The most mystical sights of the world
• The most mystical sights of the world
The world is full of mysterious monuments of human civilization, each of which lie hundreds and even thousands of years of history. Ancient stone walls decorated with intricate mosaic tile floors, painted brilliant artists: people have always attached great importance to its sanctuaries - we are generally very religious by nature. Of course, to visit all the monuments existing in the world of mystical architecture is simply impossible. But it is really important to see at least from the architectural and religious heritage of mankind - try starting here from this list.
Inca famous city was built in the 15th century. Machu Picchu is located high on a ridge that dominates the Sacred Valley of Peru. Archaeologists suggest that the city was built as an estate for one of the Inca emperors, Pachacuti.
Sheikh Zayed Mosque
United Arab Emirates
It is the largest mosque in the United Arab Emirates and the eighth largest mosque in the world. The building was built between 1996 and 2007 and is still one of the main places of pilgrimage of Muslims from around the world.
Another medieval mosque, built in the year 784, was captured by the Catholic and converted to a Roman Catholic cathedral in 1236. Mesquita is the most famous piece of Moorish architecture.
Catholic Cathedral of St. Peter - the largest building of the Vatican, revered by Christians all over the world. It was here for several hundred years, held a mystical ceremony of the Roman Catholic Church.
This Buddhist temple complex is the largest religious monument in the world. Khmer King Suryavarman II built the temple in the 12th century.
Siem Reap, Cambodia
But already a monument of Khmer culture. Bayon was built in the late 12th century. Its distinguishing feature - a massive stone sculpture located at the numerous towers of the building.
Church of the Savior on Blood
The famous Cathedral of the Resurrection on the Blood, and Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, built on the site where the mortally wounded Tsar Alexander II. Designed in a classical Russian style of the temple is reminiscent of Moscow's St. Basil's Cathedral.
Gettysburg National Military Park
Military Memorial Park is dedicated to the most bloody and fierce battle of the Civil War in the United States - it is here that decided the outcome of the confrontation between North and South.
Rather remarkable architectural complex takes up the entire top of a pretty high hill: Borobudur temple differs unusual step structure is incredibly skilful painting on stone - it covered many walls and construction stage.
This marble mausoleum was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan: inconsolable ruler commanded to erect a monumental building in memory of the deceased third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The building was completed in 1632.