Whether one is religious or not, one of the most fascinating places found on Earth are also one of the most surprising.
And these are the places of worship. These religious places are widely recognized for its stunning architectural details built with the most incredible and rare materials around and are set against the backdrop of one of the most strikingly beautiful places on Earth. Yet unbeknownst to many people, there is more to these architectural designs that meets the eyes.
In fact, every nook and cranny that were incorporated into the building are steeped and rooted into their respective religious beliefs. From temples to churches, here are just some of the world’s most breathtaking religious structures found around the world that will give you a deeper and higher sense of spiritual being.
Air Force Academy Chapel, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Byodo-In Temple, Valley of the Temples Memorial Park, O’ahu, Hawaii
Hallgrímskirkja, Reykjavik, Iceland
Pisa Cathedral, Italy
Lotus Temple, New Delhi, India
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg, Russia
Taj Majal, Agra, India
The Cathedral Church of St Marie, Sheffield, England
La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain
Puthia Temple Complex, Puthia Upazila, Bangladesh
Agios Theodori Church, Santorini, Greece
St. Mary’s Church, Indian River, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Wat Asokaram, Samut Prakan, Thailand
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Moscow, Russia