Modelled after

Sites that were modelled after or imitated other WHS.

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Aachen Cathedral Palatine Chapel, after the Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna
Amiens Cathedral "the nave followed the model of the Early Gothic Chartres Cathedral" (wiki)
Ancient Kyoto Sand Pile of Ginkakuji garden is made to be Fujisan
Aranjuez Petit Trianon at Versailles (artificial streams and ponds) (AB ev)
Armenian Monastic Ensembles The White Church was added at the start of the 19th century, and seems to have been rebuilt to imitate the patriarchial church of Echmiatsin (present-day Armenia) - AB ev
Avignon The Bridge was modelled after the Pont du Gard (and others) (source: Bridge of Avignon audioguide)
Ayutthaya Many Ayutthaya's pagodas are modelled after Anuradhapura's pagoda of Sri Lanka
Bahá’i Holy Places International Archives Building within the Shrine of the Bab, Haifa. Modelled after the Parthenon ("Designed to the proportions of the Parthenon" - Nom File). See
Blenheim Palace The 1723 Triumphal arch was modelled by Hawkesmoor after the "Arch of Titus" in Rome
Budapest Opera house modelled after the Viennese Opera
Centennial Hall After Pantheon in Rome & Hagia Sophia in Istanbul
Cologne Cathedral Notre Dame in Paris. Cathedral of Amiens
Convent of Christ in Tomar "The church, like some other Templar churches throughout Europe, was modelled after the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem which was believed by the crusaders to be a remnant of the Temple of Solomon The Church of the Holy Sepulchre may also have served as model" (Wiki)
Corvey The exemplarily strictly defined complex of the abbey reminds strongly of the "plan of St Gallen", which is considered more as an ideal plan than a building plan for a large Benedictine monastery. (Nom file)
Crespi d'Adda Modelled after Saltaire "Crespi D?Adda in Italy .. consciously uses Saltaire as a model even down to the derivation of its name. Founded in 1875 by Cristoforo Crespi, as with Saltaire, it combines its founder?s name with the river on which it sits. It too displays an architectural unity - the numerous community buildings were built to a common Italian Gothic motif between 1893 and 1925." (Nom File for Saltaire)
Drottningholm After Versailles
Edinburgh The Acropolis on the Carlton Hill was modelled after the Parthenon in Athens
Fertö/Neusiedlersee Fertöd Esterhazy Palace was built after the model of Versailles
Gardens and Castle at Kromeríz Kromeriz garden, after Versailles gardens
Genoa Galleria degli Specchi (Hall of Mirrors) in the Palazzo Reale was inspired by ... the Galerie des Glaces in Versailles
Golestan Palace Edifice of the Sun (Shams ol Emareh): This building's two towers are in fact small versions of the Safavid viewing palace of Ālī Qāpū in Isfahan. (Wiki) (Meidan Emam WHS)
Great Spa Towns of Europe Spa: "The Château de la Fraineuse was built at the end of the nineteenth century. Here, the architect took inspiration from the Petit Trianon built in 1769 for King Louis XV in the park of Versailles Castle. Far from being a simple pastiche, the castle is a genuine tribute to its illustrious model." (Nomination File, p. 102-103)
Gwynedd Castles Designed after the Walls of Constantinople: "Caernarfon's appearance differs from that of other Edwardian castles through the use of banded coloured stone in the walls was a representation of the Walls of Constantinople." (wiki)
Hiraizumi Hiraizumi's Muryōkō-in Ato is modelled after Kyoto's Byodoin
Historic Cairo The minaret of Ibn Tulun Mosque was modelled after the one in Samarra. Muhammad Ali Pasha mosque was modelled after the Yeni Valide Mosque in Istanbul.
Humayun's Tomb After Gur-e Amir Mausoleum in Samarkand
Hué Emperor Gia Long of Vietnam built a palace and fortress that was intended to be a smaller copy of the Chinese Forbidden City in the 1800s.
Karlskrona Trinity Church was modelled after Rome's Pantheon
Kew Gardens Chokushi-Mon (Gateway of the Imperial Messenger) is a four-fifths actual size replica of the Karamon of Nishi Hongan-ji in Kyoto.
Kladruby nad Labem Prague's Průhonice Park (AB ev)
Kremlin and Red Square Kremlin Assumption Cathedral was modelled after Vladimir's Assumption Cathedral
Longobards in Italy Torre Angioina of the San Michele Sanctuary is modelled after the towers of Castel del Monte.
Mafra Inspired by Saint Peter’s Basilica in Rome (AB ev)
Mantua and Sabbioneta Facade of the Basilica di Sant'Andrea is based on the Arch of Titus in Rome
Medina of Tétouan Granada (the aristocratic residences)
Monastery of Horezu After Mount Athos
Monticello The Rotunda was modelled after the Pantheon in Rome.
Mount Taishan Dai Miao is modelled after the Imperial Palace. Since the time of the Han Dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD), its design has been a replica of the imperial palace, which makes it one out of three extant structures in China with the features of an imperial palace (the other two are the Forbidden City and the Confucius Temple in Qufu).
Mountain Resort, Chengde Contains a full size copy of the Potala Palace
Mtskheta A small copy of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre was built in the grounds of Svetiskhoveli Cathedral between the end of the 13th and the beginning the 14th centuries to mark it as the second most sacred place in the world (after the church of Jerusalem), thanks to Christ?s robe.
Museumsinsel (Museum Island) Alte Museum: its Rotunda is modelled after the Pantheon (Rome)
Nancy Fountain at Place d'Alliance was modelled after the one by Bernini at Piazza Navona in Rome, Arc de Triomphe was modelled after the one for Septimus Severus in Rome
National History Park After Versailles
Pergamon They remodeled the Acropolis of Pergamon after the Acropolis in Athens (wiki)
Potsdam Sanssouci ('Baroque ornamental garden, modelled on the parterre at Versailles')
Qutb Minar Minaret of Jam
Rabat Hassan Mosque, "drawing its inspiration from the mosques of Damascus and Cordoba" (AB ev) / The tower of the Koutoubia mosque in Marrakech served as a model for the Giralda and its sister, the Hassan Tower in Rabat (wiki)
Rachid Karami International Fair-Tripoli "Inspired by the Palácio do Itamaraty in Brasilia, the Lebanese Pavilion is a squared porched building with pointed arches, echoing elements of the Lebanese traditional architecture." (AB ev)
Residence of Bukovinian & Dalmatian Metropolitans The Residence complex is said to have been modelled on the layout of the Holy City, Jerusalem in a schematic but symbolic way (AB ev)
Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France Church of Neuvy-Saint-Sepulcre is "modelled upon" the Church of the Holy Sepulcre in Jerusalem
Royal Palace at Caserta Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe (influenced or echoed, AB ev), Versailles
Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans Entrance is through a massive Doric portico, inspired by the temples at Paestum (wiki)
Saltaire New Mill: modelled on the campanile of the church of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Friari in Venice
Samarra The Terbal of Firuzabad (Sassanid landscape WHS) is thought to have been the architectural predecessor of the Great Mosque of Samarra of Iraq and its distinctive minaret, the malwiya.
Santo Domingo Its university was modelled after the one in Alcala de Henares in Spain (nomination file Alcala de Henares)
Schönbrunn After Versailles
Segovia Iglesia de la Vera Cruz based on the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem
Seville Giralda - modelled after the Koutoubia Mosque minaret
Skogskyrkogarden Via Sepulchra in Pompei
Split Republic Square was modelled after Venice's San Marco Square.
St. Petersburg Peterhof "Russian Versailles"
Taj Mahal Taj Mahal is modelled after Humayun's Tomb
Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae Part of it is modelled after the temple of Apollo at Delphi.
Thessalonika Hagia Sophia in Thessaloniki is modelled after Hagia Sophia in Istanbul
Tower of Hercules The sculpture park has a monument to the victims of the Civil War, modelled after Stonehenge
Vienna Vienna City Hall: "The design of the richly adorned facade is modelled on the Gothic architecture of Flemish and Brabant secular buildings like the Brussels Town Hall."
Vilnius All Souls Orthodox Cathedral was modelled after the Corpus Christi Church at Nesvizh
Westminster Westminster Abbey after Chartres Cathedral
Würzburg Residence After Versailles
Zacatecas The 19th-century dome of the Cathedral is an imitation of the dome of the Church of Loreto in Mexico City. (wiki)


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