World Travel: Great Architectural Icons Of Power

World Travel: Historic Sites of the World

We live in a world in which there is a strong controversy, whether power should be tolerated or not. Yet, despite political and historical discourses, the following is certain: there are many historical buildings that symbolize power, but also belong to the cultural heritage of individual nations or even the whole world. We would like to introduce some such palaces to you. They are great destinations for culture and art. In addition, they are spread around the world and can serve as a guide for a round trip around the world.

The castle Bellevue

You can start your world trip from Berlin, if you happen to have not visited Bellevue Castle. It was built in 1785 for the younger brother of Frederick the Great. This is a fabulous example of early classical style.

The Bellevue Palace in the Tiergarten district of Berlin is the first seat of the German Federal President

Weltreise Bauhistorische Symbols of Power Schloss Bellevue


e In a fabulous example of early classical style

Weltreise Bauhistorische Symbols of Power Schloss Bellevue Berlin

The House 10 Downing Street

In this case, it is not immediately clear that this is the main focus of the British Prime Minister. At least not from the outside. Inside, however, you will discover great luxury and symbols of representative power. The house is 300 years old and has about 100 rooms.

The house is located in the center of London

World Travel Building Historic Symbols of Power House 10 Downing Street

“White Palace”in Ankara

The Turkish government also has its white house, but it is called”white palace”in translation. It combines modern architectural features of the Ottoman building tradition.

The White Palace has modern features of the Ottoman building tradition

Weltreise Bauhistorische Symbols of Power Weisser Palast Ankara

Elysee Palace, France

Élysée Palace, France, is the place from which the French government fulfills its duties. This striking historic building was built between 1718 and 1722. It was designed by architect Armand-Claude Mollet.

Of the Elysee -Palace is located in the heart of Paris

Weltreise Bauhistorische Symbols of Power Elysee Palace France paris

The Quirinal, Rome, Italy

This is one of the three residences of the Italian President. This is however the most impressive of all. The residence is 20 times larger than the American White House. Before the President, 30 popes lived here.

The impressive residence in Rome

Weltreise Bauhistorische Symbols of Power Quirinal-Rome

The White House in Washington, DC

Probably the most widely mentioned government residency around the world is the White House in the USA. The building fulfills this task since the year 1800. Since the President John Adams.

The architect was the Irish master builder James Hoban

World Tour Building Historic Symbols of Power White House USA

Night view of the famous white house

World Tour Building Historic Symbols of Power White House Night

El Palacio de Gobierno del Perú

The state residence in Peru is one of the most beautiful historic buildings of its kind. No wonder it was built in the colonial period, in the first half of the 16th century.

A residence that is of great importance to Perú

World tour Construction historical symbols of power El Palacio de Gobierno Peru

Rashtrapati Bhavan, India

This palace is located in New Delhi and serves the President with its 340 rooms. It was executed in the magnificent Edwardian Baroque. It was calculated that in its construction 700 million bricks were used.

The building volume is 240,000 m³

World Rice Building Historical Symbols of Power Rashtrapati Bhavan India

Zhongnanhai, China

This palace has existed for more than a thousand years. As is self-evident, he is full of history. Actually, the building dates from an estimated time, and it is speculated that it was built earlier.

Zhongnanhai is known as the headquarters of the Chinese Communist Party

World tour building historical symbols of power Zhongnanhai China

Kirribilli House in Australia

Let’s fly on our virtual journey to the other end of the world. Kirribilli House is the residence of the Australian Prime Minister. Tony Abott has invested his own resources to adapt the building to his own taste.

It serves as the home of the Prime Ministers of Australia

World Travel Construction Historic Symbols of Power Kirribilli House Australia

Moscow Kremlin

The state residence is located in the oldest part of Moscow. It dates from the Middle Ages and is a former castle built in the 15th century. The high brick wall forms a triangle and is flanked by 20 towers.

After its completion, the Moscow Kremlin served as a model for similar fortresses

World tour Building historical symbols of power Kremlin Moscow Russia detail

The Palácio da Alvorada, Brazil

Since 1956 all the Brazilian presidents have lived here. The building is characterized by its extremely modern decor. Particularly interesting are the very elegant swimming pool and the sculptures of the Brazilian artist Alfredo Ceschiatti.

A very elegant government building with modern furnishings

World tour building historical symbols of power palacio alvorada brazil

Cheongwadae in Seoul

Cheongwadae is also known as”the blue house”and its distinctive appearance is characterized by the distinctive color of the granite tiles. This is where the President and Vice President reside. A large part of the area is also open to the public.

The Blue House actually consists of several buildings, which are in the traditional Korean style

World Tour Construction Historical Symbols of Power Cheongwadae Seoul

Casa Rosada in Argentina

We conclude with the residence building of the Argentine President. Translated, the term”house in pink”means. The representative building was built in 1873.

Casa Rosada is located in the capital Buenos Aires

World Tour Building Historic Symbols of Power Casa Rosada Argentina