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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Striking Religious Buildings

Barcelona - La Sagrada Familia Cathedral
Through the centuries, the belief in the supernatural and the divine has originated countless religions that have substancially contributed to the development of many aspects of art and science. However, in spite of the simplicity principles that command many of those religions, countless worshiping temples have sprung up naturally over time. Some of these are small and simple, whereas others are absolutely ravishing and richly decorated, becoming architectural landmarks.

Let's take a look at some of the most impressive buildings around the world, both classic and contemporary.
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Barcelona - La Sagrada Familia Cathedral.

 Cathedrals History Church Catholic Gothic Christianity Notre Dame Basilica Barcelona
Vatican - St. Peter's Basilica at night - The biggest religious building in the world and the center of Christendom, built on top of Saint Peter's tomb.
 Cathedrals History Church Catholic Gothic Christianity Notre Dame Basilica Barcelona
Vatican - St. Peter's Basilica - Detail of the dome, designed by Michelangelo.

 Cathedrals History Church Catholic Gothic Christianity Notre Dame Basilica Barcelona
Vatican - St. Peter's Basilica.

  Cathedrals History Church Catholic Gothic Christianity Notre Dame Basilica Barcelona
Paris - Notre Dame.

 Cathedrals History Church Catholic Gothic Christianity Notre Dame Basilica Barcelona
Paris - Notre Dame at night.

 Cathedrals History Church Catholic Gothic Christianity Notre Dame Basilica Barcelona
Paris - Notre Dame - Detail of the Rose window. At the time it was built, it was the biggest window in the world.

 Cathedrals History Church Catholic Gothic Christianity Notre Dame Basilica Barcelona
Iceland - Reykjavik - Hallgrímskirkja - One of the biggest buildings in the country.

 Cathedrals History Church Catholic Gothic Christianity Notre Dame Basilica Barcelona
Rome - Jubilee Church
 Cathedrals History Church Catholic Gothic Christianity Notre Dame Basilica Barcelona
Colombia - Las Jajas - According to the legend, it signals the apparition of the Virgin Mary in the place.

 Cathedrals History Church Catholic Gothic Christianity Notre Dame Basilica Barcelona
USA - California - Crystal Cathedral.
 Cathedrals History Church Catholic Gothic Christianity Notre Dame Basilica Barcelona
USA - California - Crystal Cathedral.

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