A Photo Tour of the World's Most Beautiful Churches

Looking up at this mind-blowing cathedral.From the top of Duomo di Milano, overlooking the city.The Leifur Eirksson monument and the Hallgrímskirkja cathedral with a nice cirrus cloud pattern in the blue sky.A close-up view of the architecture of Hallgrímskirkja.A view of Reykjavík from the tower of Hallgrímskirkja.The interior of the stave church Borgund.The roof of the stave church Borgund.Las Lajas SanctuaryLas Lajas SanctuaryLas Lajas Sanctuary, ColombiaLa Sagrada Família in Barcelona, SpainLa Sagrada Família, Barcelona, SpainLa Sagrada FamíliaSaint Michel d'Aiguilhe Chapel Saint Michel d'Aiguilhe ChapelSaint Michel d'Aiguilhe ChapelThe Church of Our Savior on Spilled BloodChurch of Our Savior on Spilled BloodEly CathedralEly CathedralEly Cathedralduomo in milan
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Duomo di Milano, in Milan, Italy.
Duomo di Milano, in Milan, Italy.
Duomo di Milano, in Milan, Italy.
An up-close view of the Duomo di Milano, from Piazza del Duomo.
A view from the top of Duomo di Milano, in Milan, Italy, overlooking the city.
The Leifur Eirksson monument and the iconic Church of Hallgrímur, in Reykjavík.
A close-up view of the architecture of the Church of Hallgrímur.
A view of Reykjavík from the tower of the Church of Hallgrímur.
The interior of the stave church Borgund.
The roof of the stave church Borgund.
Las Lajas Sanctuary sits at the end of a bridge that stretches over a dramatic gorge, deep in the mountains of southwestern Colombia.
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A closer look at Las Lajas, in rural Colombia.
Las Lajas looms over the rushing muddy waters of the Guaitara River, in Colombia.
La Sagrada Família, in Barcelona, Spain, is still under construction—an ongoing masterpiece.
A closer look at one of the façades of La Sagrada Família in Barcelona, Spain.
A closer look at the details of La Sagrada Família in Barcelona, Spain.
The Saint Michel d'Aiguilhe Chapel, in rural France, sits atop a 269-foot-high volcanic peak.
The Saint Michel d'Aiguilhe Chapel, in rural France.
To reach the Saint Michel d'Aiguilhe Chapel, visitors must ascend 268 stone steps carved into the church's needle-like rocky mount.
The Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood, in Saint Petersburg, Russia, is built on the site where Czar Alexander II was assassinated in 1881.
An evening view of the Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood, in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
You might recognize Ely Cathedral, in England, from several Hollywood films, including 2010's The King's Speech.
The sanctuary of the Ely Cathedral.
The east end of the Ely Cathedral.

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