Church is the place where Christian meets for worships. In another word, a church is a group of Christians who gather for the religious purpose. A critic scan the views of a church in own words;
“A church is a club for insiders and hypocrites.”
The church is the building in the Christians religious whose primary purpose is to facilitate the meeting of a Christian church. It is the association or assembly of followers of Jesus Christ.
As long as, the Christian religion is speeded, it became more accepted by governments of different States like Milan, rooms, and others. Many buildings were set aside for the explicit purpose of Christian worships, like as the church of the Holy Sepulchre.
Conventional church buildings are over and over again in the shape of an irritable and regularly have a tower or dome. All modern churches have a different variety of architectural styles and layouts. There are much building that was usually designed for other purpose but later they converted into churches or for Christian worships. Here is the list of most beautiful churches that are located in the world.
1- Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain
The Basilica I Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Familia is a large Roman church in Barcelona, Spain, that is known now as Sagrada Familia. This church construction was started in 1882 and opened in 2010. Till it was done just half, so at this rate it should be finished around 2150. This temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi designs it, and he became a part of this project in 1883. He is taking over the project and converted it with his architectural and engineering style. In 1926, is the last year of the Gaudi life in this project at this time a quarter of the project was just completed. After the death of Gaudi, his design is ignored and the new option that an underground passageway of Spain’s high-speed train could worry its steadiness.
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2- Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow, Russia
The Cathedral of the defense of Most Holy Theotokos on the Moat well-known as Saint Basil’s Cathedral that is located in Moscow, Russia in the Red Square. It is Orthodox Church straighten in Moscow in 1555-62 on the order of Ivan the Terrible. It marks the Moscow’s geometric center and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
St. Basil’s Cathedral was the largest building in Moscow until the completion of the Ivan the Great Bell Tower in 1600. The original building of St. Basil’s Cathedral was known as “Trinity Church” and later “Trinity Cathedral.” In the 16th and 17th centuries the temple, supposed as the land symbol of the Heavenly City.
It has operated as a separation of the State Historical Museum since 1928. The structure was shaped as a blaze of bonfire rising into the sky, and has no similarity in Russian Architecture:
“It is like no other Russian building; nothing similar can be found in the entire millennium of Byzantine tradition from the fifth to fifteenth century … a strangeness that astonishes by its unexpectedness, complexity and dazzling interleaving of the numerous details of its design.”
3- Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
It is a former Orthodox patriarchal church, and later it was known as a mosque, and now it was opened as a museum on 1935, Istanbul, Turkey. Three churches were built on this site, the first in 360AD, before Mehmet II, going on Muhammad’s divine that the first Muslim to pray in Hagia Sophia. This building was used as a mosque from 1453 until 1931. After that, it was secularized and opened as a museum still today.
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4- St. Peter’s Basilica
The Papal Basilica of Saint Peter is known as a St. Peter’s Basilica. It is a Late Renaissance church located within the Vatican City. It is world largest Christian church, and it is neither the official mother church nor the house of worship of the Pope as Bishop of Rome, it is observed as one of the holiest Catholic sites. It began on 1506 and completed on 1626.
5- Notre Dame, Paris, France
It is a well known Gothic, Roman Catholic Church on the Eastern half of the ile de la Cite in the 4th arrondissement of Paris, France. It is the finest example of French Gothic architecture in Europe and France. The first construction moment was from 1163 into the 1240s and coincided with the musical experiments of the Notre Dame School. In 1790, this church was suffered violation during the crucial phase of the French Revolution, when most of its religious descriptions were destroyed.
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6- Hallgrimskirkja, Iceland
It is a Lutheran church in Reykjavik, Iceland. It is the largest church in Iceland and the sixth tallest architectural building after the Longwave radio mast Hellissandur. In 1937, the State Architect Goujon Samuelsson’s was made the church design.
The church is also used as an observation tower. It was a gift from the US in honor of the 1930 Alpingi Millennial Festival, honored the 1000th birthday of Iceland’s parliament at pingvellir in 930 AD.
7- Jubilee Church, Rome
It is a community center and church that is known as Dio Padre Misericordioso, in Tor Tre Teste in Rome. According to its architect, Richard Meier:
“It is the crown jewel of the Vicariato di Roma’s (Archdiocese of Rome) Millennium Project.”
It is paid respect to in the video game Hitman: Blood Money with a very comparable church as the background of the game’s final task. Its walls also hold titanium dioxide to keep the exterior of the church white.
The church was divided into four main parts; first, the precinct, second, the northeast terrace, third the northwest recreation court and fourth the west parking area.
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8- Notre Dame du Haut
This chapel was designed by Le Corbusier and is to be found in Ronchamp. This church, a holy place for the Catholic Church at Ronchamp was built for a reformist church giving the impression of being to carry on its relevancy. It is a heretical project that was completed in 1954 and a totally site-specific responsive church.
The nature of the building would result in an architectural ensemble that has many similitudes’s with the Acropolis and starting from the rise at the bottom of the hill to structural and landscape effects along the way, before finally stopping at the Sanctorum itself, the church.
9- The Crystal Cathedral, Orange Country, California
It is located in Garden Grove, Orange Country. Architect Philip Johnson made its architectural design. It was opened in 1981 and has the capacity of 2,736 people seats. It has been the principle church of worship for Crystal Cathedral Ministries. A Protestant Christians church organization founded in 1955 by Robert H. Schuller and affiliated with the Reformed Church in America.