Updated: Mon, 13 May 2013 01:45:00 GMT | By Maria Barillaro, MSN Travel
10 of the most beautiful landmarks in the world

From the Taj Mahal to the Sagrada Familia, these are some of the most picturesque buildings in the world.



St. Basil’s Cathedral, Russia; Taj Mahal, India; Sagrada Familia, Spain (© Getty Images)
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  • St. Basil’s Cathedral, Russia; Taj Mahal, India; Sagrada Familia, Spain (© Getty Images)
  • Crystal Masjid, Malaysia (© Tim Chong/Reuters)
  • Taj Mahal, India (© Glenn Beanland/Getty Images)
  • La Pyramide Inversée, France (© AP Images)
  • Grand Lisboa, Macau (© Tyrone Siu/Reuter)
  • Burj Al Arab, Dubai (© Getty Images)
  • Guggenheim, Spain (© Getty Images)
  • Sydney Opera House, Australia (© REUTERS/Daniel Munoz)
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From conventional beauty to sheer architectural genius, these buildings are world renowned for their unique looks and characteristics. Read on to find out how these awe-inspiring buildings came to be.

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