Top 10 Most Beautiful Churches In The World
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basilica de la sagrada familia
Barcalona. Not even completed and it's already the most amazing architectural achievement of mankind. Gaudí's original design calls for a total of eighteen spires, representing in ascending order of height the Twelve Apostles,[32] the Virgin Mary, the four Evangelists and, tallest of all, Jesus Christ. Eight spires have been built as of 2010, corresponding to four apostles at the Nativity façade and four apostles at the Passion façade.
immaculate conception jesuit church
New Orleans. Immaculate Conception church, locally known as Jesuit church, is a Roman Catholic church in the Central Business District of New Orleans, Louisiana. The church is located at 130 Baronne Street, and is part of the local Jesuit community. The present church, completed in 1930, is a near duplicate of an earlier 1850s church on the same site. Immaculate Conception church was built and designed in the Neo-Venetian Gothic style of Gothic Revival architecture, with Moorish Revival and Byzantine Revival elements.
notre dame de paris
Notre Dame de Paris was among the first buildings in the world to use the flying buttress (arched exterior supports). The building was not originally designed to include the flying buttresses around the choir and nave, but after the construction began and the thinner walls (popularized in the Gothic style) grew ever higher, stress fractures began to occur as the walls pushed outward. In response, the cathedral’s architects built supports around the outside walls, and later additions continued the pattern. The cathedral was essentially complete by 1345.
las lajas sanctuary
Las Lajas is a Roman Catholic cathedral and basilica church dedicated to the worship and veneration of Our Lady of Las Lajas Ipiales. This church is located in southern Colombia and continues to be a tourism and pilgrimage desired destination ever since the eighteenth century. The present church was built between January 1, 1916 and August 20, 1949, with donations from regional churchgoers. It goes up 100 metres (330 ft) high from the bottom of the canyon which is connected to the reverse side of the canyon by a 50 metres (160 ft) tall bridge. Exterior of the Las Lajas Sanctuary doesn’t appear very much like an irregular South American Catholic church. However it keeps a lot of their characteristics: it is ornate, richly elaborate and, to many eyes, fabulous. Many places of worship are con
cathedral basilica of saint louis
The Archbishops of St. Louis during the early 1900s were very persistent in their desire to build the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis--not even a devastating tornado at the time could stop them from raising the $1 million needed to construct the Byzantine and Romanesque style Cathedral. In 1908 the cornerstone was laid and the project was dedicated to Christ and King--King Louis IX that is, officially making St. Louis the city's patron saint. From 1930 to 1988, a series of beautiful Byzantine-inspired mosaics depicting the life of St. Louis was added, and in 1997, Pope John Paul II designated the site as a Cathedral Basilica, visiting it for himself in 1999.
the cathedral of the protection of most holy theotokos on the moat
Almost ginger-bread-house-like, this amazing construction brings the snowy Moscow landscape alive.
sainte chapelle cathedral paris
The Sainte-Chapelle or 'Holy Chapel', in the courtyard of the royal palace on the Île de la Cité (now part of a later administrative complex known as La Conciergerie), was built to house Louis IX's collection of relics of Christ, which included the Crown of Thorns, the Image of Edessa and some thirty other items. Louis purchased his Passion relics from Baldwin II, the Latin emperor at Constantinople, for the sum of 135,000 livres, though this money was actually paid to the Venetians, to whom the relics had been pawned. The relics arrived in Paris in August 1239, carried from Venice by two Dominican friars. For the final stage of their journey they were carried by the King himself, barefoot and dressed as a penitent, a scene depicted in the Relics of the Passion window
cathedrale notre-dame de chartres
Chartres Cathedral, also known as Cathedral of Our Lady of Chartres, is a medieval Catholic cathedral of the Latin Church located in Chartres, France, about southwest of Paris. It is considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
st. peter’s basilica
St. Peter's Basilica is a Late Renaissance church found within Vatican City. Designed principally by Donato Bramante, Michelangelo, Carlo Maderno and Gian Lorenzo Bernini, St. Peter's is considered the most famous work of Renaissance architecture and continues to be amongst the largest churches in the world. The location of St. Peter's Basilica is greatly symbolic because this is the site where Saint Peter, the chief apostle, died a martyr and exactly where he was buried in 64 AD. St. Peter is considered the very first pope, so it made perfect sense for the papacy to put up the principal shrine of the Catholic church here.
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the church of our savior on spilled blood
The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood also referred to as the Church on Spilt Blood and the Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ, is located in St. Petersburg, Russia. This magnificent Russian-style church construction started out in 1883 under Alexander III, on the spot where his father Emperor Alexander II was assassinated in March 1881. The development of the church was almost entirely funded by the Imperial family and thousands of personal donators, designed and created by the most prominent Russian artists of the day V.M. Vasnetsov, M.V. Nesterov and M.A. Vrubel. Surprisingly, in spite of the church’s very undoubtedly Russian characteristic, the main architect, A. Parland, was not even Russian by birth.
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