25 unique temples in the world
25 unique temples of the world
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. 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.
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.
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 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 Church Of The Holy Family
The Church in Barcelona, built on publish 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.
The borgund stave Church
One of the oldest surviving stave churches are in Norway. Metal parts in the construction of stavkirke Borgund was not used. And the number of parts that make up the Church, more than 2 thousand. Durable frame stands gathered on the ground and then raised into the vertical position with the help of long poles. Built the borgund stave Church presumably in 1150-80.
The Cathedral Of The Blessed Virgin Mary
The Cathedral of the Catholic Archdiocese of Brasilia was built in the modernist style by the famous architect Oscar Niemeyer. In 1988, Oscar Niemeyer received the Pritzker prize for the design of the Cathedral. The building consists of 16 hyperboloid columns, symbolizing the hands raised to the sky. The space between the columns is closed by stained glass Windows.
The Church Of Grundtvig
Lutheran Church located in Copenhagen, Denmark. Is one of the most famous churches of the city and a rare example of cult buildings, built in the style of expressionism. The competition of projects of the future Church was won in 1913 by the architect Peder Klint. Construction lasted from 1921 to 1926.
The Cathedral — minor Basilica of our lady of glory Cathedral
This is the highest in Latin America Catholic Cathedral. Its height is 114 m + 10 m cross on top. The shape of the Cathedral was inspired by Soviet satellites. The primary project of the Cathedral invited don Jaime Luiz Coelho and designed by the Cathedral architect josé Augusto Bellucci. The Cathedral was constructed in the period from July 1959 to may 1972
The Church of the consolation
Located in the Spanish city of Cordoba. Young Church was designed by the architectural Bureau of Vicens + Ramos last year all the rules of strict minimalist canons. The only deviation from the strictly white color is a Golden wall on the site of the altar.
Cave Church, entirely carved into the rocks, located in the Ethiopian town of Lalibela. The building is a cross of 25 to 25 meters and the same goes underground. This miracle was created in the 13th century by order of king Lalibela according to legend in 24 years. Just Lalibela 11 churches carved entirely in rock and connected by tunnels.
St Joseph’s Church
The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. Joseph in Chicago was built in 1956. Known the world over for 13 gold domes symbolizing the 12 apostles and Jesus Christ.
The Cathedral of our lady in tears
The Council in the form of concrete tent rises over the Italian city of Syracuse. In the middle of the last century on the site of the Cathedral lived an elderly couple who had a statuette of the Madonna. Once the statue began “to weep” human tears, in the city flocked pilgrims from all over the world. In her honor was built the Cathedral, a huge, perfectly visible from any point in the city.
Salt Cathedral Zipaquira
Cathedral of Zipaquirá in Colombia is carved in solid rock salt. The altar leads to a dark tunnel. The height of the Cathedral is 23 m, capacity — more than 10 thousand people.Historically this place was mine, used by Indians to obtain salt. When this is no longer required, the site of the mine came the temple.
The cadet chapel of the U.S. air force Academy
Located in Colorado in the territory of a military camp and training base of the Academy branch pilots of the U.S. air force. Monumental profile of the building of the chapel create a seventeen rows of steel frames, ending with peaks at an altitude of about fifty meters. The building is divided into three levels, and in its halls serving Catholic, Protestant and Jewish faiths.
The St. Michael’s Golden-domed monastery
One of the oldest monasteries in Kiev. Includes the Newly built St. Michael’s Golden-domed Cathedral, a refectory with the Church of St. John the theologian and the bell tower. It is assumed that Michael’s Cathedral was the first temple with a gilded dome, where Russia has gone on this kind of tradition.
The chapel of the crowning with thorns
A wooden chapel is located in Eureka springs, Arkansas, USA. The chapel was built in 1980 by architect E. Fay Jones. The building is bright and spacious chapel, a total of 425 Windows.
The Arctic Cathedral
Lutheran Church in the Norwegian city of Tromso. According to the architect the exterior of the building consists of merging two triangular structures covered with aluminum plates, should cause an Association with an iceberg.
The painted Church at Arbore
Painted temples — the most famous architectural sights of Moldova. The Church is decorated with frescoes both inside and outside. Each of these temples listed as world heritage by UNESCO.
Mosque in Tirana
The project of a cultural centre in the Albanian capital Tirana, which will include a mosque, Islamic cultural centre and Museum of religious harmony. An international competition for the project won last year Danish architects, BIG.
A concrete chapel on the edge of a field near the German city of Mechernich was built by local farmers in honor of its patron Saint of Bruder Klaus.