A Church is a place where Christians go to pray. This is a list of top 10 churches in the world. These are top 10 in our opinion based on the history, architecture and other factors. This is not a list from 10-01. It is simply a list of 10 churches people love. Enjoy.
10. Notre Dame du Haut, France:
Notre Dame du Haut is the Catholic church. It is located in Ronchamp, France. Its beautiful architecture makes you instantly fall in love. This church was founded in 1954. This church stands as an important example of 20th-century religious architecture. Around 80,000 visitors visit this church every year.
09. Notre-Dame de Paris, France:
Notre-Dame de Paris or, Notre-Dame Cathedral is commonly known as Notre Dame. This medieval catholic church is located in Paris, France. It was founded in 1345. The groundbreaking of this church took place in 1163. It took 182 years to be completed. This church is one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture. The architecture reflects the traditional medieval style. It has been inspiring many architectures over the years. This church is a major tourist attraction in France.
08. Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Russia:
Commonly known Saint Basil’s Cathedral‘s other name is Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed. It is now a museum named Cathedral of the Intercession of the Most Holy Theotokos on the Moat. It is located in Moscow, Russia. The cathedral was founded in 1561 at the command of Ivan the Terrible. It was the tallest building until 1600, whenever The Great Bell Tower was completed. It is now a very important historical religious landmark, visited by thousands of tourists every year.
07. Saint Paul’s Cathedral, England:
Saint Paul’s Cathedral is located in London, England. Saint Paul’s is an Anglican cathedral, the seat of the Bishop of London and the mother church of the Diocese of London. This cathedral was founded in 1675. Its predecessor old Saint Paul’s Cathedral was built in 604 AD.
06. Westminster Abbey, England:
Westminster Abbey is a Roman Catholic church located in London, England. It is formally known as Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster. This church was founded in 960, which makes it a very old church with a lot of history. It is the national burial place of the British family and national heroes. Its beauty makes is a huge tourist attraction.
05. Hagia Sophia, Turkey:
Hagia Sophia was a Greek Orthodox until 1453, after that it became an imperial mosque, now it is a museum. The church was founded in 537 and changed its type throughout the year. It was the world’s largest church until 1520 when Seville Cathedral was founded.
04. SagradaFamília, Spain:
SagradaFamília is a Roman Catholic church located in Barcelona, Spain. Its full name is Basílica I Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família, which translates to Basilica and Expiatory Church of the Holy Family. Construction of this church began in 1882. The church still remains incomplete. It maybe is the largest church in the world. It was designed by AntoniGaudí, whose work on the building has been declared part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is estimated that the church’s construction will be completed by 2026-28.
03. Hallgrímskirkja, Iceland:
Hallgrímskirkja is located in Reykjavík, Iceland. This parish church was founded in 1945 and was completed by 1986. It is the largest church in Iceland and tallest structure there. This church’s beautiful architectural design makes it attractive.
02. Crystal Cathedral, USA:
The Crystal Cathedral is a Catholic church located in California, USA. It was founded in 1955and completed in 1981. It is a glass-covered architecture, attractive and stunning. It was said to be the largest glass building in the world when it was completed.
01. St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City:
The Papal Basilica of St. Peter, commonly known as St. Peter’s Basílica is located in Vatican city. It is an Italian Renaissance Church founded in 1506 and completed in 1626. It is the most beautiful work of Renaissance architecture. It is the largest church in the world. You’d hope because it is in Vatican city it must be the mother church of the Catholic Church or the cathedral of the Diocese of Rome. It’s neither. In reality, it is a shrine. It is regarded as one of the holiest shrines.