Gold Surfaces

Buildings which have a significant amount of Gold leaf on their external surfaces.

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Agra Fort Golden Pavilion
Ancient Kyoto Kinkaju temple. Top 2 stories
Ancient Nara Todaiji's golden horns on the main building roof.
Anuradhapura Anuradhapura's Sacred Tree is protected by pure golden fence
Avignon Gilded statue of the Virgin of Notre-Dame des Doms d'Avignon
Ayutthaya Ayutthaya's half of the restored Suriyothai Pagoda is covered with gold leaf
Bahá’i Holy Places Dome of the Shrine of the Bab
Cordoba Gilded doors of Mezquita
Costiera Amalfitana Facade of Amalfi Cathedral is illuminated by gilded and enameled mosaics.
Cracow Sigismunds chapel in Wawel cathedral
Damascus Golden mosaic facade of Umayyad Mosque courtyard
Florence The famous gilded Door of Paradise
Fujisan Outer wall of Honden in Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sangen Jinja is covered in gold
Grand Place, Brussels Brussels Grand Place for its many gilded facades especially in the western side of the complex
Hiraizumi Chusonji's Konjikido Hall have gold leaf covered all inside and outside the building.
Holy Trinity Column Golden statues
Imperial Palace Imperial Palace for its famous gilded guarding lion statues
Independence Hall The steeple's crown and ball including weathervane of Independence Hall are covered by gold leaf
Itchan Kala Khiva's golden copula of Pakhlavan Makhmoud Mausoleum
Kandy The Japanese donated golden roof of the temple of tooth
Kathmandu Valley Swayambhunath and Bodhnath pagodas
Kazan Kremlin Golden dome of Annunciation Cathedral
Kremlin and Red Square Assumption Cathedral. Dome and cupolas.
Kyiv Dome and cupolas
Luang Prabang The front wall of Wat Mai main buiding is covered with thick gold leaf
Medina of Fez Golden Doors of Fez Royal Palace
Mount Emei, including Leshan Giant Buddha Golden Pavillion and statues
Mount Wutai Bronze Pavillion, whole building covered with gold leaf
Mountain Resort, Chengde Putuozongsheng Temple's golden roof
Nancy Place Stanislas stunning gilded iron gates and lanterns at its four corners
Nikko Toshogu Shrine
Novgorod Golden dome of Saint Sophia Cathedral in Novgorod
Novodevichy Convent Golden domes of Our Lady of Smolensk Cathedral
Old City of Jerusalem Dome of the Rock. Dome. Originally "100,000 gold dinar coins were melted down". At other times has been covered by tiles and Aluminium/Bronze alloy (1960). "In 1998 the golden dome covering was refurbished following a donation of $8.2 million by King Hussain of Jordan who sold one of his houses in London to fund the 80 kilograms of gold required"
Paris, Banks of the Seine Les Invalides. Dome - "6kg of gold leaf"
Potala Palace Jokhang Temple's golden roof
Potsdam Chinesisches Haus at Sanssouci
Prague St. Vitus Cathedral's gilded window and golden mosaic
Rabat Golden door of royal palace
Siena Siena's golden mosaic at facade of Duomo
St. Petersburg St Isaacs Cathedral - its "golden cupola, gilded with about 220 pounds (100 kg) of pure gold". Also - Admiralty Spire and Cathedral of SS Peter and Paul
Statue of Liberty Statue of Liberty's torch is gold plating
Temple of Heaven Temple of Heaven's golden point
Trinity Sergius Lavra Golden domes of Trinity Cathedral, Assumption Cathedral and Bell Tower
Venice and its Lagoon St. Mark Cathedral gilded mosaics and facade decorations, Torcello Cathedral mosaics
Versailles 100,000 gold leave used in the restoration of the royal golden gate
Vienna Hofburg and gilded statue of Johan Strauss, Secession
White Monuments of Vladimir and Suzdal Vladimir's golden domes of Dormition Cathedral
Wudang Mountains Golden Peak Palace
Yaroslavl Five golden domes of Dormition Cathedral

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