Octagons

Sites that have an octagonal shape (eight sides)

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Aachen Cathedral Octagonal chamber
Agra Fort Musamman Burj, a large, octagonal tower with a balcony facing the Taj Mahal
Ancient Nara Nan'endō and Hoku'endō of Kofukuji, Nara are octagonal halls
Ancient villages of Northern Syria "an octagon surrounds the base of the column at the top of which Saint Simeon spent many years in prayer." (AB ev)
Archaeological site of Philippi The Octagon Church
Avignon Tower des Chiens
Bali Subak system Pura Pegulingan - octagonal stupa (AB ev)
Belfries Menen and Bruges
Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe Hercules monument stands on the Octagon (AB ev)
Blenheim Palace Elaborate octagonal ceiling in Green Drawing Room
Castel del Monte
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Octagonal central dome
Church of the Ascension, Kolomenskoye Octagonal body
Churches of Chiloé AB Evaluation "The tower is the dominating vertical feature, both as a religious element supporting the Cross and also as a beacon for sailors. are of two or three storeys, with hexagonal or octagonal drums to reduce wind resistance"
Euphrasian Basilica in Porec octagonal baptistry
Florence Baptistry; Santa Maria degli Angeli Church
Fortifications of Vauban Neuf-Brisach was built as an octagon
Gamzigrad-Romuliana The fortifications have octagonal towers
Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz Pagoda in the english-chinese garden at palace Oranienbaum
Graz Bell Tower at the Schlossberg
Harar Church of Medhanie Alem
Horyu-ji Area Yumedono
Humayun's Tomb Isa Khan building
Hué Tien Mu Pagoda
Hwaseong Fortress "Seonodae is an octagonal, steep-stepped, black brick platform directly adjacent to Seojangdae at the crest of Paldalsan when heading uphill from Hwaseomun. From here, archers could attack assailants in a wide range of directions and facing downhill, too." - wiki
Imperial Palace Octagonal Palace at Shenyang Imperial Palace
Istanbul German Fountain in the northern end of the old hippodrome (Sultanahmet Square) has an octagonal dome
Kandy Temple of Tooth in Kandy
Kew Gardens Pagoda
Kinderdijk Some of the mills have an octagonal plan
Koguryo Tombs "There is a temple site of a large scale called the Site of Jongrung Temple 120 meters away from the Tomb of King Tongmyong. This is the site of one-pagoda-three- building temple type unique to Koguryo which had its main buildings in the north, east and west with an octagonal pagoda as its core." - nomination file
Longobards in Italy Campanille of the Sanctuary of Monte Sant'Angelo is octagonal, Octagonal lantern at Oratory of Santa Maria in Solario (San Salvatore, Brescia) (wiki)
Maritime Greenwich The Time Ball which has dropped to mark Greenwich Mean time 1pm sits on top of the Octagon room
Monasteries of Daphni, Hosios Loukas and Nea Moni of Chios Main church of Nea Moni of Chios
Monastery of Batalha Capelas Imperfeitas
Mountain Resort, Chengde Sarira 9 story pagoda
Mudejar Architecture of Aragon Cupola of the Cathedral in Teruel
Nesvizh Wiki: "The chateau's corners were fortified with four octagonal towers."
Old City of Jerusalem Dome of the Rock
Paramaribo Reformed Church
Petäjävesi Old Church octagonal dome
Ravenna Basilica of San Vitale
Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France Octagonal bell tower Saint Sernin Toulouse
Safi al-Din Ensemble in Ardabil Jannatara, a large octagonal structure covered with a shallow dome that projects into the Shahidgah cemetery to its north (Archnet)
Saltaire New Mill: Italianate style square chimney with round headed openings and octagonal lantern
Sambor Prei Kuk A particular feature of the North and South Groups is the octagonal shaped temple (AB ev)
Selimiye Mosque The amalgamation of the main hall forms a fused octagon with the dome-covered square (wiki)
Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple (Dabotap Pagoda) "Four stone square pillars support the pagoda's first roof, where is built a square stone railing. Inside the railing is the body of the pagoda, and above it, standing on the second octagonal-shaped roof surrounded by an octagonal stone railing, are eight bamboo-shaped stone pillars support the octagonal-shaped lotus stone carved with sixteen petals. Above it eight stone pillars support the third octagonal-shaped roof." - wiki
Singapore Botanic Gardens Band stand
Soltaniyeh
Split Cathedral
Studley Royal Park Octagon Tower
Summer Palace Hall of Buddhist Incense
Tower of Hercules Top
Venice and its Lagoon Church of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Friari
Verla Groundwood and Board Mill Octagonal Pavillion at the end of Bowling Alley
West Lake West Lake's Leifeng and Liuhe Pagodas are octagonal
Wooden Tserkvas of the Carpathian Region

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