Sacred Architecture

The history of architecture is very much the history of sacred structures. The importance of religion in most historic cultures made the church or temple or mosque, etc, the most influential building in any community. Religious and sacred buildings are amongst the most impressive, expressive, and enduring ever created.

Sacred, religious and holy structures often evolved over centuries and were the largest buildings in the world, prior to the modern skyscraper. "Few people who worked on them expected to see them finished during their lifetimes. Being involved in the construction of a cathedral, even as the building patron, required a willingness to be part of a process that was larger than oneself."

- Cathedral Nave - Amiens, France -

Cathedral at Night - Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Brunelleschi's Dome - Florence, Italy

The Grand Palace - Bangkok, Thailand

The Cathedral of Vilnius - Vilnius, Lithuania

The Church of The Holy Sepulchre - Jerusalem, Israel/Palestine

Angkor Wat - Siem Reap, Cambodia

Inside The Cathedral - Salamanca, Spain

Savior on the Spilled Blood - St Petersburg, Russia

St Giles' Facade - Edinburgh, Scotland

Greek Temple Ruins - Agrigento, Sicily, Italy

The Temple of Heaven - Beijing, China

Madrasa Wall - Marrakech, Morocco

Borgund Stavkyrkje - Borgund, Norway

Santa Maria de Montserrat - Montserrat, Spain

Boudhanath Stupa - Kathmandu, Nepal

St Mary le Strand - London, England

Religious Structures

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