Classic Facades

The stunners contained within this theme scream AWA. Guess what, they are all real places, each with a story to tell. We invite you to explore some of the most "classic" spots around the globe.

Genova, Italy

Palazzo San Giorgio

No need to yell out the surname of a famous explorer to discover the long history of this harbor side palace.

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San Francisco, California, United States

San Francisco City Hall

What do Marilyn Monroe, Beaux-Arts architecture, and Raiders of the Lost Ark all have in common?

Rotterdam, Netherlands

Witte Huis

The first high-rise building in Europe.

Detroit, Michigan, United States

Majestic Theatre

How a theatre got its grooves (and marquee) back.

San Francisco, California, United States

Painted Ladies

Everywhere you look, there's colorful houses.

Singapore, Singapore

Central Fire Station

This "blood and bandage" fire station is the oldest station in Singapore still in operation.

Prague, Czech Republic

Hotel Opera

A hot-pink confection of Bohemian Neo-Renaissance style, the Hotel Opera stands in the less touristy Nové Město, or “New Town,” quarter of storied Prague.

Mainz, Germany

Market Square

This market square in Mainz, Germany has functioned as a place of commerce and gathering for over 1,000 years.

Whistable, United Kingdom

Wheeler’s Oyster Bar

This oyster bar is the oldest restaurant in Whistable founded in 1856 by Richard "leggy" Wheeler.

San Martin Zapotitlán, Guatemala

Xetulul Theme Park

The third largest theme park in Latin America has a global feel...

Carlton, Australia

Royal Exhibition Building

From vaccination centers to the Olympic games to world fairs, this building has been home to major world events since its construction in the late 1800s.

Manaus, Brazil

Amazon Theatre

This grandiose opera arena has been declared one of the most beautiful opera houses in the world.

Porto Alegre, Brazil

Palácio do Comércio

Palácio do Comércio is not just a source of “architectural pride”, but a historical city-wide landmark.

Paris, France

Place Vendôme

The site of some of the most luxurious brands is also the site of some of the most unusual ... recycling.

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Congress Plaza Hotel

This 19th-century Hotel is home to 871 rooms -- and countless ghosts who roam its halls.

Woodstock, Illinois, United States

Sunnyside Farms

Woodstock would forever be changed by playing the part of a village over 500 miles away—Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.

Brooklyn, New York, United States

Kings Theatre

Behind every good king is a great queen.

Plymouth, Michigan, United States

Penn Theatre

This community staple was without a "movie staple" in its first decade.

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