From underground chapels to futuristic cathedrals: 15 of the most unusual churches in the world
• From the subterranean chapels to futuristic cathedrals: 15 of the most unusual churches in the world
The Church has always enjoyed great popularity among tourists, but in most cases, involve them there is not religion, and convenient location of worship, or the beauty of its architecture.
United States Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel - most visited man-made tourist attraction Colorado. Each year, an unusual chapel is visited by hundreds of thousands of tourists. Each of its spiers consists of 100 identical tetrahedrons length of 23 meters and a weight of 5 tons, which are covered with aluminum panels used in the construction of jet aircraft. The church is divided into Protestant, Catholic, Jewish and Buddhist areas.
Cave church Samaan El Kharaz is located in one of the most unsightly areas of Egypt - in a region where people earn their living by collecting garbage.
For quite trivial stone façade of the church Samaan El Kharaz is hiding a huge cavern, which can accommodate more than 10 thousand people.
Chapel St Michel d'Egil, built in the 10th century at the top of the neck near the town of Le Puy-en-Velay in France. Many tourists visit the church on the way to Santiago de Compostela.
Externally Temppeliaukio Church in Helsinki did not like the religious building.
The interior space Temppeliaukio church was excavated in the rock. The room has good acoustics so that even used as a site for concerts.
The Chapel of the Holy Cross, built in the red rocks of Sedona, Arizona, USA.
The Church of St. George, carved in stone thicker red volcanic tuff in the city of Lalibela in Ethiopia, is included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Las Lajas Sanctuary in the department of Nariño in Colombia is located on the bridge over the gorge, which forms the border between Colombia and Ecuador.
The church of the Heart of Christ in the center of Munich, Germany.
On the Greek island of Mykonos, there are about 400 churches, but the most popular among tourists is the church of Panagia Paraportiani.
Outside the Serbian Orthodox Church in the town of Coober Pedy in Australia looks completely unremarkable.
However, the inside of the church is amazing underground hall, created by the miners, who moved to the region to work in the mine for opal mining. Underground church is located in the desert, where the temperature can reach 40C.
twelve-Cathedral of the Resurrection in Evry was the first cathedral built in France during the last 100 years. The cathedral is built of about one million bricks.
Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California at the time of its completion in 1981 was the world's largest glass building.
Crystal Cathedral was built for the famous televangelist Robert Schuller, and was subsequently sold to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange.
hallgrímskirkja Lutheran Church in Reykjavik - the fourth tallest building in Iceland. On the roof of the church is an observation deck, which is very popular among tourists.
borgund stave church - one of the many churches in Norway frame, which was built in 1180.
Cathedral in Brasilia - one of the most impressive architectural structures in Brazil.
The ceiling of the Cathedral in Brasilia is decorated with stained glass.