Places of Worship

Vestland, Norway

Undredal Stave Church

Famed for being the smallest stave church still in use in all of Scandinavia, it is just the right size for the village’s inhabitants of around 100 people and 500 goats.

Tallinn, Estonia

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

This church reaches new heights of aesthetically alluring detail being Tallinn’s largest orthodox cupola cathedral.

Port Stanley, Ontario, Canada

Christ Anglican Church

This lovely 19th-century church was built thanks to a land grant from a militia veteran of the War of 1812.

Lincoln, United Kingdom

Lincoln Cathedral

This cathedral was once the tallest building in the world -- surpassing the Pyramids of Giza.

Hofsós, Iceland

Grafarkirkja

Iceland's oldest turf church bears the carvings of a renowned 17th century woodworker.

Grantsville, Maryland, United States

The Village Church

After 90 years in service, this Church was relocated to an artisan's village to continue its vocation.

Awhitu, New Zealand

Kohekohe Church

Built by a Waiuku native, this Presbyterian church was used for prayer services and Temperance meetings until it was decommissioned in 1976.

Selvogur, Iceland

Strandarkirkja

This seaside Icelandic church has mystical beginnings - and a divine legacy.

Bridgetown, Barbados

Nidḥe Israel Synagogue

The British government opened Barbados to many settlers, and so Sephardic Jews from Brazil and Holland sought refuge there from the grips of the Inquisition while they were also drawn to the wealth of the sugar trade.

Faro, Portugal

Igreja do Carmo

It has been said this church was built at a time during Portuguese history where money flowed freely from the colonies and the church was paid for in Brazilian gold, paving way for an interior of gilded altars.

Ontario, Canada

Rideau Street Chapel

Originally built in 1888, the Rideau Street Chapel is now housed in the National Gallery of Canada.

Rajasthan, India

Rani Sati Temple

The Rani Sati Temple is dedicated to a historic figure who performed the Hindu practice of sati, or a widow's self-immolation on her deceased husband's funeral pyre.

Taipei, Taiwan

Guandu Temple

Built in 1712, the Guandu Temple honors the Buddhist diety Mazu, the goddess of the sea.

Bila Tserkva, Ukraine

The Church of St. John the Baptist

Prominently situated overlooking Bila Tserkva, The Church of St. John the Baptist is believed to built above ruins of an ancient "white church".

Penang, Malaysia

Kek Lok Si Temple

Featuring thousands of images and sculptures of Buddha, the Kek Lok Si Temple is the largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia.

Vik, Iceland

Reyniskirkja Church

Situated on a hill, the Reyniskirkja Church is estimated to be the only building that would survive the volcanic eruption of the nearby Katla volcano.

Þingvellir, Iceland

Þingvellir Church

Thingvellir Church sits on the land of Iceland's first parliament established in 874 AD.

Villabassa, Italy

Church of St. Magdalena in Moso

The Church of St. Magdalena in Moso was comissioned by Countess Paola di Gonzaga, a member of one of Italy's most influential noble houses during the Renaissance.

Budapest, Hungary

Kazinczy Street Synagogue

Along with its significance as a center of traditional Orthodox Jewish life, the Synagogue is noted for its decidedly Art Nouveau architecture.

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Guardian Angel Cathedral

With its towering iconic A-frame facade, this inclusive Cathedral located on the Strip holds its own as a highly sought after place of worship for gangsters, hospitality workers, and tourists alike.

Odessa, Ukraine

Al Salam Mosque

The only monument to Islam in Odessa, the Al Salam Mosque and adjoining Arabian Culture Center are emblems of the long Muslim history of the Ukranian port city.

New York, New York, USA

Judson Memorial Church

Located in Washington Square, the Judson Memorial Church emerged as an advocate for the LGBTQ+ community in the 1960s.

Chicago, Illinois, USA

First Church of Deliverance

Founded in 1939, the First Church of Deliverance occupies a unique Art Moderne building designed by African American architect Walter T. Bailey.

Green Lake, Wisconsin, USA

Chapel Car “Grace”

Fully furnished with pews and an altar, this train car served as a traveling chapel throughout the American West.

Copenhagen, Denmark

Bagsværd Church

Considered a masterpiece of contemporary church architecture, Denmark's Bagsvaerd Church is a Lutheran church known for its naturally illuminated interior.

Vienna, Austria

Stephansdom

Although construction of this cathedral started in 1137, St. Stephen's as we know it today wasn't completed for over 800 years.

Florianopolis, Brazil

Paróquia Nossa Senhora a Lapa

With a history dating back to the late 1700s, this church has seen many renovations throughout the years to preserve its beloved features.

Bukhara, Uzbekistan

Mir Arab Madrassah

This religious school in Central Asia has served as a prestigious educational center since it was established in the early 16th century.

Agra, India

Taj Mahal Mosque

Actively used for Islam worship, this 17th-century mosque, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, is located on the grounds of the Taj Mahal.

Brownsville, Minnesota, USA

Church of the Holy Comforter

The man who built this church in Brownsville, Minnesota in 1872 was also responsible for the founding of the town itself.

Husavik, Iceland

Húsavík Church

This historic church is the most famous landmark in the small, northern town of Húsavík.

Delhi, India

Humayun’s Tomb

This magnificent mausoleum is both a tribute to love and grief also represents a huge leap forward in Mughal architecture.

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