Iconic Church Ceilings Around The Globe

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Church ceilings all over the world hold their own independent and special story. It was said that when people pray to the heavens, they would also gaze up at the ceilings. This could be one of the reasons why artists have spent months, and even years, to create intricately designed ceilings for people to appreciate.

Church of St. Catherine of Italy

Italy is known for its beautiful Basilicas, including the classic St. Peter’s Basilica. Next time you visit Europe, make sure to visit Italy’s churches and don’t forget to look up. The hole in the center of the detailed ceiling almost serves as an eye, revealing another world.

St. Charles Borromeo Church

The gold details of this church ceiling shines almost as bright as the sun. Its captivating carvings and golden attention to detail makes this one of the brightest ceilings we’ve ever seen. If you woke up every day to this sight, it would certainly leave you with a vibrant afterglow.

Church of Saint Francis of Assisi

This jaw-dropping church ceiling is located in Ouro Preto, Brazil. It was built in the 1700s by a Brazilian architect and sculptor by the name of Antônio Francisco Lisboa, otherwise known as Aleijadinho. It almost looks like an optical illusion with its layered angels and cloud patterns. It seems like you’re swimming in a heavenly dream. Absolutely beautiful.