Fun Fact: One of the most iconic examples of the grand Roman Empire, at its time was the largest covered space in the world.
Fun Fact: Known also as Papal Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican, it is believed to house the tomb of St. Peter himself.
It is claimed that the burial tomb of Mumtaz was decorated with 28 different precious and semi-precious stones, and that it was also inscribed with the 99 names of Allah.
Fun Fact: Rumor has it that, after the completion of the Taj, Shah Jahan ordered the architects' arms be chopped off, so they would never be able to build anything like it ever again.
Fun Fact: Because of the shape created by the inner domes, the acoustics create, what is known as a whispering gallery. Whispers in one part of this gallery can be heard at the other end. It can be accessed by climbing more than 200 steps.
Fun Fact: Apparently, the first session of Congress was held on November 17, 1800, while the building was still being constructed.
Fun Fact: The architect Filippo Brunelleschi always refused to tell people how he would create the dome, and was restrained and removed from the assembly of overseers twice for being incoherent and mentally unsound.
Fun Fact: When electricity was introduced in Arabic countries, the Shah Mosque is rumored to be the first building ever lit up. Apparently, it was more than a few years before even the sultan's entire palace had light.
Significant to a number of different religions, it is believed that this rock marks the spot where the prophet Mohamed ascended to heaven. Also, it is believed to be the site where Isac was sacrificed by his father Abraham.
Fun Fact: Though the roof appears golden, the gold has been replaced with aluminum covered in gold leaf.
Fun Fact: Initially, the domes were golden. It was only in 1848 that they were given the iconic bold colors they are known for today.
Fun Fact: The glass dome on top of the building was completed in 1999. It provides a 360-degree view of Berlin city, and also the main hall of parliament below. An automated sun shield tracks the movement of the sun and protects the hall below from direct sunlight.
Every year, on April 21, the light from the central opening or Oculus radiates through a metal grill over the door, which covers the courtyard with its glow.
Fun Fact: Till date, the Pantheon is the biggest unreinforced concrete dome in the world.