Top 10 Places to See Beautiful Cathedrals

Cathedrals hold religious as well as artistic values. There are a lot of beautiful cathedrals can be seen around the world such as the following cathedrals.

St. Peter’s Cathedral, Vatican City

The St. Peter’s Cathedral, Vatican City

St. Peter’s Cathedral, Vatican City

The symbol of Catholic and the Christian world lies in the heart of Vatican City. The cathedral is huge and certainly known as the cathedral with the largest interior that is able to hold 60,000 people. The cathedral holds the artistic value in the building and makes it one of the most beautiful cathedrals in the world.

St. Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal, Montreal, Canada

The St. Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal, Montreal, Canada

St. Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal, Montreal, Canada

Located on the north slope of Mount Royal, the cathedral started with only a small chapel. The dome of the Oratory is known to be the third largest and making it the largest cathedral in Canada.

Cathedral of Seville, Seville, Spain

The Cathedral of Seville, Seville, Spain

Cathedral of Seville, Seville, Spain

Located in Seville, Spain, Cathedral of Seville is known as one of the last cathedrals in Spain to have Spanish Gothic architecture. The beauty is one of a kind and can be seen from the inside and outside of the cathedral. This cathedral is also known to be rich in historical value.

La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain

The La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain

La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain

This magnificent gothic cathedral was designed by Antoni Gaudi. La Sagrada familia or the Sacred Family is filled with figures of gargoyles, monsters and the other creatures considered being scary alongside the facades that are depicting the life of the Jesus Christ.

Notre Dame de Paris, Paris, France

The Notre Dame de Paris, Paris, France

Notre Dame de Paris, Paris, France

This Gothic Roman Catholic cathedral is considered as the finest example for the French Gothic architecture that proudly stands in Paris. It is also known to be one of the first cathedrals that use gothic architectural in Paris and France in general.

Ely Cathedral, Ely, England

The Ely Cathedral, Ely, England

Ely Cathedral, Ely, England

Located in a lush countryside, the Cathedral of Ely is known to be built in 11th century. The building preserved very well and the beauty of the cathedral can be enjoyed by a lot of people now. The cathedral has Norman architecture style and is a wonderful example of this style of architecture.

Santuario de Las Lajas, Ipiales, Colombia

The Santuario de Las Lajas, Ipiales, Colombia

Santuario de Las Lajas, Ipiales, Colombia

Take some times to visit the fairytale like cathedral in Colombia close with the border of Ecuador. The cathedral straddles the gorge of a river and the cliff wall of gorge making a back wall of the cathedral. The cathedral completed in 1944 and attracts a lot of people since then.

St. Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow, Russia

The St. Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow, Russia

St. Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow, Russia

Great orthodox cathedral of Russia has colorful construction for towers as well as domes that seen dominate the sky. Built in 1555 by order of Ivan the Terrible; legend said that the architect was made blind by Ivan the Terrible. He did it because he didn’t want the architect to build other cathedrals rivaling the beauty of St. Basil’s Cathedral.

Duomo di Milano, Milan, Italy

The Duomo di Milano, Milan, Italy

Duomo di Milano, Milan, Italy

A cathedral with impressive spires and statues and took centuries to be finished is now a very beautiful cathedral. It receives millions of visitors every year and known as one of the largest cathedrals in the world.

Guadalajara Cathedral, Guadalajara, Mexico

The Guadalajara Cathedral, Guadalajara, Mexico

Guadalajara Cathedral, Guadalajara, Mexico

Built in Renaissance style of architecture, the cathedral completed in 1618 and designed by Martin Casillas. The cathedral can be seen now is new construction because the original collapsed due earthquake in 1854.

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