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The World’s Most Famous Church Buildings

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Used by devotees all over the world, the churches listed below do not take into consideration the different denominations of the Christian faith. They are listed in terms of their renowned status in the different cultures around the world.

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Church of the Holy sepulcher (Jerusalem) Report Abuse
The most holy christian site, where Jesus was killed and buried, the church is 1000 years old
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Would really love to be a member omf this church in jesus name amen
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Love u god!
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Cologne Cathedral, Germany Report Abuse
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This is the biggest Gothic cathedral in the world. It has also the highest church towers. The Germans built more than 600 years long. It was miraculously untouched from the US air attacks, although the city all around was totally destroyed.
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Cathedral of Notre-Dame, France Report Abuse
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Speyer Cathedral , Germany Report Abuse
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This roman cathedral is the biggest roman church building in the world. When it was built 1000 years ago, it was the greatest church building of Christianity.
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The Berliner Dom, the Kaiser Wilhelm Gedachtniskirche Report Abuse
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Aachen Cathedral, Germany Report Abuse
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St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City Report Abuse
The centre of Christendom, the Basilica Sancti Petri is the holiest shrine for the Roman Catholic faith. St Peter, one of the twelve Apostle of Jesus Christ is entombed here.
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St. Mary's Church - Gdansk - Poland Report Abuse
St. Mary's church is the largest European Brick Gothic church. It was built in the XIII century
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sagrada famillia Report Abuse
beacause it is a massive church in central barcelona spain and is very unique in design it looks mor elike a huge castle
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hagia sophia, constantinople Report Abuse
the largest and the oldest church
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Churches of Peace in Jawor and Swidnica, Poland Report Abuse
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Founded in the seventeenth century. Built without use of nails Located on the UNESCO list. Awesome building.
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Chartres Cathedral , France Report Abuse
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Wooden Churches of Southern Little Poland , Poland Report Abuse
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Vézelay, Church and Hill , France Report Abuse
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Salt Lake City LDS Temple Report Abuse
It took nearly 40 years to complete this magnificent structure with groundbreaking in 1953 and its dedication in 1893. As a symbol for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints it literally fulfills scripture: President Harold B. Lee said: “The coming forth of his church in these days was the beginning of the fulfillment of the ancient prophecy when ‘the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established in the top of the mountains’” (in Conference Report, Apr. 1973, p. 5). see Isaiah 2:1-5 and Micah 4:1-5.
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Church of the Ascension, Kolomenskoye , Russian Federation Report Abuse
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Bourges Cathedral, France Report Abuse
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Abbey Church of Saint-Savin sur Gartempe , France Report Abuse
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ST.JAMES THE APOSTLE PARISH, Paete,Laguna PHILIPPINES Report Abuse
The church is so beautiful and it is very historic.
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Wooden Churches of Maramureş , Romania Report Abuse
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Churches of Moldavia , Romania Report Abuse
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Rock-Hewn Churches, Lalibela, Ethiopia Report Abuse
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u won't belive ur eyes. Come nd c it.
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Sanctuary of Our Lady of Licheń, Poland Report Abuse
Although it is the largest church in Poland, it is only ranked as the 10th largest church in the world.
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Amiens Cathedral, France Report Abuse
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BARASOAIN CHURCH Report Abuse
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Baroque Churches of the Philippines , Philippines Report Abuse
These churches, was built by the Spanish in the late 16th century and are located in Manila, Santa Maria, Paoay and Miag-ao. Their distinctive architectural style is largely influenced by the Chinese and Philippine craftsmen.
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Collegiate Church, Germany Report Abuse
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Milan Cathedral, Italy Report Abuse
Construction of this church began in 1386 and it tool 579 years before it was only completed in 1965. It is also regarded as the world’s largest Gothic Cathedral.
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Church Village of Gammelstad, Luleå, Sweden Report Abuse
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Bagrati Cathedral, Georgia Report Abuse
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Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Congonhas, Brazil Report Abuse
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church on the water, Japan Report Abuse
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Churches and Convents of Goa , India Report Abuse
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St Michael's Church at Hildesheim , Germany Report Abuse
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St Mary's Cathedral, Germany Report Abuse
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Church of Our Lady in Trier, Germany Report Abuse
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The Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster, United Kingdom Report Abuse
This church is better known as Westminster Abbey and is also the coronation site for the British Monarchy.
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Church and Dominican Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie with "The Last Supper" by Leonardo da Vinci , Italy Report Abuse
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Old Town of Ávila with its Extra-Muros Churches , Spain Report Abuse
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Wooden Churches of the Carpathian Mountain, Slovakia Report Abuse
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Urnes Stave Church , Norway Report Abuse
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The Cathedral of Intercession of Theotokos on the Moat Report Abuse
I can not believe this is not on the list.
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Piazza del Duomo, Pisa , Italy Report Abuse
The cathedral is one of the four masterpieces of Christian medieval architecture.
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Mudejar Architecture of Aragon, Spain Report Abuse
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The Cathedral of Our Lady at Sedlec , Czech Republic Report Abuse
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Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč, Croatia Report Abuse
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Rock-Hewn Churches of Ivanovo, Bulgaria Report Abuse
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Cathedral and Churches of Echmiatsin of Zvartnots, Armenia Report Abuse
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Catalan Romanesque Churches of the Vall de Boí , Spain Report Abuse
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Villages with Fortified Churches in Transylvania, Romania Report Abuse
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The Sassi and the Park of the Rupestrian Churches of Matera , Italy Report Abuse
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Cathedral of St Peter, Germany Report Abuse
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Pilgrimage Church of Wies , Germany Report Abuse
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Gelati Monastery, Georgia Report Abuse
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Roskilde Cathedral, Denmark Report Abuse
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Pilgrimage Church of St John of Nepomuk at Zelená Hora, Czech Republic Report Abuse
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Painted Churches in the Troodos Region, Cyprus Report Abuse
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The Cathedral of St James in Šibenik, Croatia Report Abuse
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Metropolitan Tabernacle, London, United Kingdom Report Abuse
The church of C. H. Spurgeon.
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Canterbury Cathedral, United Kingdom Report Abuse
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Petäjävesi Old Church, Finland Report Abuse
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Churches of Chiloé, Chile Report Abuse
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Boyana Church, Bulgaria Report Abuse
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Basilica Nuestra Señora de Lujan, Argentina Report Abuse
Biggest church in Latin America.
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Saint Pauls Cathedral, London Report Abuse
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St Martin's Church, United Kingdom Report Abuse
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This is the oldest church in the United Kingdom
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Liverpool Cathedral, United Kingdom Report Abuse
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