Architecture questions This is a list of recently added questions about architecture. Play architecture quiz and see all the questions. What material is the dome of Rome Pantheon made from?Concrete. The temple - 43 meter in diameter - was built by emperor Hadrian. Its dome with 8-meter wide oculus was built of unreinforced concrete that has been a mystery for ages. The weight of Roman concrete used to build the monolitic structure is merely 1/5 of common concrete. Such effect was achieved by mixing in of volcanic tuff and pumice.Created by: smyruvery hard 29% concreteconcrete242marblemarble279sandstonesandstone279woodwood29Rome riddles » Where is Trajan's Column?In Rome. Trajan's Column - monument constructed in AD 113 in Rome to commemoration emperor's victory above Dacians.Created by: Damian Kramekeasy 75% in Romein Rome10272in Athensin Athens1040in Madridin Madrid1195in Saint Petersburgin Saint Petersburg1178Italy riddles » Which famous church has this fantastic ceiling?Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. Describing Sagrada Família, art critic Rainer Zerbst said, "It is probably impossible to find a church building anything like it in the entire history of art" and Paul Goldberger called it, "The most extraordinary personal interpretation of Gothic architecture since the Middle Ages."Created by: globalquiz.orgeasy 75% Cologne CathedralCologne Cathedral586Sagrada Familia in BarcelonaSagrada Familia in Barcelona7715Florence CathedralFlorence Cathedral1168Salt Lake TempleSalt Lake Temple798churches riddles » Which royal palace is that?Palacio Real (Madrid). Whit 162,000 sq meters of floor area, the Palacio Real is more than twice as large as Versailles, Buckingham Palace or Royal Palace in Stockholm. It is the largest functioning palace in Europe (however, king of Spain doesn't live here any more).Created by: globalquiz.orgvery hard 26% Hofburg (Vienna)Hofburg (Vienna)712Palacio Real (Madrid)Palacio Real (Madrid)986Palace of VersaillesPalace of Versailles997Royal Palace of StockholmRoyal Palace of Stockholm1003Europe riddles » This castle, known as "African Camelot", is inscribed as the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Where is it?In Ethiopia. Fasil Ghebbi is a fortress-enclosure located in Gondar, Ethiopia. It was built in 1636 by Emperor Fasilidies, who broke with the old tradition of the Ethiopian Emperors to travel around their possessions, living off the produce of the peasants and dwelling in tents. The unique architecture of Fasil Ghebbi shows diverse influences including Nubian, Arab, and Baroque styles.Created by: Hitter smasherhard 47% in Ghanain Ghana818in Ethiopiain Ethiopia2962in Tunisiain Tunisia1636in Senegalin Senegal829UNESCO World Heritage riddles » Where is the Bird's Nest stadium?In Beijing. The National Stadium in Beijing was opened in 2008 before the Summer Olympics. The stadium was nicknamed Bird's Nest beacuse of it appearance, but it has also some symbolic meaning, as explained by Chinese official Li Xinggang: "In China, a bird's nest is very expensive, something you eat on special occasions."Created by: globalquiz.orgaverage 65% in Sao Pauloin Sao Paulo1561in Beijingin Beijing5637in Los Angelesin Los Angeles584in Munichin Munich852landmarks riddles » Where is this Holocaust Memorial?In Berlin. The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe is a well known memorial in Berlin to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. It consists of 2,711 concrete blocks. Opened in 2005, this large memorial site (19,000 m2, 4.7-acre) is today one of the must-see places in Berlin. It is estimated that some 3.5 million visitors entered the memorial in the first year it was open, or about 10,000 every day.Created by: Hitter smasheraverage 64% in Berlinin Berlin11286in Parisin Paris714in Tel Avivin Tel Aviv3584in Auschwitzin Auschwitz1813Berlin riddles » What does Notre Dame mean?"Our lady". Notre Dame (Our Lady) is a French title for the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Notre Dame de Paris is the most famous church named so, there are however many other Notre Dame churches, including Notre Dame cathedral in Phnom Penh, Notre Dame d'Afrique in Algiers and Church of Notre Dame in New York City.Created by: ex-terminatoraverage 67% "Night hill""Night hill"1357"Our lady""Our lady"13963"North dam""North dam"858"Northern cathedral""Northern cathedral"4555cathedrals riddles » Where is this famous castle?In Germany. Neuschwanstein Castle is one of the most important tourist attractions of Bavaria, with over 1.3 million visitors annually. The castle name was given by mistake: two newly built castles - Hohenschwangau and Schwanstein have effectively swapped names. Hohenschwangau Castle replaced the ruins of Schwanstein Castle, and Neuschwanstein Castle replaced the ruins of the two Hohenschwangau Castles.Created by: Cleoeasy 77% in Francein France1818in Germanyin Germany11222in Swedenin Sweden1133in Italyin Italy260tourism riddles » What is Taj Mahal?Mausoleum. It was built by emperor Shah Jahan in memory of favorite wife, Arjumand Banu, widely known by the epithet Mumtaz Mahal ("the chosen one of the palace"). She died during the birth of their fourteenth child. While the white marble mausoleum is the best known component of the Taj Mahal, it is actually a large complex of structures.Created by: globalquiz.orgaverage 63% palacepalace1781Hindu templeHindu temple1879Islamic mosqueIslamic mosque2133mausoleummausoleum9910famous places riddles » Play architecture quiz and see all the questions.