Is architectural tourism for real?
The architecture itself is a form of art, an expression of an untold story and it exists for a reason validating enough to grow into an accepted field of study and execution worldwide.
For a very long time, architecture was nothing shorter of a force of attraction to all the travel enthusiasts and still continues to be. These intricate designs and construction techniques have not only been a fascination to the architects in the field but also among people with similar interests.
In this blog, let’s look deeper into the concept of architectural tourism.
In simpler words, architectural tourism means going to travel places to see the historical monuments and ruins of architecture. Though the basic tagline seems like a simple one, there is more to it. The beauty and design brilliance of a particular monument not only marks the quality of architecture but also helps in improving the economy of a region with the touristic success of that destination.
The culture and history of a region can be sketched down to a greater extent through the kind of architecture that a particular city possesses. In earlier days, the concept of architectural tourism was famous enough but not the term, and today, the concept and term are so popular that different countries are actively promoting the same.
Architecture is one such field where imagination meets reality in the right proportion with great amounts of creativity setting the base tight. In architectural tourism also, there are different types and let’s have a look at it one by one.
1. Heritage Architecture tourism
Architectural structures that still exist from the past linking history with the present times fall under the category of heritage tourism. These monuments date back to thousands of decades since their year of construction and these structures usually play a major role in the economical growth of that particular region.
2. Regional Architecture Tourism
Regional architecture tourism is the type of tourism where the tourist chooses a particular place or a country and sets out to explore the entire region. The intention of this kind of tourism is to travel through the past and link it with the different timelines, culture, cuisine, architectural design, construction systems.
3. Sacral Architecture tourism
Sacral architecture is also known as religious architecture, which includes a lot of religious monuments with underlying historical references and underlying architectural influence. This includes old churches, mosques, temples, ancient tombs, influential buildings of any particular community, etc.
4. Modern Architecture tourism
The growth of A&D in the past few decades was exponential and modern architecture is nothing shorter than miraculous. This type includes a lot of aspects, ranging from structural complexity, construction material, design philosophy and more.
5. Specific works of an architect
Architecture is a form of art and one must accept the deepest impact a particular architecture style is capable of creating on the spectators. This just grows on and on and some people just start traveling for seeing a specific architect’s work and this is something that has been very common these days.
Life is a journey, not a destination” – Ralph Waldo Emerson