Amazing places of worship around the world

Amazing places of worship around the world

Categories: Design and Architecture

There are many religions in our world. And they all have their places of worship - temples, churches, mosques. It doesn't matter if you are a Christian, a Muslim, a Buddhist or a Hare Krishna - the places you will see here truly inspire and deify. All these beautiful buildings equally deserve the right to exist.

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Amazing places of worship around the world

Amazing places of worship around the world

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Amazing places of worship around the world

2. This sacred place for Buddhists in the hills of the Paro Valley in Bhutan is also called the "tiger's nest".

Amazing places of worship around the world

3. The monastery was built in 1692, and it is located at an altitude of 3,121 m.

Amazing places of worship around the world

4. Hurva Synagogue, Jerusalem.

Amazing places of worship around the world

5. This synagogue is located in the Jewish quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem.

Amazing places of worship around the world

6. The synagogue was founded in the 17th century, but later destroyed, and it lay in ruins for more than 150 years. In 1864 it was recreated, and in 1948 it was destroyed again during the Arab-Israeli war. The new synagogue opened in March 2010.

Amazing places of worship around the world

7. Shri Shvaminarayan Madir, Atlanta, USA.

Amazing places of worship around the world

8. This is the sixth and largest traditional Hindu stone temple outside of India.

Amazing places of worship around the world

9. Its area is 2972 sq.m., and it is located on the territory of 12 hectares.

Amazing places of worship around the world

10. Karnak Temple Complex, Egypt

Amazing places of worship around the world

11. The construction of the temple of Karnak - a large complex of abandoned temples and chapels, among which there are other buildings - began during the reign of Pharaoh Senusret in 2000 BC.

Amazing places of worship around the world

12. This is the largest complex of ancient religious buildings in the world.

Amazing places of worship around the world

13. Meenakshi Temple, India.

Amazing places of worship around the world

14. This is a huge Indian temple, standing on the south bank of the Vaigai River in Madurai, India.

Amazing places of worship around the world

15. The city of Madurai is 2500 years old. There are about 33,000 sculptures in the temple, and about 15,000 people visit it every day.

Amazing places of worship around the world

16. New Synagogue, Berlin, Germany.

Amazing places of worship around the world

17. A new synagogue was built in Berlin between 1859 and 1866. the architecture is inspired by Moorish designs and imagery.

Amazing places of worship around the world

18. This is one of the few synagogues that survived Kristallnacht, although it was badly damaged during World War II and had to be rebuilt.

Amazing places of worship around the world

19. Kul Sharif, Kazan, Russia.

Amazing places of worship around the world

20. The construction of the temple began in 1996 as a reconstruction of the legendary multi-minaret mosque of the capital of the Kazan Khanate, the center of religious education and the development of sciences in the Middle Volga region of the 16th century. The mosque was destroyed in October 1552 during the assault on Kazan by the troops of Ivan the Terrible. The mosque was named after the professor and religious imam Kul Sharif.

Amazing places of worship around the world

21. The building contains elements of the Volga Bulgaria, as well as details of the Renaissance and the Ottoman Empire. The mosque can accommodate 6,000 people.

Amazing places of worship around the world

22. San Vitale, Ravenna, Italy

Amazing places of worship around the world

23. This church in Ravenna is considered one of the most important, created in the early Christian Byzantine style.

Amazing places of worship around the world

24. Construction began in 526 and ended in 547.

Amazing places of worship around the world

25. Bahai Temple, Sydney, Australia.

Amazing places of worship around the world

26. This temple in Sydney was built in 1961 and, like other temples of the Baha'i faith, is made in the form of a nine-sided polygon.

Amazing places of worship around the world

27. The dome was optional, but it is now available on almost all religious buildings in the world.

Amazing places of worship around the world

28. Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Amazing places of worship around the world

29. The Sheikh Zayed Mosque is located in the capital of the United Arab Emirates - Abu Dhabi. It is the eighth largest mosque in the world.

Amazing places of worship around the world

30. More than 40,000 people visit the mosque during Islamic festivals. The carpet in the main hall is considered the largest in the world - 18,461 m.

Amazing places of worship around the world

31. St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow, Russia.

Amazing places of worship around the world

32. The official name is the Cathedral of the Intercession of the Most Holy Theotokos.

Amazing places of worship around the world

33. The temple stands on Red Square in Moscow, in the geometric center of the city. It was secularized in 1929 and remains state property.

Amazing places of worship around the world

34. Coricancha, Cusco, Peru.

Amazing places of worship around the world

35. Coricancha was the single most important temple of the Inca Empire and was dedicated to the sun god Inti. The walls and floor of the temple were once covered in gold, but the Incas had to remove it to give it to the Spaniards, who demanded a ransom for their leader's life.

Amazing places of worship around the world

36. Later, the Spanish colonists built the church of St. Domingo on this site, destroying the Indian temple and using the ruins as a foundation.

Amazing places of worship around the world

37. Las Lajas, Colombia.

Amazing places of worship around the world

38. This church is built into the canyon of the Guaitara River.

Amazing places of worship around the world

39. The church was built in the period from 1916 to 1949.

Amazing places of worship around the world

40. Harmandir Sahib, India.

Amazing places of worship around the world

41. This temple is called "Golden". Sikh place of worship in Amritsar city, Punjab region, India.

Amazing places of worship around the world

42. The construction of the temple was completed in 1604. More than 100,000 people visit it every day.

Amazing places of worship around the world

43. Temple of Heaven, Beijing, China.

Amazing places of worship around the world

44. The Temple of Heaven is a Taoist temple in Beijing built in the early 15th century.

Amazing places of worship around the world

45. It was built during the reign of Emperor Yong-Le. During the same period, the famous Forbidden City was built.

Amazing places of worship around the world

46. Sainte-Chapelle, Paris, France.

Amazing places of worship around the world

47. Sainte-Chapelle Cathedral is a 13th-century Gothic chapel.

Amazing places of worship around the world

48. It houses one of the most extraordinary collections of stained glass windows from the 13th century.

Amazing places of worship around the world

49. Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Türkiye.

Amazing places of worship around the world

50. The Sultanahmet Mosque in Istanbul was built between 1609 and 1616 and is considered the last great mosque of the classical period of Ottoman architecture.

Amazing places of worship around the world

51. There are over 20,000 hand-crafted ceramic tiles inside the mosque.

Keywords: Architecture | Cathedral | Temple | Church

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