Architecture fundamentally impacts a traveler’s experience of place, from where one eats, sleeps, waits for buses, trains, etc., to the overall architectural traditions that help give a certain place its feel.

Matador’s community has fans and students of various schools of architecture. Through their stories and photo essays, we hope to share our appreciation for architecture, and help travelers see architecture as be a point of entry into a place’s culture and history.

Photo: lietz.photography

7 of the world’s coolest-looking churches you didn’t know existed

The 11 most beautiful train stations around the world

This crazy cabin perched on a ledge in Slovenia will induce serious vertigo

These skyscrapers have glass-bottomed observation decks for stomach-dropping views

We finally know why the Leaning Tower of Pisa has not toppled over yet

Copenhagen’s new swimming pool is the stuff that dreams are made of

Norway just unveiled the most stunning public bathroom of all time

Canadian company makes tiny homes that you can assemble anywhere

The ice hotel giving its visitors a taste of Game Of Thrones

Northern Lights viewing hotspot: a floating timber hotel in Lapland

A visual guide to the impressive architecture of 10 European destinations

Living in a crazy small Tokyo apartment

I have zero construction skills and not much money. But I’ve managed to build an adobe home in Patagonia

10 of the most mind-blowing architectural spots in Budapest

Living out of boxes: what it’s like to reside in San Francisco’s ‘Containertopia’

It took this man 10 years to realize he was living in a synagogue

A quick guide to the neighborhoods of Madrid

The story ‘Narcos’ doesn’t tell: The most dangerous drug cartel city is now the most innovative

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