Photo tour: Cathedrals around the world

As centers of worship for the Catholic faith, cathedrals are also some of the world’s finest architectural gems. Typically featuring Gothic, Baroque, Victorian or Renaissance architecture, they are often a shining example of architectural might.

Cathedrals can be home to stone gargoyles, incredible vaulted ceilings and beautiful panes of stained glass. Take a look at some of the world’s most stunning cathedrals with this photo tour.

Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow (Image: Katie@!)

Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow, Russia (Image: Katie@!)

Notre Dame de Paris, France (Image: levork used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)

Notre Dame de Paris, Paris, France (Image: levork used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)

Washington National Cathedral, Washington D.C. (Image: Ron Cogswell)

Washington National Cathedral, Washington, D.C. (Image: Ron Cogswell)

Notre Dame de Paris, France (Image: Charlie Phillips)

Notre Dame de Paris, Paris, France (Image: Charlie Phillips)

Westminster Abbey, London (Image: Olivier Bruchez used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)

Westminster Abbey, London, England (Image: Olivier Bruchez used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)

Milan Cathedral, Spain (Image: AiresAlmeida)

Milan Cathedral, Milan, Italy (Image: AiresAlmeida)

La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona (Image: Wolfgang Staudt)

La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain (Image: Wolfgang Staudt)

Santa Maria del Fiore, Italy (Image: jiuguangw used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)

Santa Maria del Fiore, Firenze, Italy (Image: jiuguangw used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul (Image: David Spender)

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey (Image: David Spender)

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul (Image: David Spender)

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey (Image: David Spender)

Cologne Cathedral, Germany (Image: jiuguangw used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)

Cologne Cathedral, Cologne, Germany (Image: jiuguangw used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)

 

(Main image: Katie@!)

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