Famous Classical Architecture Buildings

List of famous buildings in the Classical architecture movement, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of Classical architecture buildings, structures and monuments includes information like what city the structure is in, and when it was first opened to the public. There are a lot of historic Classical architecture structures around the world, so why not save some money and check them out here without having to pay for travel? These popular Classical architecture buildings attract visitors from all over the world, so if you're ever near them you should definitely pay them a visit. List features items like Statue of Liberty, Parthenon, and many more

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  • Al-Masjid an-Nabawī, also called the Prophet's Mosque, is a mosque established and originally built by the Islamic prophet Muhammad, situated in the city of Medina. Al-Masjid an-Nabawi was the second mosque built in the history of Islam and is now one of the largest mosques in the world. It is the second-holiest site in Islam, after al-Masjid al-Haram in Mecca. The site was originally adjacent to Muhammad's house; he settled there after his Hijra to Medina in 622 CE. He shared in the heavy work of construction. The original mosque was an open-air building. The mosque also served as a community center, a court, and a religious school. There was a raised platform for the people who taught the ...more
    • Opened: Jan 01 0622
    • City/Town: Saudi Arabia
    • Created By: Muhammad
    • Style: Ottoman Turkish architecture, Classical architecture, Contemporary architecture, Islamic architecture
    • Opened: Jan 01 1897
    • City/Town: Australia
    • Created By: Andrew Andersons, John Horbury Hunt, Walter Liberty Vernon, Richard Johnson
    • Style: Neoclassicism, Arts and Crafts movement, Classical architecture
  • Birmingham Town Hall is a Grade I listed concert hall and venue for popular assemblies opened in 1834 and situated in Victoria Square, Birmingham, England. The first of the monumental town halls that would come to characterise the cities of Victorian England, Birmingham Town Hall was also the first significant work of the 19th century revival of Roman architecture, a style chosen here in the context of the highly charged radicalism of 1830s Birmingham for its republican associations. The design was based on the proportions of the Temple of Castor and Pollux in the Roman Forum. "Perfect and aloof" on a tall, rusticated podium, it marked an entirely new concept in English architecture. It was ...more
    • Opened: Oct 07 1834
    • City/Town: Birmingham, England
    • Created By: Edward Welch, Joseph Hansom, Charles Edge
    • Style: Neoclassical architecture
  • Ashmolean Museum

    • Opened: Jan 01 1845
    • City/Town: Oxford, England
    • Created By: Rick Mather, Charles Robert Cockerell
    • Style: Classical architecture
  • Temple of Athena Nike

    The Temple of Athena Nike is a temple on the Acropolis of Athens. Built around 420BC, the temple is the earliest fully Ionic temple on the Acropolis. It has a prominent position on a steep bastion at the south west corner of the Acropolis to the right of the entrance, the Propylaea. In contrast to the Acropolis proper, a walled sanctuary entered through the Propylaea, the Nike Sanctuary was open, entered from the Propylaea's southwest wing and from a narrow stair on the north. The sheer walls of its bastion were protected on the north, west, and south by the Nike Parapet, named for its frieze of Nikai celebrating victory and sacrificing to their patroness, Athena Nike. Nike means victory in ...more
    • Opened: Jan 01 0425
    • Created By: Kallikrates
    • Style: Classical architecture, Ionic order
  • Santa Maria Novella is a church in Florence, Italy, situated just across from the main railway station which shares its name. Chronologically, it is the first great basilica in Florence, and is the city's principal Dominican church. The church, the adjoining cloister, and chapterhouse contain a store of art treasures and funerary monuments. Especially famous are frescoes by masters of Gothic and early Renaissance. They were financed through the generosity of the most important Florentine families, who ensured themselves of funerary chapels on consecrated ground.
    • Opened: Jan 01 1360
    • City/Town: Florence, Italy
    • Created By: Giorgio Vasari, Leone Battista Alberti, Ristoro da Campi, Sisto Fiorentino, Enrico Romoli
    • Style: Romanesque architecture, Gothic architecture, Classical architecture