Humanity has a great historical relationship with God. To express their connection with the unseen yet hoped for, they have dedicated some of the biggest buildings on earth to Him. These buildings are some of the finest masterpieces inspired by the spiritual. They represent the best in humanity’s creativity.
1. The Church of Hallgrímur
The Church of Hallgrímur an awesome building that represents the best in Icelandic architecture. The country takes great pride in its architecture and it shows in this building. The building was constructed at the end of the Second World War in 1945. In order to come up with this architectural masterpiece, it took 38 years for the last stone to be laid. This is one of the tallest churches on earth, standing at an astounding 74.5 meters.
2. Chapel of St. Gildas
This church is found near the Canal du Blavet. The church is built on an ancient druidic site, which they considered holy. In addition to that, Gildas, after whom the church is named, preached here. The rough pulpit that he used then is still contained within the church today.
3. Jubilee Church
The Jubilee Church is truly a site to behold. It has curved walls that are essential for temperature regulation in the interior of the building. Besides that, the building is designed to actively fight air pollution. It has a special concrete that breaks down pollutants that break down when they are exposed to it.
4. Basilica of the Holy Trinity
The church, which is found in Portugal, is also one of the largest churches on earth. Construction of the church began in 2004 and took three years. It is built on the site where three girls experienced the apparition of Mary many years ago.
5. Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro
This conical shaped church has a striking resemblance to the pyramids of the Aztecs. The church’s interior diameter is 96 meters. Construction of the building began in 1964 and ended in 1979. At its tallest point, the church is 75 meters. It can comfortably hold 20,000 people within its walls.
6. St. Peter’s Basilica
This is one of the largest churches on earth. The church features a dome that is 136.57 meters tall. The church is also a tourist attraction. Thousands of people go to Rome each year to view his modern marvel.
7. Church of the Holy Sepulcher
This is a church of great significance to Christians all over the world. The church is located at Golgotha, the site of Jesus’ crucifixion. In addition, it is said to contain the Sepulcher. This is where Jesus’ burial occurred.
8. St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery
This church is the home of an active monastery. The church is found to the West of Dnieper River. This church is located in the historical part of Kiev town. The church was constructed in the eighteenth century.
9. St Paul’s Cathedral
The church is built upon the highest point in London. It was originally constructed in 604 AD. The new church, which was built here, is the seat of the Bishop of London. It construction took place in the 17th century.
10. Hagia Sophia
The building was once a church of the Greek Orthodox Church. Later on, the Ottomans converted it into an imperial mosque. Later on, the building was turned into a Roman Catholic Church. Today, it is considered a museum.
These churches represent some of the best works of human hands. They are worth visiting if you ever get a chance to travel the world. They will be worth the effort.