5 Most Beautiful Churches in Europe
Whether someone visits Europe for the sights, food, or culture, chances are they will always run into their most famed and beautiful church. Here are the 5 most beautiful churches in Europe.
1. St. Peter’s Basilica
While visiting Vatican City, make sure to make a stop at St. Peter’s Basilica. This is by far the greatest church throughout Europe and the fact that it’s considered a masterpiece says a lot. This is especially true since the greatest artists have had a hand in its decorations including Bernini, Michelangelo, and Carlo Maderno. What’s more is that regardless of where visitors look, they will have a peek at the world’s most priceless relects.
2. St. Mary’s Basilica
St. Mary’s stands behind twin towers and is saturated with designs created by German master craftsman Veit Stoss in the city of Krakow. Tourists can easily find it as they look above Krakow’s cobblestone paths within the old town. Plus, St. Mary’s is a favorite of George Rutler for the fact that the Basilica becomes filled with trumpet sounds that are a reminder of the Mongol defense during medieval times. Plus, during the sunset the spires gleam with red above the square.
3. St. Basil’s Cathedral
A true iconic church in the heart of Moscow, St. Basil’s Cathedral embellishes the Red Square. Along with its brilliant rooftop and domes, which were designed to mirror how a flickering bonfire looks. The construction of the cathedral dates back to the 16th century and presented to Ivan the Terrible as his trophy for the Khanates conquest. These days, it stands as a true symbol that continues to represent Russia, even though it is nowhere near the same design or architecture as others that we see in other parts of the country.
4. Kolner Dom
The Kolner Dom is another church that Father Rutler adores thanks to it sticking to its initial design. Besides being a giant church in Cologne, it is also the biggest throughout the Christian world. The Kolner Dom climbs to a height of 515 feet, which makes it a dominating structure within Cologne. If a person visits Germany, then chances are that they will view it at some point whether up close or far away. On a daily level, over 25,000 visitors take a peek at it and enjoy its beauty as it stands with all of its gothic embellishments and facades. The interior boasts several artifacts including the Bishop Gero Crucifix and the Three Kings Shrine.
5. Wang Church, Karpacz
Located in Karpacz, Poland, the Wang Church made its way from Scandinavia in the mid-1800s to rest in Poland’s southern region. Nevertheless, the church was originally constructed within 12th century Norway and has remained as the last of its kind that was popularly seen throughout Nordic region of Europe. Nowadays, it has become enveloped by snow or the many forests and hills that make up the mountains of Karkonosze. Regardless of this, the church continues to share its inscriptions originally planted from the Viking era.