As one of the most popular religions in the world, Christianity takes a very important place in the society. Christian status and religious doctrines apply in almost all over the world.
Christian churches also have a very important place in the world. Most of them are built with amazing architectural styles and sculpture by talented artists. They are part of the best attractions that complete your visit tour when you travel the world.
The top 10 most beautiful Christian churches that may inspire you
1. St. Basil's Cathedral
Located in Red Square of Russia, this is one of the most popular symbols of the country. This Orthodox Church and museum has a unique architectural style both on the interior and on the exterior. It is a red-brick church with white stone foundation and vivid colors in several stages. This is among the best attractions that people never miss to visit when taking a tour in Moscow.
2. Sagrada Família
Sagrada Família is included in UNESCO's world heritage sites, located in Catalonia, in Spain. It is a very large church with 6 immense towers and 3 amazing façades, designed with traditional architecture. Visitors are allowed to enter the museum, shop, crypt, Nave and Passion and Nativity towers with a paid ticked that should be bought in advance.
3. Las Lajas Cathedral
Las Lajas Cathedral is a minor basilica church with a dramatic setting and neo-Gothic architecture. The building is settled inside the canyon of the Guáitara River, in Colombia. The church is characterized by stunning architecture, holy Virgin and mysterious murals. Christians and non-religious visitors are allowed to visit this church.
4. Saint Mark's basilica
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Venice situated in northern Italy, it is the most famous church of the Venice City with a great number of annual visitors. The reason why this church attracts million tourists is its amazing architectural style made of precious stones on both exterior and interior.
5. Hagia sophia
Hagia Sophia is the largest building in the world that takes a great place in Turkey's tourism. The church has been a Greek Orthodox Church, Roman Catholic Church, and Mosque through the years and now a national Museum. This church museum is famous for its massive dome and its breathtaking architecture that fascinates locals and many visitors from many other countries.
6. St. Paul's cathedral
Located in London of the United Kingdom, St. Paul's cathedral is one of the world's most beautiful and the most famous cathedrals with Baroque architectural style. It was settled on a top of a hill and which is the highest point of London. The church is included in the list of must-visit attractions in London.
7. Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Church of the Holy Sepulchre is an old holy building in the old city of Jerusalem. This area encompasses the two holiest places that are very important in the history of Jesus Christ. Calvary, the place of his crucifixion and the empty tomb where he raised from dead. The church serves a very big treasure trove of Jerusalem and world's history.
8. St. Peter's Basilica
St. Peter's Basilica is the largest churches in the world which is situated in the city of Rome. It is considered as the mother of Catholic Church that hosts several religious events throughout the year. The overview is composed of a great central dome surrounded by 4 lower domes, high buildings and a large parvis where many people walk around for a visit.
It is a Lutheran parish church in Iceland, situated in the center of Reykjavik city and considered as Iceland's tallest and the largest church. Everyone who stays in the city can see the tall tower of this amazing church. It is also among the best landmarks of the city that attract the eyes of many local and international visitors.
10. The Crystal Cathedral
The Crystal Cathedral is an amazing building, made of reflective glass, considered as the largest glass building in the world. Apart from the beautiful overview, Hazel Wright Memorial; which is one of the world's largest pipe organ; is among the best things that you can discover inside the Crystal Cathedral.
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