This time we present the 10 churches most unusual, beautiful , or just awesome , you call them as you want. What is certain, that these constructions do not leave anyone indifferent.
1 -. Hallgrímskirkja (Reykjavik, Iceland) Is building high over Iceland almost 80 meters high. The name of this church is dedicated to the famous Icelandic poet Hallgrimur Pétursson . It took 38 years to finish (1948-1986) and its huge structure is visible from all points of the Icelandic capital, being one of the most representative buildings of this city.
2 -. Santuario de Las Lajas (Colombia) This sanctuary is 60 years old and was built in Guaitara Canyon River, 10 kilometers from the border with Ecuador. The height of this impressive church is 100 meters from its base to the tower , making it one of the highest buildings across Colombia. The walls flanking the entrances to the sanctuary characteristically staggered by the topography, are full of gratitude for favors received from God’s grace, as well as braces to witness healings.
3 -.Green Church (Buenos Aires, Argentina) We could not gather much information about this strange church , just located in the Buenos Aires neighborhood of Núñez, and as you can see, it may be the church’s organic all the planet. Very curious.
4 -. Church Sal (Cundinamarca, Colombia) The architectural design and art of the new Salt Cathedral , is typical of the Architect Bogotano Roswell Garavito Pearl , which came out approved after the election project containing a total of 44 proposals in a competition organized by the Colombian Society of Architects in 1990 , while the technical direction of engineering was executed by the engineer Jorg Bogotano Castelblanco and Enrique Reyes. It has consisted since its birth in 1950 of two very different ways. On the one hand we talk of the old cathedral, which had a majestic appearance to the visitor which was the primary purpose of the game light positions so that create an atmosphere projected on walls and ceiling symbols. It was closed in 1990 for lack of security for visitors. was reopened again in 1995 , now having a structure which includes the Via Crucis (a tunnel in which there are small salt sculptures, symbolizing the ordeal), a dome where you can see a huge cross carved in relief, and finally a final section with a maze, which symbolizes life and death of Jesus Christ.
5 -. Jubilee Church (Rome, Italy) After being called a competition of architects who were in the most prestigious worldwide, the design of this Church was attributed to Richard Meier . The chapel consists of three curves by way of sail-walls, because it symbolizes “the boat which sails the people of God.” Three circles of equal radius are 3 layers that together with the opposite wall are the body of ship. “The set discreetly refers to the Trinity,” says Meier. Both the top and the main front and back, the church has large glass superficies that guarantee a generous flow of natural light.
6 -. Church of the Golden Domes of San Miguel (Kiev, Ukraine) , is composed of several buildings, among which is the cathedral , the cloister and the bell tower. It is believed, was the prince Demetrius ordered construction of the church to commemorate the victories in seizure caused wars, as San Miguel was the patron of warriors. Following the reign of the family Svyatopolk , the monastery was damaged by the Mongol invasions so was constantly changed and restored to become one of the most emblematic buildings of Ukraine. The monastery of San Miguel from the twentieth century has had a history of the most picturesque. Early in the century it was considered false, as too unfaithful to reality reconstruction and therefore demolished almost completely, with the exception of several parts, with the consequent loss of Byzantine mosaics that were it taken to forced marches inside . In 60 years, this previous demolition was considered an aberration, and a plan for the total reconstruction of the monastery began in San Miguel . To see the magnitude of the reconstruction, not until 1999 was erected again, but the tiles were not included until 2001. .
7 – Rocky Chapel of the Holy Cross (Arizona, USA) This Catholic church is literally inside a mountain being inspired by Margarita Bruswig , who by observing a cross on the top of the Empire State , came up with the great idea to do this chapel as accessible to all, but who has been said that inner peace is another point incomparable world . .
8 – Church of Don Justo (Madrid, Spain) This church , or rather let us call cathedral is built from a done 40 years by Justo Gallego , who claims to have no idea of engineering and construction, as it moves simply “by faith” . He has not had any financial backing or the Catholic Church or the Community of Madrid , but he believes in to finish it, because it’s dedicated to Nuestra Señora del Pilar. The dome has no more and no less than 40 meters high . All this work gets finance selling some land when capital is scarce and the donations received from time to time, in addition to the materials that are being built using both recycled virtually all objects of daily life and material discarded by construction and a nearby brick factory. To make the columns used as molds, cans of old gasoline and a bicycle wheel acts as a pulley. This work led him to star in a few years ago an ad for television of a famous brand of soft drinks, charging the not inconsiderable figure of 30,000 euro . s for giving the Church for filming and participating in it According to Fair, every year visit the cathedral around 5,000 people , getting large amounts of donations to finish his work, something that certainly deserves.
9. – Cadet Chapel (Air Force Academy, Colorado, USA) is the chapel built for cadets of military american doing your workouts at the base of El Paso , Colorado . It was designed by Walter Netsch between 1954 and 1957 to be finally erected in a period of 6 years between 1956 and 1962. In its 50th year was a restoration of the building to repair problems like water leakage, and to restore the chapel to its original state. A masterpiece of American modernism in the year 2004 was named national landmark building in USA.
10 -. Chapel Crowns of Thorns (Arkansas, USA) You are walking through a lush forest and suddenly you find a majestic chapel of 14 meters and 450 windows , designed by famed architect E. Fay Jones to give a place of worship for visitors to Eureka Spring, Arkansas. Since the chapel opened in 1980 , have visited more than five million people, in addition to receiving prestigious architectural awards as the “Architectural Design of the decade of the 80s.” Also recently elected by the College of Architects United States as the most impressive fourth building (architecturally speaking) of the twentieth century .