Christianity and Churches Around the World

church mt. sinai

Sunset at Mt. Sinai, Egypt

With one of the biggest religions celebrating their revered holiday this weekend, I thought it would be fitting to show you some symbols of Christianity I have encountered around the world on this Good Friday Photo of the Week edition. I have been lucky enough to see some of the most famous churches in the world and some lesser known ones which are just as beautiful.  They come in all sizes and shapes and they are found all over the globe in some surprising places.  Regardless of your faith, you can’t help but be awed by them; they are works of art and architecture on an grand scale.

notre dame paris

Notre Dame, Paris France

St marks basilica venice

St Mark's Basilica - Venice, Italy

church byblos lebanon

Byblos Lebanon

kazakhstan church

Aktobe Kazakhstan

kiev ukraine church

Kiev Ukraine

church candles

Inside Cathedral in Milan, Italy

La Sagrada Familia

La Sagrada Familia - Barcelona, Spain

church shadow

Santorini, Greece

St. John's Co-Cathedral Malta

St. John's Co-Cathedral - Valletta, Malta

church berlin

Memorial church near the old Berlin Wall


Christian Mosaic - Madaba, Jordan

St. Peter's Basilica

St. Peter's Basilica - Vatican City

church and hymnal

Bergamont, Italy

Volgograd Russia church

Volgograd, Russia

Jesus La Sagrada Familia

Jesus sculpture outside La Sagrada Familia - Barcalona, Spain

milan cathedral

Milan, Italy Cathedral

Basilica dome

St. George's Basilica - Gozo, Malta

Sacre Coeur

Sacre Coeur - Paris, France

St. Mark's alter Venice

St. Mark's altar - Venice, Italy

dubrovnik sunset

Church sillouette - Dubrovnik, Croatia


Malta countryside

St. Peter's Basilica columns

St. Peter's Basilica - Vatican City

golden cross

Golden crosses - Kiev, Ukraine

golden alter

Golden Altar - Venice, Italy

Jesus writing

Door of La Sagrada Familia - Barcelona, Spain

cross sunset

Church in DeSmit, South Dakota USA

If you want to see another side of religion and faith, take a look at my photo documentary of Mosques around the Middle East or Religions Collide on Adam’s Peak Sri Lanka.


Your Comments

17 Comments so far

  1. Emily says:

    The one of the church in Volgograd is incredible! I can’t believe it’s sparkling like that!

  2. Greg says:

    Really like these pictures. I have been to many but not all of these churches. I also wanted to give you a compliment. I started following this blog a couple years ago & then I went on my own 9 month RTW trip. I have now started to follow the blog again and have noticed how much better the picture quality is now. Keep up the good work!

    • Sherry says:

      Thanks Greg! Yes – lots of practice means improvement! So happy you took your own trip – hope you loved it! Are you back now?

      • Greg says:

        Yep. Moved to Portland, OR from Nashville, TN a couple months ago. We loved our RTW trip. 1st leg lasted 9 month where we visited 22 countries on 4 continents. Second leg lasted 3 months where we touted 19 countries on 2 continents.

  3. Gorgeous shots Sherry. Think I like the inside of La Sagrada Familia the best, though the church in Volgograd is no slouch!

  4. Mark H says:

    What an enjoyable themed photojourney.

  5. JoAnna says:

    Beautiful photos, Sherry! I’m not religious by any stretch of imagination, but I like to visit churches, cathedrals and other places of worship when I travel because they’re such an important part of a destination’s culture.

  6. Don Faust says:

    I was mesmerized by La Sagrada Familia. The architecture was so unique!

  7. Amanda says:

    Some truly stunning photos here, Sherry! Wow!

  8. Leah Travels says:

    The golden alter in Venice is amazing. Truly.

  9. EJ Juen Jr says:

    Hi Sherry, thanks for sharing these great photos. It’s amazing how these churches are magnificently unique to one another but all points out to the same Christian faith.

  10. EJ Juen Jr says:

    Hi Sherry, thanks for sharing these great photos. These churches are magnificently unique to one another which is clearly influenced by the culture on where each churches were built.

  11. Ciao Sherry. Some of your pictures have been taken in places that I thought I knew well enough not to be impressed by any pictures at all yet I must say that you made me see something different. I really like like all of your pictures! Artists are those who see even ordinary things from that special angle that makes them precious. Congratulations!


  12. Shtina says:

    Those are incredible images! I love the combination of details and grandeur in your collection. Thanks for sharing!

    Plus I had no idea that Malta had churches like that.

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