The architecture of churches has always been a subject of keen interest for the architects of all times.
By bringing modifications in the original classical architecture, some architects have created the most wonderful church buildings in different parts of the world. Following is the collection of the top 10 most wonderful churches in the world:
Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain
It is a Roman Catholic Church located in Spain. It has a magnificent display and is a splendid heritage.
It was designed by Antoni Gaudi and its construction began in 1982 and is incomplete to this day.
Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow, Russia
It is located in the Red Square of Moscow. It is a very ancient church which was built in the 1550’s.
This marks the geometric center of Moscow and is known to be a Russian Orthodox Church.
Notre Dame de Paris, Paris, France
It is considered as one of the most beautiful Churches of the modern Europe. It stands tall with its dramatic towers and stained glass windows and is a prodigy of beauty and attraction. It is said that it took over a century to build this splendid piece of architecture to completion.
St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome, Italy
This is one of the biggest Churches of the world. Its central dome rises to a height of 136. Meters which is the highest in the world. It is painted in all white and was constructed in the 16th century.
It is one of the most visited places of the Rome and Italy.
Westminster Abbey, London, England
It is located in the Westminster Abbey. It is also known as the Gothic Church. It was constructed in the 10th century and is one of the most attention-grabbing buildings of the United Kingdom.
St Paul’s Cathedral, London, England
It has the seat of the bishop of London as is located at the highest point of the city. The church which initially existed at this place was constructed back in the7th century but later it was rebuilt in the 17th century as the one which one can see now.
Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem, Palestinian territories
This Church is very famous as it is believed to be constructed above the birthplace of the Jesus of Nazareth. It was originally created by Constantine and his mother Helena but as later rebuilt and modified. It is a very treasured heritage of the Christian world.
Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem, Israel
It is also called the Church of Resurrection. It is located inside the old city of Jerusalem. This Christian quarter of the city is located on top of the hill of Calvary where the Jesus is believed to be crucified. Many Christians consider this church as their Pilgrimage site.
Saint Mark’s Basilica, Venice, Italy
It is one of the major tourist sites in Venice. It depicts the Byzantine architecture and is one of the most noticeable icons of the city.
Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
It was once an Orthodox patriarchal church, later transformed into a mosque and was later made into a museum as it still is today.