Dec 24 2010

Beautiful Churches Around The World


Churches are places of worship — but apart from that, churches have been carved and built so magnificently, in a way that they make everyone simply stand and marvel at their great architecture. Today we present to you a showcase of some quite beautiful and breathtaking churches around the world.

Church of the Assumption of Mary


Dresden Frauenkirche

Godly Sunrise in Reykjavik

Azorean Blue Church II

Kaunas before the rain

Witney church, Oxfordshire

Church on Spilt Blood

nearby church-HDR

St. Thomas’ Church

Orthodox Church of Tornio

Raising the Roof at Ely Cathedral!


Village church on a winter day


Our Lady’s Church Nuremberg


San Isidro Church

Wintertime church

Church of the Grotto

St.Demetrios Church


Kyiv-Pecherska Lavra, Ukraine

Yosemite Church


Skaro Holy Cross


Merry christmas everybody…

Hallgrim´s Church

West Virginia Country Church Morning Snow Storm

Saint-Michel d’Aiguilhe

St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow


About the Author

Hi, I'm Prakash Ghodke, an 18 year old from India working as freelance Web/Graphics Designer. Owner of Webdesignersdesk where i share tutorials and resources related to web design and web development. You can follow me on twitter.

Comments and Discussions
  • afino, 24 December 2010

    Cool selection! I like it.

  • DonL, 24 December 2010

    Thank-you — lovely pics & theme — sent a link to a very good friend who is a photographer, Rev.

  • Flo59, 24 December 2010

    Nice Pics ! A shame that there’s not “Notre Dame de Paris” or “Amiens’ Cathedrale” !
    I’ll share that page !

  • Vivek Parmar, 24 December 2010

    nice collection at right time, Merry christmas

  • Erik Kerstenbeck, 24 December 2010


    Lovely collection – have to add a few of my own from Rome…more Churches than Starbucks in NYC!

    Regards, Erik

    Tomb of The Unknown Soldier, Rome:

    Basilica of St. John Lateran, Rome:

    Vaulted Ceiling at The Vatican:

  • Lavinia, 25 December 2010

    I recommend looking at the churches in Romania, in Bucovina area (north Moldova)— examples: Sucevita, Voronet, Putna

  • David, 27 December 2010

    Yes, great post!

  • Jake Rocheleau, 27 December 2010

    Love the design lists recently! These are some seriously impressive examples of church architecture, that’s for sure…

  • Niles Holsinger, 27 December 2010

    Great post…incredible images. Keep it up.

  • Tioni, 27 December 2010

    A little church in Beto Carrerow World – Penha / Brazil.

  • Ezrad Lionel, 27 December 2010

    there’s a church with a stream flowing through it, was hoping to see it here instead of the first set of results from

  • froggie, 27 December 2010

    First one is from Slovenia (lake Bled)

  • Brad Wallace, 27 December 2010

    Great Work – They Do not build them like than anymore… THANKS.


  • Kelly Harmon, HipTraveler, 27 December 2010

    wow, absolutely stunning travel photography. each church is unique and the compositions engaging. 1, 6, and 19 are my favorites.

    Thanks for sharing.

    ~cheers, hiptraveler

    • andrews, 06 August 2012

      looking great

  • Joyce, 28 December 2010

    Its such beautiful sights, sooooooooo magnificent! Took my breath away!

  • Patricia, 28 December 2010

    These are so beautiful! Nice selection.

  • Eric, 30 December 2010

    You better called this entry “Beautiful photos of beautiful churches”. I studied (there’s a long, long time ago) History of Art in France. My first year was dedicated to visit churches in France, ther is so many, it’s almost impossible to see them all!! But my point is this: In web design we speak a lot about golden ratio. Celts was the first “known” ones to use GoldenRatio in their constructions, then they pass the concept to the Greeks, who pass it to Rome. And then we have had in Europe a loss of knowledge due to the decomposition of the Roman Empire. we had to wait years one thousand to see the resurgence of Celtic knowledge through the “Compagnons de Saint Jacques”, and the Templars. the latter has encouraged and sponsored the first to build churches, according to the norms then Celtic, throughout the various roads leading to Saint Jacques de Compostela.
    The movement gained momentum at the time of the Crusades (1095-1291), and the Companions had almost covered France with fantastic small churches built by the golden ratio of the ancient Celts, realizing the dream of the Templars to melt the Christian ideal with the traditions of the pre-Christian Europe.

  • Theo, 30 December 2010

    Great shots, thanks!

  • Ben, 30 December 2010

    Most images are way overprocessed, and not all of those I would consider the most beautiful.

  • elisabl, 31 December 2010

    Beautiful churches shots.

  • Apos Tate, 02 January 2011

    I long for the day when these Churches, and all houses of worship will be merely relics of a barbaric past where mankind ignorantly still believed that magical gods existed as our celestial overlords.

    I think these places could be put to a better use as libraries, museums, art galleries, fast food restaurants.

  • Marty Shue, 04 January 2011

    Great shots of various churches! My favorite was the small West Virginia church on a snowy day.

  • Luca, 05 January 2011

    What a nice collection!
    Thx a lot!

  • bill, 08 January 2011

    A Very beautiful collection, Thanks

  • ElizabethMD, 12 January 2011

    What amazingly beautiful buildings. What an inspirational feeling you get from these photos.

  • Brett Widmann, 07 April 2011

    These are beautiful churches and high quality photos. Thank you for sharing.

  • Jeevan, 10 May 2011

    Great Churches in the world and hope to see some more from India… thanks a lot for this.

  • Sharqawi, 19 October 2011

    Nice pics, nice to see the houses of god.. although Mosques are MUCH more beautiful but ya :D

  • andrews, 06 August 2012

    all glory to jessus,one and only god,praise the lord

  • Abhinav, 16 August 2012

    Good job .. In god We trust

  • Christina, 30 August 2012

    Great Pics….!!!
    I liked all of them……:)

  • innus sajeev, 23 September 2012

    very great photo s…….. i like …

  • jack riaz, 07 October 2012

    Very Nice Pics Ilike It.

  • james, 28 October 2012

    Most elegant Photography

  • gray, 06 July 2013

    i like the Bogrund Stave Church in Norway…Take yourself back to the time of the Vikings in Northern Europe. Giant men wearing fur coats, wielding huge axes with

    ruthless warfare tactics. If you can believe that these men were actually religious and spent time going to church, the Bogrund Stave Church is where they would go.

    Located in the heart of Norway, this ancient, wooden church is truly something out of this world.

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