A church is one of the most peaceful places in the world, where one can sit, take a look at history, amazing architecture, and meditate. Whatever faith you belong to, you will want to visit and feel the holiness, peace, and awe of the top 10 famous churches in the world. So, make your travel plans, pack your bags and be sure to includes these in your itinerary.
10. Hallgrimskirkja, Reykjavik
Hallgrimskirkja is a fantastic church with state of the art architecture. Tourists can buy a ticket to climb its top to take in an amazing view. It has become a popular landmark of Reykjavik.
9. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, Sofia
The Alexander Nevski Cathedral is a Neo-Byzantine Orthodox cathedral in Sofia, Bulgaria. It has a Russian architecture with gold domes and a green façade. It was built between 1882 to 1912 and features a gallery where many religious icons are kept.
8. St Paul’s Cathedral, London
St. Paul’s Cathedral is the seat of the Bishop of London and head Anglican Church of the diocese of London. It has an amazing dome that has become the icon of London’s skyline along with 200 memorials and a chapel.
7. Hagia Sophia, Istanbul
The Hagia Sophia is a beautiful Greek Orthodox basilica located in Istanbul, Turkey. It was turned into a mosque during the Ottoman empire, and now it is a museum. There are mosaics of Jesus and Mary along gold plated calligraphy, which show two distinct eras of the rule. It is a famous UNESCO heritage point.
6. Notre Dame, Paris
The Notre Dame is famous for its alluring Gothic architecture. People can climb it to enjoy breathtaking views of the amazing scenery of Paris.
5. La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona
La Sagrada Familia is a gothic style Roman Catholic Basilica in Barcelona. It was designed by Catalan architect Gaudi. It has 18 towers with the 12 lower towers symbolizing the Apostles, and the remaining 6 representing Evangelists. The tallest tower represents Jesus Christ.
4. St Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow
St. Basil’s Cathedral or Pokrovsky Cathedral was constructed in 1555 1561 in Red Square, Moscow. The entrance is so amazing that many tourists get lost in the beauty of the architecture.
3. St Peter’s Basilica, The Vatican, Rome
St Peter’s Basilica is an incredibly famous church located in Vatican City featuring amazing architecture, wonder, and St Peter’s tomb.
2. Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem
The Church of the Nativity is the most important church in the history of Orthodox, Catholic Christians. The star is the sign of the spot where Jesus was born. There is a historic museum beneath the church.
1. Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is the most famous church in the world as the tomb of Jesus Christ is held here. It has great significance for the Christians of the whole world.