Top 10 Spiral Architecture

Top 10 Spiral Architecture

Spirals have fascinated artists and architects for centuries. It adds up fluidity and ease to the otherwise stable buildings. The swirling elements instantly catch attention and put the viewer in a dreamy state. Check out these beautiful spirals and pick your favorite. Hopefully you won’t get dizzy!

10. Casa Batlló, Barcelona, Spain

The masterpiece of an architectural genius Antoni Gaudí, Casa Batlló is a surreal work of art. Numerous gorgeous details outside and inside require to approach the building very carefully. These ceilings in the Noble Floor is open to the public to view and admire.

Why to go there?

A must-see site in Barcelona, an architectural wonder.

How to get there?

It is found in the center of the city. Walk there while exploring Barcelona.

Read more: Casa Batlló – A Magical House in Barcelona

Top 10 Spiral-Casa Batlló

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Top 10 Spiral-Casa Batlló-Photo by Justin Fritts

Photo by Justin Fritts

9. Bory Castle, Székesfehérvár, Hungary

The stunning castle was built independently by sculptor and architect Jeno Bory between 1923 and 1959. The artist have combined various styles, including Scottish, Romanesque and Gothic. The castle represents love to his wife and this staircase might very well be a symbol of love.

Why to go there?

Visit the castle and the galleries inside.

How to get there?

Get there by car or bus – the castle is only 65 km (40 mi) from Budapest.

Top 10 Spiral-Bory-Photo by Laszlo Gal

Photo by Laszlo Gal

8. Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra, Portugal

Situated in the suburbs of Lisbon, Sintra like a magnet attracts thousands of tourists everyday. Many architectural monuments are protected by UNESCO, including Quinta da Regaleira. The Inverted Tower whirls down to the lakes and fountains.

Why to go there?

Architectural wonder, a popular tourist attraction.

How to get there?

From Lisbon drive by bus.

Read more: Gorgeous Quinta da Regaleira Palace in Sintra

Top 10 Spiral-Sintra-Photo by Joe Daniel Price

Photo by Joe Daniel Price

Top 10 Spiral-Sintra-Photo by Emanuel Fernandes

Photo by Emanuel Fernandes

7. Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, USA

The complex of five skyscrapers has many spiral staircases inside. Decorated with mosaics, plants and sculptures, the buildings are truly inspiring. There are many boutiques, restaurants, a cinema and events in the center as well.

Why to go there?

Various activities; the stairs are popular among the photographers.

How to get there?

Located in the downtown and easily accessed by car or public transport.

Read more: The Surreal Design Inside of Embarcadero Center in San Francisco

Top 10 Spiral-Embarcadero-Photo by Scott Loftness

Photo by Scott Loftness

Top 10 Spiral-Embarcadero-Photo by Jamie Clark

Photo by Jamie Clark

6. Prague Astronomical Clock, Prague, The Czech Republic

The medieval clock is the most popular piece in Prague. It is the oldest working clock in the world after all! Tourists gather every day to see the animated figurines, that appear every hour. However, this surreal structure is the elevator, that rises to the tower.

Why to go there?

Historically significant and the most popular site in Prague.

How to get there?

It is situated in the center of Prague. Walk there while wandering in the beautiful old town.

Top 10 Spiral-Prague-Photo by Edward Tian

Photo by Edward Tian

5. Heal’s, London, UK

A British furniture store was established in the early 19th century. It features a stunning spiral staircase designed by architect Cecil Brewer in 1916. A lot of visitors come here to admire the beautiful stairs alone, also known as the Brewer Staircase.

Why to go there?

A famous architectural site and store in London.

How to get there?

Heal’s store is situated on the Tottenham Court Road, which is opposite to the Goodge Street tube station. Get there by metro.

Top 10 Spiral-Heal's London-Photo by Sean Batten

Photo by Sean Batten

4. Axelborg, Copenhagen, Denmark

You can find various offices here, including the Danish Agriculture and Food Council. Not especially appealing from the outside, the building, completed in 1920, features this fantastic spiral staircase and an impressive hall inside.

Why to go there?

Historically significant building.

How to get there?

It is located on Vesterbrogade street, across the Tivoli Gardens, the Central Station and the City Hall.

3. The Tulip Stairs, Queen’s House, London, UK

Built in Greenwich between 1616 and 1619, the stairs are an important element of evolving British Renaissance. After a trip to Italy, King James I of England commissioned to build the palace for his wife. The whole palace marked a cultural turning point in Britain.

Why to go there?

Visit the museum and the beautiful palace. It is possible to arrange weddings and other events here.

When to go there?

All year round.

Top 10 Spiral-Tulip Stairs-Photo by Alex López

Photo by Alex López

2. Chapel of Thanksgiving, Dallas, USA

Found in Thanks-Giving Square, which is established and operated by the non-profit Thanks-Giving Foundation, the chapel features this gorgeous stained glass spiral. It is the most recognizable feature of the complex, which is dedicated to the American Thanksgiving tradition.

Why to go there?

A very nice site in Dallas; in the square you can learn more about the Thanksgiving Day.

How to get there?

It is found in the City Center District.

Top 10 Spiral-Dallas-Photo by Mehul Dave

Photo by Mehul Dave

1. The Vatican Museums, Vatican

The Vatican Museums house an enormous collection of art, which is being visited by approximately 5 million people every year. The magnificent spiral staircase was designed in 1932 by Giuseppe Momo and attracts photographers’ attention.

Why to go there?

Visit the most important museum in Europe once in Rome.

When to go there?

All year round from Monday to Saturday, except Easter and Christmas.

Top 10 Spiral-Vatican-Photo by Raymond Choo

Photo by Raymond Choo

Top 10 Spiral-Vatican-Photo by Drew Nicoll

Photo by Drew Nicoll