/31 architectural masterpieces everyone should see in their lifetime — from the largest mud-built structure in the world to a Beijing tower shaped like trousers

31 architectural masterpieces everyone should see in their lifetime — from the largest mud-built structure in the world to a Beijing tower shaped like trousers

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Interior of La Sagrada Família in Barcelona, Spain.
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The world is filled with inspiring structures, from a temple carved out of a single rock in Ethiopia to a Berlin Castle that inspired the fictional Sleeping Beauty’s castle.

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In honor of our architectural heritage, Business Insider has selected 31 buildings that push the boundaries of structural expression — and we think you’ll love them.

Keep reading for the full list.

An earlier version of this post appeared on Business Insider in April of 2016.

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