Top 10 most beautiful temples in the world
ST. BASIL’S CATHEDRAL
It is a religious building of the XVI century and the most recognizable temple in the world. The acknowledged fact was that Italian architects were invited to build this cathedral in Russia. Masters in construction used the decorations known at that time: “kokoshniki”, “arrows”, “beads”, “crosses”, “snakes”, the general combination of which looks harmonious. All the elevations of the temple are absolutely individual, the giant figured bricks are made of baked clay, which is a great sophistication. If you look at the cathedral from above, you can see that the churches located next to the central one form an eight-pointed star – the symbol of the Virgin Mary.
THE CATHEDRAL OF SAINT PETER IN VATICAN
It is the ceremonial center of the Roman Catholic Church. Many talented people worked on the architecture (Michelangelo, Giacomo Della Port). For more than one century, the construction of the temple was going on, the interior was gradually supplemented with biblical images. The luxurious interior fascinates with an abundance of marble sculptures, gilded altars, fabulously painted frescoes – all this creates a design for the central point of the cathedral.
NOTR-DAM DE PARIS (COLLECTION OF THE PARISIAN GODMATERS) – THE CATHEDRAL TEMPLE IN FRANCE.
Right in front of the entrance, the first bas-relief is the cover of the Guillaume de Paris essay. Woman symbolizes alchemy. In her hand are two books: closed (meaning secret knowledge) and open (knowledge available to everyone). The ladder, which rests on the chest of alchemy, means patience, nine steps – the stages of the alchemical process of great doing.
SPANISH TEMPLE OF SAGRADA FAMILIA (COLLECTION OF THE HOLY FAMILY).
Designed by architect Antoni Gaudi. This building has been built since 1882, it amazes the imagination with its skill and genius. After the death of the architect, his successors continued his endeavors. The columns of this temple are the main element of the building, their special location as they approach the arches of the cathedral forms the effect of the forest. The approximate completion date of construction is scheduled for 2026, this is due to the fact that the technique of making stone blocks that form the building itself is very complex and requires a painstaking attitude towards yourself.
CRYSTAL COLLECTION IN CALIFORNIA, USA.
It is famous for the fact that it has a large number of crystal blocks (12 floors). This evangelical church is built from 12,000 glass rectangles, has strict geometric shapes, clear straight lines.
CHURCH OF HAGIA SOFIA.
In antiquity was the hallmark of Byzantium and its orthodox symbol. From the first days for worship in the cathedral there were numerous precious objects intended for rituals. Types of built mosaics are a combination of the three stages of temple modification. The complex poses of the depicted saints create the impression of a rhythmic movement along the circumference of the domes.
THE CHURCH OF NOTR-DAM-DU-O IN THE FRONCH PROVINCE RONCHAN.
Pilgrimage church, erected by the legendary architect Le Corbusier. It is built on the site of the wreckage of a pagan temple. Famous for the fact that for all the time of its existence has been rebuilt many times. The roof of the church resembles a sea shell, which is a symbol of security, shelter. Its location combines perfectly with the local landscape.
COLUMBIAN SOBOR LAS LACHAS
One of the most visited temples of the South American continent. Made in the Gothic style and is located near the border with Ecuador. According to legend, at this place the mother grazed goats with her deaf-and-dumb daughter. Fleeing from the heavy rain, they ran into the rock, where the face of the Holy Virgin Mary appeared, healing the girl. As a result, the local population found out about this case and built a small chapel, but a gradual modification turned it into a magnificent temple. People consider this place sacred, as symbolized by the numerous signs of the responses of the healed inhabitants. The main feature of Las Lahas is the large altar image of Our Lady of the grave, attracting a large number of believers from around the world.
THE CHURCH OF ANNIVERSARY – THE TEMPLE OF GOD IN ROME.
Appearance and decoration resemble the sail, which blows the air. The idea is based on the fact that the church is a saving ship for travelers in the surrounding sea. The material from which the temple is made is unique, it is prone to photocatalysis, in particular, when sunlight penetrates through the glass, self-purification occurs.
Lutheran Church in Iceland, is one of the highest buildings of the island. The church is named after the poet and preacher Hallgrimyur Pietursson, who wrote The Psalms of the Passion. In addition to its majestic construction, the temple has a weighty instrument, whose weight over 20 tons is an organ.