Vote for your favorite cathedrals, churches, basilicas, temples, mosques, monasteries, abbeys, and other religious edifices in Europe. Based on largely external architecture, but if you want, consider interior design/art as well! (EDIT: It seems to be difficult to just a building only on the exterior if part of the beauty is the setting or its actually the interior that is stunning. So vote for your favorites based on whatever you like about them.) This list is far from complete. Please add your favorites. Also, please notify if any of the Ranker-given photos are incorrect!
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Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus of Paris or, more commonly, Basilica of the Sacré Cœur or Sacré Cœur.
Made of Travertine limestone
Built: 1874-1914Agree or disagree?
- Photo: flickr / CC0223 VOTES
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Begun: 1296Completed: 1436Agree or disagree?
- Photo: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY322 VOTES
Notre-Dame de Reims
Style: French Gothic
Groundbreaking: 1211Completed: 1275
Agree or disagree?
- Photo: Eustaquio Santimano / Flickr432 VOTES
Patriarchal Cathedral Basilica of Saint Mark
Styles: Mostly Byzantine and Gothic Architecture
Present building mostly constructed from 1078 to 1093.Agree or disagree?