This year, instead of your usual outings and festivities, why not embark on a unique and captivating journey? Consider exploring some of the world's most stunning churches located abroad. We've curated a list of churches from various corners of the globe that stand out not just for their architectural beauty but also for their remarkable histories and settings.

From churches carved intricately out of rocks to those perched atop hills, our selection offers a diverse array of experiences. Each church provides an opportunity to immerse yourself in a different culture, discover a new country, and embrace the spiritual and aesthetic wonders that these remarkable structures have to offer.

Below are the list of most beautiful churches in world:
 

Gergeti Trinity Church, Stepantsminda Georgia

Georgia is a gorgeous place with stunning natural beauty and several incredible monuments. But none better than the Gergeti Trinity Church. An architectural wonder, it is one of the most popular and must-visit tourist places in Georgia. 

Imagine hiking through the enchanting Caucasus Mountains. It sounds like a surreal experience in itself, right? But how about you visit the most incredible churches you have ever seen during your hike? An ancient structure, it is believed that the Church was built in the 14th Century. 

While the stunning architecture and exterior beauty of the Church are enough to leave you in a state of perpetual awe, be ready to go into a trance when you enter the Church and see its out-of-the-world interiors. It is truly one of the best Christian churches around the world. 

Let us just say that attending a mass, about 7,100 feet above sea level and surrounded by misty clouds, is an experience that you will never forget. 

Notre-Dame Basilica, Montreal, Canada

Speaking of churches, Notre Dame Basilica in Montreal, Canada, deserves its place on the list. The Church is one of the most stunning examples of Gothic Revival-style architecture, built in 1820. 

The Church is an architectural masterpiece and a cynosure to the eye. The two tall towers on the sides make the structure seem imposing yet pleasing to the senses. While it is hard to have enough of its outer beauty, when you step in, you would be in awe of the intricate carvings on the wooden pills and the roof. 

Don't miss the beautiful designs and patterns on the ceiling, which only add to the beauty of the Church. You can visit this church anytime in the year, attend the regular mass, soak in the peaceful environment and feel closer to the divine. 

Hallgrimskirkja, Reykjavik, Iceland

If there is one church that you must visit in the world, we suggest or urge you to pick this Church. Located in Reykjavik, the capital city of Iceland, resembles the basalt lava. 

From a distance, the Church looks like it is in the shape of an inverted V, accentuated by the thin and tall white beams. While the exterior is beautiful and looks picture-perfect, be prepared to be amazed by the jaw-dropping beauty inside. 

Inside the Church is the sculpture of Leif Eriksson, Viking explorer, which is just surreal. Also, the peaceful environment inside is incredible, and you need to be there to feel it. The locals visit the Church during Christmas or Easter to pray, greet and meet the community members and celebrate the occasion. It is a great way to see the local celebration and be a part of it. 

Duomo di Milano, Milan, Italy

Think of the most magnificent Gothic cathedral ever, and that is exactly what Duomo di Milano church looks like. While its striking beauty is unreal, it also holds the distinction of housing about 3500 statues, which is more than any other church in the world. 

About two-thirds of the structure is part of its gargoyle-lined roof and 135 spires. As you visit the Church, make sure to take an audio tour of the interiors. This will help you get all the information you need about its construction, history and significance. 

Also, don't miss climbing up the roof through the 150 spiralling stairs. Once you reach the top, you get the most spectacular view of the city. Especially during Christmas, as the streets, shops, and houses are all decorated and lit up in the Christmas lights, the view is just mind-boggling. 

Cathedral of Brasilia, Brazil

A one-of-a-kind Church, it has the most unique appearance. From the outside, it looks like UFO (unidentified flying object) that is supported by 16 concrete pillars. From the inside, the blue and green stained glass make this Church beautiful. 

Designed by the famed architect Oscar Niemeyer, the Church also features many sculptures of the angles that are hanging from the ceiling. While you can visit this stunning Church any time of the year, it is at its magnificent best during Christmas. 

St. Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow

Generally, churches around the world have a subtle and serene appearance, but this one in Moscow, Russia, is a pleasant exception. Colourful, bright and almost psychedelic-looking, the Church is located right in the heart of Moscow's popular tourist spot, Red Square. 

The colourful domes and the swirling patterns make it one of the most photographed monuments in the area. The Church attracts many tourists from all over the world and throughout the year. But, especially during Christmas, not just the Church but the whole area turns into a wonderland. 

Commissioned by Ivan in the mid-1500s, the Church stand tall and exudes old-world charm right in the centre of one of the most modern cities in the world. 

Church of St. George, Lalibela

Located in the small town of Lalibela in northern Ethiopia, this incredible Church is carved out of a monolithic rock. It is considered one of the eleven medieval Churches and dates way back to the 12th Century. What makes this Church unique and most beautiful is that it has catacombs, ceremonial passages, and a network of trenches that connect them to other buildings. 

An important pilgrimage in Ethiopia, the Church attracts several devotees and tourists from all over the country and overseas. 

So, there you have a list of the world's most beautiful churches that you can visit. But this is not an exhaustive list. All these churches are not just stunning in appearance but have something unique about them, which is why they find their way into our list. 

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