What's the best church you've traveled too? Sagrada Familia? Notre Dame? Posted on May 12, 2023 by Anonymous What's the best church you've traveled too? Sagrada Familia? Notre Dame?
San Luigi dei Francesi in Rome because of the Caravaggio tryptique, and the Pantheon 300m away which is technically a church.
FPBP, been a few times. I don't know why it has a hold on me over some of the others even outside of Rome.
>sighsee tier shit in sighsee
>no means of measuring 'best'
The best churches are in the Cuacus region; semi-abandoned pieces of history you can feel it ease in as a traveler.
Fuck every active garden gnomecult centre.
>Bro why even talk about travel, there's no way to tell what's best
still better than half the shit threads on this board
>fuck your active garden gnomecult centre
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What the fuck are you babbling about? Architecture can be appreciated regardless of garden gnome cult
including interiors, my favorites are probably milan duomo, or toledo cathedral
Never been in Milan's but Toledo's is great
after walking 800km's for it, the cathedral of Santiago de compostella was the most beautiful thing I've ever seen. Unique style, great interior, great vibe of the visitors botafumeiro, has one of 8 holy doors in the world, has a dead apostle. also the city is touristic but still feels authentic and historic unlike shit like Prague
This was the first one I thought of as well. On aesthetics alone, it may not be the most beautiful building I’ve ever walked into, but I doubt I’ll ever feel the same way walking into a church as I did after walking to this one from France. Best thing I’ve ever done in my life, honestly.
The first time I saw it, it was night and shrouded in fog. Holy lord it was like something out of dark souls
>Holy lord it was like something out of dark souls
Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim, Norway
I'd like to see this
Kind of a split between Sagrada familia (from inside only) and Hagia Sophia.
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde in Marseille
Church is ok but a killer view once you're up top
Are there actual sighseelets in here shilling SF? In Anadalusia alone there are at least 3 cathedrals that mog the absolute fuck out of that tourist trap satanic erection
>Are there actual sighseelets in here shilling SF?
It's proper sighsee etiquette to include something in your post to get anons to go
apologies to mr cool travel chad we are not worthy
if we consider the context of visiting the church - i really liked Norwich Cathedral. it is grand in stature, sure its nice, has old foundation - most uk cathedrals the interior artwork doesnt compare to mainland catholic ones and they are beautiful exteriors they don't have as intricate design as the central european ones - so based just on the church alone its nice but doesn't compare to others, but norwich itself was a rather chill town that is out of the way in uk - if people go to london, there are other more famous towns they'd do day trips to closer by, and by extension there was almost nobody at the church when i went - just a few old people coming for the chior in the evening, you could walk the cloister all by yourself.
It is located in a quiet area of town, just off the road of the medieval area of town and on the otherside is fancy old residential neighborhood.
relaxing to explore.
Durham is great for its external views - from the river or of the city skyline it really stands out. interior and design nice but mainland Europe has better. moderately touristy city, not nearly as bad as many famous cathedral towns
San Paolo Fuori le Mura is Kino
Tacky as fuck
Pretty sure thats colombia
Las Lajas in Ipiales, Colombia.
Pictures don’t do it justice, seeing the scope of the valley and hearing the river and waterfalls adds so much to it. It’s out of the way from most of the big cities but if you’re ever crossing the border from Colombia to Ecuador it’s right by the crossing.
Imagine *being a Christian religion*and building ornate buildings like a hellbound Muslim and then *bragging* about it.
Imagine believing in ghosts
unfortunately i don't retain that deep memories of churches because i've visited so many but quite often i'll get completely awestruck when i walk into one
in recent times that has happened to me in Crete, Toulouse, Segovia, Braga, and today in Guimarães with the church of St. Francis
pic doesn't do it justice, the chancel is a thing of beauty, with astonishing mixture of tile, gold leaf, and painted wood
also have the memory of the most beautiful detail, which i once saw in Madrid, will look it up tomorrow
architecturally, it has to be Cologne Cathedral though, though Castille boasts a great collection of absolutely splendid cathedrals as well, highly recommend a tour of the region
i like churches with literary connections
example, pic related, winchester cathedral. jane austen is buried there.
i didn't really "travel" there as i used to live in winchester
It is difficult to rank them because each place of worship is so different.
1. Seville Cathedral
2. Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba
3. Heddal Stave Church
5. Granada Cathedral
I think Notre Dame would by 6th for me (before the fire, haven't been after).
Liverpool Anglican Protestant
Saint Peter's Basilica
You can have nice cathedrals without worshipping a p*pal blasphemer.
>That will be £30 plus tip
All those get boring after your 3rd one
what would be the best 2 to see before you get bored
I honestly don't remember because all rook same
Budapest should be one ig
Wat Phra Thart Pha Sorn Kaew
Holy Sepulchre for obvious reasons and the Tomb of the Theotokos (not really a church but oh well).
Saint Peter's in Rome and Church of All Nations in Gethsemane for the most beautiful visuals.
You cannot miss the Tomb of the Theotokos if you go to Israel. Even if you're protestant and have no respect for the Mother of God you should still go. It's such a wonderfully sombre, quiet and peaceful place.
In terms of sheer uniqueness it's the churches in Tigray. Not as architecturally stunning as what you'd find across Europe or South America but other than Lalibela and Armenia I've never gone out of my way to reach a church outside of a city and to have these places accompanied by incredible surroundings is another special element.
I really like the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth. It's cozy but still has some ancient gravitas to it. I washed my rosary in their little spring in the back which is where Mary supposedly drew water, which was v nice.
Anyone got a good looking protestant church?
To visit? Or just to know of?
both of these were built by Catholics lmao
>The Berlin Cathedral (German: Berliner Dom), also known as the Evangelical Supreme Parish and Collegiate Church, is a monumental German Evangelical church and dynastic tomb (House of Hohenzollern) on the Museum Island in central Berlin.
>The present collegiate church was built from 1894 to 1905 by order of Emperor William II
Luther - 1517
Berliner Dom - 1905
Moreover, when countries became protestant (like Norway and England) it was the exact same people in the exact same churches as before the reformation
>Moreover, when countries became protestant (like Norway and England) it was the exact same people in the exact same churches as before the reformation
got a new boss through corporate takeover at work, survived the "layoffs"
my bad the wikipedia page was quite confusing and LARPing about how the Berliner Dom was first consecrated in the 1400s
it's not anything special though, looks like an american bank
Those aren't really protestant churches though
They really are
Why kind is the hagia Sophia then?
A byzantine church turned mosque, whether we like it or not
It's from before the great schism so it's improper to call it "catholic" or "orthodox" at the exclusion of the other. After the schism it was an orthodox church, just like a protestant church became such after the reformation.
Okay then those aren't protestant churches kek
I've always like the Scandinavian Lutheran churches. They're beautiful but have a strong sense humility .
a dozen in England - norman catholic churches changed into church of england
Every new England town really
Helsinki Cathedral looks nice
i've been intrigued by churches that are displays of power/conquest.
Albi France the cathedral built there after the crusade against the Cathars - there are more elaborate ones but still
many of the spanish cathedrals from the reconquista
expanding outside to now mosques - hagia sophia, dome of rock..
basilica de santa maria guadalupe was cool
san giorgio maggiore was cool too
Any Philippine catholic churches?