10 Parisian Monuments you can find elsewhere in the World

There are several landmarks in Paris that have inspired or share similarities with structures in other countries. Here are 10 such examples:

  1. Eiffel Tower (Paris) and Blackpool Tower (England)
  • Eiffel Tower: An iconic iron lattice tower standing at 324 meters in Paris, designed by Gustave Eiffel for the 1889 World’s Fair.
  • Blackpool Tower: Opened in 1894, this tower in Blackpool, England, was directly inspired by the Eiffel Tower, though it’s shorter at 158 meters.
  1. Notre-Dame Cathedral (Paris) and Notre-Dame Basilica (Montreal)
  • Notre-Dame Cathedral: A masterpiece of Gothic architecture built between the 12th and 14th centuries.
  • Notre-Dame Basilica: Located in Montreal, Canada, this basilica was inspired by Gothic Revival architecture and shares the Notre-Dame name.
  1. Louvre Museum (Paris) and the Glass Pyramid at the Moerenuma Park (Japan)
  • Louvre Museum: Its glass pyramid entrance became an architectural marvel when introduced in 1989.
  • Moerenuma Park: In Sapporo, Japan, features a similar glass pyramid, though used for different purposes.
  1. Sacré-Cœur Basilica (Paris) and Sacré-Cœur Church (Algiers)
  • Sacré-Cœur Basilica: Located in Montmartre, this basilica has a distinct Romano-Byzantine style.
  • Sacré-Cœur Church: This church in Algiers, Algeria, constructed during French colonial rule, shares architectural inspiration and the same name.
  1. Opéra Garnier (Paris) and The Thomas Jefferson Building (U.S.)
  • Opéra Garnier: An architectural masterpiece, this opera house epitomizes the French Beaux-Arts architectural style.
  • The Thomas Jefferson Building: Part of the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., it showcases Beaux-Arts architecture inspired by various European structures, including the Opéra Garnier.
  1. Pont Alexandre III (Paris) and Cavenagh Bridge (Singapore)
  • Pont Alexandre III: A beautifully ornamented bridge in Paris with distinct Art Nouveau lamps.
  • Cavenagh Bridge: While not a replica, this bridge in Singapore was built around the same time and shares similarities in design and ornamentation.
  1. Place des Vosges (Paris) and Plaza Mayor (Madrid)
  • Place des Vosges: The oldest planned square in Paris, with symmetrically aligned red-brick houses.
  • Plaza Mayor: While distinct in style, Madrid’s square shares the concept of a symmetrically surrounded plaza.
  1. Les Invalides (Paris) and The U.S. Capitol (U.S.)
  • Les Invalides: The dome of Les Invalides has inspired several structures worldwide.
  • The U.S. Capitol: Some say the Capitol’s dome shares similarities with that of Les Invalides, though others cite the Pantheon in Rome as the main inspiration.
  1. The Panthéon (Paris) and The Pantheon (Rome)
  • The Panthéon (Paris): An early example of neoclassicism, with a façade modeled on the Pantheon in Rome.
  • The Pantheon (Rome): A former Roman temple, now a church, with a massive dome and classical portico.
  1. Luxembourg Gardens (Paris) and Jardin del Parterre (Spain)
  • Luxembourg Gardens: A baroque park in Paris with fountains, statues, and perfectly manicured lawns.
  • Jardin del Parterre: Located in Aranjuez, Spain, this garden, while distinct, shares the European baroque garden style.

In many cases, the reasons for these similarities can be traced back to architectural movements, colonial influences, or direct inspirations from one monument to another.






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