Whether you’re religious or not, it’s easy to appreciate the immense beauty of these buildings. What differentiates a cathedral from a church is the seat of a Bishop; Specific to Roman Catholic, Anglican, Orthodox, Lutheran and Methodist faiths, cathedrals are central to a diocese governed by an Episcopal hierarchy. As with the vast majority of religious buildings, cathedrals are famous for their architecture, inside and out; many of which are now UNESCO world heritage sites. Often taking centuries to build, cathedrals are important works of art visited by millions of travelers every year. Take a glance at some of the ones we have chosen from Russia to Spain.

Notre Dame, Paris, FranceNotre Dame, France
St. Nicholas, Washington D.C, USSt. Nicholas, Washington D.C, US Flickr: Harry Pherson
Cologne CathedralCologne, Germany
York Minster, EnglandYork Minster, England Flickr: Alex Brown
Santa Maria del Fiore, ItalySanta Maria del Fiore, Italy Flickr Maelick
Morelia Cathedral, MexicoMorelia Cathedral, Mexico Flickr:Jiuguang Wang
Zaragoza Cathedral, SpainZaragoza, Spain Flickr: Juanedc.com
Ottawa Basilica, CanadaBasilica in Ottawa, Canada Flickr: Paul Bica
Moscow,Russia,Red square,view of St. Basil's CathedralSaint Basil’s, Russia



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