The Worlds Most Beautiful Buildings
CRAC DES CHEVALIERS SYRIA
Described by TE Lawrence as the finest castle in the world, this hilltop Crusader fortress might be 800 years old but, like a good botox treatment, stands tight and taut against the ravages of time. Its the classic blueprint of a medieval castle, its thick outer walls separated from the inner structure by a moat dug out of the rock. Inside, its a minitown, complete with a chapel, baths, a great hall and a Gothic loggia.