Church Porn – Some of the Most Stunning Houses of Worship from Around the World

I’ve always been fascinated by architecture – I love when humans create a work of art that is so large that no one can ignore it. Architecture is art at it’s best – aesthetics and function combining to create masterpieces.

The subreddit Architecture Porn (safe for work, I promise) is a comprehensive, ever-growing database filled with the world’s most breathtaking architecture.

I’ve compiled 18 of my favorites for your viewing pleasure!

Church Porn – 18 of the Most Stunning Houses of Worship from Around the World

St. Coloman Church, Bavaria, Germany

St. George’s Cathedral, Kaluga, Russia

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, UAE

The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Atlanta, the Largest Hindu Temple outside of India

Saint Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh, Scotland

The Floor of St John’s Cathedral in Malta. Each Section is a Burial Spot for a Knight of Malta. Each is Made of Inlaid Marble

The Gergeti Trinity Church in Georgia

The High Altar of Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See (Seville, Spain)

The Heddal Stave Church in Notodden, Norway. According to Legend, it was Built in Three Days

The Marble Church, Copenhagen

The Little Chapel in Guernsey is the Smallest Functioning Chapel in Europe and the Smallest Consecrated Church in the World

The Marble Temple, Bankok, Thailand, 1899

The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi

The Upper Church of Ostrog Monestary, Macedonia, 17th Century

Church in Reykjavík

Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Wat Phra Dhammakaya, a Buddhist Temple a Little North of Bangkok

White Temple, Chiang Rai, Thailand

I would think about becoming an architect if there wasn’t so much gosh darn MATH involved!