacular and second to none.

Ok guys. many people may think the US isn't that beautiful but it is. Their are many sights to see in every states. From monuments to museums.. And who can't forget about the statue of liberty.

16 Greece Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, is a country in Southeast Europe. It is situated on the southern tip of the Balkans, and is located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Greece shares land borders with Albania to the northwest, North Macedonia and Bulgaria to the north, and Turkey ...read more.

I like the architectural design used in Neoclassical Greek buildings as well as the amazing architecture of Ancient Greek city-states like Athens and Sparta.

17 Netherlands The Netherlands, informally Holland, is a country located in north-western Europe with overseas territories in the Caribbean. It is the largest of four constituent countries of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Netherlands consists of twelve provinces, and borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the ...read more.
18 Norway Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy in Northern Europe whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the island Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard. ...read more.
19 South Korea South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea (ROK), is a country in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula and sharing a land border with North Korea. Its western border is formed by the Yellow Sea, while its eastern border is defined by the Sea of Japan. South Korea claims ...read more.
20 Ukraine Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe. It is the second-largest European country, covering approximately 600,000 square kilometres (230,000 sq mi), and has a population of around 40 million people. It is bordered by Russia to the east and northeast; by Belarus to the north; by Poland, Slovakia, and ...read more.
21 Denmark Denmark is a Nordic country in Northern Europe. It is the most populous and politically central constituent of the Kingdom of Denmark, a constitutionally unitary state that includes the autonomous territories of the Faroe Islands and Greenland in the North Atlantic Ocean. European Denmark is the southernmost ...read more.
22 Georgia Georgia is a country in the Caucasus region. Located at the crossroads between Eastern Europe and Western Asia it is bounded to the west by the Black Sea, to the north by Russian Federation, to the south by Turkey and Armenia, and to the southeast by Azerbaijan. The country's capital and a largest city ...read more.

It is very pretty and their are many sights o see. Wonderful pieces of work. A traveler to Georgia cannot but be amazed at the degree of artistry and creativity that gave birth to these treasures

23 Australia Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. With an area of 7,617,930 square kilometres (2,941,300 sq mi), Australia is the largest country by area in Oceania and ...read more.
24 Iceland Iceland is a Nordic island country in the North Atlantic Ocean and the most sparsely populated country in Europe. Iceland's capital and largest city is Reykjavík, which (along with its surrounding areas) is home to over 65% of the population. Iceland is the only part of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge that ...read more.
25 Sweden Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. ...read more.
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