Famous Churches

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Can you name the famous churches of the world?

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DescriptionChurchLocation
Part of a larger complex that once housed a hospital, this building now houses Napoleon Bonaparte's tombParis, France
An unfinished church designed by AntonĂ­ Gaudi, notable for its distinctively bizarre decorationBarcelona, Spain
Coronation church of the French kings, starting with the early Merovingian royalsChampagne-Ardenne, northeast of Paris, France
Distinctive for its round end, this church is also famous for its Templar effigiesLondon, United Kingdom
The ceremonial church of the Kings and Queens of EnglandLondon, United Kingdom
Built by Saint Louis to house the Crown of Thorns, it is one of the finest examples of medieval stained glass remainingParis, France
Famous for its fine example of Eastern Orthodox architecture, specifically the onion domesMoscow, Russia
The oldest church in Germany, originally built in the 4th centuryNear the French border, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
The seat of the English Church, its Archbishop is the Anglican equivalent to the PopeKent, England, United Kingdom
The first church built in the Gothic style, it was the burial place for most of the Kings of FranceNorth of Paris, France
DescriptionChurchLocation
An iconic church atop Montmartre, its stone bleaches when exposed to oxygen, maintaining its white colorParis, France
A large baroque church designed by Sir Christopher Wren after the Great FireLondon, United Kingdom
Church built over what is venerated as the sites of Christ's crucifixion and burialJerusalem, Israel
The seat of the Pope as Bishop of RomeRome, Italy
First the Cathedral of Constantinople, then a mosque, now a museumIstanbul, Turkey
Perhaps the most famous Gothic Church, itself most famous for its hunchbackParis, France
The older of Dublin's two medieval cathedralsDublin, Ireland
The main church of the VaticanVatican City
Church built over the place where Jesus of Nazareth is believed to have been bornBethlehem, Israel
Famously ruined church where the kings of Scotland were once crownedEdinburgh, United Kingdom

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