ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

10 Unique Church buildings around the world!

Updated on May 10, 2011

Definition of Church

Church may refer to Religion : Church (building) Church service , a formalized period of communal worship.

ARAJUKU: A Japanese Church

Unique facts

It was built in Tokyo in 2005, has a special ceiling that creates an echo of two centuriesand offers a unique experience for listeners.

The Red Cathedral

St. Basilica Cathedral  - Church of colored Red Square - Russia
St. Basilica Cathedral - Church of colored Red Square - Russia

Sitting in the Red Square

Located in Moscow, Russia - Red Square. This is an Orthodox church with a series of thincolored dome to a point, called onion-shaped domes, which are part of the architecture of the Kremlin.

The cathedral was commissioned by Ivan the Terrible to commemorate the capture of Khanate of Kazan in 1588.

Hallgrímskirkja: An outstanding Church in Iceland

Hallgrímur church

The Hallgrímskirkja (literally Hallgrímur church) is a Lutheran parish church located inReykjavik, Iceland. It has 74.5 meters, and is the 4th tallest architectural structure in Iceland. The church is named after the Icelandic poet and priest Hallgrímur Pétursson(1614 - 1674), author of Passion Choral. He was commissioned in 1937 and took 38 years to be built.

Temppeliaukio Kirkko: Stone Church

Stone Church - Facts

The Temppeliaukio Kirkko (Stone Church) is a sensational work of modern architecturein Helsinki. Completed in 1952, is built entirely underground and has a ceiling made ​​ofcopper. It was designed by architect brothers Timo and Tuomo Suomalainen andcompleted in 1969. They chose an outcrop of rock 40 meters above street level. It is oneof the most popular tourist attractions in Helsinki and often full of visitors.

Metropolitan Cathedral Nossa Senhora Aparecida

 Modern -  Church of the architect Oscar Niemeyer
Modern - Church of the architect Oscar Niemeyer

Metropolitan Cathedral Nossa Senhora Aparecida

Metropolitan Cathedral Nossa Senhora Aparecida in Brazil's capital is an expression ofthe architect Oscar Niemeyer. This hyperboloida framed concrete structure, has glass roof to open up the heavens. On May 31, 1970, the structure of the cathedral was finished, and only 70 m diameter circular area were visible.The Cathedral project is based on the principle of revolution hyperboloidului asymmetric sections. The structure itself is symmetrical concrete columns 16. These columns, having hyperbolic section, a weight of 90 tons and are two hands that go up to heaven.

Borgund Church

Borgund Church: The best preserved wooden church.
Borgund Church: The best preserved wooden church.

Borgund Church - Facts

Borgund Church is one of Norway's best preserved wooden churches of the existing 28.This wooden church, built probably in the 12th century, has not changed the structure and had no major repairs from the date it was built.

Las Lajas Cathedral

Las Lajas Cathedral: A Gothic cathedral s like stolen from the fairy tale.
Las Lajas Cathedral: A Gothic cathedral s like stolen from the fairy tale.

Las Lajas Cathedral - the inspiring story

Las Lajas Cathedral is located in southern Colombia, built in 1916 in Guaitara rivercanyon. According to legend, this was the place where a woman of quinones MuesesMaría brought his deaf daughter Rosa and which sits on a rock, spoke for the first time hesaw an apparition in the cave.

Later, a mysterious painting of the Virgin Mary, who bore a child in her arms was foundon the cave wall. The painting was shown in studies that there is no evidence of dye orpigment used on the stone, but when a sampling basis was taken, it was found that thestone had been dipped in a color depth of several meters. Legend has led to theconstruction of this amazing church.

St. Joseph Church

St. Joseph Church: Known for the 13 golden domes.
St. Joseph Church: Known for the 13 golden domes.

St. Joseph - a Ukrainian Greek Catholic Churh

Church of St. Joseph is an Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Chicago. Built in 1956,is known for its ultra-modern towers thirteen gold symbolizing the twelve apostles andJesus Christ being the largest center of the dome. The interior is completely decorated in Byzantine style icons (fresco). Unfortunately, the iconography was deported back toUkraine, before finishing to write the names of all the saints, according to tradition.

Ružica Church

Ruica Church - Where the chandeliers are made of bullet casings.
Ruica Church - Where the chandeliers are made of bullet casings.

Ružica Church - Facts

Situated in the Kalemegdan Fortress in Belgrade, Serbia, Ružica Church is a smallchapel decorated with ... art of war! Its chandeliers are made ​​entirely of bullet casing,swords and cannon parts.

Area church was used by the Turks as gun powder storage for over 100 years, and shehad to be largely rebuilt in 1920 after the First World War. Although affected by thebombing, was a miracle in a terrible massacre in the great war. While fighting alongsideEngland and the USA on the front of Thessaloniki, Serb soldiers were able to build these amazing chandeliers. It is one of the best example of art of war

Saint Ghildas Chapel

St Ghildas Chapel -  Built at the base of a stone cliff
St Ghildas Chapel - Built at the base of a stone cliff

Chapel of Saint Ghildas

Chapel of St. Ghildas channel is placed above the River Blavet in Brittany, France. Built like a stone barn at the base of a cliff, it was once a holy place of the Druids. St. Ghildas walked steadily to preach in Wales, Ireland and Scotland. He arrived in Brittany, in about 540 AD and is said to have preached Christianity in a cave, now contained in the chapel.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • ccdursina profile imageAUTHOR

      Carolina Dursina 

      5 years ago from Spring Green WI

      Thank you everyone for visiting my hub!

    • Vacation Trip profile image


      5 years ago from India

      Wow. Excellent hub with beautiful photos of churches. The Red Cathedral is breath taking. Thank you for sharing. Voted up and awesome.

    • profile image

      Linda Myshrall 

      5 years ago

      Wow! These are so fantastic. I think I would need a little extra faith while sitting underneath all that rock over the Chapel of Saint Ghildas. : )

    • Victoria Lynn profile image

      Victoria Lynn 

      5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Oh, my! I've never seen anything like these buildings. How amazing! Voted up, interesting, awesome, and beautiful!

    • Etherealenigma profile image

      Sandra M. Urquhart 

      6 years ago from Florida

      Wow! The Russian one was so pretty! I also loved the underground Japanese one! The stories are interesting too. Thanks for the hub. GB


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)