Europe’s most incredible architecture

Europe astounds with its palaces, cathedrals, museums and more – here is some of the continent's most amazing architecture.

1. Cathédrale Notre Dame, France

Paris' gargoyle-covered cathedral is a Gothic wonder, currently being restored after a fire in 2019.

2. Meteora, Greece

Late 14th-century monasteries perch dramatically atop enormous rocky pinnacles.

3. La Sagrada Família, Spain

Gaudí’s singular work in progress, Barcelona’s mighty cathedral defies imagination.

4. Pantheon, Italy

Commissioned during Augustus' reign, the portico of this ancient wonder is graced by Corinthian columns.

5. Grand Place, Belgium

Brussels' suitably grand central square is ringed by gilded houses.

6. St Basil's Cathedral, Russia

The Red Square's iconic mixture of colours, patterns and shapes is the culmination of a style unique to Russian architecture.

7. Museum of Applied Arts, Hungary

Budapest hits its stride with art nouveau masterpieces such as the Museum of Applied Arts.

8. Blue Mosque, Turkey

Islamic style finds perfect form in the Blue Mosque, one of İstanbul's most recognisable buildings.

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