15 of the Most Beautiful Churches in the World

Duomo

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7) Duomo, Milan Cathedral, Italy

This is perhaps the most contentious example on the list, as the Duomo de Milano is divisive: some regard it as one of the most beautiful buildings in the world, while others describe it as a horrific, illogical combination of styles. Formally started in the late 1380’s, the cathedral boasts an impressive number of architects and designers till its completion in the mid 1960’s. The building is primarily made of brick, with marble facings. In addition to the sometimes odd combination of stylistic structures, critics note that the quality of work varies dramatically, with some details looking particularly amateurish when compared with other work. It is among the largest churches in the world, and one of the grandest cathedrals in Italy. Regardless of its aesthetic appeal, the intensive labor that has gone into the cathedral over the centuries makes the Duomo de Milano worthy of respect.

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