Top 10 Most Beautiful churches
Churches are basically the Holy places of Christians for their religious activities and worships. As there are countless churches in the world, many are well known for their extra ordinary beauty and design. But we are going to discuss some of those churches which are considered as some of the most beautiful churches of the world. According to religious scholars the only thing which matters for the real worship of God is a pure clean soul and a clean heart to remember the Almighty God. Rest of the things doesn’t matter because if the intentions are neat and clean then it doesn’t matter how much costly or beautiful place you are in to pray. The following List has some of the most beautiful churches all over the globe. Enjoy and share the knowledge.
10. The Crystal Cathedral
The Crystal Cathedral is one of the most awesomely designed churches of the world and is also counted in some of the largest churches of the world. The Crystal Cathedral is a huge mega structure which has very interesting interior and exterior design and view which catches the eyes so deeply that in a subconscious way the words come out from the mouth that WAO what a view. The Crystal Cathedralwas built by Dr Robert Harold Schuller. There is a huge misconception about The Crystal Cathedral that it is made up of crystals so let me clear you all that The Crystal Cathedral is made up of glass, pipes and huge pipe organs. The sky touching pipe organs of The Crystal Cathedral are considered to be the largest pipe organs in the whole world.
9. Notre Dame Du Haut
Notre Dame Du Haut is one of the most uniquely designed churches build ever. Notre Dame Du Haut is located in Ronchamp, on the hilltop of Bourlemont. In the middle age this place was a Catholic pilgrimage center dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Notre Dame Du Hautsuffered a voracious fire in 1913; consequently was rebuilt in Neo Gothic style. In 1944 it was bombarded by the Nazis. Notre Dame Du Haut was again rebuilt in 1950 by Le Corbusier and it took 5 years of technical difficulties and constant critic to build this amazing and unique looking church. From tourists point of view they have never seen any church like this in their entire life. Now days Notre Dame Du Haut is called the religious architectural wonder of the world.
8. Jubilee Church
Jubilee Church is no doubt one of the most finely designed churches all over the planet. Jubilee Church is located in Tor Tre Teste, Rome. This beautiful church was designed by architect Richard Meier in 1996 and according to him the Jubilee Church is the crown of Vicariato di Romas. One of the most interesting things about this church is that it has titanium dioxide in its walls to keep the walls of the building to stable temperature and to maintain their whitish color as well. In our list of Top 10 most beautiful churches of the world the Jubilee Church stands at number 8th.
Hallgrimskirkja is located in Reykjavik, Iceland and was built in 1986. One of the most interesting things about Hallgrimskirkja church from tourist’s points of view is that it is the tallest building in entire Iceland and that is true. The entire city can be seen from the top floor bell tower of Hallgrimskirkja. The tower height of this huge building is almost 73 meters. Although the interior and exterior design is pretty awesome but the first sight impression of Hallgrimskirkja church gives an impression of an organized ice shaped cave which enhances its beauty as well. In our List of most beautiful churches Hallgrimskirkja holds the 7thplace.
6. Notre Dame
Notre Dame is one of the oldest churches of the world and is located in Paris, France. Almost more than 850 years old it’s an architectural masterpiece and it’s a historical monument. Almost 40 to 60 thousand visitors come to this church every day, that’s even more then the Eiffel Tower. The interior designing of Notre Dameis so awesome that people love to see this beautiful church again and again. The art work in Notre Dame is one of the best all over the globe. Notre Dame is a symbol for many French as powerful as the statue of Liberty is for Americans. Notre Dame may be old but it’s not out of date. It’s also sometimes called as the pride of Paris and people love to spend time in it.
5. St. Peter’s Basilica
St. Peter’s Basilica is not only considered as one of the most beautiful churches of the world but it also has the title of being the biggest church of the entire world. St. Peter’s Basilica is located in Vatican City. St and is built over the Tomb of Martin Saint Peter. Peter’s Basilica has the maximum interior designing as compared to all the churches in the world. The entire area of this church has the capacity of 400,000 people plus the guards. No doubt that the architectural design and the interior and exterior designing of St. Peter’s Basilicaare the best as compared to other churches of the world. St. Peter’s Basilica is so divinely designed that once a person enter this holy place then his heart does not allow him to leave so easily.
4. Hagia Sophia
Hagia Sophia is on this List, even though it is not a church any more but it used to be in the past. Hagia Sophia is located in Istanbul, Turkey and is no doubt an architectural wonder of the world. Hagia Sophia was built by Constantine II in 360 AD gives us the feel of the power of his rule. Now days this beautiful building is used as a museum for tourists and normal public but it has great memories as compared to past. It was also converted in to a Masjid and remained the Masjid for more than 500 years. The vast interior of Hagia Sophiagives the impression of the golden weightless shell. It’s impossible to say that if you go in to this building and your eyes don’t open wide.
3. St. Basil’s Cathedral
St. Basil’s Cathedral is located in Moscow, Russia and is no longer a church but it serves as a museum for normal public and tourists. The first impression of this beautiful church is like a bunch of colored balloons or bunch of huge colored candies rising high in the sky. St. Basil’s Cathedral was built in 1555. The colorful domes of St. Basil’s Cathedralgive the look of a huge onion shaped structure. As compared to beauty then no doubt it’s a huge lie to say that people don’t look at it for long time. Recently St. Basil’s Cathedral reached its 450 birthday and was also mentioned on the front page of google for appreciation wish. St. Basil’s Cathedral is also considered as a national symbol of Russia.
2. Sagrada Familia
Sagrada Familia is no doubt one of the most beautiful and uniquely designed churches of the world. It is still under construction no days and basically the construction of Sagrada Familia started in 1882. The church is highly rich with Christian Symbolism and the statues of different sizes show the entire life cycle of Jesus Christ. One of the most interesting things about Sagrada Familiafrom tourist’s point of view are the uniquely designed towers which become the main part as catching attention. To some extent it gives an imaginary look of a castle like the one presented in Lord of the Rings, a very popular movie of Hollywood.
1. Las Lajas Cathedral
Las Lajas Cathedral holds the first position in our List on the basis of its beauty. Las Lajas Cathedral was built in 1916 and is located on the border between Ecuador and Colombia. The natural beauty view enhances the attraction of Las Lajas Cathedral to its peak level. The river flowing below the church and the church itself surrounded between the middle of 2 green mountains makes an extraordinary natural beauty view of Las Lajas Cathedral. From tourists point of view they love to stand hours on the bridge of the church enjoying the natural view and viewing the water flowing below the church. Many also say that it’s the 8th wonder of the world.