10 Extraordinary Churches Around The World

Nidhi Kadere

Church Of The Rock, Germany

The Felsenkirche ("Church of the Rock"), constructed into a natural crevice in the rocks, towers over Oberstein's dwellings. It mixes in perfectly with the mountain, making the entire setting lovely.

Church of the rock | gerdzollondz/Instagram

Grundtvig's Church, Denmark

Grundtvig's Church was built to honour the eminent Danish clergyman, poet, and reformer N.F.S. Grundtvig (1783 - 1882). In modern parlance, this massive structure is known as a Gothic cathedral.

Grundtvig's Church, Denmark | Wikimedia Commons

The Abbey Church of Sainte-Foy, France

The bones of Sainte-Foy, a young woman killed in the 4th century, were the principal attraction for mediaeval pilgrims at Conques.The church is built in the Romanesque style, with beautiful carvings and attractive turrets.

The Abbey Church of Sainte-Foy | Unsplash

Paoay Church, Philippines

Paoay Church in the Philippines resemble the Aztec architecture—looking very massive and strong. The walls of the church are 1.67 meters thick and are supported by 24 carved buttresses.

Paoay Church | tsarlezzz_angel/Instagram

Stykkisholmskirkja Church, Iceland

Jón Haraldsson, an Icelandic architect, created this house of worship on a western peninsula. The main attraction is a spectacular bell tower consisting of two swooping concrete fins styled like whale vertebrae.

Stykkisholmskirkja Church | vulkankultour/Instagram

Jubilee Church, Italy

The curving walls of Jubilee Church seem like sails and serve the technical objective of minimising thermal peak loads in the interior area.

Jubilee Church | zsuzsi.ender/Instagram

St. Joseph the Betrothed Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church, USA

The St. Joseph Ukrainian Catholic Church is notable for its ultra-modern design and thirteen gold domes on its roof. It represents the twelve apostles, with Jesus Christ occupying the biggest central dome.

St. Joseph the Betrothed Church | marigoldsophia15/Instagram

 St. Basil’s Cathedral, Russia

The multi-tented Cathedral of Saint Basil the Blessed, located at the heart of Moscow in the Red Square, was built between 1555 and 1561 by Ivan IV to commemorate the capture of the Khanate of Kazan.

St. Basil’s Cathedral | Unsplash

Device To Root Out Evil, Canada

It is an unusual sculpture that takes the form of an upside-down, New England-style church. 7.5m tall, it is made from a combination of galvanized steel, perforated metal, and Venetian glass.

Device To Root Out Evil | andrea_adventureseeker

The Church of Hallgrimur, Iceland

The largest church in Iceland and among the tallest structures in the country (74.5 metres), the church is named after the Icelandic poet and cleric Hallgrímur Pétursson, author of the Passion Hymns.

Hallgrimur Church | cosmic_avenger/Instagram