The Taj Mahal ( Hindi: ताज महल, from Persian/Urdu: تاج محل “crown of buildings”, pronounced [ˈt̪aːdʒ mɛˈɦɛl]; also “the Taj”) is a mausoleum located in Agra, India. It is one of the most recognizable structures in the world. The Taj Mahal is an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river in the Indian city of Agra. It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal in 1632. It is widely considered as one of the most beautiful buildings in the world and stands as a symbol of eternal love.