Top 10 Most Amazing & Beautiful Churches in the world 2

Mankind have always been creating wonderful, massive and impressive edifices of every kinds ever since the beginning of their existence. Nevertheless, their highest complicated artistic expressions will always be symbolized through spiritual architectural structures. This mainly because the majority of people are likely to think with their hearts instead of just intelligence, in regards to their Creator. Churches, as the Christian places of worship, are no exception to this reality, and we certainly have a huge number of amazing churches throughout the world.

Church architecture has evolved over the two thousand years of the Christian religion. From the starting point of Christianity to the present, the most essential objects of transformation for Christian architectural structures and design were the great churches of Byzantium, the Romanesque abbey churches, Gothic cathedrals and Renaissance basilicas with its emphasis on harmony. If you are a curious traveler, a passionate observer, also have an interest towards religious art work and architecture, you have landed on the right page. Check out some of the world's most spectacular churches, which are really worth a visit.

Top 10 Most Amazing & Beautiful Churches in the world. 
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10. St Mark's Basilica - Venice, Italy.

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The Patriarchal Cathedral Basilica of Saint Mark formally recognized in Italian as the Basilica Cattedrale Patriarcale di San Marco is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Venice, northern Italy. It is the most popular of the city's churches and one of the greatest known examples of Italo-Byzantine architectural structures. Initially it had been the chapel of the Doge, and has merely been the city's cathedral since 1807. For its opulent design, gold ground mosaics, and its reputation as a representation of Venetian prosperity and power, the building has been often called The Church of gold. At the beginning St Mark's was a building beside the Doge's Palace, ordered by the doge in 828, and finished by 832. The church was burned in a rebellion in 976, and rebuilt in 978.

9. Hallgrimskirkja - Iceland.

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Hallgrímskirkja is a Lutheran parish church in Reykjavík, Iceland. Its iconic tower goes up symmetrically and incrementally to an outstanding 74.5 metres (244 ft), it is actually the largest church in Iceland as well as the sixth tallest architectural structure in Iceland. Hallgrímskirkja construction was designed by the late Guðjón Samuel in 1937, who was usually influenced in his endeavours by the interesting shapes and forms developed when lava cools into basalt rock. The church presents, especially, a gigantic pipe organ designed and built by the German organ builder Johannes Klais of Bonn. Construction of the church began in 1945 and ended in 1986.

7. Saint Basil's Cathedral - Moscow, Russia.

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The Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed or Saint Basil's Cathedral, is officially called the Cathedral of the Intercession of the Blessed Virgin on the Moat, located in Red Square in Moscow, Russia. It was constructed from 1555–61 on commands from Ivan the Terrible. It was the city's tallest building until the finishing of the Ivan the Great Bell Tower in 1600. Actually, when built, the Cathedral was all white to match up the white-stone Kremlin, and the onion domes were gold instead of multi-colored and patterned as they are in the present day. St. Basil Cathedral is one of the most outstanding and remarkable historical monuments of Old Russian architecture, and for the Russians it became the symbol of traditional history and culture.

7. St Paul's Cathedral - London, UK.

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St Paul's Cathedral is one of the most well known and most recognisable sights of London, with the dome, framed by the spires of Wren's City churches, dominating the skyline for more than 300 years. At 365 ft (111 m) high, it had been the tallest building in London from 1710 to 1962, and its dome is also among the highest in the world. Relating to area, St Paul's is the second largest church building in the United Kingdom after Liverpool Cathedral. St Paul's Cathedral was the first cathedral to be built after the English Reformation in the sixteenth-century, when Henry VIII removed the Church of England from the jurisdiction of the Pope and the Crown took domination of the existence of the church. The present Cathedral, the masterwork of Britain's most popular architect Sir Christopher Wren, is about the fourth to have stood on the site. It was built between 1675 and 1710, after its predecessor was destroyed in the Great Fire of London, and services began in 1697.

6. Las Lajas Sanctuary - Colombia.

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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 constructed around relics and icons. Nevertheless, the majority of them are not built in such insecure and dangerous locations as Las Lajas Sanctuary, which crosses a forested canyon on the border between Colombia and Ecuador.

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