When you travel it soon becomes clear how all the different buildings that can be found in a city help to define and shape its character, as well your memory of it. Indeed, think of a destination and one of the first things that comes to mind is its architecture, whether it's the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Sagrada Família in Barcelona or the Empire State Building in Manhattan.

If buildings are your thing and you're looking to go on an architecture-inspired holiday - or incorporate it into your break - you've come to the right place. On this page you'll find all sorts of articles on how to best experience the eclectic mix of buildings that form the backdrop to a destination, from old world churches and cathedrals to modern skyscrapers and museums.

Read guides to individual buildings, the men and women that built them, and how they've become iconic symbols. Discover how to find the most famous works of legendary architects, and how these figures put their personal stamp on a particular place. And browse our destination guides, from Prague to Berlin and New York to Vienna, designed to help you explore all the architectural treasures they contain. We've got so many ideas for architecture holidays, so keep checking back - there will be new articles added all the time.

If your interests also include paintings, sculpture and photography, check out our art section. Or, widen your horizons by taking a look at our articles on culture.

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