Places of worship from around the world

Somehow I don’t think this is what churches should look like.

Here is a collection of bizarre-looking “churches” from around the world:

Catholic church in Uruguay


St. Paul’s Anglican church in Toronto, Canada


Modern church in Austria


Norwegian church


St. Joseph’s Church in France. It’s 107 meters tall


Roman-Catholic Church in Brazil. It’s a 124 meters tall, the tallest in Latin America


Portuguese church


Wheels of Heaven Church, Melbourne, Australia


St. Francisc Assizkovo Church, Brazil


Krasnoturing Orthodox Church, Sverdlovsk region


Washington, USA


Ohio, USA


Los Angeles, California, USA


Location unknown


Location unknown


Memorial Church of kaiser Wilhelm, Berlin


Santo-Volto Church, Turin, Italy




Peter and Paul’s church in the Netherlands


Cathedral in Liverpool, Great Britain


The first Christian Church in Indiana, USA


Church in the Philipiness


Church in Rome


Church in the Faeroe Islands


Brazilian cathedral


Lutheran Church in Portland, USA


Cathedral of Christ-Light to the World, California


Temple of Christ in Missour, USA


The biggest Christian Church in Pekin


Basilica de Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia



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Feedback (15 Comments)

  • Sofar Posted on March 22, 2008

    Pfft. Modern architecture. I do like that Art Deco one from Washington, though.

  • Dudu Tomaselli Posted on March 23, 2008

    The first one with “Location unknown” is called “Igreja Nossa Senhora de Fátima” and is the first church of Brasília.

  • crimson Posted on March 31, 2008

    I kinda missed the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain
    Beautiful building, even though it was never finished due to the rule of its construction: it was to be build only of donated money

    And mind that in the Kaiser Wilhelm chursch consists of both those buildings, the new one it quite horrible from both the in- and outside, compared to the original one next to it, which was bombed to scrap in WW2

  • michi Posted on March 31, 2008

    I like the one in Berlin.

  • rosa Posted on March 31, 2008

    sad.modern architectural designs
    hmm is it just me or do they all look kinda “corporate /banking building”?
    the worse one was the turin one the ugly modern thing next to the grand old building ugh

  • LittleInsect Posted on March 31, 2008

    The Metroplitan Cathedral in Liverpool, is the catholic one. Given that most catholics in Liverpool are of Irish descent, it has earned the name of ‘Paddy’s Wigwam’

    The two Cathedrals in Liverpool (the other being Anglican) appropriately stand at either end of Hope Street

  • TG Posted on April 1, 2008

    The construction of the La Sagrada Familia temple started in the late 1800s and continues to this day. It’s an incredible work of art. Beautiful and bizarre.

  • Piman25 Posted on April 1, 2008

    The one labeled Washington USA is the LDS (Mormon)Temple in Washington DC. They have over 100 all over the world. The one in San Diego California is also very cool.

  • szimm Posted on April 2, 2008

    pfff, i see that vast ressources are still wasted on the worship of thousand-year-old superstitions and bedtime stories.

    guess things havent changed that much since the dark ages after all.

  • jimbo Posted on April 17, 2008

    Nice selection.
    Check out this roman-catholic one in Zagreb, Croatia.
    People call it “Protos church”

  • Minna Posted on April 18, 2008

    Spooky: as always, thanks for an interesting article but please just STOP with your boring, predictable and prejudiced introductions, like “I don’t think this is what churches should look like”. Wouldn’t you think people would like to see *unbiased* reporting, especially on an oddity site?

    Yup, guess what: I’m sorry but NOBODY wants to read your judgemental views in the beginning of every single article. Just stop, okay? That would make this site a lot more enjoyable.

  • CALEB Posted on November 21, 2008

    well, am wondering where is church architecture heading on to, look at the church in rome, nice forms and everything, but does it fit into the context, anyway, this is the modern world.

  • José Pais Posted on September 13, 2009

    The second one with “Location unknown” is called “Capela do palácio da Alvorada” in Brasília, Brazil

  • Mar Posted on February 16, 2010

    I wonder what church is the one located in Los Angeles CA? Anybody know?

  • yara alflen Posted on March 3, 2010

    the fisrt named “location unknown” is here in brazil, it was built to sarah kubitchek (named: Capela Sara Kubitchek), wife of the president, Jucelino Kubitchek, who built our capital Brasilía. it’s one more church from Oscar Niemeyer, famous and prestigious brazilian architect.
    and these church are also from this architect…
    St. Francisc Assizkovo Church, Brazil -named: Igreja de São Francisco de Assis, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
    Brazilian Church -named: Catedral de Brasília, in Brazilia, Brazil.