The Most Beautiful Churches in the World

Here, proof that a little faith (and a lot of artistic genius) goes a long way.
04/21/2017 02:29 pm ET Updated Apr 21, 2017

For Condé Nast Traveler, by Caitlin Morton.

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Whether it’s a Gaudí-designed masterpiece in Barcelona, an underground cathedral in Ethiopia, or a tiny stone chapel in New Zealand, there’s no denying the aesthetic draw of churches—and these 20 incredible structures draw extra attention for their angles. Here, proof that a little faith (and a lot of artistic genius) goes a long way.

1. St. Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow, Russia

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2. Hallgrímskirkja, Reykjavík, Iceland

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3. Gergeti Trinity Church, Georgia

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4. Notre-Dame Basilica, Montreal, Canada

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5. Church of the Transfiguration, Kizhi Island, Russia

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