Churches are known to have amazing architecture and an amazing history. While some churches that have been recently constructed too have managed to incorporate detailed architecture and beauty, the sacred materials, statues, glass window paintings and more make some churches stand out.
Here’s a list of some of the most beautiful and large churches all over the world
10. Ulm Minster, Ulm, Germany
Size: 8260 Sq. Mts
The Ulm Minister stands 161.5 meters high and is the tallest church in the world. This church is a classic representation of the Gothic church architecture. In order to get to the top of the church one needs to climb up 768 steps. Once at the top, you can see a panoramic view of the city of Ulm. The church was constructed in 1377 but since the construction was on and off it finally got completed in 1890.
9. Basilica Of Our Lady Of Pillar, Aragon, Spain
Size: 8318 Sq. Mtrs
This church is the first ever church in Spain that has been dedicated to Virgin Mary. It is said that Virgin Mart appeared to Apostle Saint James while he was at prayer on the bank of the river Ebro. He was given a wooden stature of herself during this vision and instructed him to build a church. He constructed a small church post which the construction continued to be added to it. The El Pillar Basilica, was built around the pillar where Virgin Mary’s statue was placed and the pillar and the statue till ate remain intact. A number of pilgrims flock Spain to visit the statue each year.
8. Church Of The Holy Trinity, Santarem, Portugal
Size: 8700 Sq. Mtrs
This is one of the largest churches in the world that can accommodate 9000 worshipers at a time. The church has a number of chapels and also has 44 concessionaries. The church was constructed by prominent Greek architect Alenxandros Tombazis from the year 2004 to 2007. This is one of the modern day churches that look very different from the ancient churches you will normally find.
7. Liverpool Cathedral, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Size: 9687 Sq. Mtrs
The Liverpool Cathedral is the largest Cathedral in UK that is 189 meters in length making it the longest Cathedral in the world. The church is about 101 meters in height and is also popularly known as the Metropolitan cathedral of Christ the King. The church was constructed in 1904 and took a while to get completed. The church was finally ready in 1978.
6. Basilica Of Our Lady Of Lichen, Konin, Poland
Size: 10090 Sq. Mtrs
This is one of the largest churches in the world that stands tall at 141.2 meters. The church begun construction in 1994 was completed only in 2004. There are 33 steps that lead towards the church and it represents the early life of Jesus Christ. The church has a total of 365 windows, 52 doors and 12 columns that symbolize the number of days and weeks in a year and the 12 Apostles.
5. Milan Cathedral, Milan
Size: 10186 Sq Mts
The Milan Cathedral is the second largest Catholic Cathedrals in the world. This church is one of the best examples of Gothic architecture with 135 spires in the church. These spires are crowned with significant people of Italy. This Cathedral stands 108 meters tall.
4. Cathedral Of Saint John The Divine, New York, United States
Size: 11200 Sq. Mtrs
The Cathedral Of Saint John The Divine is the largest Anglican Cathedral in the world which is 183 meters high. This church was constructed in 1892, however it took a long time for the construction of this church to get completed.
3. Seville Cathedral, Seville, Spain
Size: 11520 Sq Mtrs
The Seville Cathedral is the largest Cathedral in Spain which is spread across 11520 sq mtrs of land. This church is also one of the UNESSSCO world heritage sites in Spain which was built between 1402 and 1528. The Cathedral is designed by French architect Rouen Cathedral. The main attractions in this church are the 45 carved scenes from the life of Jesus on wood.
2. Basilica Of The National Shrine Of Our Lady Of Aparecida, Aparecida, Brazil
Size: 12000 Sq. Mts
The Basilica Of The National Shrine Of Our Lady Of Aparecida is the most important church to the pilgrims of Marian who come here each year to worship her. The church is massive and can accommodate 45000 worshipers. It was constructed in 1834 and 1888 and also has a dome which is 70 meters high.
1. St.Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City
Size: 15160 Sq Mts
St.Peter’s Basilica is the largest Catholic Cathedral which was built by Pope Nicholas V in the 15th century. The church is the most important church for Roman Catholics and has statues that date back to 1662.