A W E S O M E C H U R C H E S
HARAJUKU ( TOKYO )
This futuristic protestant church is located in Tokyo and it was first unveiled by the design firm of Ciel Rouge Creation in 2005. The ceiling is specially made to reverberate natural sound for 2 seconds to provide a unique listening experience for worshipers and tourists.
SAINT BASIL'S CATHEDRAL ( MOSCOW )
The St. Basil's Cathedral is located on the Red Square in Moscow, Russia. A Russian Orthodox church, the Cathedral sports a series of colorful bulbous domes that taper to a point, aptly named onion domes, that are part of Moscow’s Kremlin skyline.
HALLGRIMSKIRKJA ( ICELAND )
The Hallgrímskirkja is a Lutheran parish church located in Reykjavík, Iceland.
State Architect Guðjón Samúelsson's design of the church was commissioned in 1937; it took 38 years to build it.
TEMPPELIAUKIO KIRKKO ( HELSINKI )
The Temppeliaukio Kirkko ( Rock Church ) is a thrilling work of modern architecture in Helsinki. Completed in 1952, it is built entirely underground and has a ceiling made of copper wire.
CATHEDRAL OF BRASILLA ( BRAZIL )
The Cathedral Metropolitana Nossa Senhora Aparecida in the capital of Brazil is an expression of the architect Oscar Niemeyer. This concrete-framed hyperboloid structure, seems with its glass roof to be reaching up, open, to heaven.
BORGUND CHURCH ( NORWAY )
The Borgund Stave Church in Lærdal is the best preserved of Norway’s 28 extant stave churches. This wooden church, probably built in the end of the 12th century, has not changed structure or had a major reconstruction since the date it was built.
LAS LAJAS CATHEDRAL ( COLUMBIA )
The Las Lajas Cathedral is located in southern Colombia and built in 1916 inside the canyon of the Guaitara River.
ST. JOSEPH CHURCH ( CHICAGO )
The St. Joseph The Betrothed is an Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church in Chicago. Built in 1956, it is most known for its ultra - modern thirteen gold domed roof symbolizing the twelve apostles and Jesus Christ as the largest center dome.
RUZICA CHURCH ( SERBIA )
Located over the Kalemegdan Fortress in Belgrade, Serbia, the Ružica Church is a small chapel decorated with trench art. Its chandeliers are entirely made of spent bullet casing, swords, and cannon parts.
CHAPEL OF ST. GILDAS ( FRANCE )
The Chapel of St - Gildas sits upon the bank of the Canal du Blavet in Brittany, France. Built like a stone barn into the base of a bare rocky cliff.
LA SAGRADA FAMILIA ( SPAIN )
It is a large Roman Catholic church in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926). Although incomplete, the church is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The church’s design is rich with Christian symbolism, with façades featuring intricate details describing the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Perhaps the most awe inspiring is the eighteen towers representing the 12 Apostles, 4 Evangelists, the Virgin Mary, and a central tower – the tallest of them all – representing Christ.
ST PETER'S BASCILICA ( VATICAN CITY )
The largest religious building in the world, not to mention the center of Christianity, I suppose, belongs in this list. St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City is built over the tomb of St. Peter the Apostle, and is the largest church in the tiny country.
It is truly immense, the church covers an area of 5.7 acres and has a capacity of over 60,000 people.
THE CRYSTAL CATHEDRAL ( CALIFORNIA )
is neither made of crystal nor is it a cathedral, is one amazing church.
From the outside, the Crystal Cathedral is shaped like a giant four-pointed crystal star, with the main " cathedral " rising 12 stories above the ground, featuring a mirror-like exterior composed of some 12,000 panes of glass.
The view is even more amazing from the interior, where the transparent glass lets in the surrounding view, sunlight and the sky.