Top Ten Churches in the world
We have listed below the top ten churches in the world which are famous for their history, architectural designs and locations. Pictures are arranged to View the top ten famous churches of the world. Some information of these all churches mentioned below. First to Tenth all are famous churches in the world please view below :
1. Las Lajas Cathedral
Location: Southwestern Colombia near Ecuador border.
The construction of the cathedral was started in 1916 and it was completed in 1944. The official completion of the cathedral was on August 20,1949. It was built entirely with donations from local people.
It was built in a strikingly vivid region and firmly clings to a rock wall. The river water of Guaitara flows below it. The image of the Virgin Mary is visible from the highest altar of Las Lajas Cathedral.
2. Sagrada Familia
Location: Barcelona, the chief port of Spain on the NE Mediterranean coast.
The construction work of Sargada Familia began on 19 March 1882 by Francisco de Paula del Villar. At the end of year 1883 Anton Gaudi (1852-1926) got involved in the project and was a part of the project until his death in 1926. Since then the work has been continued by several architects.
The Sargada Familia has been built from donations.
Gaudí himself said: “The expiatory church of La Sagrada Família is made by the people and is mirrored in them. It is a work that is in the hands of God and the will of the people.”
It has been under construction since 1882 and is supposed to be completed in 2026 or2028.
3. St. Basil’s Cathedral
Location: Moscow, the capital of Russia
the construction work of st Basil’s began in 1555 on the order of Ivan after the victory of Kazan and Astrakhan. It was completed in 1561.
3. Hagia Sophia
Location: Istanbul in Turkey
Hagia sophia is an important monumen for Byzantine and Ottoman empires.
It was originally founded by Constantine the Great. It was rebuilt in 537 on the order of Emperor Justinian.it had remained the center of Christianity until 1453. The city was conquered by ottomans:they transformed it into a grand mosque of the Sultans. In 1935 it was converted into a museum of Turkish Republic. Hagia Sophia was chosen world heritage site by UNESCO in 1985.
4. St. Peter’s Basilica
location: Vatican city, Rome
St. Peter’s Basilica covers an area of 5.7 acres(23000 mt.) and has a capacity of over 60,000 people
St. Peter’s Basilica was originally founded by Constantine in 324 AD and then the construction of the current building was started in 1506 and completed in 1615 by Renaissance masters Michelangelo , Donato Bramante and Gian Lorenzo Bernini.
Michelangelo designed the dome Gian Lorenzo Bernini designed the main square and Donato Bramante was the chief architect of the church.
5. Notre Dame
Location: Paris, France
Notre Dame de paris (our lady of Paris) is also known as Notre Dame Cathedral. Bishop Maurice de Sully started the construction of cathedral in 1163. It was mostly completed by 1250 and the remaining elements were completed from 1250-1345.
Location: Reykjavik, Iceland.
It took 38 years to complete this master piece. the construction of the church started in 1945 and was completed in 1986.The building was designed by former state architect Gudjon Samuelson and resembles volcanic basalt rock formations. It is named after the name of an Icelandic poet Hallgrimur Petursson.
It is the largest church in Iceland; its about 244ft (74.5m) long.
7. Jubilee Church
Location: Rome, Italy.
Jubilee church is also known as Dio Padre Misericordioso.
Richard Meier was the architect.the construction of the church began in 1998 and completed in2003.
8. Notre Dame du Haut
Location: Ronchamp, France
The chapel was constructed in 1950-1954. It was designed by Le Corbusier. He believed that every building should be unique. the design of the chapel is a free form.
9. The Crystal Cathedral
Location: Garden Grove, California, United States.
The church was founded in 1955 by Robert H. Schuller. Philip Johnson designed the church. The construction work was completed in 1981.
10. The Dog Chapel
Location: St. Jhonsbury, Vermont, New England.
The Dog Chapel was built by Stephen Huneck.
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