Unique temples of the world
Churches all over the world have a remarkable architectural variety.
The architecture of temples has a very rich and controversial history, which, however, shows that with the construction of temples and spread all the architectural innovation, new styles and trends around the world. To this day preserved majestic places of worship of the great civilizations of the ancient world. But there are also many modern examples of amazing architecture of religious buildings.
Lutheran Church in Reykjavik, is the fourth tallest building in Iceland. The design of the Church was designed in 1937 by architect Hudiono Samuelson. For the construction of the Church took 38 years. The Church is in the center of Reykjavík, and is visible from any part of the city. She became one of the main attractions of the city, and is also used as an observation tower.Chesme Church
Or the Church of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist — Orthodox Church in St. Petersburg, located on the street of the Leningrad city Council, a monument of architecture in Gothic revival style. The Church building was built to commemorate the victory of the Russian over the Turkish fleet in the Chesma Bay of the Aegean sea in 1770
The Cathedral Of Las Lajas
One of the most visited churches in Colombia. The construction of the temple was completed in 1948. The neo-Gothic Cathedral was built directly on the 30-meter arch bridge connecting the two sides of a deep gorge. 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.
Lotus temple is located near new Delhi in India. The construction was carried out from 1978 to 1986, mostly at the expense of Baha’i prisoners of Iran. Architect canadian Fariborz Sahba.
Notre Dame du Haut
Concrete pilgrimage Church, built in 1950-55 years in the French town of Ronchamp. The architect Le Corbusier, not being religious, has agreed to undertake the project, provided that the Catholic Church will give him complete freedom of creative expression. Original non-standard building caused violent protests by local residents who refused to serve in the temple of water and electricity, but so far the tourists who come to see him, have become one of the main sources of income Romantsev.
Or the Church of Merciful Father God is a social centre in Rome. It was built by architect Richard Meier in 1996-2003 to revive life in the community. The temple is built of reinforced concrete in a triangular area on the border of a city Park surrounded by 10-storey residential and public buildings, a population of about 30,000 residents.
St. Basil’s Cathedral
The Orthodox temple located on red square in Moscow. Widely known monument of Russian architecture and one of the most famous sights of Russia. Was built in 1555-1561 by order of Ivan the terrible to commemorate the victory over Kazan khanate. According to legend, the architects of the Cathedral were blinded by order of Ivan the terrible, so they were not able to build such a temple.
World famous fourth-largest Church in the world is located in the centre of Milan is its symbol. This late Gothic marvel that contains a forest of steeples and sculptures, marble pointed turrets and towers. The white marble Cathedral was built more than 5 centuries.
The Temple Of Kailash
The Hindu Kailash Temple, entirely carved out of the rock, located in India, Maharashtra state. Indian architectural feats of the builders involved in the creation of the Kailash temple, staggering. Work began in the eighth century and lasted for more than 100 years. As a result, the building covers an area twice the Parthenon of Athens in Greece. This is one of the largest churches in the world, rivaling even the Taj Mahal in Agra. It rises more than 30 meters and almost all of its surface is covered with intricate carvings.
The Church Of The Holy Family
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.
The Church Of Paraportiani
Dazzling white Church located on the Greek island of Mykonos. The temple was built in 15-17 centuries and consists of five separate churches four churches built on earth, and the fifth is based on these four.