Top 5 Most Famous Churches in the World.

  1. St. Peter’s Basilica.
    Situated in Vatican City. This is a Roman Catholic Church and is the seat of Papal power. It was designed by the popular artist Michelangelo at the height of the Renaissance period and is known for having the tallest dome in this planet, measuring over136 meters. It is the most popular Vatican church and also one of the most famous European tourist sites. St. Peter’s Basilica is even the largest church on this planet and is more than 186 meters in length and covers an internal area of 15160 square meters.

2. Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
This church is even known as the Church of Resurrection because it is believed to have been built on that very land where Jesus was crucified and resurrected. It is situated within Jerusalem in the Old City and was built by the very first generation of Christians on this earth. This has been worshiped by the Christians since the 4th century. And, also it is one of the holiest places for them

3. Church of Nativity.
Situated in Bethlehem, this Basilica is the place where Jesus Christ was born and thus is the holiest place in this Earth. The first basilica was started in 327 c by Saint Helena at this place. The church got destroyed due to fire in the 6th century and it was restored and preserved in 527 c. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site today.

4. St. Sophia Cathedral.
Situated in Kiev, Ukraine, this church is a beautiful architectural monument. It was designed by the famous architect Octaviano Mancini and is believed to be one of the most attractive churches in the world. This church derives its name from the Greek word ‘Sophia’, meaning wisdom. The St. Sophia Cathedral is one of the oldest and most popular churches in Ukraine and also is the country’s first world heritage site. It was built by Prince Yaroslav the wise in the 11th century and has been a political and social center of Kiev.

5.Westminster Abbey.
This famous church is amongst the most iconic buildings in London. It is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was built in the 10th century. The Westminster Palace and the Thames River are both situated close to the Abbey and the beautiful Gothic architecture attracts many tourists every year. Also, Westminster Abbey is the burial place for the Royal family and the national heroes and thus is of great national importance.

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