The Most Beautiful Churches and Cathedrals of Europe and the World

The Most Beautiful Churches and Cathedrals of Europe and the World

Posted by on Mar 9, 2016 in Religion |

Churches and cathedrals are usually the most fascinating part of every metropolis, as well as being a tourist, spiritual and cultural center of each city. Around them is printed thousands of tourists-pilgrims to be Sagrada_Família,_Basilica_and_Expiatory_Church_of_the_Holy_Family_(Basílica_i_Temple_Expiatori_de_la_Sagrada_Família)_(_UNESCO_World_Heritage_Site)_as_seen_from_Carrer_Provença._Barcelona,_Catalonphotographed and split the spiritual history of their own. Temples around the world, regardless of which religion they belong to, are deliberately made so that cause admiration within humans and a sense of inconvenience compared to the grandeur of religion materialized in the house of the temple.

These are churches and cathedrals that are really worth seeing, and whose atmosphere is causing a strange feeling, even if you are not a believer. From Australia to the USA and from Brazil to Russia, in different parts of the world, are some of the most beautiful churches and cathedrals.

Hagia Sophia

Istanbul, Turkey

Formerly the largest Christian shrine of Eastern Roman Empire and Byzantium, later a mosque, now is a museum. Hagiahagia-sophia-01 Sophia is one of the most beautiful churches ever built. It was built between 532 and 537 as the Church of the Emperor Justinian, the emperor of Byzantium. Hagia Sophia was a church of the city of Constantinople, the Byzantine Empire and the holy center of Orthodoxy and the Orthodox world for 1,000 years.

After the fall of Constantinople in 1453 and demolition of what constitutes Christianity, harboring bells, altar, iconostasis and frescoes were replaced with Turkish mosaics. For the next 500 years Hagia Sophia was the main sanctuary of the Ottoman Empire until 1935, when the great reformer, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk decided to convert the mosque into a museum.

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Winchester, England

Dedicated to the Holy Trinity Cathedral is one of the largest cathedrals in England and the highest Gothic cathedral in Europe. This is one of the most impressive buildings in England, one of the most spiritual places where many kings were buried.

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Cologne, Germany

“The work of creative genius” is the description of UNESCO. Cologne Cathedral is one of the most popular buildings in Germany. This is one of the largest cathedrals and at one time the tallest buildings in the world, before the Eiffel Tower. In 1996, Cologne Cathedral is on UNESCO list.

 

Saint Basil’s Cathedral

Moscow, Russia

This temple can be seen on almost every postcard of the Russian capital. Located on the famous Red Square, was built in the mid of the 16th century in honor of Russia’s victory over the Tatars.

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Colombia

On the border of Colombia and Ecuador, is this cathedral and a monastery built in the neo-Gothic style. According to legend, in this place two passengers pointed out the figure of the Virgin Mary on a rock.

 

The church Sagrada Familia

Barcelona, Spain

This building is the work of the famous Spanish architect Gaudi. Although not yet completed, it is estimated that it will be completed in 2026. The church was and it is still the subject of admiration of people around the world.

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