When you are traveling around the world you most likely want to see some historical and grand monuments, perhaps even some art and a sense of serenity. These 6 grand structures have all of that and more. They are the largest and possibly some of holiest places in the world for Christians. Each of these 6 churches and cathedrals is full of wonder and beauty, and are truly marvelous places to visit regardless of your religion.
St. Peter’s Basilica
Located in the heart the Vatican, St. Peter’s is considered by many to be the most renowned work of the Renaissance architecture. It was designed by the likes of Donato Bramante, Michelangelo and Gian Lorenzo Bernini. It took over 100 years to complete, from 1506 to 1626, and its full interior size is 15,160 square meters (about 3.75 acres). By Catholic tradition, the basilica is the burial site of its namesake Saint Peter, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus. St. Peter’s is famous as a place of pilgrimage and also for services given by the Pope, drawing audiences of 15,000 to over 80,000 people.