Churches has been a symbol of faith, spiritual being and a temple where people can confess, listen and understand the scriptures being called out by a priest. Though churches have always been dedicated to the spiritual aspect of life, it does not mean that these buildings do not have the architectural aesthetic designs.
No matter who you believe in as your creator, these holy places of worship holds one of the best architectural designs from renaissance, romantic and medieval periods. These temples are not just known to make people listen and understand but are also known for their elegant structures that makes them unique. Here are some of the most magnificent churches in the world.
Sagrada Familia, Spain. This Roman Catholic Church was designed by Antoni Gaudi which shocks a lot of travelers since it is not yet finished until today. Despite of this, it is still named as a Unesco World Heritage Site that attracts more than three million people every single year. Four years ago according to The Telegraph said that the church would finish after a decade and three more years to go.
The Notre Dame De Paris. This Church is located in France and is well know from a disney movie, Hunchback of Notre Dam. Aside from that this building is one of France most remarkable landmarks, the building was said to be completed after almost two centuries and from the architectural stand point, the church has one of the finest examples of Gothic architectural designs.
The Hagia Sophia. This Temple of God was built by Byzantine Emperor Justinian according to Luxatic. This majestic place of worship was the largest cathedral of its kind around the world for almost a millenium. Now this holy place is not a museum which still gives the real beauty of how architecture designs were done during those times.
St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City. This famous land of worship is one of the most significant Catholic churches in the world. The whole Basilica was designed by Donato Bramante and the famous Michelangelo. Its design mostly consists of the Renaissance period architecture and is one of the most stunning and elegant complex in the Vatican City.
Cologne Cathedral, Germany. This cathedral is one of the most visited landmarks with people all over the world flocking to see this elegant cathedral daily. This church was once the tallest structure in the world, though it was damaged during the World War II however it was then restored and now it consists one of the most highly decorated examples of Gothic designed architecture.
Lastly, We have the Florence Cathedral. This cathedral has a Gothic kind of design with a dash of some early Renaissance features. The church is mostly known for its huge dome, and it remains as the largest element for over many centuries. For the latest news and current events around the world stay tuned to Travelers Today.
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