<p>The Burj Khalifa in <a href="https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/destination/dubai" target="_blank">Dubai</a> is the tallest man-made structure in the world.</p>

Burj Khalifa, Dubai

The Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the tallest man-made structure in the world.

Photograph by Daniel Cheong, National Geographic Your Shot

Stunning architecture around the world

Take a tour of some of the most iconic landmarks across the globe.

From Dubai’s ultramodern Burj Khalifa to the Vatican’s frescoed Sistine Chapel, these towering works of art dominate our skylines, shelter us from the elements, and offer spaces where we live, work, worship, and learn. Look a little closer, and different styles of architecture can reveal deep insights into a destination’s culture, history, and daily rituals.

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