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Ten Most Unique Churches

Harajuku: Japanese Futuristic Church

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This futuristic protestant church is located in Tokyo and it was first unveiled by the design firm of Ciel Rouge Creation in 2005. The ceiling is specially made to reverberate natural sound for 2 seconds to provide a unique listening experience for worshipers and tourists.

Saint Basil’s Cathedral: The Red Square ‘s Colorful Church

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The St. Basil’s Cathedral is located on the Red Square in Moscow, Russia. A Russian Orthodox church, the Cathedral sports a series of colorful bulbous domes that taper to a point, aptly named onion domes, that are part of Moscow’s Kremlin skyline.

The cathedral was commissioned by Ivan the Terrible to commemorate the capture of the Khanate of Kazan. In 1588 Tsar Fedor Ivanovich had a chapel added on the eastern side above the grave of Basil Fool for Christ, a Russian Orthodox saint after whom the cathedral was popularly named.


Hallgrímskirkja: Iceland ‘s Most Amazing Church


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The Hallgrímskirkja (literally, the church of Hallgrímur ) is a Lutheran parish church located in Reykjavík , Iceland. At 74.5 metres (244 ft), it is the fourth tallest architectural structure in Iceland. The church is named after the Icelandic poet and clergyman Hallgrímur Pétursson (1614 to 1674), author of the Passion Hymns. State Architect Guðjón Samúelsson‘s design of the church was commissioned in 1937; it took 38 years to build it.

Temppeliaukio Kirkko: The Rock Church

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The Temppeliaukio Kirkko ( Rock Church ) is a thrilling work of modern architecture in Helsinki. Completed in 1952, it is built entirely underground and has a ceiling made of copper wire. It was designed by architect brothers Timo and Tuomo Suomalainen and completed in 1969. They chose a rocky outcrop rising about 40 feet above street level, and blasted out the walls from the inside. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Helsinki and frequently full of visitors.

5. Cathedral of Brasília: The Modern Church of architect Oscar Niemeyer

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The Catedral Metropolitana Nossa Senhora Aparecida in the capital of Brazil is an expression of the architect Oscar Niemeyer. This concrete-framed hyperboloid structure, seems with its glass roof to be reaching up, open, to heaven. On 31 May 1970, the Cathedral’s structure was finished, and only the 70 m diameter of the circular area were visible. Niemeyer’s project of Cathedral of Brasília is based in the hyperboloid of revolution which sections are asymmetric. The hyperboloid structure itself is a result of 16 identical assembled concrete columns. These columns, having hyperbolic section and weighing 90 t, represent two hands moving upwards to heaven. The Cathedral was dedicated on 31 May 1970.

Borgund Church: Best Preserved Stave Church

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The Borgund Stave Church in Lærdal is the best preserved of Norway ‘s 28 extant stave churches. This wooden church, probably built in the end of the 12th century, has not changed structure or had a major reconstruction since the date it was built. The church is also featured as a Wonder for the Viking civilization in the video game ‘Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings’.

7. Las Lajas Cathedral: A Gothic Church Worthy of a Fairy Tale

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The Las Lajas Cathedral is located in southern Colombia and built in 1916 inside the canyon of the Guaitara River . According to the legend, this was the place where an indian woman named María Mueses de Quiñones was carrying her deaf-mute daughter Rosa on her back near Las Lajas (“The Rocks”). Weary of the climb, María sat down on a rock when Rosa spoke (for the first time) about an apparition in a cave.

Later on, a mysterious painting of the Virgin Mary carrying a baby was discovered on the wall of the cave. Supposedly, studies of the painting showed no proof of paint or pigments on the rock – instead, when a core sample was taken, it was found that the colors were impregnated in the rock itself to a depth of several feet. Whether true or not, the legend spurred the building of this amazing church.

St. Joseph Church: Known for its Thirteen Gold Domed Roof

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The St. Joseph The Betrothed is an Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church in Chicago. Built in 1956, it is most known for its ultra-modern thirteen gold domed roof symbolizing the twelve apostles and Jesus Christ as the largest center dome. The interior of the church is completely adorned with byzantine style icons (frescoes). Unfortunately the iconographer was deported back to his homeland before he was able to write the names of all the saints as prescribed by iconographic traditions.

Ružica Church: Where Chandeliers are made of Bullet Shells

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Located over the Kalemegdan Fortress in Belgrade, Serbia, the Ružica Church is a small chapel decorated with… with trench art! Its chandeliers are entirely made of spent bullet casing, swords, and cannon parts..

The space the church now occupies was used by the Turks as gunpowder storage for over 100 years and it had to be largely rebuilt in 1920 after WWI. Though damaged by bombings there was an upshot to the terrible carnage of  The Great War. While fighting alongside England and the US , Serbian soldiers on the Thessaloniki front took the time to put together these amazing chandeliers. It is one of the world’s finest examples of trench art.

Chapel of St-Gildas: Built into the base of a bare rocky cliff

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The Chapel of St-Gildas sits upon the bank of the Canal du Blavet in Brittany, France. Built like a stone barn into the base of a bare rocky cliff, this was once a holy place of the Druids. Gildas appears to have travelled widely throughout the Celtic world of Corwall, Wales, Ireland and Scotland. He arrived in Brittany in about AD 540 and is said to have preached Christianity to the people from a rough pulpit, now contained within the chapel.

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February 28, 2009 - Posted by | Information

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  1. The Church Ruzica in Belgrade, Serbia

    The low on protection (of heritage) is the right that the given object
    could be used and benefit would be collected respecting it`s heart of essence.
    (The legal code of civil law/czar Justinian from year of 533 A.D.)

    The temple dedicated to the Birth of the Virgin Mary.
    The Church Ruzica.
    It is an important church. A votive church. For young men and women, for warriors and mothers.
    Appreciated lady Ruza and Milica. Appreciated Francis`s fiancé and the mother of Milan and Rajko and sisters of Binya and Aaron. Appreciated the Omer`s grandmother.
    Made effort to collect the money to the decorate the interior of the gun powder storage.
    The women and girls of Serbia gave up a part from their powerty.
    So their heroes and heroism wouldn`t be forgotten.
    The artist Kosta Todorovic also made an effort.
    Carefully and for a long time he carves the iconostasis.
    The one that the patrons wanted – low set, old fashioned.

    Monk Rafailo decorated it in colours from his village in Backa, called Deronje.
    The iconostsis from Kovilj monastery made by Marodic is in front of his eyes. He has been looking at it from his tenth year.
    Also the monastery`s chapel of St. Petka, by the spring.
    He stood in the narthex in the church in Bodjani and he counted the images of the women saints.
    He bows down before each one of them remembering their faces.
    Fourteen of them Zefarovic has painted.
    Zograf. His style is modern.

    He doesn`t forget the frescos on his ordain.
    They are from the fifteenth century.
    Three dimensional.
    He is remembering his ordainment in Manasija monastery, on the evening service just before
    St. Petka`s day.
    Is it a sign?
    How will he paint the most sacred woman saint on the Balkan?

    St. Petka of Serbia
    He takes care of every detail while he is painting the main icons.
    He doesn`t sleep.
    He knows that in this church man and woman of different religions will come. That they will look for the cure for their pain. It has been like that since the Saint Duchess Milica, the mother in law of Sultan Bayazit, has obtained by begging the relics of the Patron Saint.
    Her son Stefan, Serbian despot, has taken them to Belgrade and placed them in the church by the name of Ruzica.
    After that Sultan Bayazit`s grandson Mehmed bombed the fortres. He was in a hurry to get north …
    He wanted to conquer the White city which he was told about by his mother the Serbian princes, while she was teaching him the Serbian language.
    Djurdje`s Mara – Good Maria. His stepmother, but dear to him like a mother.
    Sultan Mehmed, called The Coqueror, worried because he might destroy the beautyful church surrounded by roses and the slim tree tops of cypreses of Athos where Czar Lazar`s daughter Olivera, the wife of Sultan Bayazit, has prayed to her God.
    The descendant of the descendants of Sultan Suleiman, whom they called the Glorius, ordered the stones from the foundation to be removed.
    And that Belgrade should be named by the house of the sacred wars.
    Dar ul Jihad.
    The monk painted icons and prays.
    Rafael was his name.

    By Boba Knežević, Licensed Guide & Heritage Interpreter Belgrade/Serbia – ISBN -86 – 85033-06-3/2006 http://wftga.org/1st%20edition%2008%202000%20final.pdf

    Comment by Boba Knezevic | August 8, 2009 | Reply

  2. very good architectur

    Comment by stenly | April 13, 2010 | Reply

  3. VERY…VERY GOOD ARCHITECTUR…VERY UNIQUE.

    Comment by stenly | April 13, 2010 | Reply

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