Sure, Orlando is a relatively young city in comparison to others around the world, but it still bears some pretty impressive architecture. From impressive geodesic spheres at a theme park to Victorian homes, here are 10 of Orlando’s most impressive buildings worth checking out.
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Visitors are welcomed by a grand staircase and ambiance lighting as they step foot inside the majestic Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. The expansive state-of-the-art building invites guests to fully experience the arts with an open floor plan, seamlessly flowing from the lobby to theaters, for the full art experience. Even the grounds of the landmark set the stage for the remarkable facility, which presently houses three theaters—the 2700-seat Walt Disney Theater, the 290-seat Alexis and Jim Pugh Theater for smaller performances, and the 1700-seat acoustic Steinmetz Hall, which is anticipated to open in early 2020.
445 S. Magnolia Ave., Orlando, FL., USA, +1 407 839 0119
Dr. Phillips House
This historic house, tucked among botanical gardens, exudes charm. Built in 1893 by Col. Peckham as a wedding present for his daughter, the home was later purchased by Florida’s great citrus magnet, Doctor Philip Phillips and his wife Della in 1912. After undergoing renovations and discovering the original architecture detail, the home is now a bed and breakfast.
135 N. Lucerne Cir., E., Orlando, FL., USA,+1 407 648 5188
Spaceship Earth Disney
One of Walt Disney World’s most iconic structures, the 18-foot geodesic sphere emblazes the Epcot Horizon. Resembling a giant golf ball, the complete sphere contains 11,324 silvered facets. The structure was designed with the help of science fiction writer, Ray Bradbury, and houses a 15-minute ride transporting guests back in time.
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