Must-See Churches of the World

Bored of bland buildings and dull designs? Looking for some spectacular structures that will appease your appetite for awe-inspiring architecture? No matter what your beliefs, certain churches and cathedrals are among the most incredible edifices in the world. Join us on a global journey as we discover the most breathtaking basilicas and charming chapels that the planet has to offer.

St Paul’s Cathedral, London

Situated atop Ludgate Hill, the highest point in the City of London, this Christopher Wren creation is an iconic London sight consisting of a vast dome framed by sky-high spires. Visitors can climb to the top for spectacular views of the capital, or enjoy the peculiar acoustic effects of the Whispering Gallery, which runs around the inside of the dome 99ft above the floor. Why not visit this distinguished London landmark while on a London weekend theatre break?
St Paul's Cathedral

The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Las Lajas, Colombia

Built on a bridge in the middle of a canyon, this basilica is built on a site where, according to local legend, the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared. Walk down a cobblestone track from the nearby town of Ipiales to reach this stunning structure with its pillars and archways trimmed with white and gold. The church houses a miraculous painting of the Virgin Mary, found in a nearby cave and said to be impregnated into the rock.
Church

St Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow

An iconic part of Moscow’s skyline, this Russian Orthodox church comprises a series of towers topped with colourful, tapering domes, arranged in the shape of an eight-point star. Quite unlike any other building on Earth, this church was commissioned by Ivan the Terrible, who is said to have blinded the building’s architect in order to prevent him from henceforth ever designing anything so beautiful (though this is unlikely to be true, since records tell us the designer, Postnik Yakolev, went on to design a cathedral in Vladimir).
St. Basil Cathedral

The Crystal Cathedral, California

Something of a misnomer, this sparkling structure is neither made of crystal, nor is it a cathedral. It is, in fact, built with over 12,000 rectangular panes of glass in a steel framework and is shaped like a four-pointed star. Built by televangelist Robert Schuller, it was originally the principal place of worship for Crystal Cathedral Ministries, a church organisation founded in 1955. However, it was sold in early 2012 due to bankruptcy, and will now be used as a cathedral by the Roman Catholic Diocese.
Crystal Cathedral IMG_0606

Temple de la Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

Possibly one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions, this flamboyant but unfinished masterpiece was designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí, but remains in a state of incompletion. Estimated to be finished in 2026, the building demonstrates his distinctive style, incorporating elaborate touches such as porticos decorated with tortoises, turtles and chameleons, and a facade fashioned like a bare stone skeleton.
Barcelona- Gaudi- Temple de la Sagrada Familia

Hallgrimskirkja, Reykjavik

Commissioned in 1937, this majestic construction is the sixth tallest building in the country. Designed to look like basalt lavic columns in order to reference the stark and volcanic Icelandic landscape, this impressive edifice took 38 years to build and has a viewing deck from which you can enjoy remarkable vistas of the city and surrounding mountains.
Leif Eríkson outside  Hallgrímskirkja church, Rekjavik

Temppeliaukion Kirkko, Finland

In the heart of Helsinki, this unique Lutheran church opened in 1969 and incorporates a glazed dome, which reflects natural light into its subterranean interior, a basin carved into the local rock. With exceptional acoustics due to the rough-hewn stone walls, the church is often employed as a concert venue, and since the building itself has no bells, the church marks the hour by playing a recording of chimes via loudspeakers on the exterior wall.
Helsinki - Temppeliaukion kirkko

Meteora, Greece

Strictly speaking, Meteora is a string of monasteries rather than a church, but nonetheless this is one of the most magnificent religious structures in the world. Built atop a series of sandstone pillars on the edges of the Thessaly Plain, only six of these Eastern Orthodox friaries remain out of the original twenty. Some are still accessible by staircases cut into the rock face, but in the 14th Century they could only be reached by retractable ladders.
Meteora, Greece

St Henry’s Ecumenical Art Chapel, Finland

Shaped like an upturned boat, this chapel nestles among the pine-covered promontories of Hirvensalo, blending into the landscape with its copper-oxidised exterior. Art works inside include an altar window by artist Hannu Konola which filters light through onto the adjacent wall, and a sculpted altar by Kain Tapper.
St. Henry's Ecumenical Art Chapel

Graun Tower, Italy

Submerged beneath the man-made Lake Reschen in South Tyrol, this 14th Century steeple is all that remains of the original church, stretching up above the water’s surface. During winter, when the tower can be reached on foot across the ice, the church bells are said to be heard ringing, despite having been removed in 1950. The protruding belfry is all that remains of the small town engulfed by the artificial lake in the same year.
Graun

These spectacular suggestions are brought to you by Show & Stay, the cheap theatre break specialists.

admin

I’m offering public relations, communications and image counseling in everyday life and I have a PR agency – PRwave INTERNATIONAL. I am passionate about reading, blogging (I also have a blog in Romanian) and traveling. Follow me on Twitter - @violetaloredana (Romanian) and @TravelMoments.

49 thoughts on “Must-See Churches of the World

  • 30 May, 2012 at 23:19
    Permalink

    All of these are beautiful, but I definitely have added another reason to go to Colombia. That cathedral on the bride is beyond… Someday!

    Reply
  • 10 June, 2013 at 10:56
    Permalink

    Love this post! These are all really beautiful. My personal fave is St.Pauls mainly due to the breath taking view of the city you get at the top!

    St Basil’s in Moscow is now on my list!

    Thanks for sharing.

    Reply
  • 25 April, 2014 at 17:56
    Permalink

    470544 360386This sort of wanting to come to a difference in her or his lifestyle, initial normally Los angeles Excess weight weightloss scheme is actually a large running in as it reached that strive. weight loss 986086

    Reply
  • 27 April, 2014 at 06:36
    Permalink

    811282 446892Proper wow messages are bound to show your and supply memorialize the speacial couple. Beginner sound system to high in volume crowds need to always take a appear at all with the great value behind presenting and public speaking, which is to be someone

    Reply
  • 28 April, 2014 at 01:08
    Permalink

    Thank You For Making This Really Useful Weblog Post Keep Up The Great Work!! I Left A Backlink To My Activate Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Guides To Share With You How To Activate Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit! Enjoy!

    Reply
  • 28 April, 2014 at 13:49
    Permalink

    783012 151127I dont leave lots of comments on lots of blogs each week but i felt i had to here. A hard-hitting post. 215388

    Reply
  • 28 April, 2014 at 14:03
    Permalink

    931698 291501Hello. remarkable job. I did not anticipate this. This really is a remarkable story. Thanks!

    Reply
  • 28 April, 2014 at 14:06
    Permalink

    56650 512704Thanks for the wonderful post against your weblog, it genuinely provides me with a appear about this subject.??;~.?? 822813

    Reply
  • 28 April, 2014 at 15:20
    Permalink

    934338 371219After study a number of the websites on your own internet site now, i truly like your means of blogging. I bookmarked it to my bookmark website list and will also be checking back soon. Pls consider my web-site likewise and tell me what you consider. 553528

    Reply
  • 29 April, 2014 at 03:46
    Permalink

    758079 312659I love the look of your website. I recently built mine and I was looking for some design ideas and you gave me a few. May I ask you whether you developed the website by youself? 182633

    Reply
  • 29 April, 2014 at 17:39
    Permalink

    82303 435140That is some inspirational stuff. Never knew that opinions could be this varied. Be sure to keep writing. 82658

    Reply
  • 1 May, 2014 at 18:52
    Permalink

    Usually I don’t learn article on blogs, however
    I would like to say that this write-up very forced
    me to check out and do it! Your writing taste has been amazed me.

    Thank you, quite great article.

    Also visit my homepage ipl skin rejuvenation

    Reply
  • 3 May, 2014 at 09:57
    Permalink

    In order to enhance hawaii with the business, a person sometimes
    borrows a whole lot of cash he just isn’t able
    to pay back cheap justin timberlake tickets (justintimberlaketix2014.com) private
    student loans are secured loans furnished by private banks and
    also other loan companies, such as bank card company and mortgage lenders.

    Reply
  • Pingback: Trackback

  • Pingback: jessie

  • 19 August, 2014 at 17:25
    Permalink

    I simply want to tell you that I’m newbie to blogging and site-building and certainly enjoyed this web site. Likely I’m planning to bookmark your site . You amazingly come with good articles. Appreciate it for revealing your blog.

    Reply
  • 17 July, 2017 at 06:11
    Permalink

    wh0cd667498 [url=http://buyclaritin.reisen/]claritin cost[/url] [url=http://clozaril.reisen/]clozaril clozapine[/url] [url=http://alesse.reisen/]alesse birth control[/url]

    Reply
  • 29 July, 2017 at 16:11
    Permalink

    Pues estas en el mejor sitio con videos caseros de tubes porno como Xvideos, Redtube, YouPorn, Youjizz y otros tubes bien chingones y es que somos
    el primer pornotube mexicano de la red con miles
    y miles de videos porno sin costo de morritas calientes
    y es que somos los lideres en porno mexicano se hable, tenemos miles de escenas porno gratis de mexicanas principiante cogidas bien rico, videos de sexo,
    peliculas porno y porno casero de lo más caliente de la red, videos caseros porno de maduras
    culonas, nosotros tenemos todos y es que las zorras mexicanas son las más festeras y
    tetudas de la red con mexicanas borrachas cogiendo bien rico, si deseas
    videos porno caseros hechos en méxico disfruta de
    todo nuestro contenido cien por cien chilango, hay WEY!!!.
    лампленка.xn--p1ai´s last blog post ..лампленка.xn--p1ai

    Reply
  • 29 July, 2017 at 22:28
    Permalink

    No hace falta seguir buscando, vuelve todos y cada
    uno de los días para localizar nuevo contenido y nuevos vídeos
    xxx todos los días, absolutamente gratis.
    Cada vez el porno en castallano y español esta mejor visto,
    y que coño, lo hacemos realmente bien!!
    cerdas Con´s last blog post ..cerdas Con

    Reply
  • 5 August, 2017 at 04:34
    Permalink

    It is in reality a nice and helpful piece of information.
    I’m satisfied that you simply shared this useful information with us.

    Please stay us informed like this. Thanks for
    sharing.
    Val´s last blog post ..Val

    Reply
  • 5 August, 2017 at 19:56
    Permalink

    Whats up very nice site!! Guy .. Excellent .. Amazing ..
    I’ll bookmark your website and take the feeds additionally?
    I am happy to find a lot of helpful information here within the post, we want work out
    more techniques on this regard, thanks for sharing.
    . . . . .
    Expert psychics connect horoscope´s last blog post ..Expert psychics connect horoscope

    Reply
  • 13 August, 2017 at 17:07
    Permalink

    I know this web site provides quality based
    articles and additional stuff, is there any other web page which provides such stuff in quality?
    Psychic asks´s last blog post ..Psychic asks

    Reply
  • 19 August, 2017 at 21:54
    Permalink

    I’m not that much of a internet reader to be honest but your sites really nice, keep it up!
    I’ll go ahead and bookmark your site to come back later.
    Many thanks
    Hellen´s last blog post ..Hellen

    Reply
  • 23 August, 2017 at 07:06
    Permalink

    Empathetic for your monstrous inspect, in addition I’m just seriously good as an alternative to Zune, and consequently optimism them, together with the very good critical reviews some other players have documented, will let you determine whether it does not take right choice for you.

    Reply
  • 27 August, 2017 at 06:19
    Permalink

    Hey would you mind stating which blog platform you’re working with?
    I’m looking to start my own blog in the near future but
    I’m having a difficult time making a decision between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal.
    The reason I ask is because your design seems different then most
    blogs and I’m looking for something unique.
    P.S Sorry for being off-topic but I had to ask!
    instacart coupon august 2017´s last blog post ..instacart coupon august 2017

    Reply
  • 27 August, 2017 at 06:55
    Permalink

    Remarkable! Its really remarkable post, I have got much clear idea about from this post.
    tinyurl.com´s last blog post ..tinyurl.com

    Reply
  • 27 August, 2017 at 23:54
    Permalink

    We are a group of volunteers and opening a new scheme in our
    community. Your web site offered us with valuable information to work on.
    You’ve done an impressive job and our entire
    community will be thankful to you.
    tinyurl.com´s last blog post ..tinyurl.com

    Reply
  • 28 August, 2017 at 01:36
    Permalink

    I’m impressed, I must say. Genuinely rarely should i encounter a blog that’s both educative and entertaining, and let me tell you, you might have hit the nail around the head. Your concept is outstanding; the catch is an element that not enough consumers are speaking intelligently about. I am very happy i always came across this at my seek out something in regards to this.

    Reply
  • 6 September, 2017 at 10:02
    Permalink

    cialis se compra sin receta

    cialis generic

    cialis türkçe okunuşu

    [url=http://cialisxrm.com/]JayBix[/url]

    Reply
  • 12 September, 2017 at 11:08
    Permalink

    You ought to be a part of a tournament personally of the most useful blogs over the internet. I’m going to suggest this site!

    Reply
  • 12 September, 2017 at 19:54
    Permalink

    Hello my friend! I want to say that this article
    is amazing, nice written and come with approximately all
    vital infos. I would like to peer extra posts like this .
    Searching for Answers?´s last blog post ..Searching for Answers?

    Reply
  • 12 September, 2017 at 19:58
    Permalink

    Attractive part of content. I just stumbled upon your website
    and in accession capital to claim that I acquire actually enjoyed account your blog posts.
    Anyway I’ll be subscribing in your augment and even I achievement you access persistently rapidly.
    vimax canada´s last blog post ..vimax canada

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge
Social media & sharing icons powered by UltimatelySocial
##################################################### #####################################################