10 Most Amazing Churches and Cathedrals in the World
Other than places of worship churches also represents iconic architecture of a country. Many of churches look like heaven on Earth, becomes finest tourist attraction.
They are must-see spots for a good reason, as they are some of the most beautiful and amazing structures ever created. Here is a list of 10 Most Amazing Churches and Cathedrals in the World.
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#1 Las Lajas Sanctuary, Narino, Colombia
Las Lajas Sanctuary is practically hanging over the abyss and this is one reason it is considered the most beautiful church in Colombia. It took 33 years (between 1916 and 1949) to finish the present church and it was financed by local churchgoers. But, if you’re actually in front of her you can see that all those years were not in vain, as the result really seems to take you to another world. A close look to the Cathedral reminds you of some fairy-tale European castle.
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#2 Sagrada Família, Barcelona, Spain
Church Expiatori de la Sagrada Familia or usually just called as Sagrada Familia has become an tourism icon of the Barcelona just like the Eiffel tower in Paris. UNESCO also listed Sagrada Familia as one of the world heritage site since a few decades ago.
La Sagrada Familia is one of the masterpieces of world architecture which is very famous all over the world. Sagrada Familia is a church with an amazing and unique design. Lot of people assume that La Sagrada Familia is world’s most beautiful church Ever. This church is the work of an architect named Antoni Gaudi.
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At the southern end of Red Square stands the icon of Russia: St Basil’s Cathedral. This crazy confusion of colours, patterns and shapes is the culmination of a style that is unique to Russian architecture. In 1552 Ivan the Terrible captured the Tatar stronghold of Kazan on the Feast of Intercession. He commissioned this landmark church, officially the Intercession Cathedral, to commemorate the victory. Created from 1555 to 1561, this masterpiece would become the ultimate symbol of Russia.
#4 Hagia Sophia, İstanbul, Turkey
Hagia Sophia Museum in the city of Istanbul, Turkey, arguably is one of the most important historical relics that illustrate the development of the country’s civilization. Before it became a museum by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, modern Turkey’s state leaders in 1935, the Hagia Sophia building or Aya Sofya, it was first built in 360 AD by the Eastern Roman Emperor Constantine.Then Hagia Sophia became the largest church or basilica in the Eastern Roman Empire for more than 1,000 years and after 3 times rebuilt in the riots and rebellion. Hagia Sophia Basilica and then converted into the Aya Sofya mosque in 1453 AD by Fatih Sultan Mehmet, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire conquered the city of Constantinople, ending the Eastern Roman imperial power in Turkey.
#5 St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City
The Papal Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican, or simply St. Peter's Basilica, is an Italian Renaissance church in Vatican City, the papal enclave within the city of Rome.
#6 Notre Dame de Paris, France
Notre-Dame de Paris, also known as Notre-Dame Cathedral or simply Notre-Dame, is a medieval Catholic cathedral on the Île de la Cité in the fourth arrondissement of Paris, France
#7 Hallgrímskirkja, Reykjavík, Iceland
It was designed by the late Guðjón Samuel in 1937, who was often inspired in his endeavours by the fascinating shapes and forms created when lava cools into basalt rock.Construction of the church began in 1945 and ended in 1986, with the tower completed long before the rest of the building. The crypt beneath the choir was consecrated in 1948, the steeple and wings completed in 1974 and the nave consecrated in 1986.
#8 Jubilee Church, Roma, Italy
The Jubilee Church (La Chiesa del Dio Padre Misericordioso), conceived as part of Pope John Paul II’s millennium initiative to rejuvenate parish life within Italy, is located outside central Rome. The triangular site is articulated three ways: first, dividing the sacred realm to the south, where the nave is located, from the secular precinct to the north; second, separating the approach on foot from the housing situated in the east; and third, again separating the approach on foot, from the parking lot situated to the west. Opened: 2003.
#9 Crystal Cathedral, Garden Grove, CA 92840, United States
The Crystal Cathedral is a church building of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange in Garden Grove, Orange County, California, in the United States. Unique cathedral composed of 10,000 panes of glass forming a four-pointed star.
#10 Notre Dame du Haut, Ronchamp, France
The chapel of Notre Dame du Haut in Ronchamp, completed in 1954, is one of the finest examples of the architecture of Franco-Swiss architect Le Corbusier and one of the most important examples of twentieth-century religious architecture.