European old buildings are so special! There is something very alluring about them. Is it because many are so unique and one of the kind? Or maybe, because there is nothing like them is built any longer?

A row of medieval houses in Sicily on a beach & a custom sign: 'Old buildings in Europe'
A row of medieval houses in Sicily on a beach & a custom sign: 'Old buildings in Europe'

Historical Old buildings in Europe: So Authentic and Unique!

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A busy medieval square with outdoor café in front of colorful old houses in Barcelona, Europe
A busy medieval square with outdoor café in front of colorful old houses in Barcelona, Europe

What is the best part of Europe?

While Europe has everything for everyone, I am the most fascinated with its beautiful older historical buildings and castles, oozing rich history and European charm.

A narrow old alley with a row of old beautiful houses and cobblestone pavement in Europe
A narrow old alley with a row of old beautiful houses and cobblestone pavement in Europe

Old architectures and architectural styles of buildings in Europe

Some European buildings can be categorized by certain architectural styles. Keep in mind, I am only talking about old architectures  and older buildings here, as I am not really interested in modern architecture. 

The hall of Ambassadors in Royal Alcazar built in the Mudéjar style
The hall of Ambassadors in Royal Alcazar built in the Mudéjar style

The hall of Ambassadors in Royal Alcazar in Seville built in Mudéjar style.

a staircase with colorful azulejos used in old Mudejar architecture in Europe
a staircase with colorful azulejos used in old Mudejar architecture in Europe

Architectural use of azulejos in Spain. Picture of the Royal Alcazar de Sevilla, Spain.

A row of old houses on a cobbled narrow alley in Girona, Catalonia, Spain

A busy medieval square with outdoor café in front of colorful old houses in Barcelona, Europe

Historic buildings in Europe

Some buildings are recognized as historic buildings of Europe. Like this one - the Colosseum in Rome.

The Colosseum - a famous historical building in Rome
The Colosseum - a famous historical building in Rome

The Colosseum - a famous historic building in Rome, one of the best European destinations! I loved visiting the Colosseum at night, when it's illuminated and pretty.

Other buildings haven't been officially recognized as historic buildings yet, but you can’t help but feel a connection to history and the way generation upon of generations of people lived their lives in that house before you!

Ancient building with many addition all in different architectural styles in Napoli, Europa
Ancient building with many addition all in different architectural styles in Napoli, Europa

Look at this incredible ancient house in Napoli and many additions in different architectural styles that were built over the centuries. And yet it's still standing and makes people happy!