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The World' Most Spectacular Ceilings That Prove The Best View Is Always Up

Just breathtaking.

While traveling, it's easy to get swept up with what's directly in front of us. But don't forget that sometimes the best view is right above your head.

The below images of dazzling ceilings are masterpieces in both design and function, from the ornate wonder that is the ceiling of La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, to the massive LED rooftop screen that hovers above a shopping center in China. Check out some of the world's spectacular sights below.

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The vaulted decorative ceiling of La Sagrada Familia cathedral in Barcelona, Spain.
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The ceiling at the staircase of the restored former Prussian justice palace in Halle, Germany.
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The interior of the Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato in Genoa, Italy.
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The ceiling of the Scala Cinema foyer in Bangkok, Thailand.
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The ceiling in the Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest, Romania.
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The ceiling at the entrance to the Old Church at the Sinaia Monastery in the Transylvania region of central Romania.
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The ceiling of the Shah Cheragh in Shiraz, Iran.
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The ceiling above the grand staircase at the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London, England.
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The stained-glass ceiling of the Gran Hotel Ciudad de Mexico, in Mexico City, Mexico.
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The ceiling of Shree Swaminarayan Mandir in London, England.
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The ceiling of Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey.
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The painted ceiling of Sir Christopher Wren's Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford, England.
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The ceiling at the Apostolic Palace in Vatican City.
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The ceiling of Sanctuaire Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré in Quebec, Canada.
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The ceiling of the Adelphi Theatre in London, England.
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The ceiling of 'The Place' shopping mall in Beijing, China.
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The ceiling of the United Nations offices in Geneva, Switzerland.
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The ceiling of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Coober Pedy, Australia.
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The ceiling over the Paseo Liquidambar walk in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
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The ceiling of Tokyo station in Tokyo, Japan.
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The ceiling of the Blue Drawing Room at Buckingham Palace in London, England.
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The ceiling of of St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, Italy.
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The ceiling of the Sacred Heart Cathedral in the Shandong Province, China.
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The ceiling of the Allen Lambert Galleria in Toronto, Canada.
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The ceiling of the church at Sumela Monestry in the Trabzon province, Turkey.
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The ceiling of the Visoki Decani monastery in Kosovo.
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The ceiling of the Encants market in Barcelona, Spain.
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The ceiling of the Ruben Martinez Villena library in Sancti Spiritus, Cuba.
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The ceiling of the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China.
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The ceiling of the rotunda if the US Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S.

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