6 of the World's Most Romantic Buildings

As Valentine’s Day nears, I thought it would be appropriate to showcase some of the world’s most romantic buildings, since roses, chocolates and jewelry may just not be enough. If you are planning a getaway with someone near and dear to you be sure to put these on the top of your list.

Empire State Building (New York, NY)
The Empire State Building is over 100 stories high and is the most prominent building in the New York City skyline. The Empire State building has been featured in some of the most romantic movies such as An Affair to Remember and Sleepless in Seattle and has inspired many marriage proposals.

Taj Mahal (Agra, India)
The Taj Mahal was ordered by Emperor Shah Jahan as a tomb for his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died during childbirth. But over the course of 20 years, it took the efforts of 20,000 workers and 100 elephants to complete the task of building the Taj Mahal. The Taj Mahal is widely recognized as “the jewel of Muslim art in India.”

Eiffel Tower (Paris, France)
The Eiffel Tower is a lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars and was constructed in the late 1890’s as an entrance into the World’s Fair. The Eiffel Tower has become one of France’s, the country of romance, most iconic images.

Dornröschenschloss Sababurg Castle aka Sleeping Beauty’s Castle (Hofgeismar, Germany)
Sababurg is a 675 year old castle that was the setting for the legend of Sleeping Beauty, who is said to have slept here for 100 years before Prince Charming’s kiss saved her. What could be more romantic than the love of a fairytale?

Buildings of the Grand Canal (Venice, Italy)
Meandering along the canals of Venice in a gondola with songs being sung by your gondolier is what many romantics dream of.  These canals overlook numerous retail and multi-family buildings that make for a sensational sight. Can’t you just hear “That’s Amore” being sung as you read this post?

Sydney Opera House (Sydney, Australia)
The Sydney Opera House is a performing arts center overlooking the Sydney Harbor and is a very romantic place to take a date on February 14th. The Sydney Opera House is host to over 1,000 performances annually and is has become one of the world’s most recognizable buildings.

There are so many more romantic buildings in the world that it would be simply too impossible to list.  In addition to the above list, visit some romantic and unique buildings and structures in your city, such as the library, a bridge or a place of worship.  Remember, Valentine’s Day means more than buildings on a page, it means spending time with a loved one to show them how much you care no matter how exotic the destination.

By Jason Silfies, VP Marketing, Coldwell Banker Commercial Affiliates