A church, to begin with, is something we can simply explain in one sentence or two. It is a building in which Christians meet for worship or we can also put it as a group of Christians who gather for religious purposes.
In this series on the church, we are not so much interested in what churches actually are, or in what people think churches are, but we want to look into the top 10 churches in the world.
Top 10 Churches In The World
1. SAGRADA FAMILIA
This Church is a Roman Catholic Church it is located in Barcelona, Spain is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The church was planned by architect Antoni Gau dí and its construction began in 1882. hence, it is still incomplete until today. This is because of its gigantic size which means by the time taken to complete the building of the original plan, the previous construction would need to be renovated and this process would never stop.
2. SAINT BASIL’S CATHEDRAL
This church is in Russia. located in Moscow and marks the exact center of the city. this church was completed in 1561 under the rule of Ivan the Terrible. The architecture is very colorful so unusual for a church. Just like the Sagrada Familia, the saint basils cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is perhaps one of the most top Churches in the world that is why in many movies it is being featured.
3.NOTRE DAME DE PARIS
Notre-Dame de Paris is a French word meaning “Our Lady of Paris“, also known as Notre-Dame Cathedral or simply Notre-Dame, The architecture of the church is considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture, and it is among the top and best-known church buildings in the Catholic Church in the world. The structure inspired artists and is one of the major tourist attractions of France.
4. ST. Peters Basilica
St. Peter’s Basilica is an Italian Renaissance church in Vatican City, it is a Roman Catholic Church the seat of Papal power and was Designed by Donato Bramante, Michelangelo, Carlo Maderno and Gian Lorenzo Bernini. one of the top church in the world.It has the tallest dome in the world measuring more than 136 meters. Is one of the tourist sites in Europe.
Westminster Abbey church is located in the City of Westminster, London, England, just to the west of the Palace of Westminster. in the united kingdom. A traditional place of coronation and burial site for English and, later, British monarchs. It is one of the most notable religious buildings. Westminster Abbey church had the status of a cathedral. But Since 1560, the structure is no longer an abbey or a cathedral, instead of the status of a Church of England “Royal Peculiar”.
6. ST PAUL’S CATHEDRAL
St Pauls Cathedral is also one of the top church in the world it is being located in London, it is an Anglican cathedral, the mother church of the Diocese of London, the seat of the Bishop of London and the Grade I listed building. it was designed in the English Baroque style by Sir Christopher Wren and the construction was completed during his lifetime.
7.Church of the nativity
This church is also known as Basilica of the nativity.located in Bethlehem in the West Bank. The birthplace of Jesus. the oldest site that is still worshiping in Christianity and the basilica is the oldest major church in the Holy Land. the building construction was started by Constantine in 327AD and also the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Because of the ongoing conflict in philistine the church, those not see many tourists.
8. CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE
The Church of the Holy Sepulcher is also called the Church of the Anastasis or the Church of Resurrection by Orthodox Christians. is a church in the Christian Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. The church contains, the two holiest place in Christianity: the place where Jesus of Nazareth was crucified, at a place known as “Calvary” and the tomb, where he was buried and resurrected. The tomb is encased by the nineteenth-century sanctuary, called the Aedicule.
9. SAINT MARK’S BASILICA
The Patriarchal Cathedral Basilica of Saint Mark commonly known as Saint Mark’s Basilica church it was constructed in 1650 in Venice, Italy. the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Venice, It is the most famous of the city’s churches and it was commissioned in 832 AD. Due to its architectural style, it has been rebuilt many times since then no wonder it draws many tourists.
10. HAGIA SOPHIA
The Hagia Sophia is a Roman Catholic Church. a Greek Orthodox Church, a national museum opened in 1935 and a Mosque. It is also one of the top Famous Churches around the world. It has been constructed in 537, and later completed after about nine hundred years in 1453. Until today, its architecture is considered a major achievement. Is located in Istanbul.