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List of churches

List of described churches, cathedrals, basilicas and chapels

Here are listed Christian churches, cathedrals, basilicas and chapels described in this website.

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NoNameCountryConstructionRank
4 Cathedral of Santa Maria and San Donato Italy, Veneto the 7th century, around 1140 6
53 Kanheri Caves India, Maharashtra 1700s - 1800s 5
209 Winchester Cathedral United Kingdom, Hampshire 1079 - the 16th century 4
244 St. Etienne Cathedral, Meaux France, Île-de-France ˜ 1175 - 1540 5
246 Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow Russia, Moscow 1555 - 1561 1
262 Basilica of St. Peter Channel in Poi Wallis and Futuna, Futuna 1986 7
275 Grytviken Church (Whalers Church) South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands 1913 7
276 Christ Church Cathedral, Stanley Falkland Islands 1892 8
300 Iracoubou St. Joseph Church French Guiana 1893 7
302 Las Lajas Sanctuary Colombia 1949 3
310 Notre Dame de Paris France 1163 - the late 14th century 1
314 Chapel of St. Nicholas in Nijmegen Netherlands after 1030 7
317 Cathedral of Havana Cuba 1748 - 1832 5
322 Church of Our Lady in Kalundborg Denmark ˜ 1220 4
323 Østerlars Church, Bornholm Denmark, Bornholm ˜ 1160 3
327 Natá Church Panama, Coclé 1522 - the late 17th century 5
332 Cathedral of the Assumption, León Nicaragua, León 1747 - 1814 3
337 Milan Cathedral Italy, Lombardia 1386 - 1965 1
338 Orvieto Cathedral Italy, Umbria 1290 - 1591 2
340 Florence Cathedral Italy, Tuscany 1296 - 1469 1
344 Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi Italy, Umbria 1228 - 1253 2
348 Siena Cathedral of Santa Maria Italy, Tuscany 1229 - 1263 2
349 Cathedral of San Juan Bautista Puerto Rico, San Juan 1540 - 1917 5
380 Haczów Church Poland, Podkarpackie 1388 (?) 3
390 Borgund stave church Norway, Sogne og Fjordane 1180 - 1200 2
396 Boddam Church British Indian Ocean Territories 1932 8
399 Hagia Sophia Turkey, Istanbul 537 1
400 Ottobeuren Basilica Germany, Bavaria 1737 - 1766 2
420 Santiago de Compostela Cathedral Spain, Galicia 1075 - 1211 2
422 Nossa Senhora do Rosário church in Cidade Velha Cape Verde, Santiago 1493 - 1495 5
440 Basilica of Our Lady of Peace of Yamoussoukro Côte d'Ivoire, Lacs 1989 3
443 Antiphonitis church Cyprus, Kyrenia the 12th century 5
478 Belfry of Cagsawa Church Philippines, Albay 1724 4
490 Batalha Monastery Portugal, Leiria 1386-1517 2
494 Church of Santa Coloma d'Andorra Andorra the 8th - 9th century 4
495 Monaco Cathedral Monaco 1875 - 1903 5
496 Assumption Cathedral in Volodymyr-Volynskyi Ukraine, Volyn 1156-1160 5
501 Hvalsey Fjord Church Greenland, Kujalleq ˜ 1300 3
524 Gdańsk St. Mary's Church Poland, Pomerania 1379-1502 3
527 St.Peter's Basilica Vatican 1506-1626 1
528 San Marino Basilica San Marino 1826-1838 6
529 Echternach Basilica Luxembourg, Grevenmacher 1031, 1953 5
530 Tournai Cathedral Belgium, Hainaut 1110 - 1255 2
531 Church of St. Anne in Vilnius Lithuania, Vilnius 1495 - 1500 3
536 St. Vitus Cathedral Czech Republic, Prague 1344 - 1929 2
537 Saint George Church in Voroneţ Monastery Romania, Suceava 1488 2
540 Gorno Nerezi St. Panteleimon church and monastery Macedonia, Skopje 1164 4

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Winchester Cathedral

Winchester Cathedral
Winchester Cathedral, west front / , Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0

One of the largest Gothic cathedrals in Europe is Winchester Cathedral. This magnificent building is located in the valley of River Itchen, but nevertheless dominates the skyline of Winchester city. Building is 169.5 m long!

Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia as seen from Galata Tower, Istanbul
Hagia Sophia as seen from Galata Tower / KamrenB Photography, / CC BY 2.0

One of the most daring buildings in the history of construction is Hagia Sophia - world's largest church for almost one millenia. This building has left huge impact on the development of architecture.

St. Peter's Basilica

St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican
St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican / Dennis Jarvis, , CC BY-SA 2.0

Which building is the most important in the world? One of the contenders for this title is Saint Peter's Basilica. This giant church tells tales about the limitless power of the religion and politics and above all - about the immense creativity of humans.