Beautiful Churches Around The World

December 24th, 2010

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


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36 comments for „Beautiful Churches Around The World
  1. afino on December 24th, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Cool selection! I like it.

  2. DonL on December 24th, 2010 at 1:58 pm

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

  3. Flo59 on December 24th, 2010 at 2:14 pm

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

  4. Vivek Parmar on December 24th, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    nice collection at right time, Merry christmas

  5. Erik Kerstenbeck on December 24th, 2010 at 11:13 pm


    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:

  6. Lavinia on December 25th, 2010 at 2:36 pm

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

  7. David on December 27th, 2010 at 12:57 am

    Yes, great post!

  8. Jake Rocheleau on December 27th, 2010 at 1:20 am

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

  9. Niles Holsinger on December 27th, 2010 at 3:07 am

    Great post…incredible images. Keep it up.

  10. Tioni on December 27th, 2010 at 11:34 am

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

  11. Ezrad Lionel on December 27th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

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

  12. froggie on December 27th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    First one is from Slovenia (lake Bled)

  13. Brad Wallace on December 27th, 2010 at 10:24 pm

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


  14. Kelly Harmon, HipTraveler on December 27th, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    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 on August 6th, 2012 at 6:47 am

      looking great

  15. Joyce on December 28th, 2010 at 12:39 pm

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

  16. Patricia on December 28th, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    These are so beautiful! Nice selection.

  17. Eric on December 30th, 2010 at 12:01 am

    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.

  18. Theo on December 30th, 2010 at 10:20 am

    Great shots, thanks!

  19. Ben on December 30th, 2010 at 5:07 pm

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

  20. elisabl on December 31st, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    Beautiful churches shots.

  21. Apos Tate on January 2nd, 2011 at 12:15 am

    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.

  22. Marty Shue on January 4th, 2011 at 11:40 pm

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

  23. Luca on January 5th, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    What a nice collection!
    Thx a lot!

  24. bill on January 8th, 2011 at 1:47 am

    A Very beautiful collection, Thanks

  25. ElizabethMD on January 12th, 2011 at 9:51 pm

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

  26. Brett Widmann on April 7th, 2011 at 4:00 am

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

  27. Jeevan on May 10th, 2011 at 12:08 pm

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

  28. Sharqawi on October 19th, 2011 at 7:43 pm

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

  29. andrews on August 6th, 2012 at 6:46 am

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

  30. Abhinav on August 16th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Good job .. In god We trust

  31. Christina on August 30th, 2012 at 1:49 pm

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

  32. innus sajeev on September 23rd, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    very great photo s…….. i like …

  33. jack riaz on October 7th, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    Very Nice Pics Ilike It.

  34. james on October 28th, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Most elegant Photography

  35. gray on July 6th, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    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.