These magnificent structures are awe-inspiring inside and out.
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 the history's most renowned creatives, like Leonardo di 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' 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.