In Spanish the complete name of the church is – The Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família or Sagrada Família for short. It's a Catholic church in the heart of Barcelona. Designed by Antoni Gaudi, it was completed in 1926. Construction took more than 40 years. At the time of the architect's death, only a quarter had been completed.
The official name of the church – The Cathedral of the Protecting Veil of the Most Holy Mother of God on the Rvu, but it is better known as the Church of St. Basil the Blessed. By order of Ivan the Terrible, the church was built in the center of Moscow in 1561 in just six years to honor the conquest of Kazan and Astrakhan.
Las Lajas, or Las Lajas, – is a small church located inside a canyon on the Guaitara River. The church was built in Gothic style in 1949. Inspired by the story of a woman, Maria Muises, and her deaf and dumb daughter, who had to hide in a canyon from a bad storm. According to legend, on this day and in this place the Virgin Mary appeared to them.
The beautiful Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ on Spilled Blood in St. Petersburg was built on the spot where Emperor Alexander II was assassinated. This church is often confused with the Church of All Saints on Blood in Yekaterinburg, where members of the royal family were shot in 1918.
Located in the German city of Nuremberg, the Frauenkirche was begun by Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV in 1352. The emperor designed it as a place for ceremonies, so it has two aisles and a rostrum.
The Stavka in Borgunn is the oldest surviving frame church in Norway. Built between 1180 and 1250, the church has undergone many changes and reconstructions.
Hallgrímskirkja – is a Lutheran church in the capital of Iceland, Reykjavik, named after the local poet Hadlgrímur Pietursson.
The Chapel of St Michael d'Aiguilhe church is in France. Originally it was a temple of worship to the pagan god Mercury, only later it was converted into a Christian church. In 962, when it was built, it was a small church. By the 12th century it had two chapels, an upper gallery and a bell tower.
Construction lasted only 5 months, but work on the exterior took more than 40 years.
Huge donations were collected for the project. Construction began in 1386, with many architects working on the cathedral. One of them predicted the imminent collapse of the building because of violations of standards, but the cathedral is still standing.
Cathedral in Maringa
Architect José Augusto Bellucci was inspired by a Soviet satellite, so the church has a conical shape.
The Salt Cathedral of Sikapira
The temple has three levels that represent the birth, life and death of Jesus Christ. It is richly decorated with ornaments and sculptures and is part of the Museum of Mineralogy, Geology and Natural Resources.
Chapel on the Rock
John Paul II visited the church in 1993 and had it consecrated. Despite the fact that the center, of which the chapel was a part, was destroyed by fires in November 2011, she remained intact.
Church of the Merciful God the Father
Three huge, unusually shaped concrete walls are designed to regulate the temperature. They contain titanium dioxide, which keeps them white and also helps to reduce air pollution.