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Great Architectural Domes

By Deborah K. Dietsch, Robert A. M. Stern

Part of Architecture For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Architecture often goes for the dramatic and a dome is often the most notable architectural feature of a building — or the shape of the building itself. Some of the great domes around the world are shown in the following list:

The Pantheon: Rome, Italy St. Peter’s Basilica: Rome, Italy
Hagia Sophia: Istanbul, Turkey St. Paul’s Cathedral: London, England
Dome of the Rock: Jerusalem, Israel Taj Mahal: Agra, India
Florence Cathedral: Florence, Italy U.S. Capitol: Washington, D.C.