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Even if you”re not religious, you can appreciate the beautiful places that many people choose to worship. Dazzling architectural details paired with incredible materials and striking surroundings create these breathtaking structures.

If you think that churches are boring or temples are drab, this collection of cool religious buildings will definitely change your mind.

1. Air Force Academy Chapel, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Air Force Academy Chapel, Colorado Springs, Colorado

2. Hallgrimskirkja, Reykjavik, Iceland

Hallgrimskirkja, Reykjavik, Iceland

3. All Saints” Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, Texas

All Saints

4. Segovia Cathedral, Spain

Segovia Cathedral, Spain

5. Pisa Cathedral, Italy

Pisa Cathedral, Italy

6. Ancient countryside church, France

Ancient countryside church, France

7. The Primate Cathedral of Saint Mary of Toledo, Spain

The Primate Cathedral of Saint Mary of Toledo, Spain

8. Chichester Cathedral, Sussex, England

Chichester Cathedral, Sussex, England

9. The Cathedral Church of St Marie, Sheffield, England

The Cathedral Church of St Marie, Sheffield, England

10. Lotus Temple, New Delhi, India

Lotus Temple, New Delhi, India

11. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

12. La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain

La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain

13. La Mezquita, Cordoba, Spain

La Mezquita, Cordoba, Spain

14. Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Moscow, Russia

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Moscow, Russia

15. Puthia Temple Complex, Puthia Upazila, Bangladesh

Puthia Temple Complex, Puthia Upazila, Bangladesh

16. The Masjid Sultan Ibrahim, Johor, Malaysia

The Masjid Sultan Ibrahim, Johor, Malaysia

17. Prambanan Temple, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Prambanan Temple, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

18. Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg, Russia

Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg, Russia

19. Taj Majal, Agra, India

Taj Majal, Agra, India

20. Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucestershire, England

Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucestershire, England

21. St. Basil”s Cathedral, Moscow, Russia

St. Basil

22. Mahamuni Buddha Temple, Mandalay, Myanmar

Mahamuni Buddha Temple, Mandalay, Myanmar

23. Le Temple Siva Soupramanien de Saint-Paul, Saint-Pierre, Reunion

Le Temple Siva Soupramanien de Saint-Paul, Saint-Pierre, Reunion

24. Agios Theodori Church, Santorini, Greece

Agios Theodori Church, Santorini, Greece

25. Kudroli Shri Bhagavathi Temple, Mangalore, India

Kudroli Shri Bhagavathi Temple, Mangalore, India

26. Wat Asokaram, Samut Prakan, Thailand

Wat Asokaram, Samut Prakan, Thailand

27. Lawkaoushaung Temple in Bagan, Myanmar

Lawkaoushaung Temple in Bagan, Myanmar

28. St. Mary”s Church, Indian River, Prince Edward Island, Canada

St. Mary

29. Chesme Orthodox Church, St. Petersburg, Russia

Chesme Orthodox Church, St. Petersburg, Russia

30. Stowe Community Church, Vermont

Stowe Community Church, Vermont

31. Byodo-In Temple, Valley of the Temples Memorial Park, O”ahu, Hawaii

Byodo-In Temple, Valley of the Temples Memorial Park, O

Nestled everywhere from the mountains in Vermont to the rolling hills of Hawaii and the exotic countryside of Myanmar, these beautiful buildings might just inspire your next trip. They definitely made me want to book a few flights!

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