22 Majestic Old Buildings Completely Dominating Modern Skylines

Work it, architecture. Those fancy glass skyscrapers wish they had half your class.

1. Tourbillon Castle - Sion, Switzerland

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2. Castle Of St. Peter - Bodrum, Turkey

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3. Oceanographic Museum - Monaco-Ville, Monaco

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4. Skyline - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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5. Brownstones - Chicago, Illinois

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6. Unnamed Medieval Castle - Hunedoara, Romania

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7. Chateau Frontenac Hotel - Quebec, Canada

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8. Tower Bridge - London, England

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9. Potala Palace - Lhasa, Tibet

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10. St. Patrick’s Cathedral - New York, New York

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11. Blue Mosque - Istanbul, Turkey

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12. Saint Andrews Church - Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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13. Aztec Temple - Mexico City, Mexico

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14. Dolmabahce Palace - Istanbul, Turkey

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15. The Louvre - Paris, France

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16. Shinto Shrine - Honolulu, Hawaii

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17. Row Housing - Chinatown, Singapore

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18. The Great Pyramids - Cairo, Egypt

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19. Tower of London - London, England

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20. The Acropolis - Athens, Greece

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21. Coliseum - Rome, Italy

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22. Forbidden City - Beijing, China

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