Churches are an amazing creation of man. Even if you are not religious, it is greatly advised to make a visit to the beautiful churches as they are truly awe-inspiring. The amazing churches found across the world are usually equipped with traditional architecture, which truly requires appreciation. There are many renowned churches found around the world that provides with breathtaking views to the visitors. This divine place of worship is sure to create positive feeling among people. The world’s most beautiful churches dates back centuries old and still remain a treasure of the respective countries. They all are known to have brilliant history and the history of such monuments is clearly depicted in such places. Below mentioned are the top 10 most beautiful churches in the world that attracts tourists across the world all over the year. All these churches are known to be jaw-dropping gorgeous.
10. Saint Michel d’Aiguilhe Chapel in Aiguilhe, France
This is known to be a remarkable chapel that is set at the top of volcanic formation. This chapel is known to be close to Le Puy-en-Velay in France. This stands almost 28 feet tall and you can reach on the top after climbing 268 steps. From the top of the chapel, the magnificent view of the city can be experienced. This chapel was known to be constructed during 962 A.D and is known to be a sacred place since then.
9. Borgund Stave Church Laerdal in Norway
This marvelous church dates back to the 1180’s. This church almost looks like the upside down Viking ship. It is well known for the nail-less construction. The stave architecture is clearly depicted in the church. From the rooftop gables, you can find 4 carved dragon-heads. The interior of the church consists of a simple altar, cupboard for the purpose of for putting away the religious vessels and a row of benches. The exterior of the church is something that should never be missed.
8. Church of Hallgrímur Reykjavík in Iceland
This splendid church stands 244 tall and is known to be the largest church in the whole of Iceland. The construction of the church took more than 30 years and got completed in the year 1974. This church almost resembles jagged arrowhead or a spaceship that is erupted from the ground. The Lutheran heritage is clearly depicted in this church.
7. Las Lajas Sanctuary in Ipiales, Colombia
This amazing Gothic style church is surrounded by the lush trees and is situated at the end of a bridge that provides a stunning view to the visitors. You can also enjoy the view of the remarkable waterfall close by. Virgin Mary is worshiped here and is known to be a very religious place in the whole of Colombia.
6. La Sagrada Família in Barcelona, Spain
This Church is known to be designed in the Gothic style and the construction was completed in the year 1880. It was then known to be designed by the renowned architect Antoni Gaudi. The church is known to have a very rich look and is constructed with the help of stones and rocks. This church almost resembles like the melting house of wax. This fantastic church is beautifully decorated with various gargoyles and it would indeed be a pleasure to visit this place.
5. Church of Our Savior, Spilled Blood Saint Petersburg in Russia
This church is situated in the site where Czar Alexander II was assassinated in the year 1881. The cost of construction was funded almost completely by imperial family. The church is well-known for the amazing collection of mosaics and complex tile work that depicts biblical scenes and these are extremely attractive here. It is one of the best churches in Russia.
4. Duomo di Milano in Milan, Italy
This cathedral has got the credit of being the biggest Gothic cathedral in the whole wide world. This cathedral took 6 centuries to complete. Due to this, apart from the Gothic style, many other styles were also incorporated. You can find many art works and monuments, which is eye-catching. The sarcophagi of many Archbishops of Milan can be found here.
3. Church of the Assumption in Lake Bled, Slovenia
To get here, you need to take the help of a local boat. This was initially constructed during the 1142 and was destroyed due to an earthquake. The present structure that you find was again built during the 17th century. It is found on top of 98 steps and is surrounded by the scenic maps and is truly a wonderful scene.
2. Ely Cathedral in Ely, England
This cathedral is a perfect example of Norman architecture and is known to be a spectacular stone church that was initially laid by the Benedictine monks during the 11th century. The interior equally complements the exterior of this cathedral and this is the main reason that many tourists get attracted to this place. This cathedral is usually referred as ‘The Ship of Fens’.
1. Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas
This famous chapel of Arkansas is known to be found deep in the Ozark Mountains. The amazing pinewood structure is mostly built completely by glass and the interior looks stunning due to this. It is very renowned to be known as ‘forest within a forest’. The chapel was completed in the year 1980 and this splendid architecture is often called as Ozark Gothic.