If you are building a temple of God, you will want it to look at God. The most of Churches have for long, been not just symbols of religious dedication and holiness but also seats of political power and means to project royal authority. Famous church and magnificent or expensive churches is a way for the royals to show their financial power and their connection to the religious places and divine powers.
In India, the history of Christianity and churches date back to 52 AD. Some report says that St.Thomas Church is one of the apostles of Jesus visited and most famous Churches in the country and thus introduced a new faith in south India. There are many of the Famous Church in the World, with have a long political and religious history and have stood witness to some of the most dramatic histories in human history.
In below, some of the Famous Churches are mention that has the best place to visit with your family and children’s.
Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain
That church is a world famous church, and it is also a large Roman Catholic, located in Barcelona in Spain. The main attraction of that church is its design which is designed by Antoni Gaudi (1852-1926). And one fact of this church is, that it is not overall complete, and it is a Unesco World Heritage Site.
The basic reason for its incompleteness is its gigantic size which means that in the time taken to complete building the original size.
Address: Carrer de Mallorca, 401, 08013 Barcelona, Spain
Opened: 7 November 2010
Part of: Works of Antoni Gaudí
Architectural Styles: Modernisme, Noucentisme, Art Nouveau Architecture, Spanish Gothic architecture
Church Architects: Antoni Gaudí, Francisco de Paula del Villar y Lozano
St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome, Italy
St. Peter’s Basilica is counting as one of the most Famous Churches all over the world. It is Roman Catholic church which is a seat of papal power, located in the Vatican city an enclave in Italy. The construction church is starting in the year 1506 and completed in the year 1615.
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This Famous Church was designed by famous artist Michelangelo and it is the tallest dome in the world to a total height of 136.57 meters (448.1 ft) from the floor of the church to the top of the external cross.
The Basilica Church is one of the most famous church and also the most popular places in Italy. The church is the largest in the world with an internal area of 15160 square meters that stretches over 186 meters in length.
Church Address: Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
Dome diameter (outer): 42 meters (138 ft)
Dome diameter (inner): 41.51 metres (136.2 ft)
Architects: Michelangelo, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Raphael
Architectural styles: Baroque architecture, Renaissance architecture
Notre Dame de Paris, Paris, France
The Notre Dame de Paris church is also known as the Notre Dame Cathedral. That church is one of the most beautiful and famous churches in Europe. Its dramatic towers, spire, stained glass, and statuary are most impressive, and the architecture of the church reflects the traditional medieval style in the forms of columns.
That divine place is one of the major tourist places and also one of the famous church in France, which continues to inspire artists and architecture.
Address: 6 Parvis Notre-Dame – Pl. Jean-Paul II, 75004 Paris, France
Construction started: 1163
Length: 128 metres (420 ft)
Architectural style: French Gothic architecture
Architects: Pierre de Montreuil, Jean de Chelles
Basilica of Bom Jesus, Goa, India
That church is count as one most Famous Church in all over the world. Basilica of Bom Jesus church is around 300 years old and holds the remains of St. Francis Xavier. Church shows one of the finest examples of Portuguese influence as the edifice is done in signature Baroque style.
Some attraction point of church
1. Flooring has been done in marble
2. Inlaid with precious stones
3. The altar is elaborate with gilded goldwork
4. The murals and the artistic rendition are also worth the appreciation
Address: Old Goa Rd, Bainguinim, Goa 403402
Opened: 15 May 1605
Architectural style: Baroque architecture
Construction started: 1594
Architects: Julião Simão, Domingos Fernandes
Westminster Abbey, London England
That church is situated in the London City, and it is one icon and also the most famous church all over London. It is a large Gothic Church which is located just to the west of the palace of Westminster. Westminster Abbey is a World Heritage Site and Britain’s coronation church since 1066, the meaning of Abbey is also a kind of old folks home for dead famous white people. The Westminster Abbey is one of the most popular religious buildings in the United Kingdom.
Church Address: 20 Deans Yd, Westminster, London SW1P 3PA, UK
Height: 69 m
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Architectural style: Gothic architecture
Burials: Stephen Hawking, Isaac Newton, Mary, Queen of Scots
Architects: Nicholas Hawksmoor, George Gilbert Scott, Henry Yevele, John of Gloucester, Henry of Reyns, Robert of Beverley
Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem, Israel
The church is also known as the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre, or it is also called by the Resurrection. It is believed that to be the site of calvary and the crucification of Jesus. The place is located in the Old City within Jerusalem in Israel and was built by the first generation of Christians in the world. From the many Christians, the place is the most popular pilgrimage place and one of the most famous church since even before the 4th century.
The Holy Sepulchre church is one of the best attractions in Jerusalem.
Construction started: 326 AD
Architectural styles: Romanesque architecture, Baroque architecture, Byzantine architecture
Burials: Godfrey of Bouillon, Baldwin IV of Jerusalem
Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem, Palestinian territories
Church of the Nativity is located in the Bethlehem, and the Palestinian is believed to be the birthplace of Jesus, and it is one of the famous church in Palestinian. The construction starts in the year by Constantine in 327 AD and today it is UNESCO World Heritage Site. But one fact of this church is, however, does not see many tourists because of the ongoing conflict in Palestine, but some believe the truly devout worshippers are protecting from all danger by divine power.
Opened: 333 AD
State Party: State of Palestine
Architectural styles: Romanesque architecture, Gothic Revival architecture
The above list of the famous church is great symbols of Christianity that have today grown to have significance beyond the religious. These are popular tourist attractions for people from all parts of the world and from all religions and are also symbols of national pride. Nowadays, they are studied for their historical, architectural, cultural and religious importance and are testaments to the creative feats human beings can achieve. So if you want to live somedays with peace and divine then you must visit this place, where you connect to God.