24 unique temple of the world
24 unique temple of peace, the kind of breathtaking
Some of these temples built centuries ago, others are creations of modern architects. On the implementation of some ideas took decades and even centuries. Others required only a few years. All these buildings are United by one thing — their architecture is unique, and it attracts millions of people regardless of belief.
We present you some of the most outstanding from the point of view of the architecture of places of worship from around the world.
Milan Cathedral, Italy
This Gothic Cathedral is the second largest Catholic Cathedral in the world. Late Gothic marvel that contains a forest of steeples and sculptures, marble pointed turrets and towers. To complete the construction, it took more than 500 years.
Holy Trinity Church, Antarctica
The Russian Orthodox Church was built in Russia in 1990-e years, and then was transported to the Russian station in Antarctica. This is one of the 7 churches on its territory.
This Buddhist Holy place is situated at a height of 3120 meters. The name of the monastery translates as “the nest of the tigress”.
The Sheikh Zayed Grand mosque, United Arab Emirates
The mosque can accommodate about 40 thousand worshippers, has 82 domes and 1000 columns. And here is the biggest carpet in the world.
Hallgrímskirkja Church, Iceland
Lutheran Church in Reykjavik, is the fourth tallest building in Iceland. It is located in the centre of Reykjavik and is visible from any part of the city.
The temple of all religions, Kazan, Russia
In this unique structure miraculously combines the Christian cross, the Muslim Crescent, star of David and the Chinese dome. However, no ceremonies are not held here, because it’s not a functioning Church, just a building, like inside a house. Only the project includes the dome and other symbolic elements of religious buildings 16 world religions, including extinct civilizations.
The Lotus Temple, India
For the people of India, the Lotus signifies purity and peace. This is one of the most visited buildings in the world.
The Kul Sharif Mosque, Kazan, Russia
The designers of the new mosque tried to recreate the main mosque of Kazan khanate, destroyed in 1552 by troops of Ivan the terrible.
The Cathedral Of Las Lajas, Colombia
The neo-Gothic Cathedral was built directly on the 30-meter arch bridge connecting the two sides of a deep gorge. Taking care of the temple are two Franciscan communities, one Colombian, the other is Ecuadorian. Thus, the Cathedral of Las Lajas became a pledge of peace and Union between the two South American Nations.
Kamppi chapel, Finland
It is intended for privacy and meetings. Services in the chapel are not held. Here you can escape from the hustle and bustle, enjoy the peace in one of the liveliest places in the capital and meditate in a clean space. Because of the appearance and materials of the chapel of silence is often called “sauna spirit”.
The Church Of The Dormition Of The Virgin, Slovenia
The Church is located on the only island in Slovenia. To get inside, you need to cross the lake by boat and climb the 99 steps.
Cadet chapel air force Academy, USA
The unique design of the chapel is a classic example of modernist architecture. In the magnificent interior United under one roof several different areas of worship, including Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, and Buddhist chapels. Each of them has its own distinctive symbols, accoutrements and its own entrance.
The Church Paoay, Philippines
This is one of the few surviving churches in the Baroque style.
St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Australia
St. Patrick’s Cathedral — the tallest and largest Church in Australia.
The Church Of The Transfiguration, Kizhi, Russia
The Church is built in the tradition of Russian carpentry, ie without nails. It is crowned with 22 domes, and its height — 37 meters.
Green Church, Argentina
The most common, the Catholic Church has become famous thanks to the rich decor of the living ivy that turned the façade into a biblical allusion to the garden of Gethsemane.
St. Andrew’s Church, Ukraine
The Church is located on a steep hill overlooking a beautiful view of Kiev. According to the legend, it was built on the spot where St. Andrew erected a cross. This is just one of the many legends that enveloped St. Andrew’s Church.
California Mormon temple, USA
The huge building is in dazzling white. And this color scheme is not accidental, since white color is traditionally perceived as a symbol of purity and innocence. Inside the Mormon Temple, and just curious tourists not allowed to enter the premises of the sacred structures of the members of the community.
The Crystal Mosque, Malaysia
It is located on an artificial island. The mosque is made of steel and glass, so one gets the feeling that she is crystal.
Dutch reformed Church, South Africa
The Church is located in the heart of the city, and this is the fourth Church built on this place. He is considered one of the best examples of early Gothic style architecture in South Africa.
The Monastery Of Taung Kalat, Myanmar
The monastery of Taung Kalat is located on top of a volcanic plug, which rises 737 meters above the surrounding surroundings near the extinct volcano of mount Popa. To the monastery are exactly 777 steps, and those who reached the top, rewarded with magnificent views. Mountain Taung Kalat is known with the locals as the abode of spirits. People believe that in the depths of an extinct volcano inhabited by dozens of spirits, the so-called NATO.
St. Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow, Russia
Was built in 1555-1561 by order of Ivan the terrible to commemorate the victory over Kazan khanate. According to the legend, the king ordered to blind the architects so they would not be able to build such a temple.
The borgund stave Church, Norway
This Church, built around 1180, is one of the most famous wooden churches of Norway.
Sagrada Familia, Spain
The Church in Barcelona, built on private donations since 1882, is a well-known project of Antonio Gaudi. Unusual appearance of the temple made it one of the main attractions of Barcelona. However due to the complexity of manufacturing of masonry structures, the Cathedral will be able to finish no earlier than 2026.