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When Spanish members of a religious order in Rome wanted a new church, they commissioned it to a man who would become one of the leading Baroque artists of the 17th century. This makes it no surprise that the Baroque building he designed became one of the most remarkable examples of Baroque architecture in Rome, …

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When Renaissance artist and renowned architect Donato Bramante (1444-1514) was left with too little space to build an apse at the end of a church in Milan, he did something remarkable to solve the problem. In this article, you’ll discover some of the most interesting facts about Santa Maria Presso San Satiro, a church with …

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One of the most remarkable churches in the world can be found in the second-most populous city in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro. That’s mainly because of its fascinating architectural design and enormous size. Let’s take a closer look at some of the most interesting facts about the Rio de Janeiro Cathedral, one of the most …

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One of the most remarkable examples of Gothic architecture can be found in a relatively small town in northern France. This fascinating church has an interesting history and holds an amazing record (and lost one as well). Let’s take a closer look at some of the most interesting facts about Beauvais Cathedral, an astounding Gothic …

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Even though most of the most famous churches in the world are located in Europe, there are plenty of fascinating religious structures located all around the world. One of the continents where you can find exceptional church buildings is in South America. Just about all countries here are devoutly Roman Catholic which has resulted in …

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Of all the most famous churches in Paris, only one is larger than this remarkable Baroque structure on the Left Bank of the River Seine. Let’s take a closer look at some of the most interesting facts about the Church of Saint-Sulpice, a fascinating church with some remarkable stories to tell. 1. It’s located in …

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The city of Bruges in Belgium is sometimes referred to as the “Venice of the North.” That’s mainly because of the extensive canals that flow through the medieval city center. It was also a port city during the Middle Ages and one of the most important cities in Europe during this period. This resulted in …

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The oldest building in Glasgow is also the oldest building in Mainland Scotland. This magnificent church has an extended history that dates back to the 12th century. Let’s take a closer look at some of the most interesting facts about Glasgow Cathedral, one of the most remarkable landmarks in the most populous city in Scotland. …

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