The 56 coolest works of architecture in Europe

Temppeliaukio Church

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Temppeliaukio Church in Helsinki was built into a rock by architect brothers Timo and Tuomo Suomalainen.

Europe is home to many of the world's most impressive works of architecture.

For those looking for a guide to the very best, we've compiled a ranking of the coolest buildings and structures on the continent.

Our list features old and new pieces of architecture in the city and countryside, including museums, wineries, churches, and skyscrapers.Advertisement

From a grand historic palace in Spain to a seed vault on a Norwegian island, here are our top 56: