Christmas Special : Top 25 Most Beautiful Churches in The World to Visit This Christmas

When Christmas comes our heart feels with joy and visiting churches on Christmas Day is always special. Churches are those holy places where we find peace, happiness and inner satisfaction of somewhat like being around the GOD. And when you are visiting most beautiful churches in the world, your joy definitely gets doubled.

Though churches mainly belong to Christian community as Christians worship in churches. Bur neither Christians are limited to a certain country nor the churches are limited to Christians only. Okay, let me not confuse you here. The fact is that Christians are all over the world and hence a large number of holy churches are also present all over the world. And similarly, churches are not limited to Christians only and therefore people having any religion can visit churches and feel the peace, holiness, happiness and satisfaction.

25 Most Beautiful Churches in The World to Visit This Christmas

We all know that Christmas day is the perfect day to visit most beautiful churches in the world. So on this holy occasion, I’m sharing a collection of “Top 25 Most Beautiful Churches in The World“. But before that let me wish you “Merry Christmas to You”. 🙂

Top 25 Most Beautiful Churches in The World

 

There is a huge number of churches all over the world and believe me it really tough to choose the most beautiful churches in the world among them as most of them are really very beautiful. But here is a nice collection specially for you.

1. Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar Zaragoza, Spain

The Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar Zaragoza is a Roman catholic church in the city of Aragon, Spain. The original church was built in 2nd century but the current church started to build in 1680. It is a very popular holy church and the sunrise and sunset at the church is one of the most beautiful sight of this world. And probably that is why, it is one of the most beautiful churches in the world.

Top Most Beautiful Churches in The World

2. Las Lajas Cathedral Sanctuary, Colombia, South America

Las Lajas Sanctuary is a basilica church located in the southern Colombian Department of Nariño. It is one of the most beautiful churches in the world as the church is built inside the canyon of Guáitara River as the sight of greenish surroundings along with church is really awesome.

Las Lajas Sanctuary - Most Beautiful Churches in the World

3. Notre-Dame de la Garde, Marseille , France

Notre-Dame de la Garde is a Catholic basilica in Marseille, France. This church is one of the most beautiful church of the world and is located in the Mraseille of France, is also known as good mother [la bonne mere in French].

Notre-Dame de la Garde, Marseille , France - Top Most Beautiful Churches in The World

4. Ely Cathedral, UK England

Ely Cathedral (full name, The Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Ely) is again a principal church in the United Kingdom which is known for holy seat of the bishop of Ely. In its locality it is also known as “the ship of Fens” as its prominent position above the surrounding is flat landscape.

Ely Cathedral Church UK London - Most Beautiful Churches in The World

5. Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow Russia

Saint Basil’s Cathedral is one of the beautiful churches the world. It was built in 1555-61 in Red Square, a city of Moscow in Russia. Before 1600, it was the city’s tallest building and is still proudly known as the hub of the city’s growth since 14th century.

St. Basil's Cathedral Mascow - Most Beautiful Churches in The World

6. Saint Paul’s Cathedral, London, England

Saint Paul’s Cathedral is a very popular and recognizable sight in London. The church holds a very holy place in the heart of people of England. It is the seat of seat of Bishop of London and the the mother church of Diocese of London.

St. Paul Cathedral UK London - Most Popular Churches in UK

7. The Crystal Cathedral, California, USA

The Crystal Cathedral is the most popular church of USA which is known for its modern design and beauty all over the world. It is a church building in Garden Grove, Orange County of California in the United States of America. Made up of modern reflective glasses, the church is very attractive. It was built in 1981 and has seat of 2736 people. It is also the largest glass building in the world.

Crystal Cathedral Church USA - Most Beautiful Church in USA

8. Jubilee Church Rome, Italy

Jubilee Church is a Roman Catholic Church which is formally known as Chiesa di Dio Padre Misericordioso. The Church has four main parts and the south side of church features three curve walls which is really spectacular. Serving more then 8000 residents of Tor Tre Teste area of Rome, it is not only a popular Roman Church but also a one of the most beautiful churches in the world.

Jubilee Church Rome Italy - Most Beautiful Church in The World

9. St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City

St. Peter’s Basilica church is a late renaissance church located in Vatican city. It is one of the most beautiful sight of Vatican City as not only the church is very beautiful but also it claims to be one of largest catholic church. St. Peter’s is regarded as a very holy catholic site to visit.

St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City - Most Beautiful Churches in the World

10. St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Manhattan, New York City

St. Patrick’s Cathedral is one of the most prominent landmark of New York City. It is decorated Neo-Gothic style Roman catholic cathedral church in the United States. Built between 1809 to 1815, it is a very pleasant eye sight. It was publically opened in 1869 and since then it is one the most beautiful churches in the world.

St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Manhattan, New York City

11. Device to Root Out Evil, Calgary, AB, Canada

Device to Root Out Evil is a unique church of its own kind as it has been designed as a device to protest against evils. The church has an awesome upside-down structure that when light up in the night makes it one of the most beautiful churches in the world.

Device to Root Out Evil, Calgary - Best Churches in the World

12. Shrine of Our Lady of Lichen, Poland

Popularly known as The Basilica of Our Lady Licheń, it is a very popular Roman catholic church located in the village of Licheń Stary near Konin in the Poland. It was built between 1994 to 2004. The 141.5 meters high tower makes it one of the tallest and largest church in the world.

Shrine of Our Lady of Lichen, Poland

13. Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Família is a very large Roman catholic church in Barcelona, Spain. Although the church is still incomplete yet it is UNESCO World Heritage site. Designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi, it is among one of the most beautiful churches in the world.

Sagrada_Familia Barcelona - Greatest Churches in the World

14. Duomo di Milano, Milan, Italy

Duomi di Milano is popularly known as Milan Cathedral as is among one of the most beautiful churches in the world. It is located in Milan, Italy. It tool six centuries to build this church. Designed on the Gothic architecture, it is fifth largest cathedral church in the world today and largest in Italy.

Duomo di Milano, Milan, Italy - Most Beautiful Churches in the World

15. The Church of Hallgrímur, Reykjavík, Iceland

Hallgrímskirkja [the church of Hallgrímur] is a Lutheran parish church in Reykjavík, Iceland. It is the largest church in Iceland with height of 73 metres (244 fts). The church is named after the Icelandic poet and clergyman Hallgrímur Pétursson (1614 to 1674).

Church of Hallgrímur, ReykjavÃ-k - Greatest Church Ever in the World

16. The Rouen Cathedral, Rouen, France

Rouen Cathedral is a Roman catholic church located in Rouen in the northwestern part of France. It is historic church designed on Gothic style. It took 38 years to built. The amazing lightening of Rouen is a very pleasant eye-sight to watch.

The Rouen Cathedral, Rouen, France - The Most Beautiful Churches in The World

17. Felsenkirche Oberstein, Germany

Felsenkirche is amazingly among the most beautiful churches in the world as it is designed within the rocks of Oberstein in Germany.

Felsenkirche Oberstein, Germany - Very Beautiful Church in The World

18. Chartres Cathedral, France

Chartres Cathedral is a medieval catholic cathedral church located in Chartres. It is also known as Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Chartres. Constructed between 1194 and 1250 on Gothic architecture, it has been a very attractive destination for travelers since 12th century and is still one of the most beautiful churches in the world.

Chartres Cathedral, France - One of the most beautiful churches in the world.

19. Borgund Stave Church, Western Norway

Borgund Stave Church was built in the 12th century in Norway. Although it is no longer used for regular church functions and has been turned into museum but the eye-sight of the holy monument located in beautiful natural surrounding is very pleasant.

Borgund_Stavekirk,_Norway - Most Popular Churches in the World

20. Saint Michel D’Aiguihe Chapel, France

Saint Michel D’Aiguihe Chapel is yet another name in the list of most beautiful churches in the world and is unique church of its won kind as it is placed on volcanic rock. It was built in 962 and is 85 metres (279 fts) high. If you wish to reach to this Church, you’ll have to ride on 268 steps which are carved into the rock.

21. Cathedral of Incarnation, USA

The Cathedral of Incarnation is a very beautiful church located in the Garden City [Nashville]. It is the third cathedral church in Nashville. It has been constructed in Gothic architecture between 1910 to 1914.

Cathedral_of_the_Incarnation - Greatest Churches Ever in The World

22. St. Vinzenz Church, Austria

Saint Vinzenz Church is located in Austria and is among of the most beautiful churches in the world. It is a holy church and it is said that once it had a relic with the blood of Christ. When you’ll visit this church, you’ll have an inner feeling like being in the lap of nature.

st-vinzenz-church-all-places-photo - Greatest Church Ever

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23. St. Joseph Ukrainian Catholic Church, Chicago, IL, USA

St. Joseph the Betrothed Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church is a Ukrainian church located in Chicago. It has got a modern design having ultra-modern roof comprising of thirteen gold domes which symbolize the twelve apostles and Jesus Christ as the largest center dome.

St. Joseph Ukrainian Catholic Church - Most Beautiful Churches in The USA

24. San Francisco de Asis Mission Church, USA

San Francisco de Asis Mission Church is a church build between 1772 and 1816. It is located in Ranchos de Taos, four miles southwest to the town of Toas, New Mexico. Though not so popular compared to others listed above yet its artistic sculpture compels me to include it to the most popular churches on the world.

San Francisco de Asis Mission Church - Most Beautiful Church in the World

25. Basilica De Higuey, Dominican Republic

The Basílica Catedral Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia is a Roman Catholic minor basilica and cathedral in Dominican Republic. Its construction began in 1954 and finished in 1971. There is an interesting story behind its construction and is believed to be blessed to Virgin Marry.

Basilica De Higuey, Dominican Republic - Most Popular Church of The World
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No matter which religion you belong to and what religious beliefs you hold on, after going through the collection and visiting any of these most beautiful churches in the world, you’ll definitely feel the beauty of world and nature. And I’m sure you’ll definitely end up admiring the architecture and design of these beautiful, holy and historical churches.

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Hope you enjoyed our collection of most beautiful churches in the world. Have you ever visited any or many of these ?? By the way, which one is your favorite ? Do let me know via comment section below.

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4 comments… add one
  • Ritik sharma Dec 25, 2014, 12:06 pm

    Thanks for your information through your article I got awsm church for Enjoyments of Christmas

    • Rahul Dubey Dec 25, 2014, 6:57 pm

      Hi Ritik ! 🙂

      I’m glad that you liked the collection. By the way which one you found the most beautiful among these ?

  • Renuka Dec 26, 2014, 9:27 am

    Beautiful list of places! I’d love to see all these churches myself!

    • Rahul Dubey Dec 26, 2014, 10:27 am

      Hello Renuka ! 🙂

      Thanks for your kind feedback. By the way, you didn’t tell which one you found most beautiful among these ?

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