TOP 10 most beautiful temples in the world
ST. BASIL’S CATHEDRAL
It is a cult building of the XVI century and the most recognizable temple in the whole world. A recognized fact was that Italian architects were invited to Russia to build this cathedral. The masters in the construction used the decorations known at that time: “kokoshniki”, “arrows”, “beads”, “crosses”, “snakes”, the general combination of which looks harmonious. All the elevations of the temple are absolutely individual, giant curly bricks made of burnt clay, which is a great delicacy. If you look at the cathedral from above, you can see that the churches located near the central one form an eight-pointed star – a symbol of the Virgin.
CATHEDRAL OF SAINT PETER IN VATICAN
It is the ceremonial center of the Roman Catholic Church. Many talented people worked on architecture (Michelangelo, Giacomo Della Porta). For more than a century the construction of the temple took place, the interior was gradually supplemented with biblical images. The luxurious interior looks mesmerizing with an abundance of marble sculptures, gilded altars, fabulously painted frescoes – all this creates a design for the central point of the cathedral.
NOTRE DAM DE PARI (CATHEDRAL OF THE PARIS Blessed Mother of God) – DEPARTMENT CHURCH IN FRANCE.
Right in front of the entrance, the first bas-relief is the cover of the Guillaume of Paris treatise. A woman symbolizes alchemy. In her hand are two books: closed (meaning secret knowledge) and open (knowledge available to everyone). A staircase that rests on the chest of alchemy means patience, nine steps the stages of the alchemical process of great work.
SPANISH TEMPLE OF SAGRADA FAMILY (CATHEDRAL OF THE HOLY FAMILY).
Performed by architect Anthony Gaudi. This building has been under construction since 1882, it strikes the imagination with its skill and genius. After the death of the architect, his successors continued his undertakings. The columns of this temple are the main element of the building, their special location as they approach the vaults of the cathedral forms the effect of the forest. The approximate completion date is scheduled for 2026, this is due to the fact that the technique of manufacturing the stone blocks that form the building itself is very complex and requires painstaking attitude to itself.
CRYSTAL CATHEDRAL IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, USA.
It is famous for its large number of crystal blocks (12 floors). This evangelical church is built of 12,000 glass rectangles, has strict geometric shapes, clear straight lines.
CHURCH HAGIA SOFIA.
In antiquity it was a visiting card of Byzantium and its orthodox symbol. From the first days for worship in the cathedral, there were numerous precious objects intended for rituals. The views of the built mosaics are a combination of the three stages of the modification of the temple. The complex poses of the saints depicted give the impression of rhythmic movement along the circumference of the domes.
CHURCH OF NOTRE DAM DU DU-O IN RONSHAN OF THE FRENCH PROVINCE.
Pilgrimage church erected by the legendary architect Le Corbusier. It is built on the site of the wreckage of a pagan temple. It is famous for the fact that during the entire time of its existence it was rebuilt many times. The roof of the church resembles a sea shell, which is a symbol of security, refuge. Its location blends in perfectly with the local landscape.
COLOMBIAN CATHEDRAL LAS LAJAS
One of the most visited temples of the South American continent. Made in the Gothic style and located near the border with Ecuador. According to legend, a mother was herding goats at this place with her deaf-mute daughter. Fleeing from the pouring rain, they ran into the rock, where the face of the Holy Virgin Mary appeared, healing the girl. As a result, the local population found out about this case and built a small chapel, but a gradual modification turned it into a magnificent temple. People consider this place sacred, which is symbolized by the numerous tablets of the responses of the healed inhabitants. The main feature of Las Lajas is the large altar image of Our Lady on the stone, attracting a large number of believers from around the world.
CHURCH OF ANNIVERSARY – TEMPLE OF GOD IN ROME.
Appearance and decoration resemble sails in which air blows. The idea is based on the fact that the church is a salvage ship for travelers in the surrounding sea. The material from which the temple is made is unique, it is subject to photocatalysis, in particular, self-cleaning occurs when sunlight penetrates through the glass.
The Lutheran Church in Iceland is one of the island’s tallest structures. The church is named after the poet and preacher Hallgrimur Pietursson, who wrote the Psalms of the Passion. In addition to its magnificent construction, the temple has a powerful instrument, the weight of which is over 20 tons – an organ.