Place 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.
16th Street Baptist Church
The First Colored Baptist Church of Birmingham was a rallying point for African Americans during the Civil Rights era.
One of the oldest cathedrals in Europe, Emperor Charlemagne was buried here in 814.
Photo by Jim Linwood
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
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.
Built in 537, it remained the world's largest cathedral for almost 1000 years.
Photo by Pedro Szekely
At 157 m, the cathedral is currently the tallest twin-spired church in the world.
Photo by Harry Traber
Mission San Diego de Alcala
Founded in 1769, it was the first of twenty one missions to be started in California.
Photo by Rennet Stowe
Nearly destroyed by fire, this over 650 year old cathedral is one of the most famous in the world.
Old North Church
The oldest standing church in Boston, it was used to warn the colonists of the British Army.
Park Street Church
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.
Still under construction, this unique basilica began development in 1882.
Saint Paul's Cathedral
This enormous white cathedral is one of the tallest buildings in London.
On a sunny day, the massive stained glass windows that surround chapel should not be missed.
Photo by Cathedrals e Iglesias
Sanctuary of Truth
Constructed entirely of wood, inside you'll find carvings of Buddhist and Hindu gods.
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Santa Maria delle Grazie
Home to Leonardo da Vinci's famous painting called "The Last Supper".
Photo by Emilio Garcia
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.
A sacred Buddhist pagoda containing the relics of the four previous Buddhas of the present kalpa.
Photo by Werner Bayer
Located in the Vatican Palace, it is here that popes are chosen and crowned.
St Louis Cathedral
One of the oldest churches in the US, it is dedicated to Saint Louis, also known as 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
Constructed in 1876, it is home of the third oldest Jewish congregation in the United States.
Photo by Stephen Rahn
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
This 10th century church as been used for royal coronations since the 1066.