Other than immersing ourselves in Japanese culture, eating our way through Italy, or visiting museums in the United Kingdom, we often travel to learn about the history of a specific place. One of the best testaments of the history of a place, of course, is through well-preserved architecture.
Just last month, eight of famed American architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s buildings were nominated for inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Titled “The 20th-Century Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright,” the list of eight major works — which includes Fallingwater, Unity Temple and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum — is a revision of a previous application lodged in February 2015. The works will be considered at the 2019 World Heritage Meeting taking place in Azerbaijan in July.
But of course, Wright’s building’s aren’t the only ones. Many other historical monuments around the globe have gained their place in the list. From modernist masterpieces in Europe to Moorish mosques, these places provide a look into the history of these countries at these architecture heritage sites.