16 Most Beautiful And Breathtaking Photos of Temples. Really Fascinating.

Category: Places Published on 24 Nov, 2014

Here the are the most amazing photos of churches and temples that are still used for religious activities, particularly worship services. Some monastery may serve both to house those belonging to religious orders and as a place of worship for visitors.

Paro Taktsang, Paro Valley, Bhutan

Taktsang Palphug Monastery or Tiger’s Nest is  a prominent Himalayan Buddhist sacred site and temple complex, located in the cliffside of the upper Paro valley, in Bhutan.

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Las Lajas Sanctuary, Ipiales, Nariño, Colombia

Las Lajas Sanctuary (Spanish: Santuario de Las Lajas) is a basilica church built in Gothic Revival style between 1916 and 1949. The existence of a shrine in this location was recorded in the accounts of friar Juan de Santa Gertrudis’s journey through the southern region of the New Kingdom of Granada between 1756 and 1764.

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Monastery of Santa María Magdalena, Novelda, Alicante, Spain

Monastery of Santa María Magdalena is located in Novelda, a town in the province of Alicante, Spain. The monastery has a church designed by a disciple of Antoni Gaudi (Antoni Gaudí i Cornet)m Spanish Catalan architect.

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The Church of the Transfiguration, Kizhi Pogost, Republic of Karelia, Russia

The pogost is the area inside a fence which includes two large wooden churches (the 22-dome Transfiguration Church and the 9-dome Intercession Church) and a bell-tower. In 1990, it was included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage sites and in 1993 listed as a Russian Cultural Heritage site. Most remarkable is The Church of the Transfiguration (Russian: Церковь Преображения Господня).

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Kizhi Pogost Кижский Погост The Church of the Transfiguration Церковь Преображения Господня

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Saint Barbara’s Church, Kutná Hora, Czech Republic

Saint Barbara’s Church (Czech: Chrám svaté Barbory) is a Roman Catholic church in Kutná Hora (Bohemia) in the style of a Cathedral, and is sometimes referred to as the Cathedral of St Barbara (Czech: Katedrála sv. panny Barbory). The original design was for a much larger church, perhaps twice the size of the present building. Construction began in 1388, but because work on the church was interrupted several times, it was not completed until 1905.

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