It is always hard to choose the top 10 of anything, and so it was with 10 most beautiful churches that we did a while ago… We felt like we missed some pretty astonishing churches, so we decided to make up for it and create a “part two” of that blog post. So, if you also felt like we missed some of those gorgeous European churches (and we know there are quite a few of our readers that felt that way), keep reading – there are more to come.
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Let’s explore more of beautiful European churches…
Westminster Abbey, London, England
Westminster Abbey is not only one of the most beautiful Gothic churches in England, but it is also one of the most popular landmarks of London. This extraordinary church is also a place where many important royal events throughout the history were held, among which, of course, the glorious royal weddings. So, if you’re a fan of the English royal family, be sure to visit Westminster Abbey, you’ll get to learn a lot about fascinating royal history. Also, it is one of the top 10 London selfie spots, check out one of our previous blog posts for more of those.
Westminster Abbey, London
Milan Cathedral, Milan, Italy
Milan Cathedral, or Duomo di Milano, is one truly fascinating church – among all of those beautiful churches in Italy, this one might be the most interesting. Just take a look at its gorgeous marble façade! Did you know that it took over six centuries for it to be completed? You will spend hours admiring all of the details and you will understand why. When you step inside the Cathedral you will be amazed by its stained-glass windows – it’s a whole different level of beauty.
Duomo di Milano
St. Stephen’s Basilica, Budapest, Hungary
Even though it is relatively new, St. Stephen’s Basilica (Hungarian: Szent István-bazilika) in Budapest was built in such a way that it fits perfectly into its historic surroundings. It’s the third-largest Cathedral in Hungary, with a magnificent dome 96 meters high and is the most important religious building in Hungary, as well. The church was named in honor of Stephen – the first King of Hungary and right hand is housed in the reliquary.
St. Stephen’s Basilica, Budapest
Meteora Monasteries, Thessaly, Greece
Meteora is a place of breathtaking beauty located in central Greece. It features a huge complex consisting of sandstone rock pillars atop which famous Eastern Orthodox monasteries have been built. This is one of the most important religious sites in Greece, and it has a long history spanning centuries. Even though it seems pretty impossible to get there, don’t worry – there are regular tours to the Monasteries. Once you get there you will be amazed by the serenity and peace that you’ll feel.
St. Mark’s Basilica, Venice, Italy
Set in the very heart of Venice, on the St. Mark’s Square (Piazza San Marco), St Mark’s Basilica (Basilica San Marco) really get’s a lot of attention, and it surely deserves it. This is one of the most famous churches in Venice and one of the best examples of Italo-Byzantine architecture. The details on the façade are really astonishing – take a look at its gable, golden lion and its gorgeous painted arches. That’s only on the outside! When you get inside you will see all of its amazing golden mosaics that will take your breath away. No wonder it is one of the most-visited and most instagrammable sights in Venice.
St. Mark’s Basilica
Aren’t these just breathtaking? Hopefully, our list feels a bit more complete now, even though we couldn’t list them all.