Taj Mahal is in Agra, on the southern shore of the river Yamuna. This is the famous mausoleum complex that was built for more than 20 years, is one of the most outstanding examples of Mughal architecture, with Indian, Persian and Islamic influence. Built from gleaming white marble, which changes color depending on the sunlight or moonlight on the surface. Entered in the 1983 UNESCO World Heritage Site, Taj Mahal is one of the most famous buildings of the world and a stunning symbol of India’s rich history. Visit this place, and make sure that it really is one of the most beautiful buildings in the world.
Designed by the American architect Frank Gehry, the Guggenheim Museum is a magnificent example of the most innovative ideas of the architecture of the 20th century. With 24,000 m2 of which 11,000 devoted to the exhibition space, the museum is an architectural landmark configuration daring and innovative design, providing a seductive backdrop for the art exhibited in it.
Beautiful palace of Catherine the Great in the style of the Baroque, with a distinctive blue facade, remodeled Empress Elizabeth in the form in which it is now. Most visitors come to the town of Pushkin, near St. Petersburg, where the impressive palace to see the famous Amber Room represented as the eighth wonder of the world.
Picture: Mona Lisa “La Gioconda”
Leonardo da Vinci ( 1452–1519 ) , Italian painter, scientist, and engineer. His paintings are notable for their use of the technique of sfumato and include The Virgin of the Rocks (1483–85), The Last Supper (1498), and the Mona Lisa (1504–05). He devoted himself to a wide range of other subjects, from anatomy and biology to mechanics and hydraulics: his 19 notebooks include studies of the human circulatory system and plans for a type of aircraft and a submarine.
Picture: Sistine Chapel Ceiling
Michelangelo – ( 1475–1564 ) , Italian sculptor, painter, architect, and poet; full name Michelangelo Buonarroti . A leading figure of the High Renaissance, Michelangelo established his reputation with sculptures such as the Pietà ( circa 1497–1500) and David (1501–04). Under papal patronage he decorated the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome (1508–12) and painted the fresco The Last Judgment (1536–41), both important mannerist works. His architectural achievements include the completion of St. Peter’s cathedral in Rome (1546–64).