17 Mind-Blowingly Gorgeous Churches from Around the World

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Churches should be beautiful because our God is so great!

Below are 17 of the most beautiful churches in the world. You can click on any image to enlarge it.

Enjoy!

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St. Isaac’s Cathedral – St. Petersburg, Russia

BRJ INC., Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
BRJ INC., Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception – Mazatlán, Mexico

Prayitno / Thank you for (10 millions +) views, Flickr, CC BY 2.0
Prayitno / Thank you for (10 millions +) views, Flickr, CC BY 2.0

Cathedral of St. Bartholomew – Lipari, Italy

Bs0u10e0, Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0
Bs0u10e0, Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0

Puno Cathedral – Puno, Peru

Brook Ward, Flickr, CC BY-NC 2.0
Brook Ward, Flickr, CC BY-NC 2.0

Notre-Dame Cathedral – Paris, France

Luc Mercelis, Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Luc Mercelis, Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Basilica of St. Sernin – Toulouse, France

Arnaud Abadie, Flickr, CC BY 2.0
Arnaud Abadie, Flickr, CC BY 2.0

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception – Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

YU-JEN SHIH, Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
YU-JEN SHIH, Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Basilica of St. Mary Major – Rome, Italy

Sean O'Neill, Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Sean O’Neill, Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Theatine Church of St. Cajetan – Munich, Germany

Miroslav Petrasko, Flickr,
Miroslav Petrasko, Flickr,

An old convent – Rottenbuch, Germany

Polybert49, Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0
Polybert49, Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0

Crypt Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception – Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

Lawrence OP, Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Lawrence OP, Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph – San Jose, CA

David Yu, Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
David Yu, Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

St. Cecilia’s Church – South City, Saint Louis, MO

Jeff Geerling, Flickr, CC BY-NC 2.0
Jeff Geerling, Flickr, CC BY-NC 2.0

St. Peter’s Church – Vienna, Austria

Miguel Mendez, Flickr, CC BY 2.0
Miguel Mendez, Flickr, CC BY 2.0

Salzburg Cathedral – Salzburg, Austria

Sean O'Neill, Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Sean O’Neill, Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

St. Stephen’s Cathedral – Vienna, Austria

Miguel Mendez, Flickr, CC BY 2.0
Miguel Mendez, Flickr, CC BY 2.0

Votiv Church – Vienna, Austria

Kit Carruthers, Flickr, CC BY-NC 2.0
Kit Carruthers, Flickr, CC BY-NC 2.0

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