We all travel to other countries from time to time. It is quite natural that the first thing we see abroad is the airport. This complex system is supposed to provide departure and arrival of passengers and cargo and maintain the work of air transport in general, so it should work like a good clock. The first impression is very important. Thus it’s not a surprise that the airport terminals become real architectural wonders more and more often. Tourists spend quite a lot of time inside, and it’s always a pleasant surprise when the airport is comfortable and it’s an added bonus if it is architecturally interesting and beautiful as well. We will show you the most beautiful airports in the world.

So, if you’re planning a trip around the world, add these amazing and unusual airports to your bucket list!

Queen Tamar Airport in Mestia, Republic of Georgia

Most beautiful airports

Photo: By TheFlyingDutchman (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

 

Lleida-Alguaire airport, Barcelona

Most beautiful airports

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Spaceport America, New Mexico

Most beautiful airports

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Pulkovo airport, Russia

Most beautiful airports

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Carrasco airport, Uruguay

Most beautiful airports

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Daocheng Yading airport, China

Most beautiful airports

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Marrakech Menara airport, Morocco

Most beautiful airports

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Santos Dumont airport, Brazil

Most beautiful airports

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Barajas Airport in Madrid

Most beautiful airports

Photo: By Jean-Pierre Dalbéra from Paris, France (Barajas Airport (Madrid)) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

 

Shenzhen Bao An airport, China

Most beautiful airports

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Based on: atlasobscura.com