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6 World Famous Domes That Will Definitely Fascinate You 

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A dome is an architectural element similar to the hollow upper half of a sphere; there is significant overlap with the term cupola, which may also refer to a dome or a structure on top of a dome.

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Domes have turned out to be in fact critical with the presentation of the enormous scope stonework halves of the globe by the old Romans.

See the notable ones we have sampled for you.

1. US Capitol  

The United States Capitol often called The Capitol or the Capitol Building is the meeting place of the United States Congress and the seat of the legislative branch of the U.S. federal government. It is located on Capitol Hill at the eastern end of the National Mall in  Washington, D.C. The underlying dome was supplanted after the Capitol was extended during the 1850s to oblige the developing number of officials from recently conceded states.  

2. Saint Basil’s Cathedral  

The Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed, commonly known as Saint Basil’s Cathedral, is an  Orthodox church in Red Square of Moscow and is one of the most popular cultural symbols of Russia. This is a broad dome that was built somewhere between 1534 and 1561 by Ivan the Terrible to celebrate the catch of the Tatar castles of Kazan and Astrakhan.  

3. Taj Mahal 

The Taj Mahal is an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the southern bank of the river  Yamuna in the Indian city of Agra. It was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor  Shah Jahan to house the tomb of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal; it also houses the tomb of Shah Jahan himself. The most tremendous element of the Taj Mahal is the marble dome that conquers the burial chamber.  

4. Hagia Sophia  

Hagia Sophia, officially the Hagia Sophia Holy Grand Mosque and formerly the Church of  Hagia Sophia, is a Late Antique place of worship in Istanbul, designed by the Greek geometers Isidore of Miletus and Anthemius of Tralles. The Hagia Sophia is currently a  gallery.  

5. St. Peter’s Basilica  

The Papal Basilica of Saint Peter in the Vatican, or simply Saint Peter’s Basilica, is a church built in the Renaissance style located in Vatican City, the papal enclave that is within the city of Rome. Its development on the St. Peter Basilica in Rome started in 1506 and was finished in 1615. The dome of St. Peter’s ascents to an all-out tallness of 136.57 meters from the floor of the basilica to the highest point of the external cross.  

6. Pantheon  

The Pantheon is a former Roman temple, now a Catholic church, in Rome, Italy, on the site of an earlier temple commissioned by Marcus Agrippa during the reign of Augustus. It was rebuilt by the emperor Hadrian and probably dedicated around 126AD. The Pantheon’s well-known dome is as yet the biggest unreinforced dome on the planet.

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