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.

Olesa de Montserrat, Barcelona, Spain

Vador Bruixa

This custom residential home belonged to textile entrepreneur Salvador Ubach.

Venice, Italy

Church of San Zaccaria

Nestled on the edge of the famed canal city, this Venetian church attracts visitors with its ornate facade and flooded crypt — but its most interesting story is over a thousand years old, on a night when the church played host to a Pope on the run…

Hanoi, Vietnam

Presidential Palace

A symbol of when it was a French colony, the presidential palaces offers a glimpse into the storied history of Vietnam.

Columbus, Ohio, United States

Drexel Theatre

This theater has made a name for itself playing movies that won't get played anywhere else, and even teamed up with a local brewery for a Wes Anderson themed beer.

London, United Kingdom

Somerset House

Originally built in 1547, this Palace was a centerpiece of the British monarchy during the Protestant Reformation.

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Vijećnica

Playing host to the killing that sparked WWI was only the beginning of this heralded hall’s story — it’s one of triumph, tragedy, and a tantalizing return to glory.

Palermo, Italy

Palazzina Cinese

This weirdly wonderful palace was the result of a most fortunate twist of fate. A punishment only fit for a King — exile in Sicily.

Hawley, Pennsylvania, United States

The Ritz Company Playhouse

This theater rose from the ashes of a nearby fire, and was put into overtime by another, but itself was saved from closure by a band of theater loving locals.

Medlow Bath, New South Wales, Australia

The Hydro Majestic Hotel

The Hydro Majestic Hotel was originally built as a hydropathic treatment center.

Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Linthorne Loft

The Linthorne Loft was the first residence in Bonavista to include a general store on the first floor.

Rochester, New York, United States

Kodak Tower

This photogenic tower is the headquarters of one of the world's most famous camera brands, and fought to continue to be Rochester's tallest tower.

Faro, Portugal

Palacio do Estoi

They say patience is a virtue, and it’s a good thing this pink palace took that advice to heart.

Evian-les-Bains, France

Palais Lumière

A fitting name for two brothers who illuminated the world on the wonders of cinema.

Copenhagen, Denmark

Det Gule Palæ

Holds the honor of being the first building of this style in the city.

Gdansk, Poland

The Long Market

One of Europe's grandest squares is actually a strip. Unlike Vegas, coins are not welcome here.

Épernay, Champagne, France

Champagne la Castellane

Is it a celebration without champagne? This starry drink is synonymous with life's happy moments.

Putrajaya, Malaysia

Palace of Justice

A young republic decided to construct a completely new capital city--and this gorgeous building is the star.

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

The Mob Museum

The museum that preserves many mobster memories.

Schwetzingen, Germany

Schwetzingen Palace

What Schwetzingen lacks for in size, it more than makes up for in amenities.

Munich, Germany

ORAG-Haus

Surviving a world war, this pink lady is back due to a city's decision to rebuild from the rubble.

Appin, Scotland

Castle Stalker

Before you know it, you’ve lost your clan’s castle in a drunken bet.

Stampa-Coltura, Switzerland

Palazzo Castelmur

Gone for centuries, a family returned back to its ancestral home.

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Martinelli Building

This sunset pink structure was the tallest in Latin America. And just kept growing.

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