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22 of the Most Beautiful Cathedrals in the World

House Beautiful Logo By Lauren Wicks of House Beautiful | Slide 1 of 23: Cathedrals are not only some of the most striking architectural wonders of religious history, but history on a global scale. Architecture of these religious structures influenced the growth of iconic movements, particularly Gothic and its related variants, and served as inspiration for some of history's most renowned creatives, like Leonardo da Vinci and Pierre Charles L'Enfant.We've scoured the globe for the world's most beautiful cathedrals, from Mexico City to Moscow, and came across both famous and lesser-known architectural masterpieces. From the flying buttresses of Paris's best cathedrals to the domes of Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Kiev, these beautiful cathedrals of the world are sure to inspire your next trip across the pond—or country.

Cathedrals are not only some of the most striking architectural wonders of religious history, but history on a global scale. Architecture of these religious structures influenced the growth of iconic movements, particularly Gothic and its related variants, and served as inspiration for some of history's most renowned creatives, like Leonardo da Vinci and Pierre Charles L'Enfant.

We've scoured the globe for the world's most beautiful cathedrals, from Mexico City to Moscow, and came across both famous and lesser-known architectural masterpieces. From the flying buttresses of Paris's best cathedrals to the domes of Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Kiev, these beautiful cathedrals of the world are sure to inspire your next trip across the pond—or country.

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