Acropolis Voted Most Beautiful Building in the World
Business Insider decided to conduct a poll among architects in order to find out the building that is considered the most beautiful one in the world.Many amazing and famous architects claimed that, in their opinion, the Parthenon, the stunning temple located on the hill of Acropolis in the heart of Athens,
..is the most precious building ever. The construction of the Parthenon began during the governance of the great Pericles and took about five years to complete.It was designed by the architects Ictinus and Callicrates with the aid of the important sculptor Phidias. It was built in order to give thanks to Athena, the goddess of wisdom, who saved the city of Athens during the Persian Wars.Parthenon is a majestic temple built according to the Doric order.
The visitors can admire its wonderful columns and the archways decorated with sculptures that show images of the Ancient Greece. There used to be the marvelous golden and ivory statue of “Athena Parthenos”, which means “Virgin Athena”.
The architects in Business Insider claim that Parthenon forms the milestone of buildings, the cradle of Democracy. They did not miss the chance to mention other beautiful remains on the Athenian Acropolis, such as the Erectheion.
Today the Parthenon, standing majestically on the hill as it did thousands of years ago, attracts many travelers & forms the landmark of the Greek civilization!