Places of Worship

Places of Worship

For thousands of years people around the world have built structures for worship. These Temples, churches, Mosques, synagogues and other religous buildings are beautifully constructed and often very unique making them destinations for both worshippers and travelers.

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16th Street Baptist Church

Alabama, USA

The First Colored Baptist Church of Birmingham was a rallying point for African Americans during the Civil Rights era.

Aachen Cathedral


One of the oldest cathedrals in Europe, Emperor Charlemagne was buried here in 814.

Photo by Jim Linwood

Angkor Wat


This stunning religious monument should be on everyones wanderlist.

Photo by Image Catalog

Basilica di San Lorenzo


Visit the burial place for the Medici family, a rich and powerful family of rulers in Italy.

Cattedrale di Pisa


This breathtaking Roman Catholic cathedral was constructed in the 11th century.

Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore


Enjoy panoramic views of Florence from the top of the third largest church in the world.

Photo by SridharSaraf

Christ Church

Pennsylvania, USA

From 1754 to 1810, the church's tower and steeple was the tallest structure in what is now the United States.

Photo by Aaron Vowels

Church of Saint George


This stone church was carved downward into the surrounding volcanic rock.

Photo by Rod Waddington

Duomo di Milano


The magnificent basilica took 6 centuries to complete.

Hagia Sophia


Built in 537, it remained the world's largest cathedral for almost 1000 years.

Photo by Pedro Szekely



Located in Kyoto, this Buddist temple was built over 1200 years ago during the Heian period.

Photo by Domenico Convertini

Kölner Dom


At 157 m, the cathedral is currently the tallest twin-spired church in the world.

Photo by Harry Traber

Mission San Diego de Alcala

California, USA

Founded in 1769, it was the first of twenty one missions to be started in California.

Photo by Rennet Stowe

Notre Dame


Nearly destroyed by fire, this over 650 year old cathedral is one of the most famous in the world.

Old North Church

Massachusetts, USA

The oldest standing church in Boston, it was used to warn the colonists of the British Army.

Park Street Church

Massachusetts, USA

Built in 1809, it was the tallest building in the United States until 1828.

Photo by Robert Linsdell



Take in the panoramic views of Paris while visiting the beautiful white stoned basilica.

Sagrada Familia


Still under construction, this unique basilica began development in 1882.

Saint Paul's Cathedral

United Kingdom

This enormous white cathedral is one of the tallest buildings in London.

Sainte Chapelle


On a sunny day, the massive stained glass windows that surround the chapel are magnificent.

Photo by Cathedrals e Iglesias

Sanctuary of Truth


Constructed entirely of wood, inside you'll find carvings of Buddhist and Hindu gods.

Photo by kizamaya

Santa Maria delle Grazie


Home to Leonardo da Vinci's famous painting called "The Last Supper".

Photo by Emilio Garcia

Segovia Cathedral


This large cathedral constructed in the 16th century was dedicated to the Virgin Mary.

Photo by Graeme Churchard



Built in the 7th century AD, it's the oldest temple in Tokyo.

Shwedagon Pagoda


A sacred Buddhist pagoda containing the relics of the four previous Buddhas of the present kalpa.

Photo by Werner Bayer

Sistine Chapel

Vatican City

Located in the Vatican Palace, it is here that popes are chosen and crowned.

St. Louis Cathedral

Louisiana, USA

One of the oldest churches in the US, it is dedicated to King Louis IX of France.

Photo by Bernard Spragg. NZ

St. Mark's Basilica


Visit this impressive Roman Catholic church that dates back to the 11th century.

Photo by Jorge Franganillo

St. Patrick's Cathedral

New York, USA

This Neo Gothic Roman Catholic Cathedral dates back to 1858.

Photo by Warren LeMay

Temple Expiatori del Sagrat Cor


Enjoy panoramic views of Barcelona from this church at the summit of Mount Tibidabo.

Photo by Emma

Temple Mickve Israel

Georgia, USA

Constructed in 1876, it is home of the third oldest Jewish congregation in the United States.

Photo by Stephen Rahn

Vatican City

Vatican City

A city-state surrounded by Rome, it is the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church.

Washington National Cathedral

Washington, D.C., USA

The second largest church in the US, it has witnessed 3 presidential funerals.

Photo by F Delventhal

Westminster Abbey

United Kingdom

This 10th century church as been used for royal coronations since the 1066.