There are 32 off the beaten path places tagged odd architecture:

Moussa Castle - a dream built over a lifetime

Moussa Castle is a castle between Deir el Qamar and Beit ed-Dine in Lebanon, which was built single-handedly over a period of 60 years by Moussa Abdel Karim al-Maamari, who was told that he will never…

The oldest mosque

Atiq Mosque in Awjila, Libya, is the oldest mosque in Sahara, with unusual conical domes built out of mud-brick and limestone. Atiq mosque used to welcome caravans and pilgrims for hundreds of years.

The Ryugyong hotel

Ryugyong Hotel, dubbed Hotel of Doom, is an unfinished pyramid-shaped skyscraper in Pyongyang, North Korea. Its construction started in 1987 and was never completed, resulting in the skyscraper ghost…

The largest cave monastery of Eastern Europe - Tipova monastery

Tipova monastery in Moldova is a magnificent cave complex, which was created in the 6th century in the cliffs above the Nistru river and reached its heyday in the 18th century.

Madonna of the Baobab

Madonna of the Baobab is a shrine in Keren, Eritrea, inside a baobab tree. The tree is a famous pilgrimage site, and if you want your wishes to come true, you have to go inside the baobab and make…

Niansogoni troglodyte village

Niansogoni is a remote troglodyte village in Burkina Faso, close to the border with Mali. It is quite hard to get there, but the view is worth it. The village, now abandoned, is a fascinating…

Presidio Modelo - the defunct panopticon prison

Presidio Modelo used to be Cuban model prison, situated on Juventud island. The prison was designed following Jeremy Bentham's panopticon ideas, with a watchtower surrounded by prison cells in a…

The weird looking mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso

The Great Mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso in Burkina Faso looks like an alien fruit or a weird animal - it has the classic features of Sudanese mosques coupled with the features of the local culture. It is…

Cele Kula - the Skull Tower of Nis

Cele Kula, the Skull Tower, with 952 skulls immured into its outer walls, is one of the most sinister monuments of the city of Nis.
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