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The Sagrada Familia cathedral in Barcelona designed by Antoni Gaudí is a mathematician’s dream. Hyperbolic paraboloid structures are featured throughout.  Catenary arches (a geometric curve) abound. The cathedral also contains a Magic Square — an arrangement of numbers that equal the same amount in every column, row, and diagonal. The magic number in Sagrada Familia’s case is 33, which alludes to multiple religious symbols.

10 Amazing Examples of Architecture Inspired by Mathematics

The Sagrada Familia cathedral in Barcelona designed by Antoni Gaudí is a mathematician’s dream. Hyperbolic paraboloid structures are featured throughout. Catenary arches (a geometric curve) abound. The cathedral also contains a Magic Square — an arrangement of numbers that equal the same amount in every column, row, and diagonal. The magic number in Sagrada Familia’s case is 33, which alludes to multiple religious symbols.

El Alcazar de Segovia, Spain - since Alcazar is derived from "Al-Qasr" (the castle) in Arabic, the Spanish addition of "El" is actually redundant.

El Alcazar de Segovia, Spain - since Alcazar is derived from "Al-Qasr" (the castle) in Arabic, the Spanish addition of "El" is actually redundant.

Castillos de España: GUADAMUR 2 (TOLEDO) por castillerozaldívar, a través de Flickr

Castillos de España: GUADAMUR 2 (TOLEDO) por castillerozaldívar, a través de Flickr

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amazing castles from around the world | Castle of Butron - The Most Amazing Places Around The World

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