7 magnificent : This is the most extraordinary churches of the world

Even if you do not have habit of going to church every week, its very good to see this huge buildings. Some are futuristic, some carved in stone, and some are even in the underground.

1.Hallgrímskirkja, Reykjavik, Iceland

Hallgrímskirkja, Reykjavik, Iceland

The largest church in Iceland is located in the capital, Reykjavik. Hallgrímskirkja is also one of the major landmarks in this city and the tower can be seen from almost every part of the city. Bonus is that visitors can climb with crane to the top and enjoy the spectacular view. The church was designed by Samuel Guðjón in 1937, the construction started in 1945 and was completed in 1986.

2. Chapel Saint-Michel d’Aiguilhe, Auvergne, France

Chapel Saint-Michel d’Aiguilhe, Auvergne, France

This chapel was built in the 10th century, on top of 85 – meter high volcanic rocks. Until it can be reached by climbing 268 stairs.

3. Church of St. George (Bete Giyorgis or Beth Georges), Lalibela, Ethiopia

Church of St. George (Bete Giyorgis or Beth Georges), Lalibela, Ethiopia

This is one of the 11 monolithic churches carved in stone in Lalibela, Ethiopia. It is built of limestone and occurred in the late 12th or early 13th century. Grand Cross is carved from a single piece of stone, which forms the foundation of the church, while the interior caused by the depression of the rocks. There are windows and doors, as well as a good network of passages that connect with other churches.
4. Cathedral Las Lajas, at the border between Ecuador and Colombia

Cathedral Las Lajas

This beautiful church was built 45 meters above the river Guatara, and its white color makes an excellent contrast to the greenery, rocks and waterfalls that surround it.
5.Church Panagia Parapotiani, Mykonos, Greece

Church Panagia Parapotiani, Mykonos, Greece

 

This is definitely most photographed of all 365 churches on the island of Mykonos. Church occurred in the time of the Byzantine Empire, and in the main entrance you can enjoy to the beautiful view of the Mediterranean.

6.Serbian Orthodox Church “St. Elias” in Kuber lipids, Australia

Serbian Orthodox Church “St. Elias” in Kuber lipids, Australia

The church is located underground in the mine shafts, like the rest of the entire neighborhood. Unlike temperature outside, which exceed 50 degrees Celsius, but in this underground settlement  is quite pleasant 20. Within the church has a church school, and parish.

7.Cathedral of Jesus Christ or the Crystal Cathedral, California

Crystal Cathedral, California

It was built in 1981 and it can accommodate 2,700 people, and it is also made so that it can withstand an earthquake of 8 on the Richter scale. In the Cathedral is located one of the 5 largest organ of the world.

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