Neoclassical Places

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Paris, France

This Neoclassical church was originally part of an abbey dedicated to St. Genevieve, but since the 18th century it has served primarily as a burial place for French heroes.

Lincoln HomeLincoln Home
Springfield, US

Abraham Lincoln lived in this Springfield home with his family for 17 years, from 1844 until he left for the White House in 1861. Now a National Historic Site, the house was carefully preserved and has been a popular visitor attraction since it opened in 1887.

La MadeleineLa Madeleine
Paris, France

Dedicated to St. Mary Magdalene, this Neoclassical church was originally designed as a temple to the glory of Napoleon's army.

Holyrood PalaceHolyrood Palace
Edinburgh, Scotland

The official residence of the British monarchy in Scotland, the Palace of Holyroodhouse was founded in the 12th century and rebuilt in the 16th.

Leiden, Netherlands

Designed in 1639 for a Protestant congregation, the Marekerk is a good example of Dutch Classicism.

Metropolitan Museum of ArtMetropolitan Museum of Art
New York, NY, USA

One of the world's great art museums, the Met was incorporated in 1870 and moved to its current location in 1880. Today, it contains the largest collection of American art in the world, the largest Egyptian collection outside of Cairo, and an important collection of European paintings.

Almudena CathedralAlmudena Cathedral
Madrid, Spain

Dating from the late 19th and 20th centuries, Madrid's cathedral is very new by European standards and its traditional-meets-modern design reflects its youth.

Gandhi SmritiGandhi Smriti
New Delhi, India

Gandhi spent the last 144 days of his life in this house and was assassinated outside on January 30, 1948. Now a museum dedicated to Gandhi's memory, it includes the room where he stayed, personal memorabilia, and a monument at the site of his death.

Smith TowerSmith Tower
Seattle, Washington, USA

Completed in 1914 with a height of 462 feet, this Seattle skyscraper built by New York architects was the tallest building in the west for decades.

Berlin, Germany

Completed in 1894 to house the German parliament, the Neoclassical Reichstag building suffered neglect and damage in the first half of the 20th century, but has been fully restored and provided with an ultramodern glass dome by Norman Foster.

Lincoln MemorialLincoln Memorial
Washington, DC, USA

Begun in 1914, the temple-like Lincoln Memorial occupies a prominent position at the west end of the Reflecting Pool in Washington, DC. It honors the memory of the 16th President of the United States, who is represented by a larger-than-life statue in the portico..