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Awe-Inspiring Places Of Worship From Around The World
The Blue Mosque, also known as Sultanahmet Camii, is a historic and breathtaking place of worship in Istanbul, Turkey. With thousands of glistening, blue tiles adorning the interior walls, it is a stunning example of classic Ottoman architecture with traditional Islamic elements.
The Blue Mosque
The magnificent St. Peter's Basilica is located in Vatican City, the universal headquarters of the Catholic Church, and also the Pope's residence. Visited constantly by tourists, it boasts a historic crossover of Italian culture, religion, and renaissance, with Michelangelo as its primary designer.
St. Peter's Basilica
The only Baha'i temple in North America, The Baha'i House of Worship is located in Willmette, Illinois. The beautiful, detailed exterior is symmetrical on all nine sides — nine is believed to have mystical properties by Baha'i followers — and the sacred gardens, some with reflecting pools, serve as outdoor prayer spaces.
Bahá'í House of Worship
Commissioned by Russian Tsar Ivan IV, "The Terrible," and constructed between 1554 and 1560, the psychedelic and quirky Saint Basil's Cathedral in Moscow's Red Square is hard to miss. According to legend, the cathedral was built by an Italian architect who was later blinded by Ivan IV so that he could never replicate the design of the building anywhere else.
Saint Basil's Cathedral
The Sheikh Zayed Mosque in the United Arab Emirates has glistening onion-top domes, shiny pools spanning the courtyard, marble tiles with hand-painted flowers, gemstones throughout, and verses of the Quran in calligraphy and painted with gold leaf. With an open-door policy, tourists and worshippers can stroll in to pray or just witness the details.
Sheikh Zayed Mosque